chasing thieves and detectives through the secret world of stolen art

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Joshua Knelman
Title: Hot art : chasing thieves and detectives through the secret world of stolen art
This book gives a fascinating introduction to the subject of art theft and the shadowy world that surrounds it. Despite what one may assume, the police have little in the way of resources to solve these crimes, and the art owners and dealers seem to haven even less in the way of desire to fight the crooks. Why? One word – money. Lots and lots of money. Although this may seem counterintuitive, read this book and it will start to make sense.

Heist Society

From Joanna, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Carter, Ally
 Heist Society 
Heist Society revolves around a teenage girl named Katarina Bishop. Raised in a family of thieves, she leaves the life she was raised for and cons her way into an elite boarding school. Her life as a “normal” teen is short-lived though. Her old friend and former partner-in-crime, Hale, frames her in a prank that gets her expelled. His reason was that Arturo Taccone, a powerful and dangerous man, is missing five of his most prized paintings. His prime and only suspect is none other than Kat’s father, who was wrongly accused as he had a 24-hour Interpol trail on him. Racing to meet Taccone’s deadline, Kat enlists old friends to help her complete the almost impossible task of re-stealing the paintings. If you like a suspenseful book that’s full of action, this is the book for you. I enjoyed reading every page of it and liked the irony of parts of this. Overall, I’d recommend this book to almost everyone.