"An irresistible blend of wryness and affection." The New York Times
"Engrossing." The Washington Post
"Absorbing...captivating." Library Journal
"A rollicking biography." Kirkus Review
"A fair-minded biographer." Wall Street Journal
The WOMAN WHO STOLE VERMEER: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist (Pegaus)
Rose Dugdale is a true outlier in the annals of major heists. In 1974, she pulled off the largest art theft of her time when she stole 19 works from the Russborough House in Ireland. Among the works was a priceless Vermeer. The theft made her the only woman to mastermind and execute a the heist of a masterpiece. This is her true story, and within I argue that this was neither her first art heist nor the only Vermeer she ever stole!
The Wall Street Journal True Crime Best Seller
“The authors smash myth after myth, many of them the result of unrealistic movies of the James Bond variety ... An interesting mish-mash of everything related to the thievery of valuable art.” ―Kirkus Reviews
"Combining impressive shoe-leather reporting skills with solid art-world knowledge, this fascinating book debunks many myths about museum heists while providing vivid profiles of the criminals and their motives" -- Associated Press
The New York Times Crime Best Seller
“An engrossing read about brazen, artful scams.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Amore is privy to more information on the subject of forgeries than the average art collector or dealer, and he shares a number of those stories in this engrossing account... a bracing and highly informative assessment of a very real problem, sure to resonate with art fans and curators alike.” ―Publisher's Weekly
Stolen Beauty is the first adult coloring book with a mission: to inform the public about the problem of art theft while raising awareness of what the world's great stolen art looks like. This awareness is key to combating a multi-billion-dollar illicit industry. Stolen Beauty features some of the world's most important missing paintings. From Raphael to Van Gogh to Vermeer, paintings valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars remain missing throughout the world, and few people are aware of the scope of the problem. This coloring book combines the artistic skills of acclaimed artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens with the art crime expertise of bestselling author and renowned art theft investigator Anthony M. Amore.
Artists are invited to color line-drawn interpretations of 30 masterpieces seized or destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. Combining the artistic skills of acclaimed artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens with the art crime expertise of best-selling author Anthony M. Amore, the collection includes short stories about the lives of the artists, the people who owned the paintings, and how and where each piece disappeared. Read about and interact with unforgettable works of art by luminaries such as Paul Klee, Claude Monet, and Franz Marc, considered the father of German Impressionism. In the years since the war ended, dedicated professionals have spent innumerable hours trying to locate and return the art to its rightful owners. The authors believe that by bringing the paintings' stories to light, they can make a small contribution toward reminding the world of the problem of looting and the spoils of war.