A Boston art dealer, a young artist, and the real-life Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's unsolved 1990 art heist are woven together in a new novel by B.A. Shapiro.
Fictional characters dramatize a plausible scenario around the actual theft at the Gardner Museum. A missing Degas is at the heart of this gripping tale about art, authenticity and betrayal.
"The Art Forger" (Algonquin Books, $23.95) is one of the "sleeper hits of the fall season," according to the CT Post, and "...the book becomes a thrilling study of what is 'real' and what is 'fake' in art, and whether or not anyone can tell the difference."