At the early stages of his career, Carson Morton was a professional musician playing with his band, Razmataz. He moved away from music and began his writing career as a playwright, publishing works in the United States and in Europe. Carson Morton is a screenwriter and published playwright, and has worked in television as a consultant and composer. His screenplay, Finder’s Keepers, won first prize in the 1998 Hollywood Film Festival Columbus Discovery Awards.
Stealing Mona Lisa is his first novel. Based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, Stealing Mona Lisa is a captivating action-packed historical mystery. The novel is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title and one of Library Journal’s Best Mystery Books of 2011. Carson Morton has appeared on NPR’s WYSO Public Radio for the Miami Valley, was a panelist at the 2011 Southern Festival of Books and spoken at many book signings.
“Carson Morton is, quite frankly, a masterful storyteller.”
—New York Journal of Books