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Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist.

Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery.

The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.


Boston Globe's Best Crime Books of 2012
2012 NetGalley Pick
Kobo's Best Fiction Ebooks of 2012

The Art Forger is the real thing.” —

 “[A] nimble mystery.”—The New York Times Book Review

 "Gripping." —O, The Oprah Magazine
“[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices.” —Parade

Meet the author

B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes. She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists (New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, Kindle) and has won many awards, including the 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction.

In her previous career incarnations, Shapiro directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She lives in Boston with husband and dog, Sagan.

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