Best of the Month - August 2021

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The Last Mona Lisa: A Novel By Jonathan Santlofer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728243986
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 17th, 2021

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This past & present story of the stolen Mona Lisa is sure to intrigue! The Mona Lisa painting was stolen from the Louvre in 1911 by Vincent Peruggia. It was returned to the Louvre two years later. Where was it during that time? And how many fakes were produced from it?

The present story involves Luke Perrone, ancestor of Peruggia, and currently an art professor. He is searching for the truths surrounding the theft and return.  But his investigation brings two other characters to the table - an Interpol detective and a mysterious, but helpful woman.  Will Perrone be successful in his search for the truth?  Is the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre today the original?  I highly recommend this excellent read!

Nothing Ventured (William Warwick Novels #1) By Jeffrey Archer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250753434
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 8th, 2020

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Rookie Detective William Warwick has been assigned to Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad, and his first case revolves around the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting.

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The Art Thief: A Novel By Noah Charney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416550310
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 2nd, 2008

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The disappearance of a priceless Caravaggio in Rome and the famous 'White on White' by Russian painter Kasimir Malevich in Paris heralds the start of a series of seemingly unconnected art crimes across Europe.