Movies and TV shows have successfully romanticised art crimes. I think not one woman would complain if Neil Caffrey broke into their homes. White Collar has made art crime very sexy. Movies like The Thomas Crown Affair, etc. also adds to the attraction. Most people agree that art crime is a ‘victimless’ crime. Well, yes and no. (more…)
I’m often asked where I get my stories from and it is always a very difficult question to answer. Goodness. Where to start? I read a lot. I’m a news junkie which means that I read a lot of articles about a lot of different things. I’m also terribly, terribly curious about everything. That again means I read other articles purely because it interests me, even if it’s not news-worthy. All this translates to me having a lot of useless bits of information floating around in my head. When I sit down to start the planning of my books, I suppose some of these bits float in the same direction and form a unit in order to create one complete story. One of these bits that actually played a large role in the initial planning stages of The Gauguin Connection is the story of Leo Nardus.
Vermeer; The Art of Painting; c. 1666-73; Oil on canvas (more…)