The Muralist

Now available in paperback

“B.A. Shapiro once again pens the art world into vivid, sensual life. If you liked The Art Forger, you’re going to love The Muralist.”

“An expertly constructed, riveting tale of art, politics, love and consequences in the Depression Era.”

“. . . a tantalizing mystery, as well as an involving meditation on the meaning of art over time.”

“Intriguing and moving.”

B.A. Shapiro “is back with another thrilling tale from the art world.”

“Vibrant and suspenseful.”

The New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger illuminates the art world of the 1940s by weaving together historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt, Lee Krasner, and Mark Rothko, with fictional characters, in a novel about the life and mysterious disappearance of a brilliant young artist on the eve of World War II. More about the book »

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The Art Forger - paperback - by B.A. ShapiroThe Art Forger

New York Times Bestseller, #1 Indie Next Pick, 2013 New England Society Book Awards Winner for Fiction

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 with her own scandalous past, is about to discover that that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

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