The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Thief

The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Thief - Myles J. Connor

The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Thief


"One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written....A rare gem of a book." -- T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne

How did the son of a decorated policeman grow up to be one of Boston's most notorious criminals? How did he survive a decades-long feud with the FBI? How did he escape one jail sentence with a fake gun carved out of soap? How did he trade the return of a famous Rembrandt for early release from another sentence? The Art of the Heist is a roller-coaster ride of a life, the memoir of America's most infamous art thief Myles Connor.

Once a promising young rock musician, the son of a respected policeman, Myles Connor became one of Boston's most well-known criminals--a legendary art thief with irresistible charm and a genius IQ whose approach to his chosen profession mixed brilliant tactical planning with stunning bravado, brazen disguises, audaciously elaborate con jobs, and even the broad-daylight grab-and-dash. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Boston's Museum of Fine Art . . . no museum was off-limits. The fact that he was in jail at the time of the largest art theft in American history--the still-unsolved robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum--has not stopped the FBI from considering him a prime suspect. The Art of the Heist is Connor's story--part confession, part thrill ride, and impossible to put down.

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"One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written....A rare gem of a book." -- T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne

How did the son of a decorated policeman grow up to be one of Boston's most notorious criminals? How did he survive a decades-long feud with the FBI? How did he escape one jail sentence with a fake gun carved out of soap? How did he trade the return of a famous Rembrandt for early release from another sentence? The Art of the Heist is a roller-coaster ride of a life, the memoir of America's most infamous art thief Myles Connor.

Once a promising young rock musician, the son of a respected policeman, Myles Connor became one of Boston's most well-known criminals--a legendary art thief with irresistible charm and a genius IQ whose approach to his chosen profession mixed brilliant tactical planning with stunning bravado, brazen disguises, audaciously elaborate con jobs, and even the broad-daylight grab-and-dash. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Boston's Museum of Fine Art . . . no museum was off-limits. The fact that he was in jail at the time of the largest art theft in American history--the still-unsolved robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum--has not stopped the FBI from considering him a prime suspect. The Art of the Heist is Connor's story--part confession, part thrill ride, and impossible to put down.

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