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The rescue artist : a true story of art, thieves, and the hunt for a missing masterpiece

Author: Edward Dolnick
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Collins Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the predawn gloom of a February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and snatched one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's The Scream. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police called on the world's greatest art detective, a half-English, half-American undercover cop named Charley Hill. In this rollicking narrative, author Dolnick takes us inside the art underworld. The  Read more...
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Named Person: Edvard Munch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Dolnick
ISBN: 0060531177 9780060531171
OCLC Number: 56880180
Description: 270 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two men and a ladder: Break-in --
Easy pickings --
Whodunit --
Priests --
Art squad --
Rescue Artist --
Vermeer and Irish Gangster: Screenwriters --
Man from the Getty --
General --
Russborough house --
Encounter in Antwerp --
Munch --
Man from the Getty: Watch the papers --
Art of seduction --
First encounter --
Fiasco at the plaza --
Russborough house redux --
Money is honey --
Dr. No --
This is Peter Brewgal --
Mona Lisa smile --
Gangsters --
Undercover game: Crook or clown --
Prop trap --
First time undercover --
Trick of it --
Front-row seat --
Crook's tale --
Can I interest you in a Rembrandt --
Traffic stop --
In the basement: Stranger --
On the road --
Hands up --
Thrill of the hunt --
Plan --
Down those stairs --
End of the trail.
Responsibility: Edward Dolnick.
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In the predawn gloom of a February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and snatched one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's The Scream. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police called on the world's greatest art detective, a half-English, half-American undercover cop named Charley Hill. In this rollicking narrative, author Dolnick takes us inside the art underworld. The trail leads high and low, from titled aristocrats to thick-necked thugs. We meet Munch, too, a haunted misfit who spends his evenings drinking in the Black Piglet Café and his nights feverishly trying to capture in paint the visions in his head. The most compelling character of all is Charley Hill, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm.--From publisher description.

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