The Art Forger

By B. A. Shapiro



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.

Product Details

Price: $15.95  $14.67
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published Date: May 21, 2013
Pages: 369
Dimensions: 5.5 X 1.0 X 7.6 inches | 0.95 pounds
ISBN: 9781616203160
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About the Author

B. A. Shapiro is the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller The Art Forger and the bestseller The Muralist. She has taught sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University and lives in Boston with her husband, Dan, and their dog, Sagan. Her website is


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 "Precise and exciting . . . Readers seeking an engaging novel about artists and art scandals will find "The Art Forger" rewarding for its skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence." -The Washington Post "If Bridget Jones's Diary and The Da Vinci Code had a love child, this would be it." -Elle (Reader's Panel Reviewer)