Behind the gorgeous masterpieces we see hanging at the Louvre and the
Met is a dirty underbelly of crime.
Or so says world art-crime expert Noah Charney. The 27-year-old has just
published his first novel, reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code
(without all the religion). The
Art Thief follows police and art investigators through a world
of forgers and obsessive collectors as they hunt priceless works stolen
from Paris, London and Rome.
Youll never look at a Caravaggio the same way again.
The Art Thief by Noah Charney ($19.79) at www.chapters.ca