Author(s): DOLNICK Edward
One morning in 1994, two men in a stolen car skid to a halt in front of Norway's National Gallery. Minutes later, they roar off with Edvard Munch's iconic, tortured, best-known work. In desperation, Norwegian police call on the world's greatest art detective - Scotland Yard's enigmatic, irascible, brilliant Charley Hill. The hunt for The Scream will either cap his career or end in a fiasco that will dog him forever...An 'utterly captivating read' (City AM), "Stealing the Scream" is a thrilling tale of the hunt to recover a $72 million masterpiece. '[Protagonist] Hill regards art crime as "serious farce" and that's just how Dolnick plays it, with journalistic verve, in this enjoyable book.' - "Guardian". This book is the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Factual Crime book.
"'with all the pace and verve of a rollicking heist flick' (The Times). 'An impressive mixture of well researched fact and top notch story telling' Good Book Guide 'An extremely pacey and enjoyable book' Spectator"
Edward Dolnick, a former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine and more. His interest in art thieves was triggered by the 1990 Gardner Museum robbery. He has two grown sons and lives with his wife near Washington, DC.