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Publisher Comments:

Famous paintings. A notorious thief. Cunning cops. And a troubled Irish history.

In the annals of fine art theft, no case has matched — for sheer criminal panache — the heist at Russborough in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a brazen Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunder — including a Goya and a Vermeer—remained at large for years until the challenge of disposing of such famous works forced Cahill to reach outside the mob and into the international arena. When he did, his pursuers were waiting.

With the storytelling skill of a novelist and the nose of a detective, Matthew Hart follows the twists and turns of this celebrated case.

Review:

"Hart sheds light on a little-known area of modern crime that should be of interest to many general readers." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Begs to be made into a movie. A true-crime tale that includes a priceless Vermeer stolen twice from the same Irish country house, and a father-and-son detective team who recovers the painting 19 years apart." The Plain Dealer

Review:

"For those who might associate museums and lofty works of art with elitism and stuffiness, Hart reveals a far more compelling world filled with desperation and betrayal." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"What makes this book so enjoyable is the author's deftness and restraint with what was a big splashy story." Boston Globe

Review:

"Hart vividly portrays colorful characters on both sides of the law." Booklist

Synopsis:

"Begs to be made into a movie. A true-crime tale that includes a priceless Vermeer stolen twice from the same Irish country house, and a father-and-son detective team who recovers the painting 19 years apart."

David Walton, The Plain Dealer

Famous paintings. A notorious thief. Cunning cops. And a troubled Irish history.

In the annals of fine art theft, no case has matchedfor sheer criminal panachethe heist at Russborough in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a brazen Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunderincluding a Goya and a Vermeerremained at large for years until the challenge of disposing of such famous works forced Cahill to reach outside the mob and into the international arena. When he did, his pursuers were waiting.

With the storytelling skill of a novelist and the nose of a detective, Matthew Hart follows the twists and turns of this celebrated case.

"For those who might associate museums and lofty works of art with elitism and stuffiness, Hart reveals a far more compelling world filled with desperation and betrayal."

Nick Owchar, The Los Angeles Times

"What makes this book so enjoyable is the author's deftness and restraint with what was a big splashy story."

Katherine Powers, The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

Famous paintings, a notorious thief, cunning cops, and a troubled Irish history highlight this true crime exploration of a celebrated case of stolen art.

About the Author

Matthew Hart is a writer and Journalist and the author of Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, and the Financial Post, among other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452284616
Author:
Hart, Matthew
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.22x5.62x.52 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Plume Books - English 9780452284616 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hart sheds light on a little-known area of modern crime that should be of interest to many general readers." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Begs to be made into a movie. A true-crime tale that includes a priceless Vermeer stolen twice from the same Irish country house, and a father-and-son detective team who recovers the painting 19 years apart."
"Review" by , "For those who might associate museums and lofty works of art with elitism and stuffiness, Hart reveals a far more compelling world filled with desperation and betrayal."
"Review" by , "What makes this book so enjoyable is the author's deftness and restraint with what was a big splashy story."
"Review" by , "Hart vividly portrays colorful characters on both sides of the law."
"Synopsis" by , "Begs to be made into a movie. A true-crime tale that includes a priceless Vermeer stolen twice from the same Irish country house, and a father-and-son detective team who recovers the painting 19 years apart."

David Walton, The Plain Dealer

Famous paintings. A notorious thief. Cunning cops. And a troubled Irish history.

In the annals of fine art theft, no case has matchedfor sheer criminal panachethe heist at Russborough in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a brazen Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunderincluding a Goya and a Vermeerremained at large for years until the challenge of disposing of such famous works forced Cahill to reach outside the mob and into the international arena. When he did, his pursuers were waiting.

With the storytelling skill of a novelist and the nose of a detective, Matthew Hart follows the twists and turns of this celebrated case.

"For those who might associate museums and lofty works of art with elitism and stuffiness, Hart reveals a far more compelling world filled with desperation and betrayal."

Nick Owchar, The Los Angeles Times

"What makes this book so enjoyable is the author's deftness and restraint with what was a big splashy story."

Katherine Powers, The Boston Globe

"Synopsis" by , Famous paintings, a notorious thief, cunning cops, and a troubled Irish history highlight this true crime exploration of a celebrated case of stolen art.
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