B. A. Shapiro
AUTHOR

B. A. Shapiro

I am the author of THE COLLECTOR'S APPRENTICE as well the bestselling novels The MURALIST and THE ART FORGER, all set in the art world. I am also the author of five previous novels (THE SAFE ROOM, BLIND SPOT, SEE NO EVIL, BLAMELESS and SHATTERED ECHOES), four screenplays (BlindSpot, The Lost Coven, Borderline and Shattered Echoes) and the non-fiction book, THE BIG SQUEEZE. In my previous career incarnations I have directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. I like being a novelist the best.

I began my writing career when I quit my high-pressure job after the birth of my second child. Nervous about what to do next, I said to my mother, "If I'm not playing at being superwoman anymore, I don't know who I am." My mother asked, "If you had one year to live, how would you want to spend it?" The answer: write a novel and spend more time with my children. And that's exactly what I did. Smart mother.

My husband Dan and I raised our children in Boston and now divide our time between Boston and Florida. And yes, I'm working on yet another novel but have no plans to raise any more children. You can visit me at www.bashapirobooks.com.

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Best Sellers

    • The Art Forger

    • By: B. A. Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,785
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,778

    Claire Roth is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting - a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum - in exchange for a one-woman show....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing forage into art forgery and intrigue

    • By D on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Collector’s Apprentice

    • A Novel
    • By: B. A. Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    It's the summer of 1922, and 19-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris - broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiance, George Everard....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 4.09 stars

    • By j phillips on 01-29-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Muralist

    • By: B. A. Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 405

    Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940 amid personal and political turmoil....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a gripping tale of emotion

    • By acarter1123 on 08-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

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