. The art forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas. 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. 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.
The Muralist: A NovelAlgonquin Books #ad - Now, she’s back with another thrilling tale from the art world. Entertainment weekly when alizée benoit, an american painter working for the Works Progress Administration WPA, vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her close-knit group of friends, Jackson Pollock, including Mark Rothko, and Lee Krasner.
. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? . Don't miss B. Shapiro captivated us in 2012 with her ‘addictive’ novel The Art Forger. And, danielle abrams, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists.
The Muralist: A Novel #ad - A. Not her jewish family living in German-occupied France. Shapiro's new novel, the Collector's Apprentice, available now! “Vibrant and suspenseful. Like the art forger, this new story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist. The washington Post “B. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Collector's Apprentice: A NovelAlgonquin Books #ad - A clever and complex tale of art fraud, murder, theft, scandal, and revenge. Publishers weekly In this surprising, noirish page-turner, B. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own, and once again she gives us an unforgettable tale about what we see—and what we refuse to see. A. Shapiro once again takes readers into the world of art, glamour, and mystery.
The Collector's Apprentice: A Novel #ad - From there, she sets out to recover her father’s art collection, prove her innocence, and exact revenge on her ex-fiancé. B. Paulien, aka vivienne, takes a position working for an american art collector modeled after real-life eccentric museum founder Albert Barnes and quickly becomes caught up in the 1920s Paris of artists and expats, including post-Impressionist painter Henri Matisse and writer Gertrude Stein.
A. Accused of helping her fiancé steal her family’s fortune and her father’s art collection, Paulien Mertens has fled to France. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she has created a new identity.
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern ArtPenguin Books #ad - Drewe managed to infiltrate the archives of the upper echelons of the British art world in order to fake the provenance of Myatt's forged pieces, hoping to irrevocably legitimize the fakes while effectively rewriting art history. Chief among those was the struggling artist John Myatt, a vulnerable single father who was manipulated by Drewe into becoming a prolific art forger.
But this is most certainly not fiction; Provenance is the meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery. A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections todayProvenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art #ad - Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace. The story stretches from london to paris to New York, from tony Manhattan art galleries to the esteemed Giacometti and Dubuffet associations, to the archives at the Tate Gallery. Once myatt had painted the pieces, the real fraud began.
Investigative reporters laney salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices. Many of these fakes are still out in the world, large galleries, considered genuine and hung prominently in private houses, and prestigious museums.
And the sacred archives, undermined by John Drewe, remain tainted to this day.
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A tantalizing whodunit” boston globe and a “riveting, and thieves” Jonathan Harr, wonderfully vivid account that takes you into the underworld of obsessed art detectives, author of The Lost Painting, con men, The Gardner Heist is true crime history at its most spellbinding.
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A NovelSarah Crichton Books #ad - The lawyer's marriage is prominent but comfortless, too. When a struggling art history grad student, agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer, Ellie Shipley, she finds herself entangled with its owner in ways no one could predict. Sydney, 2000: now a celebrated art historian and curator, Ellie Shipley is mounting an exhibition in her field of specialization: female painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
It is a beautiful but comfortless landscape. Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, playful, and utterly alive, 'The Last Painting' is gorgeous storytelling: wry, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional contours of the human heart. Luke. Defying the expectations of her time, she decides to paint it.
New york city, 1957: the only known surviving work of sara de Vos, hangs in the bedroom of a wealthy Manhattan lawyer, At the Edge of a Wood, Marty de Groot, a descendant of the original owner. When it becomes apparent that both the original At the Edge of a Wood and her forgery are en route to her museum, the life she has carefully constructed threatens to unravel entirely and irrevocably.
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel #ad - Though women do not paint landscapes they are generally restricted to indoor subjects, a wintry outdoor scene haunts Sara: She cannot shake the image of a young girl from a nearby village, standing alone beside a silver birch at dusk, staring out at a group of skaters on the frozen river below. Vividly detailed, it's fiction that keeps you up at night ― first because you're barreling through the book, then because you've slowed your pace to a crawl, acutely sensitive to stratifications of gender and class, savoring the suspense.
The Safe RoomOpen Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - It follows the doomed love affair of Silas Person, and Sarah Harden, a runaway slave riding the Underground Railroad, the daughter of a famous abolitionist. How long can murder haunt a family? Until the wrong is put right and the victim is able to rest in peace. A pre–civil war era murder haunts a present-day family in this atmospheric suspense novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art Forger.
The Safe Room #ad - Sarah and silas’s story is intertwined with that of Lee Seymour, a modern-day descendant of the Harden family who must suddenly grapple with a world in which murder and ghosts are all too real. The safe room is a suspenseful tale that employs love and the paranormal to explore the ugliness of injustice and the beauty of human hope.
A psychological thriller, the tale toggles between the eve of the Civil War and present day. Set in lexington, massachusetts, The Safe Room is a story of such a murder and such a haunting.
The Perfume Collector: A NovelHarper #ad - Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is. The perfume collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.
. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, and london, paris, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers.
The Perfume Collector: A Novel #ad - A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed grace monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own.
The Dutch House: A NovelHarper #ad - A read with jenna today show book club pick!from the new york times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, the house of their childhood, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, and a past that will not let them go.
His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.
The Dutch House: A Novel #ad - At the end of the second world war, cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.
It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together.
But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
A Cruise to Die For An Alix London Mystery Book 2Thomas & Mercer #ad - But there’s a catch: papadakis has long been suspected of being at the center of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and Alix is actually there as an undercover operative of FBI special agent Ted Ellesworth, a member of the Bureau’s Art Crime Team. It’s all served up with the style and sophistication with which Charlotte and Aaron Elkins have rewarded mystery readers for the past 30 years.
. They hope alix can gather the inside information they need to finally put the cagey Papadakis away. Alix’s exposure to the enormous wealth of high-end collectors and the shadier aspects of the art trade—the avarice, naked greed, "reformed" rogue of a father, and ingenious scams—somehow brings her closer to her charming, and helps crystalize in her own mind just where she fits into the mix.
A Cruise to Die For An Alix London Mystery Book 2 #ad - Moguls, murders, a forged manet, and the Albanian mafia all play a role and send this pleasure cruise into brutally dangerous waters. Set on the aegean—homer's fabled "wine-dark sea"—with stops at enchanted islands where ancient legends still live, A Cruise to Die For delivers a witty blend of suspense and mystery, as well as an insider’s take on the contemporary art world and its eccentric characters.
The second alix london mystery finds the art restorer in a world brimming with idle luxury, spectacular locations, and deadly intrigue. Surrounded by art and wealth and the sun-drenched Greek isles, Panos Papadakis, she’s aboard a sumptuous mega-yacht with no responsibilities save the occasional lecture to the guests of her temporary employer, one of the world's richest men.
This should be the cushiest job Alix London’s ever had.
The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 1Traveling Life Press #ad - The amateur sleuth mysteries in this series can be read in any order. Please note: a revised edition of this novel was published in February 2020 This art history mystery also describes the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s.
The lover's portrait is Book One in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. Before she can figure out which one and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer’s concealed collection. And that irises is the key to finding it. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the missing paintings.
The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 1 #ad - . A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever.
Medallion by indiebrag's readers in march 2019chosen as chill with a book’s january 2018 book of the month and winner of a chill with a book readers’ awardone of tripFiction's 10 Favorite Books set in AmsterdamSilver Cup winner in Rosie's Book Review Team 2017 Awards, Mystery categoryReaders’ Favorite 5 star medalOne of The Displaced Nation magazine’s Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016One of Women Writers, Women’s Books magazine's Recommended Reads for April 2017.
Set in present day and wartime Amsterdam, this captivating thriller is not just about stolen paintings, but also the lives that were stolen. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.