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"A deliciously tense read that mixes a present-day hunt for the truth with a real-life historical heist to page-turning effect!” 
—RUTH WARE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One by One 

"Oh, what a web Jonathan Santlofer weaves in this 
unputdownable book!" 
—MICHAEL CONNELLY, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the 
Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller series

"Fabulous―instantly immersive, intriguing and suspenseful, and expert and authentic too... Only a writer who is also an artist―or an artist who is also a writer―could have pulled it off.” 
—LEE CHILD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series 

"It's hard to imagine another writer who could pull off a feat like The Last Mona Lisa, with its combination of thrills, history, and insider knowledge of the art world. A singular achievement by a terrific writer. Really stunning." 
—LAURA LIPPMAN, New York Times bestselling author 


From Jonathan Santlofer, acclaimed author and art replicator, comes a seductive thriller about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa, the painting’s recovery two years later, and the intriguing question that remains in the wake of such an unprecedented crime:

Is the Mona Lisa that hangs in the Louvre today real…or a fake?  

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"From its seductive first pages, The Last Mona Lisa carries us along on an utterly irresistible time-jumping, continent-leaping tale of intrigue and family secrets, obsession, and the ineffable power of art itself. 
I could not put it down." 
—MEGAN ABBOTT, bestselling author of The Turnout

"The Last Mona Lisa is a pacy, seductive international thriller of the first order. With its seamless blend of action, intriguing maze of family secrets, and the gripping, emotional journal entries of a long-dead art thief, this is a transporting novel, made all the more captivating because of the true story at its heart. Don't miss it!" 
—LISA UNGER, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45

August 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now returned to the Louvre is a fake, switched in 1911. 

Present day: 
Art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth behind his most famous ancestor: Peruggia. His search attracts an INTERPOL detective with something to prove and an unfamiliar but curiously helpful woman. Soon, Luke tumbles deep into the world of art and forgery, a land of obsession and danger.

A gripping novel exploring the Mona Lisa's very real theft in 1911 and the present underbelly of the art world, The Last Mona Lisa is a suspenseful tale, tapping into our universal fascination with da Vinci's enigma, why people are driven to possess certain works of art, and our fascination with the authentic and the fake.

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