The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece by Edward Dolnick
I expected to like The Rescue Artist more than I did. Drawn in by the opening story, the 1994 theft of Munch's The Scream, I was set for a meandering narrative about the hunt for it and its thieves. However, about half way through the book I began to lose interest in the side stories about detective Charley Hill's past exploits. Since the book was more about Hill than The Scream, I should have set the book aside. Instead I plodded through, genuinely wanting to find out about this particular crime. By the last section, I was skimming through, reading only the parts relevent to the Scream. I think I would have enjoyed a nice magazine article about the crime more.