Yearly Archives: 2021

Meeting Mama Cass

Got out my pencils to sketch Cass Elliot on her birthday. Below, something I wrote when I was just out of graduate school, living in Brooklyn (before it was fashionable), and heard that Cass Elliot had died. I remember feeling as if one my friends Read more…

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The Today Show – Best Thrillers of 2021

Huge thank you to Harlan Coban and the Today Show for choosing “The Last Mona Lisa” for BEST READS! “Santlofer uses the real-life robbery and creates a really compelling story that takes place in 1911 and the present-day – fans of Dan Brown and Steve Read more…

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Crime Reads – Art Theft and Forgery

I’ve spent a lot of time researching art theft and forgery. One in particular—the notorious 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum. Here’s how it went: a recently fired employee hid in a closet overnight, emerged at dawn on a day the Read more…

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Crime Reads – New Books Coming Out

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK – New offerings from the world of crime, mystery, and thrillers. “The Last Mona Lisa brings together past and present, seasons it with intriguing characters, and brushes it with plot twists that you don’t see coming to create Read more…

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Criminal Element Article – Jonathan’s Circuitous Road to Crime

Jonathan Santlofer is a bestselling author, artist, and art forger—or um…”replicator.” Jonathan discusses his unlikely career path while exploring a history of art crimes, forgeries, and more. His new book, The Last Mona Lisa, is a seductive new suspense novel about the 1911 theft of Read more…

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The New York Post – Best Books to Read

The New York Post’s Best Books to Read right now! Jonathan Santlofer (fiction, Sourcebooks) In August of 1911, the “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre by Vincent Perrugia; it was discovered two years later. But was the version that was recovered and returned to Read more…

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Postcard Giveaway / Drawing Contest

Win a chance at these drawings here – https://books.sourcebooks.com/last-mona-lisa-preorder/  

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Events for The Last Mona Lisa

Event Time Place Adriana Trigiani Facebook Live (virtual event) Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:00 pm (ET) Adriana Trigiani Live link here Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with Joyce Carol Oates (virtual event) Wednesday, August 11, 2021 8:00 pm (ET) Harvard Bookstore / Politics & Prose / Read more…

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Publisher’s Weekly Review – The Last Mona Lisa

“The real-life theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre on Aug. 21, 1911, by workman Vincenzo Peruggia provides the backdrop for this outstanding caper from Nero Award winner Santlofer (Anatomy of Fear). In 2019, Luke Perrone, a nontenured university professor of art Read more…

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Kirkus Reviews – The Last Mona Lisa

      “Santlofer crafts a layered and absorbing art mystery, complete with exciting action scenes and beautiful descriptions of the city of Florence and its art as well as Paris and Nice. It’s the human story at the heart of it, though, that really Read more…

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