Tyler Sears, art thief, just released from a federal prison, vows never again.

The First in Tyler Sears Series Tyler slides into a simple life of bartending in New York City, living his life day to day. And then at the hottest art opening of the season he meets Tyler than his own mother does.  With serious threats against his family and friends, Tyler Kommate Imasu, a Japanese billionaire and famed art collector, who seems to know more about has to decide how much risk he’ll take to protect them. Tyler plunges headfirst into a world of art forgers, hit-men, Yakuza, a femme fatale named Chanel #5, and the legendary curse of Van Gogh, in order to pull off the greatest art heist in history.

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I blazed through Paul Hoppe’s fun, fast-paced, and thoroughly entertaining, The Curse of Van Gogh, knowing after only a few pages, that I should save it for some transcontinental flight. But, caught up in the perfectly drawn world of the high stakes, high commerce, and high egos of the international art market and its surrounding riff raff of forgers and thieves and wannabes, I was unable to stop myself. Dive in yourself. You won’t come up for air until you reach the last sentence.
Pete Fromm, author of As Cool As I Am and How All This Started
Hoppe offers a crime thriller about the difficulty of stealing famous art….an inviting story of a modern-day gentleman thief.
Kirkus Reviews
We think of an art thief as Pierce Brosnan, rich, handsome, too cool to come within miles of arrest. In The Curse of Van Gogh, Paul Hoppe gives us a more credible character: recently out of jail, burdened by family problems, forced to commit the world’s biggest art heist by a billionaire who plans to kill him as soon as he delivers. Oh, and there’s a curse. This is a nail-biter.
Jesse Kornbluth, HeadButler.com
A suspenseful crime thriller, deliciously told … witty and intelligent. You don’t need to know anything about art to be gripped by Hoppe’s story of the ‘greatest heist in history.’
Barbara Lynn-Davis, Lecturer in Art and Writing, Wellesley College
Centered on the downtown New York art world where greed and cool intersect, this thriller has a riveting plot that clicks right along. Sharply drawn, tightly composed, full of delicious details and sparkling dialogue. I loved it.
Bart Gulley, artist
The Curse of Van Gogh is a great fast-paced read. It has all of the makings of a story that’s ‘soon to be a major motion picture.’
Susan Eisenhower, President of The Eisenhower Group
The next time Paul Hoppe comes to visit, I’m pulling all the pictures off the guest room walls.
Robert Sabbag, author of Snowblind