Review and Read Alikes: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

In 1990, thirteen paintings were stolen from the Elizabeth Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. One of those paintings included Degas’ After the Bath.  Aiden Markel, world famous owner of the Markel G Gallery, believes that he has recovered the stolen painting. Not wanting to return the piece to the museum before he has a reproduction made, Aiden seeks out the repro talents of Claire Roth. Aiden wishes to sell the reproduction as the real painting to an international, corrupt dealer and promises to return the original to the museum.  Aiden is a business man, after all. On the other side of this debatable forgery, Claire has been struggling for an artistic comeback after her ex-boyfriend—who has since committed suicide—claimed her work as his own. With little money on hand and a tarnished reputation, Claire is forced to teach art at a local juvenile detention center and paint reproductions for Reproductions.com.  Her specialty…

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