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The art thief / Noah Charney.

By: Charney, Noah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Bath : Windsor : Paragon, 2008Edition: Large print ed.Description: 370 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781408413937 (hbk.); 9781408413944 (pbk.).Subject(s): Art thefts -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books. | Detective and mystery stories.Summary: In the church of Santa Giuliana, Rome, a magnificent Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without trace. At the Malevich Society in Paris, curator Genevieve Delacloche is shocked to discover that one of its greatest treasures has vanished. And in London the National Gallery's newest acquisition is stolen just hours after it was purchased. Inspector Jean-Jacques Bizot in Paris and Harry Wickenden of Scotland Yard begin to suspect that what at first appears a spate of random thefts is nothing of the kind, and the detectives only chance of uncovering the truth is to band together to outwit an ingenious criminal mastermind with his own mysterious agenda.
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Rome: In the small Baroque church of Santa Giuliana, a magnificent Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without a trace in the middle of the night. <br> Paris: In the basement vault of the Malevich Society, curator Genevieve Delacloche is shocked to discover the disappearance of the Society's greatest treasure, White-on-White by Suprematist painter Kasimir Malevich. <br> 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. <br> 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, Genevieve 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. <br> 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. <br> 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.

In the church of Santa Giuliana, Rome, a magnificent Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without trace. At the Malevich Society in Paris, curator Genevieve Delacloche is shocked to discover that one of its greatest treasures has vanished. And in London the National Gallery's newest acquisition is stolen just hours after it was purchased. Inspector Jean-Jacques Bizot in Paris and Harry Wickenden of Scotland Yard begin to suspect that what at first appears a spate of random thefts is nothing of the kind, and the detectives only chance of uncovering the truth is to band together to outwit an ingenious criminal mastermind with his own mysterious agenda.

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