The Mysterious Mornings group met this morning and talked about their favorite art mysteries — both fiction and non-fiction. If it was mystery or a true crime book and it featured a main character that somehow involved with art of archaeology, or the theft/recovery of a piece of art, it fit this month’s subgenre.
Here are the group favorites:
- Bartlett, Allison Hoover (Non-Fiction) – The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, A Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
- Boser, Ulrich (Non-Fiction) – The Gardner Heist: A True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft
- Brandon, Ruth (Art History) – Caravaggio’s Angel
- Brown, Dan (Art and Symbols) – The Lost Symbol, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons
- Cameron, Dana (Archaeology) – Ashes and Bones, More Bitter than Death, A Fugitive Truth
- Goodwin, Jason (Art) – The Bellini Card
- Hamilton, Lyn (Archaeology) – The Chinese Alchemist, The Orkney Scroll, The Moai Murders
- Hart, Erin (Archaeology) – False Mermaid, Lake of Sorrows, Haunted Ground
- Knief, Charles (Archaeology) – Silversword, Emerald Flash, Sand Dollars, Diamond Head
- Rose, M.J. (Archaeology and Art) – The Hypnotist, The Memoirist, The Reincarnationist
- Daniel Silva (Art) – The Rembrandt Affair
- Sussman, Paul (Archaeology) – The Hidden Oasis, The Last Secret of the Temple, The Lost Army of Cambyses
- Watson, Peter (Non-Fiction) – Sotheby’s: The Inside Story
- Waxman, Sharon (Non-Fiction) – Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World
- Wittman, Robert (Non-Fiction) – Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures
- Worrall, Simon (Non-Fiction) – The Poet and the Murderer: A True Story of Literary Crime and the Art of Forgery
Interesting in joining in on a Mysterious Morning discussion? A list of suggested authors and titles are available at the Bridgewater Library and books will be on display about a month prior to the discussion. (If you’re a voracious mystery reader you can read more than one.) Our next theme/subgenre is Mysterious G-Men.
If it’s a mystery and it features a main character employed by the FBI, then it fits this month’s sub-genre. Just keep in mind how the main character’s profession affects the mystery because that’ll be a major talking point at our discussion Wednesday, November 3rd at 9:30am at the Bridgewater Library.