Mr. Kusan's first in about ten years (that is to appear over here) is about two friends Koko and Zlatko who come to Paris to...

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THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN PAINTING

Mr. Kusan's first in about ten years (that is to appear over here) is about two friends Koko and Zlatko who come to Paris to visit Zlatko's painter uncle Pokle who has made a copy of the Mona Lisa to be used in the shooting of a film about the M. . . L. . . only who can tell the difference? Particularly since an Onassian Greek called Somais who is launching a ship called the M. . . L. . . would like to have the original. Well, picture, picture, who's got the p. . . . . . . and who has the boys who are kidnapped and what about the crippled man with a beard who turns out to be none other than Ivan Kusan while the real stunner is a parrot with a bug in his beak. The tone is one of inordinate ingenuousness and busy cheerfulness--enough to make the Mona Lisa smile with her usual air of faint disdain.

Pub Date: April 23, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1975