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Booklist: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Heist

What Isabella Wanted: Isabella Stewart Gardner Builds a Museum, by Candace Fleming and Matthew Cordell (4-8). Isabella’s bold vision and artistic acquisitions transformed her from a casual collector to a world-renowned, if headstrong, museum curator. Nonfiction.

Unsolved Case Files: The 500 Million Dollar Heist: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Thirteen Missing Masterpieces (Unsolved Case Files #3), by Tom Sullivan (6+). A deep dive in a detective’s case file format of the largest theft of personal property in U.S. history. Nonfiction.

Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist (8-12). Two strangers entangled in an international art heist must use their detective skills – along with their artistic knowledge – to help solve a crime while even the FBI struggles. Fiction.

Under the Egg, by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (8-12). A message left by her late grandfather and a (possibly stolen) piece of priceless art lead a girl throughout Manhattan as she unravels a mystery in this brilliantly crafted, art-centered story. Fiction.

The Gardner Museum Heist (American Crime Stories), by Michael Regan (11+). An instructional series designed for schools or libraries, this includes excerpts from the police investigation and conspiracy theories surrounding the Gardner Museum heist. Nonfiction.