When Hans van Meegeren’s paintings were sneered at by critics, he got mad…and then he got even. Van Meegeren passed his works of art off… as the work of Johannes Vermeer. His most infamous mark was Nazi Hermann Goering. This nonfiction work of art crime and history reads like a fiction novel. Check out “The Forger’s Spell” by Edward Dolnick.
During the summer of 1950, an 11 year old spitfire named Flavia discovers a body in the cucumber patch. She makes an irreverent investigator in “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley.