Monthly Archives: May 2021

People Magazine – Best Books – People’s Picks Summer 2021

Jonathan Santlofer The Last Mona Lisa After a journal surfaces in Florence, a professor obsessed with his great-grandfather’s 1911 heist of the Mona Lisa is in hot pursuit—along with assassins and ruthless art dealers. Kim Hubbard People Magazine People Picks – Best Books 2021

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The Brooklyn Rail – The Last Mona Lisa

    I met Jonathan Santlofer at the Yaddo artist residency in Saratoga Springs, New York. We were housemates, and got on well. After we’d left, he offered me his spare bedroom in Manhattan, if I was ever passing through town. A few months later, Read more…

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The Last Mona Lisa – Publisher’s Weekly Review

“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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