B. A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro is the author of THE ART FORGER, a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is also the author of five suspense novels: THE SAFE ROOM, BLIND SPOT, SEE NO EVIL, BLAMELESS and SHATTERED ECHOES, as well as the nonfiction book THE BIG SQUEEZE. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.

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Books by B. A. Shapiro

by B. A. Shapiro - Art, Art History, History, Politics

Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940 amid personal and political turmoil. No one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France, not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt and not her close-knit group of friends. And, some 70 years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at an auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind recently found works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

by B. A. Shapiro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art worth 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.