Terri Berr's The Angel And The Agent Based Upon A True Crime

Edgar Degas’s The Chorus was stolen on Dec. 31, 2009 or Jan. 1, December 2010 from the Cantini Museum in Marseilles, France.. At the time of the theft, The Chorus was valued at $1.1 million. This novel is a fictionalized account of what happened a few years after the theft.

Online PR News – 10-August-2013 – Reston, VA – Andrew McTavish, an FBI Art Theft Division Agent, is working on a cold case, the theft of Degas's The Chorus, stolen from the Cantini Museum in Marsielles, France, during the turn of the year in 2009-2010. He falls for one of the suspects, Rachel Brandt, a beautiful philanthropist who works as a volunteer at French Art Museum, also located in Washington, D.C. He learns quickly from his best friend, reporter Jack Thompson, that she can't possibly be a suspect. As their romance builds, McTavish finds that the missing Degas is actually at the Brandt Estate in Annapolis, MD and Rachel may have something to do with the theft. The death of Rachel's father brings the real thieves -- one of which is Rachel's former fiance' -- into town and the art itself is recovered. Rachel's name is cleared once again and the mystery is solved. And our lovers, Rachel and Andrew? What becomes of them? You will have to read The Angel And The Agent to find out.


"I found myself home for an extended time, and needed some nice, light reading - and this fit the bill. Terri Berr's first novel is a fun mystery with a little romance as well. The band names are hysterical!"

“What a book! I loved it! Well written and compelling, I hope that we will see more books available from this author soon.”

“The Angel and the Agent is an absorbing read as it builds up to the solving of the theft and the revealing of the perpetrators, as well as revealing Andrew and Rachel's future plans.”

About the Author:

Author Terri Berr lives in a suburb of Washington, DC. Being a former USAF brat, she loves to travel. In between destinations, she occupies her time by reading away. Dorothy Parker, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and Phyllis McGinley are some of her favorites. Terri Berr has a B.A. in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She also studied publishing at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. Other pastimes include sewing, fiber arts, and photography. Her husband, Joe Johnson is a seasoned IT specialist. He is also an accomplished artist. They have a miniature schnauzer, Brandy, and a rescue Yorkie, Auggie.
Her next book, scheduled for 2014, is Happy Valentin’s Day. No, that’s not a typo. The hero of the book is hockey player Valentin “Val” Demidov.

Photos of Ms. Berri are available upon request. Please email her at taralhjohnson@hotmail.com

Ms. Berri is available to do book signings. Please email her at taralhjohnson@hotmail.com

Terri Berr is represented by Tara Johnson.

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