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The art forger: a novel

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On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art today 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 theres more to this crime than meets the eye. Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a paintinga Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museumin exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claires studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.
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subject_facet Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction
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Degas, Edgar, -- 1834-1917 -- Fiction
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, -- 1840-1924 -- Fiction
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