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Title:The Art Thief
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Atria Books
ISBN:1416550305
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Number of Pages:290
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Art, Crime, Thriller

The Art Thief by Noah Charney

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Art Thief Rome In the small Baroque church of Santa Giuliana a magnificent Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without a trace in the middle of the night Paris In the basement vault of the Malevich Society curator Genevi ve Delacloche is shocked to discover the disappearance of the Society s greatest treasure White on White by Suprematist painter Kasimir Malevich .

London At the National Gallery of Modern Art the museum s latest acquisition is stolen just hours after it was purchased for more than six million pounds .

In The Art Thief three thefts are simultaneously investigated in three cities but these apparently isolated crimes have much more in common than anyone imagines In Rome the police enlist the help of renowned art investigator Gabriel Coffin when tracking down the stolen masterpiece In Paris Genevi ve Delacloche is aided by Police Inspector Jean Jacques Bizot who finds a trail of bizarre clues and puzzles that leads him ever deeper into a baffling conspiracy In London Inspector Harry Wickenden of Scotland Yard oversees the museum s attempts to ransom back its stolen painting only to have the masterpiece s recovery deepen the mystery even further .

A dizzying array of forgeries overpaintings and double crosses unfolds as the story races through auction houses museums and private galleries and the secret places where priceless works of art are made available to collectors who will stop at nothing to satisfy their hearts desires .

Full of fascinating art historical detail crackling dialogue and a brain teasing plot Noah Charney s debut novel is a sophisticated stylish thriller as irresistible and multifaceted as a great work of art

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