For new visitors do I want to explain that Cover Crush is something that my friend Erin over at Flashlight Commentary came up with and I adopted the idea together with some other friends. And, now we try to put up a Cover Crush every week. You can check below my pick of the week for their choices this week!
What happens when you mix a Parisian street orphan, a hot-tempered Spanish forger, a beautiful American pickpocket, an unloved wife, and one priceless painting?
The charming Eduardo de Valfierno makes a very respectable living in Argentina fleecing the nouveau rich-they pay him to steal valuable pieces of art, and Valfierno sells them flawless forgeries instead. But when Eduardo meets the beautiful Mrs. Hart on his latest con job, he takes a risk that forces him back to the city he loved and left behind: Paris. There he assembles his team of con artists for their final and most ambitious theft, one that will enable them to leave the game forever: The Mona Lisa.
When a member of the team turns up missing, and Mr. Hart shows up in Paris, Valfierno and his crew must stay one step ahead of a relentless police inspector, endure a devastating flood, and conquer their own doubts to keep the priceless painting in play-and survive.
Based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, Stealing Mona Lisa is a sophisticated, engaging caper, complete with a richly imagined group of con artists and a historical mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Thoughts:This cover is so...French! I love the face of Mona Lisa is hiding behind the front image in a way that looks like it's hidden by paper. Then the motive of Paris, the woman on the bridge, the Eiffel Tower. Well, it adds to the French feeling. And, I have a weakness for books set in France!
Check out what my friends have picked for Cover Crush's this week:
Stephanie @ Layered Pages
Heather @ The Maiden's Court
Holly @ 2 Kids and Tired Books
Colleen @ A Literary Vacation
Meghan @ Of Quills & Vellum
Erin @ Flashlight Commentary