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R.A. Scotti

R. A. Scotti is the author of Vanished Smile, a 2010 Edgar Award nominee, as well as three previous works of nonfiction, including Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal—Building St. Peter’s and Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938, and four novels. She lives in New York City.

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Vanished Smile
Written by R.A. Scotti
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27838-8 (0-307-27838-7)

On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s most celebrated painting vanished from the Louvre. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art.
 
The sensational disappearing act captured the world’s imagination. Crowds stood in line to view the empty space... Read more





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