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August 2012

"The most rewarding aspect of Joshua Knelman's Hot Art is its ability to make the reader dive beyond the oil, the subject and the visionary with brush in hand, illuminating canvas."

Herald de Paris, Aug 5, 2012
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July 2012

"...Seriously, this book is like eating an entire bowl of cherries. They taste like candy, but they’re good for you!"

Playboy, Jul 26, 2012
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May 2012

"Journalist Knelman proves an able guide through this labyrinth, introducing readers to both the thieves who specialize in art and antiquities and the detectives who hunt them...This book, which reads like a crime thriller, will be appreciated by readers interested in art and antiquities as well as true crime fans."

Library Journal, May 4, 2012
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April 2012

"...a colourful, tautly written narrative in the true-crime genre...the narrative veers deliciously into ransoms, raids and other cops-and-robbers-type high jinks...an enjoyable and compelling page-turner in the best true-crime tradition."

Canadian Jewish News, Apr 17, 2012
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January 2012

"In a convincing manner and with fascinating detail his book shows that the villains who steal art and antiques are not charmers like Pierce Brosnan...but crooks who specialize in items that are small, light and valuable."

Waterloo Region Record, Jan 20, 2012
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January 2012

"Toronto journalist Joshua Knelman ups the ante on...caper tales by presenting stories of international art theft made all the more compelling because they are true...Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives through the Secret World of Stolen Art shows collectors and aficionados why art thieves seem to have the edge in their shadowy world and that keeping the Krieghoffs under wraps is no simple matter."

International Architecture & Design, Jan 15, 2012
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January 2012

"Knelman is a brilliant narrative writer and reporter who has assembled a cast of oddball sleuths and crooks rich enough to people five TV series. He takes us inside a huge and growing region of the global underworld. A thrilling read."

Paul Steiger, editor in chief, ProPublica, Jan 12, 2012
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January 2012

"Toronto-based investigative journalist Joshua Knelman delves deeply into the phenomenon [of art theft] in his consistently interesting Hot Art."

NOW Toronto, Jan 5, 2012
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December 2011

"…though the reality may not be like Hollywood’s version, It still makes for an entertaining story…"

Quill & Quire, Dec 1, 2011
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December 2011

"Hot Art creeps up on you. Wickedly entertaining, it turns out to be informative, unexpected and far more thought-provoking than its cheeky 007-ish cover would suggest. Joshua Knelman's in-depth investigation of the international trade in stolen art may read like a TV crime novel, but it delves deeper than that, deftly allowing art theft to serve as an extended metaphor for exploitive, unregulated, free-for-all global capitalism...No doubt Hot Art will eventually be made into a film. Knelman's subject is a natural for Hollywood. His suspenseful writing has a filmic quality, and his characters could have walked out of a Raymond Chandler or Nathanael West novel."

Literary Review of Canada, Dec 1, 2011
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