The Flinck Connection
Govert Flinck (1615-1660) was a Dutch painter during the Dutch Golden Age, and one of his paintings plays a part the latest Genevieve Lenard novel.
I've read all of this series whose titles always include the name of an artist. Genevieve works for an insurance company in France that insures great art and so far, this has meant 4 mysteries connected with stolen paintings.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in 1990 has made its way into several novels I've read. In this one, Genevieve and her team determine who organized and carried out the heist--oh, if only!
You can find out more about the actual theft and see all the stolen paintings (my favorites are the Vermeer, the Rembrandt, and the Manet) on the Isabella Gardner Museum site .
The reward-- "$5 million for information leading to the recovery of these works in good condition and, with the FBI and US Attorney, can ensure complete confidentiality.
I still enjoy all of the characters that populate this series, but the first one is the best.
read in March
Mystery. 2014. Print version: 359 pages.