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The Art Forger

by B A. Shapiro

The Art Forger
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    Oct 2012, 368 pages
    May 2013, 384 pages

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Thirteen works of art are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

B. A. Shapiro's The Art Forger is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. 15 out of 16 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! Here is what they say:

Ms. Shapiro picked up her palette and came up with an enthralling picture story of the world of artists, paintings, greed, copying and forging that will keep her readers on the edge of their seats. (Barbara S.) I loved this book! From the moment I started reading I was absorbed in the story and I could not put it down! I was eager to learn the secrets of Claire's past and see how that past played a role in the choices she struggled to make as the mystery of the art forgery unfolded. The author has also instilled in me a new appreciation and interest in art. I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next offering from Shapiro (Joann M). The book pulls the reader into the world of art, only some of it is not pretty. But it is ...

The art heist that forms the basis of this novel made news when the FBI identified the thieves responsible, in March 2013.

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