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Author Morton, Carson.

Title Stealing Mona Lisa : a mystery / Carson Morton.

Imprint New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    M MORTON,CAR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 340 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references [339]-340).
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"--Provided by the publisher.
Subject Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Mona Lisa -- Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction.
Art thefts -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780312621711 (hbk.)
031262171X (hbk.)

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