Image from HarperCollins
This past Sunday I read The Gardner Heist. I had kind of been in a reading rut. Before this book, I read a Dorothy Sayers mystery, which I really enjoyed, but for some reason it took me forever to finish it. The Gardner Heist was just what I needed. I got so into the book that I couldn’t go to bed until I’d finished it.
I’ve always been fascinated by art crimes, while at the same time being very saddened by them. Anyone who knows me well knows how much I enjoy art and art museums and anyone who, by stealing, deprives the public of appreciating masterpieces just really bothers me.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book. You will not be able to put it down. Though it is nonfiction, it is a very quick read (as evidenced by the fact that I read it in less than a day) and moves at a quick pace.
Read about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Wikipedia.