The Mona Lisa Speaks Banner

The Mona Lisa Speaks

Author Christopher ANGEL

on Tour

October 28 – November 1st,  2013

with  his thriller/suspense art heist story

The Mona Lisa Speaks

 Release date:  May 6, 2013 by Over The Edge Books



This is an art heist story, that also fits into the thriller/suspense genre.

Brilliant and confident Robertson Ross, an outdoorsy Canadian computer expert hired to update the Louvre’s security system, falls in love with Mathilde, a classic beauty and cultured Parisian art dealer.  But, when he discovers that she’s deeply in debt to Jacques Renard, a powerful and dangerous lord of the French criminal underground, he has to embark on the risky and thrilling theft of the Mona Lisa to save her – and their unborn child.
Rob’s biggest problems actually begin after he successfully steals the Mona Lisa and replaces her with a perfect copy.  Facing betrayals and double-crosses at all turns, he needs every bit of his intelligence, cunning, courage, and computer skills to stay alive and reunite with his true love.  This is a story of thrills, danger, and a Canadian from the frozen North falling in love with Paris.
No sex in the book, although it is understood that some happens offscreen in the romance plot, and a dead body shows up, and some gunplay towards the end. [provided by the author]



Emmy nominee Christopher Angel was inspired to write The Mona Lisa Speaks, his first novel, during a visit to the Louvre, where he dared ask, “why is the Mona Lisa so famous?”  The answer, in part, surprised him: few know that the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911, and went missing for two years.  Wondering what happened in those intervening two years launched his own fictional update of the story.

A professional film-maker, Christopher’s most recent movie as a writer/director is This Is Not A Test – a satire about domestic terrorism that aired on Showtime. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on James Cameron’s documentary, Expedition Bismarck, and won a student Academy Award for his short film, Mr. October.  Christopher received his B.A. from Yale University, where he was a Humanities major, and an MFA in film-making from the University of Southern California.



Monday, Oct 28
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Tuesday, Oct 29
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer And Unabashed Francophile
Review + Guest-post at Vvb 32 Reads

Wednesday, Oct 30
Review at Words And Peace

Thursday, Oct 31
Review at Mommasez…

Friday, Nov 1st
Review at
Interview at Words And Peace