Boston Massachusetts, 1990. The early morning hours on March 18th. It was on this day that The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum fell victim to the most audacious art heist in modern history.
500 Million Dollars
The two thieves, dressed as Boston policemen, made off with 13 pieces of artwork; a total value estimated at half a billion dollars. Works by Vermeer, Degas and Rembrandt were stripped from their frames, paint chips over 300 years old littered the floor. The art was never to be seen by the public again.
Season One - 13 Episodes
Tim and Lance from the popular true crime podcasts, Missing Maura Murray & Crawlspace, will dive into the case, exploring all angles.
Along with investigators, reporters, art theft experts and citizens, they will paint their own portrait. The one comprised of the theories and the social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on a community.
In episode two, Tim & Lance speak for the first time with Ulrich Boser, the author of the best selling book, The Gardner Heist. To be as genuine as possible in telling the story, Ulrich immersed himself in the criminal syndicate. Nine years after the book was published, he introduces us to the usual suspects.
In episode three, Tim & Lance speak with author Jenny Siler about her book, The Art of the Heist co-written with career criminal Myles Connor. We talk about Myles's life and his possible relation and knowledge of the Gardner heist.
Tim & Lance travel to Washington DC and speak with author Ulrich Boser regarding his thoughts on an inside angle. The stolen Eagle Finial is the only piece of ISGM stolen property with it's own reward of $100,000. Did Bobby Donati swipe it as a calling card?