Charlesgate Confidential

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Titan Books (US, CA), Sep 18, 2018 - Fiction - 384 pages
"CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL is terrific" - Stephen King

A breathtakingly clever, twist-filled narrative that moves from 1946 to 1988 to 2014 and back again, CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL establishes Scott Von Doviak as a storyteller of the first order


A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan - and thirty years after that, in the present day, the former college kids, now all grown up, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters. A breathtakingly clever, twist-filled narrative that moves from 1946 to 1988 to 2014 and back again, CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL establishes Scott Von Doviak as a storyteller of the first order, and will leave you guessing until the very last page.
 

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

“Baseball and murder were both back in season, and everyone in Homicide had a full scorecard.” This is a good read, told in three different time periods - 1946, 1986, and 2014. It's set in Boston, and ... Read full review

Charlesgate Confidential

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An art heist turns treasure hunt for a motley crew of Boston crooks, cops, and college students in Van Doviak’s highly entertaining debut, which moves the infamous 1990 robbery of Boston’s Isabella ... Read full review

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Contents

April 25 2014
June 8 1946
April 22 2014
October 8 1986
September 29 1986
June 13 1946
June 11 1946
April 24 2014
October 24 1986
May 1 2014
October 11 1986
June 16 1946
August 9 1947
May 2 2014
May 5 2014
October 18 1986

October 4 1986
June 12 1946
The Lost Years
May 7 2014
June 14 1946
May 7 2014
October 20 1986
October 21 1986
June 16 1946
August 10 1947
A Confession
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About the author (2018)

Scott Von Doviak is the film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has written about movies for the Houston Chronicle and the A.V. Club. He is also the author of three non-fiction books, including HICK FLICKS: THE RISE AND FALL OF REDNECK CINEMA, IF YOU LIKE THE TERMINATOR..., and STEPHEN KING FILMS FAQ. He lives in Texas.

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