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The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser
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May 09, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 2010

I was really looking forward to reading this, as art heists fascinate me and I'm love with Boston, but it didn't live up to my expectations. It started off excellent, but soon became boring and a little strange. It starts by discussing the heist but quickly turns into an account of the author trying to solve this unsolved crime. While some of the events are interesting, most are just accounts of interviews the author conducted that don't really lead anywhere or accounts of the author's random travels to solve the mystery. The book jacket is also misleading, as this case is still unsolved and the summary reads that the author "uncovers the identities of the men who robbed the museum." The author names two people he believes were behind the crime, but he has no real proof. Overall, I didn't hate this book, but it was not what I was expecting it to be.
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May 9, 2010 – Started Reading
May 9, 2010 – Shelved
May 9, 2010 –
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May 16, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010

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