If you enjoyed reading "The Art Forger". you will most likely appreciate B.A. Shapiro's new novel called "The Muralist". The story moves through time between NYC in the 1940's and the present day. Alizee Benoit is an artist in the dawning era of American Abstract Expressionism. She is also of European Jewish ancestry and desperately trying to get visas for her relatives who are seeking asylum in the United States. The main character in the present day is Alizee's great-niece Danielle, who is trying to piece together the mysterious circumstances surrounding Alizee's sudden disappearance in the '40's. This historical novel is a gripping thriller,seamlessly weaving together the subjects of 20th century art and politics and a very well-written and moving tale as well.