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B A Shapiro



A pseudonym used by Barbara 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, revealing both the beauty of the artists vision and the ugliness the desire for great art can unleash.

Booklist praised THE ART FORGER as an entrancingly visual, historically rich, deliciously witty, sensuous, and smart tale of authenticity versus fakery. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is the author of five suspense novels: THE SAFE ROOM, BLIND SPOT, SEE NO EVIL, BLAMELESS and SHATTERED ECHOES as well as the non-fiction book, THE BIG SQUEEZE. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.
 


Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Historical
 
Novels
   The Art Forger (2012)
   The Muralist (2015)
   The Collector's Apprentice (2018)
   Metropolis (2022)
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The Friday Night Club (2023)
Sofia Lundberg, Alyson Richman and M J Rose
"The Friday Night Club has everything I love in a novel: art, history, secrets, mysteries, friendships and love - along with a propulsive narrative. Kudos to Lundberg, Richman and Rose - and many thanks to them for bringing Hilma af Klint to life and giving her the attention her art deserves."
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Mrs. Rochester's Ghost (2021)
Lindsay Marcott
"What’s more delicious than a novel with so many twists and turns that you don’t know who’s telling the truth until it’s over—and even then you’re not so sure? Lindsay Marcott’s Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost is just that book. A contemporary Gothic novel haunted by the ghosts of du Maurier and Henry James that is impossible to put down. Go for it."
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Atomic Love (2020)
Jennie Fields
"A page-turning thriller that’s also an exploration of the competing pressures on women that still resonates today. This one goes to the top of your pile."

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Award nominations
2013 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Art Forger


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