AN INGENIOUS DEBUT NOVEL INSPIRED BY A REAL UNSOLVED CRIME! NOW IN PAPERBACK!
1946: A group of criminals pulls off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. Some of the thieves are captured, some are killed—but the loot is never found. Forty years later, a college student finds himself on the trail of the missing art—and the multi-million-dollar reward. But three decades after that, the art is still missing, and as his classmates return to Boston’s notorious Charlesgate Hotel for their big 25th reunion, dead bodies keep turning up. Will the stolen masterpieces be discovered at last?
A breathtakingly clever, twist-filled narrative that moves from 1946 to 1986 to 2014 and back again—and is steeped in Boston lore, including three unforgettable seasons of Red Sox baseball—CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL establishes Scott Von Doviak as a storyteller of the first order, and will leave you guessing until the final page.
"Charlesgate Confidential is terrific. A fun machine...the white-knuckle kind." - Stephen King
Charlesgate Confidential is a riveting tale, a hard-boiled art heist worthy of Dashiell Hammett in his prime.
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One
Charlesgate Confidential is the sort of canny, witty crime novel that doesn’t come along often
enough. Scott Von Doviak is terrific at Boston voices and a fearless plotter.
Owen King, author of Double Feature