The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Art Thief, Rock-and-Roller, and Prodigal Son

True crime stories aren’t always as riveting as this. Myles Connor’s memoir is about outwitting, outrunning, outsmarting the Boston PD, FBI, and various others during his spree of bank robberies and museum heists. Connor has a deep appreciation for art, specifically Japanese swords, and this leads him to acquire art both legally through auctions and illegally through climbing up drainpipes to unsecured windows and tossing his loot down to the ground like the anti-Santa Claus. He’s also a rock star, with his own band touring around the Northeast during the 60s and 70s. Among his accomplishments: stealing a $1M Rembrandt from a museum in broad daylight, using a bar of soap to whittle a gun and bust out of prison, legally amassing a multi-million dollar collection of Japanese art via undervalued auctions.