The Resource Stealing Mona Lisa : a mystery, Carson Morton

Stealing Mona Lisa : a mystery, Carson Morton

Label
Stealing Mona Lisa : a mystery
Title
Stealing Mona Lisa
Title remainder
a mystery
Statement of responsibility
Carson Morton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Entreated by a beautiful new client to steal the Mona Lisa, art forger Eduardo de Valfierno and a sophisticated band of con artists encounter such challenges as a relentless police inspector and a dangerous flood, in a story inspired by the 1911 theft from the Louvre
Theme
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10004054
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Carson
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Art
  • Art thefts
Target audience
adult
Label
Stealing Mona Lisa : a mystery, Carson Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [339]-340)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9780312621711
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780312621711
Label
Stealing Mona Lisa : a mystery, Carson Morton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references [339]-340)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9780312621711
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780312621711

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