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The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft

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Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads — and a $5 million reward — none of the paintings have been recovered. Worth as much as $500 million, the missing masterpieces have become one of the nation's most extraordinary unsolved mysteries.

After the death of famed art detective Harold Smith, reporter Ulrich Boser decided to take up the case. Exploring Smith's unfinished leads, Boser travels deep into the art underworld and comes across a remarkable cast of characters, including a brilliant rock 'n' roll thief, a gangster who professes his innocence in rhyming verse, and the enigmatic late Boston heiress Isabella Stewart Gardner herself. Boser becomes increasingly obsessed with the case and eventually uncovers startling new evidence about the identities of the thieves. A tale of art and greed, of obsession and loss, The Gardner Heist is as compelling as the stolen masterpieces themselves.

Review:

“Boser's book on it has the feel of a speedy ride down a mountain road spiked with hairpin turns. Christian Science Monitor

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“A vivid portrait of the high-stakes world of art crime.” Associated Press

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“Boser has produced a captivating portrait of the worlds biggest unsolved art theft.” Wall Street Journal

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“In The Gardner Heist, author Ulrich Boser offers a tantalizing whodunit as he embarks on an exhaustive search for the stolen masterpieces.” Boston Globe

Review:

“Boser poetically contrasts the burning, almost unnatural desire art loversfeel for paintings with the cold reality that art theft is one of the easiestand most lucrative types of crime.” Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ulrich Boser has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian magazine, Slate, and many other publications. He has served as a contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report and is the founding editor of The Open Case, a crime magazine and web community. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061451843
Subtitle:
The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
Author:
Boser, Ulrich
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100316
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
A Minus.&#8221; <I>Boston Herald</I>
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 272 pages Harper Paperbacks - English 9780061451843 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Boser's book on it has the feel of a speedy ride down a mountain road spiked with hairpin turns.
"Review" by , “A vivid portrait of the high-stakes world of art crime.”
"Review" by , “Boser has produced a captivating portrait of the worlds biggest unsolved art theft.”
"Review" by , “In The Gardner Heist, author Ulrich Boser offers a tantalizing whodunit as he embarks on an exhaustive search for the stolen masterpieces.”
"Review" by , “Boser poetically contrasts the burning, almost unnatural desire art loversfeel for paintings with the cold reality that art theft is one of the easiestand most lucrative types of crime.”
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