It’s a good time for infotational books with a criminal bent. A Burglar’s Guide to the City came out late last year, and now we have How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures, a book that provides tongue-in-cheek info on how to pull off your own heist based on seven real-life heists.
The stolen treasures in addition to the Mona Lisa featured in How to Steal the Mona Lisa are the Hope Diamond, the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, The Thinker by Rodin, the golden death mask of King Tut, the Crown Jewels, and the Codex Leicester. Security around these items has presumably improved significantly since they were last stolen, so don’t go getting any ideas.
A better idea would be to check out How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures on Amazon right here, where copies of the book are going for just under $12. It’s a steal.