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Books and Links


Bartlett, Gillian. Great Careers for People Interested in Art & Design. Toronto: Trifolium Books, 1996.

Bernard Lenoir, Anne. La nuit du Viking. Montréal: Hurtubise HMH, 2006.

Bowers, Vivien. Crime Scene: How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys. Illustrated by Martha Newbigging. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2005.

Leblanc, Louise. Sophie court après la fortune. Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, Montréal: La Courte échelle, 2001.

Nilsen, Anna. Art Fraud Detective: Spot the Difference, Solve the Crime! London: Kingfisher, 2005. Also available in French under the title Un détective au musée.

Parker, Janice. Forgeries, Fingerprints, and Forensics. Calgary: Weigl Educational Publishers, 2000.

Ross, Val. The Road to There: Mapmakers and their Stories. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2003.

Schroeder, Andreas. Scams!: Ten Stories that Explore Some of the Most Outrageous Swindlers and Tricksters of All Time. Toronto: Annick Press, 2004.

Simard, Rémy. Roberval Kid et la ruée vers l'art. Saint-Laurent: Éditions P. Tisseyre, 1993.

Spalding, Andrea and David. The Lost Sketch. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1999.

Thiéry, Danielle. Nuit blanche au musée. Paris: Syros jeunesse, 2004.



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