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The cops-and-robbers tale of the thieves who stole The Scream and the eccentric detective who hunted them down.

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"Dolnick's scenario is as good as an Alfred Hitchcock thriller with Woody Allen occasionally touching up the script . . . There has never been a better book on art crime."


"A masterpiece. Engrossing, entertaining, often surreally hilarious."

Mary Roach

"Edward Dolnick tells the story with all the pace and verve of a rollicking heist flick . . . As many art books are dry as dust, written in opaque language and squarely aimed at dwellers in ivory towers, it is an absolute pleasure to read such a racy tale, full of revving car engines, snarling villains and victorious, sardonic Plods."

The Times (London)