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In 2004, masked thieves stole Edvard Munch's “The Scream” from an Oslo museum. Norwegian police recovered the painting two years later but never explained how or where they had found it. STEALING THE SCREAM examines/re-imagines the event, offering a tantalizing account of what happened through fictional characters, Percival Davenport, an artist whose obsession with Munch leads him to steal “The Scream” and Leonard, a museum security guard and amateur sleuth, whose interest in Davenport’s art leads him and the police to the artist’s door, setting up a tense climax and a satisfying although unexpected ending to the art-world mystery story.
"...a compelling and provocative exploration of the seductive power of art, the arrogance of wealth, the danger of misplaced loyalty, and the relationships between a work of art and its audience.”
- Eric Kraft, author of RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
“Carter is a witty, savvy writer and he keeps this tale humming right up until its brilliant denouement.”
- Corey Mesler, author of MEMPHIS MOVIE
"...creates a what-if scenario that outshines all others . . . an intense mystery with multiple plot tangents and varying scenarios.”
- Emily Jane Hills Orford, Readers’ Favorite