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. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is also the author of five suspense novels  The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless  andShattered Echoes  as well as the non-fiction book,  The Big Squeeze. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.