- Published: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 340 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Leonardo, -- da Vinci, -- 1452-1519. -- Fiction.
- Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction. -- Argentina
- Art -- Fiction. -- Forgeries
- Art thefts -- Fiction. -- France -- Paris
- Mystery fiction.
- Historical fiction.
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Stealing Mona Lisa
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Call number: Mystery
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult, West Adult
"The charming Eduardo de Valfierno makes a very respectable living in Argentina fleecing the nouveau rich--they pay him to steal valuable pieces of art, and Valfierno sells them flawless forgeries instead. But when Eduardo meets the beautiful Mrs. Hart on his latest con, he takes a risk that forces him back to the city he loved and left behind--Paris. There he assembles his team of con artists for their final and most ambitious theft, one that will enable them to leave the game forever: The Mona Lisa. But when a member of the team turns up missing, and Mr. Hart shows up in Paris, Valfierno and his crew must stay one step ahead of a relentless police inspector, endure a devastating flood, and conquer their own doubts to keep the priceless painting in play--and survive. Based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, and published on the 100th anniversary of the crime, Stealing Mona Lisa is a sophisticated, engaging caper, complete with a richly imagined group of con artists and a historical mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end"
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