"In this art-world thriller, Riess draws the characters with a broad brush, but they all have the capability, chemistry, and give-and-take of a strong mystery-solving duo...complex and intriguing..." Kirus Review
The story of "Stolen Light' begins with the killing of a sugar plantation owner in Cuba during the revolution. Now, more thant 50 years later, a young art-magazine writer and a more seasoned art historian team up for an academic endeavor. They wind up delving into the murder of the surviving daughter who had sought their under-the-radar help in recovering her father's stolen artworks. The investigation takes them to London and Florence, where the mystery and their passion for each other unfold.
Author Claudia Riess's first novel, "Reclining Nude," was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of "Awakenings," had said her first book was "exquisite--and delicate...a most courageous book, full of daring--a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart."