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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
- Publication Date: 21/05/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781616203160