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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 lives in Boston and teaches fiction writing at Northeastern university. Author website:

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