"Theodore Carter’s ingenious reinvention of the actual theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream is a compelling and provocative exploration of the seductive power of art, the arrogance of wealth, the danger of misplaced loyalty, and the relationships between a work of art and its audience."
- Eric Kraft, author of Reservations Recommended
"A stylish, speculative heist thriller riffing off an infamous true caper and steeped in creative craftsmanship, Stealing the Scream is the literary equivalent of a crisp, dry Martini garnished with not one but several tantalizing twists. The result is an intoxicating recipe whose standard genre ingredients—mystery, romance, history, suspense, drama, humor—are uniquely blended into a concoction that is both potent and poetic."
- Will Viharo, author of The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection and the Vic Valentine, Private Eye series
"It’s about talent and ambition and self-sabotage. It’s about international crime connections and capers so crazy they just might almost work. Read it yourself. I bet you a box of frozen burritos you’ll be convinced—or at least thoroughly entertained."
- Neil Ellis Orts, author of Cary and John
"Carter is a witty, savvy writer and he keeps this tale humming right up until its brilliant denouement."
- Corey Mesler, author Memphis Movie and Camel’s Bastard Son
In 2004, masked thieves stole Edvard Munch's "The Scream" from an Oslo museum. STEALING THE SCREAM is a literary leaning, humor-laced crime novel that re-imagines the event, offering a tantalizing account of what happened through fictional characters and ending with a tense climax and a satisfying if unexpected ending to the art-world mystery.