The cops-and-robbers tale of the thieves who stole The Scream and the eccentric
detective who hunted them down.
"Dolnick's scenario is as good as an Alfred Hitchcock thriller with Woody Allen occasionally touching up the script . . . There has never been a better book on art crime."
"A masterpiece. Engrossing, entertaining, often surreally hilarious."
"Edward Dolnick tells the story with all the pace and verve of a rollicking heist flick . . . As many art books are dry as dust, written in opaque language and squarely aimed at dwellers in ivory towers, it is an absolute pleasure to read such a racy tale, full of revving car engines, snarling villains and victorious, sardonic Plods."
The Times (London)