The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's heist March 18 1990 has been in the news lately with somebody supposedly knowing where the missing paintings are. This novel is the story of a professional paint copier-a legal way to own your own piece of art - and you know it's a copy. The story starts out slowly, but can we all find the Degas 'the bath' or is the whole thing a hoax? lots of interesting tidbits about Ms. Gardner, not sure if they are true or not, but they add greatly to the story.
Interesting bit of local history.