The Art of the Heist
Confessions of a Master Thief
Publication Date: September 2010
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Theres a rush to it, an elevation of the senses. . . . Its a sweet feeling, one Ill never get tired of, not on my twentieth heist, or my fiftieth, or my hundredth.
Once a promising young rock musician, the son of a decorated policeman, Myles Connor became one of Bostons most notorious criminalsa legendary art thief with irresistible charm and a genius IQ whose approach to his chosen profession mixed brilliant tactical planning with stunning bravado, brazen disguises, audaciously elaborate con jobs, and even the broad-daylight grab-and-dash. New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Bostons Museum of Fine Art . . .no museum was off-limits. The fact that he was in jail at the time of the largest art theft in American historythe still-unsolved robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museumhas not stopped the FBI from considering him a prime suspect. Optioned for film by the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director William Monahan (The Departed), The Art of the Heist is Connors storypart confession, part thrill ride, and impossible to put down.
Jenny Siler grew up in Missoula, Montana. She has travelled widely and worked her way around the world, starting as a prep-cook in a men's soup kitchen, through working in a fish cannery in Alaska, to being a nude sketch model in Germany. Her work, she says, has defined her and her writing. Recently she married, and returned to her roots in Montana.