Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, welcomed Jonathan Santlofer to talk about his historical fiction, The Last Mona Lisa, and his current book, The Lost Van Gogh. There are signed copies of The Lost Van Gogh available in the Webstore. https://bit.ly/3vIXWoO
Here’s the description of The Lost Van Gogh.
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER!
“Ingeniously plotted, irresistibly readable, brimming with inside information about the high-stakes art world of theft, forgery, and murder…Also included are brilliantly rendered drawings by the author, who is as accomplished an artist as he is a writer of suspense thrillers.” —Joyce Carol Oates
From the author of the much-praised The Last Mona Lisa comes another thrilling story of masterpieces, masterminds, and mystery.
For years, there have been whispers that, before his death, Van Gogh completed a final self-portrait. Curators and art historians have savored this rumor, hoping it could illuminate some of the troubled artist’s many secrets, but even they have to concede that the missing painting is likely lost forever.
But when Luke Perrone, artist and great-grandson of the man who stole the Mona Lisa, and Alexis Verde, daughter of a notorious art thief, discover what may be the missing portrait, they are drawn into a most epic art puzzles. When only days later the painting disappears again, they are reunited with INTERPOL agent John Washington Smith in a dangerous and deadly search that will not only expose secrets of the artist’s last days but draws them into one of history’s darkest eras.
Beneath the paint and canvas, beneath the beauty and the legend, the artwork has become linked with something evil, something that continues to flourish on the dark web and on the shadiest corridors of the underground art world.
JONATHAN SANTLOFER is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller translated into 17 languages. His fourth novel, Anatomy of Fear, won the Nero Award for best crime novel, and his most recent novel is The Last Mona Lisa. Jonathan created the Crime Fiction Academy as The Center for Fiction. As an artist, Jonathan has been making replications of famous paintings for wealthy clients for more than 20 years. www.jonathansantlofer.com
Enjoy the conversation about art and history.