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Laura Robbins, Sources of Information on Antiquities Theft
State University of New York, Buffalo, Law Library. Art in the Law Library Online Exhibit
Women Artists Archive (From Sonoma State University Library)
Aarons, Edward S., The Art Studio Murders (1950).
Chaulet, Georges, and Claire Llemey, Fantomette et la maison hantee (1971)(Bibliotheque rose).
Cosin, Elizabeth M., Zen and the Art of Murder (2000). Features sleuth Zen Moses.
Dahl, Michael, The Horizontal Man: A Finnegan Zwake Mystery (1999). Young adult mystery fiction.
Douglas, George, Luckless lady (1976).
Elkins, Aaron J., Old scores : a Chris Norgren mystery (1993). Sleuth Chris Norgren investigates.
Estleman, Loren D., The Hours of the Virgin (1999). Features detective Amos Walker.
Fairstein, Linda, Cold Hit (1999).
Glen, Alison, Showcase : a Charlotte Sams mystery (1992).
Goodchild, George, Companion to Sirius (1995). Features Inspector McLean investigating an art theft in London.
Hager, Jean, Death on the Drunkard's Path (2000).
Kilmer, Nicholas, Dirty Linen (1999).
Kilmer, Nicholas, Harmony in Flesh and Black ().
Kilmer, Nicholas, Man With a Squirrel (1997).
Kilmer, Nicholas, O Sacred Head (1997).
Krentz, Jayne Ann, Eye of the Beholder (1999).Leader, Charles, A wreath from Bangkok (1975).
Malcolm, John, A Back Room in Somers Town ().
Malcolm, John, A Deceptive Appearance ().
Malcolm, John, The Godwin Sideboard ().
Malcolm, John, Gothic Pursuit ().
Malcolm, John, The Gwen John Sculpture ().
Malcolm, John, Hung Over ().
Malcolm, John, Mortal Ruin (1988).
Malcolm, John, Sheep, Goats and Soap (1992).
Malcolm, John, Whistler in the Dark ().
Malcolm, John, The Wrong Impression ().
McClain, Florence Wagner, Visions of Murder (1996).
McClendon, Lise, The Bluejay Shaman (1994).
McClendon, Lise, Nordic nights : an Alix Thorssen mystery (1999).
McClendon, Lise, Painted Truth (1995).
Nixon, Joan Lowery, The Walking Statue Mystery (1997)(Super Sleuths). Young adult mystery fiction.
Nixon, Joan Lowery, Who are you? (1999). Young adult mystery fiction.
Page, Jake, The Lethal Partner (1996). Features detective Mo Bowdre investigating the disappearance of a Georgia OKeefe painting.
Pears, Iain, Giotto's hand (1994). Features Jonathan Argyll.
Pears, Iain, The Immaculate Deception (1999)(A Jonathan Argyll Mystery).
Pears, Iain, The Raphael Affair (1998).
Pears, Iain, The Last Judgement (reissued 1999).
Pears, Iain, The Titian Committee (1999).
Peters, Elizabeth, The Ape Who Guards the Balance (1998). Peters' sleuth Amelia Peabody is an archaeologist. For archaeology and law see Law, the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Law, the Humanities and the Environment, and/or Law, the Humanities and Forensics.
Peters, Elizabeth, The Curse of the Pharaohs (1992).
Peters, Elizabeth, Falcon at the Portal (1999).
Peters, Elizabeth, The Mummy Case (1995).
Peters, Elizabeth, Silhouette in Scarlet (1994). Features Vicki Bliss, an art historian.
Perez-Reverte, Arturo, The Flanders Panel
Peters, Elizabeth, Trojan Gold: A Vicky Bliss Mystery (1987).
Pickard, Nancy, Generous death : a Jenny Cain mystery (1984). Sleuth Jenny Cain.
Reyburn, Stanley S., Sherlock Holmes in the voyage of Sven Sigerson : the final Sherlock Holmes radio drama (1999).
Sipherd, Ray, The Audubon Quartet (1998).
Skurzynski, Gloria, and Alane Ferguson, Mystery of the spooky shadow (1996). Young adult mystery fiction.
Swan, Thomas, The Cezanne Chase (1997).
Swan, Thomas, The Da Vinci Deception (reissued 1998).
Swan, Thomas, The Final Faberge (1999).
Truman, Margaret, Murder on the Potomac (1994). Mac and Annabel Smith investigate an art theft.
Westlake, Donald E., Dancing Aztecs (1994).
Westlake, Donald E., The Hot Rock (1987).
How to Steal a Million ().
The Hot Rock (). Based on a Donald E. Westlake novel.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951). Alec Guinness masterminds a gold theft and disguises the gold as small replicas of the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately some of the replicas are accidentally sold to tourists and the chase is on to recover them.
The Pink Panther ()
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968); (1999).
Iain Pears' mysteries are heavily concerned with the ethics of art dealing and the inner workings of government art fraud investigators. Because his characters move from country to country seeking out stolen works of art, he also has time to discuss international law in this area to some degree. The following websites and publications are helpful in tracking down the real law involved in the art world of Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano. Other books with art and law themes include Peter Mayle's Chasing Cezanne (1998,; Ray Sipherd's The Audubon Quartet (1998), Linda Fairstein's Cold Hit (1999), Thomas Swan's The Cezanne Chase (1997), The Da Vinci Deception (1998), and The Final Faberge (1999), Nicholas Kilmer's Dirty Linen (1999), Alistair Boyle's The Con (1996), Arturo Perez-Reverte's The Flanders Panel (1996), Margaret Truman's Murder at the National Gallery (1996), Lise McClendon's Painted Truth (1995), T. C. Van Adler's St. Agatha's Breast (1999), Catherine Dunbar's False Images (2000), Archer Mayer's The Marble Mask (2000), John Malcolm's Mortal Ruin (1998), and Ngaio Marsh's Artists in Crime (reprinted 1997). Also of interest is John Cooper and B. A. Pike's Artists in Crime: An Illustrated Survey of Crime Fiction First Edition Dustwrappers 1920-1970 (1995) as well as the titles listed above.
Australian Institute of Criminology. Art Crime. Proceedings of a conference.
Lessons From the Denney Collection. An elaborate website focusing on the collection of the late Anthony Denney and its removal to a French art museum.
Protecting Cultural Objects in the Global Information Society. Contains a great deal of information and a long bibliography.
and, for a humorous take on art, see Fraud in the Art World
Hebborn, Eric, The Art Forger's Handbook (1997). Hebborn apparently forged several famous works attributed to well known artists.
Catterall, Lee, The Great Dali Art Fraud and Other Deceptions ().
Curtis, Dennis E. and Judith Resnik, Images of Justice, 96 Yale Law Journal 1727 (July 1987).
Feigen, Richard, Tales from the Art Crypt (2000).
Haywood, Ian, Faking It: Art and the Politics of Forgery ().
Hoving, Thomas, False Impressions (1997).
Kite, Jon Bruce, The Modigliani Caper ().
Koobatian, James, Faking It: An International Bibliography of Art and Literary Forgeries, 1949-1986 ().
Moffitt, John F., Art Forgery: The Case of the Lady of Elche (1995).
Radnoti, Sandor, The Forgery and Its Place in Art (1999).