Sullivan, Sir Arthur. It was not revealed until many years after his death that Sir Arthur Sullivan’s famous “Lost Chord” was in fact stolen. Fearing a scandal, Sir Arthur had refused to refer the matter to the police.
In fact, whole musical works are now the subject of these depredations, leading to the creation of my department. The dossier of a particularly harrowing case may be read at http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Stolen-Boxcar-Children-Mysteries/dp/0807554162. I do not advise reading this at night; it will certainly keep you up.
I believe that Mandrake the Magician found the “Lost Chord” a while ago:
There is, however, a prior claim:
Ha, Cha, Cha, Cha!!
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