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 / Books & Books link here Jonathan Santlofer Reading / Q&A (virtual event) Monday August 16, 2021 9:00 pm (ET) Poisoned Pen Scottsdale, AZ link here  Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with Joyce Carol Oates (virtual event) Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:00 pm (ET) Little City Books Hoboken, NJ link here Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with Book Reporter’s Carol Fitzgerald (virtual event) Tuesday, August 17, 2021 1:00 pm (ET) Book Reporter (check back for link) Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan (virtual event) Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:00 pm (ET) A Mighty Blaze link here Jonathan Santlofer Reading / Q&A (virtual event) Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:00 pm (ET) Cuyahoga County … Read more

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 history and Vincenzo’s descendant, searches the Laurentian library in Florence, Italy, for his great-grandfather’s journal in the hope of determining whether the stolen Mona Lisa was replaced by a forgery before its recovery in 1913, and thus ensuring his academic position. John Washington Smith, an ambitious analyst from Interpol’s Art Theft Division, and the mysterious Alexandra Greene join Luke in his effort, and the trio are soon contending with nefarious scholars, forgers, stalkers, a Franciscan monk, and a Russian hit man as the bodies pile up. Details of Florence, Paris, and New York City enhance the twisty plot, as does the insider view of the underground world of art collectors … Read more

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 elevates the novel.” Kirkus Reviews Read Here          

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, returning home after a trip to Africa, I was doing just that. Poor Jonathan Santlofer! I had contracted malaria in Uganda. I’ll leave the rest of that story untold … by J.C. Hallman READ MORE HERE