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In this standalone companion to The Van Gogh Deception, Art and Camille team up once again to solve a large museum theft, using one of the biggest heists in history to help them solve the case. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown and the Mr. Lemoncello's Library and Book Scavenger series.
Something’s brewing at the National Portrait Gallery Museum in Washington, D.C. twelve-year-old Art is sure of it. But his only proof that a grand heist is about to take place is iced mocha, forty-two steps, and a mysterious woman who appears like clockwork in the museum.
When Art convinces his best friend, Camille, that the heist is real, the two begin a thrilling chase through D.C. to uncover a villainous scheme that could be the biggest heist since the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum theft in 1990. With a billion dollars’ worth of paintings on the line, the clock is ticking for Art and Camille to solve the conspiracy.
About the Author
As a lawyer, Deron R. Hicks investigates mysteries for a living. He is also the author of several books for young readers, including The Van Gogh Deception, which is part of the Lost Art Mysteries series. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia, with his wife and children. To learn more, visit deronhicks.com.
"[A] mixture of propulsive plotting, dynamic character work, and nifty art facts." — Kirkus Reviews