Nazi Art Thefts: Crime Novels

Mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers, and crime novels and stories about the misappropriating, looting, plundering, hiding, selling, and taking of art and antiquities by Nazi party members and by others during World War II, as well as novels and stories about the hiding and preserving of art by various individuals and groups during the war. This list was compiled originally by a former librarian living in Pennsylvania, with additions by others, including members of Fiction-L and DorothyL during Dec. 2005.

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Some descriptions are taken verbatim, or in essence, from review sources such as Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal, and from booksellers' descriptions.


EDWIN ALEXANDER
EVELYN ANTHONY
JEFFREY ARCHER
EVELYN BERCKMAN
STEVE BERRY
DOUGLAS BOYD
T. DAVID BUNN
LILLIAN STEWART CARL
DAVID ADAMS CLEVELAND
FRANKLIN COEN
ROBERTSON DAVIES
J. MADISON DAVIS
DEBRA DEAN
MAURICE DEKOBRA
AARON ELKINS
LINDA FAIRSTEIN
DAN FESPERMAN
DEAN FETZER
TIMOTHY FINDLEY
MARTIN FINE
ALEXANDER FULLERTON
JONATHAN GASH
HARRIS GREENE
JONATHAN HARRIS
ROBERT HARRIS
APRIL HENRY
PHILIP HOOK
A.E. HOTCHNER
SARA HOUGHTELING
RICHARD HUGO
J. ROBERT JANES
ANDREW KLAVAN
WILLIAM E. KNIGHT
ROCHELLE KRICH
JANE LANGTON
DONNA LEON
ROBERT S. LEVINSON
PAUL LINDSAY
ELIZABETH LOWELL
GAYLE LYNDS
HELEN MACINNES
JIM MALLON
ADRIAN MATHEWS
FRANK MCDONALD
EARL MERKEL
NEIL OLSON
PATRICK PARKER, USA-Ret.
IAIN PEARS
LEWIS PERDUE
ELIZABETH PETERS
J. C. POLLOCK
PATRICIA POTTER
JOE POYER
MICHAEL PYE
PIERS PAUL READ
ROBERT L. RODIN
LUIS SEPULVEDA
DANIEL SILVA
LOREN SINGER
DOUGLAS SKEGGS
TAYLOR SMITH
NEAL STEPHENSON
WADE STEVENSON and BARBARA TEEL
HEATHER TERRELL
JONATHAN TULLOCH
JAMES TWINING
JANWILLEM VAN DE WETERING
SUSAN VREELAND
SYLVIA MAULTASH WARSH
A.J. ZERRIES

Nazi Art Thefts: Non-Fiction

There are many non-fiction books about art theft during World War II. Here are a few that have been well-reviewed:

GERARD AALDERS
KONSTANTIN AKINSHA
ILARIA DAGNINI BREY
CHARLES DE JAEGER
EDWARD DOLNICK
ROBERT EDSEL
HECTOR FELICIANO
PETER HARCLERODE AND BRENDA PITTAWAY
WILLIAMS HONAN
HANS KNOOP
ADRIAN LEVY AND CATHERINE SCOTT-CLARK
LYNN H. NICHOLAS
JONATHAN PETROPOULOS