The Art Forger
Dec 3, 2012
Author: B. A. Shapiro
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books; First Edition edition (October 23, 2012)
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.
Claire finds herself as a struggling artist living in her loft creating reproductions of famous paintings after she is betrayed by her ex and since then blackballed by the art community.
Suddenly a very handsome man from her past pops in and offers her a deal she knows she should refuse.....but doesn't. Create a forgery of a famous painting that's been lost to the public so that it can be "found". Totally against the law of course. But, what if the painting isn't so lost at all?
It all comes to a violent and scary end result when thugs, collectors and the police try to find out just which painting is real, what's a forgery.... and who should pay for it all.
A nice crime mystery novel embracing the art world. Plenty of detail about painting, art and art collection surround the story.
Love, lust and betrayal...........what more do you need?
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