author of an art theft planned for a virtual presentation | Local News


MERRIMAC – Best-selling author Anthony Amore will be giving a virtual presentation at 7pm on Wednesday August 25 on his new book, “The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: ​​The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist”. To register, go to and find the event link on the events calendar.

Amore’s book chronicles the life and extraordinary crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to succeed in a major art theft. “The Woman Who Stole Vermeer” is the story of Dugdale, her idyllic upbringing in Devonshire and her introduction to Elizabeth II as a debutant of her college days and eventual radical lifestyle. His life of crime and activism is both incredible and awe-inspiring, and is sure to captivate readers.

Amore is Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is responsible for ongoing efforts to recover 13 works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990. Additionally, he is the co-author of ” Stealing Rembrandts “(a Wall Street Journal bestseller) and author of” The Art of the Con “(a New York Times bestseller) and provides analysis on security and terrorism issues for the BBC , NBC News, NPR, CNN, FOX and more. He lives in Boston.

This event is organized by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with the libraries of Merrimac, Andover, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, North Andover, Norwood, Rowley, Tyngsborough, West Newbury, Wilbraham, Wilmington and the Corning Foundation.


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