Clay Small - The Forger’s Forgery


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The Forger’s Forgery

Book by Clay G. Small

Intricate plot, characters you’d like to get to know (well… not all of them), and just enough non-fiction to be both fun and educational. That’s Clay G. Small’s latest book in the Henry Lindon saga―The Forger’s Forgery. Clay’s depictions are so clear you can almost see the yellow-stained fingers holding the Gauloises cigarette. And when finished, you find yourself excited to see Clay leaves a hint that the saga will continue.”

Craig Enoch, (Ret) Justice Texas Supreme Court

When art mimics life, somebody’s going to get what’s coming to them…

Professor Henry Lindon’s plane has just touched down in Amsterdam, where he’s come to work as a visiting professor.  Lindon is torn between leaving his troubled wife, Marylou, behind in Dallas and feeling relieved and excited about starting a new chapter in a lively city. The taxi drops him off at an elegant building at Roetersstraat 8-1, where he’s greeted by his university liaison and soon-to-be neighbor, the lovely and spunky art professor Bernadette Gordon.  After settling into his apartment, Lindon changes clothes and sets out to explore canals and cafes, wondering what the dinner invitation from Bernadette means for his fresh start.

But troubles from the past soon cross the Atlantic.  Lindon discovers that the notorious Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren, born in 1899, is about to play a part in Lindon’s own personal drama. With evil closing in, Lindon, Bernadette, and Marylou find that secrets of the art world may hold the key to settling old scores and putting a predator away for good.

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Here’s what readers are saying about The Forger’s Forgery:

“Clay has a gift for engaging the reader, taking them to places they want to go, entertaining the reader and using his legal knowledge to create multiple mysteries which the reader looks forward to solving.”

Raymond Jacobson, McDermott, Will & Emery

“Perhaps one reason why The Forger’s Forgery is a complex mystery and yet realistic, is that it’s based on the true story of master forger Han van Meegeren, who forged the works of some Dutch masters in the 1930s and ’40s in a notorious crime that was clever, unprecedented, and difficult to solve.”

D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The Forger’s Forgery “… was a great read, cleverly constructed, very entertaining, exciting and humoristic.”

Friso Lammertse, author Van Meegeren’s Vermeers

“With his last novel, Heels Over Head, Clay Small made his debut as a gifted writer. In The Forger’s Forgery, Small weaves a suspenseful thriller set between Dallas and the art world of Amsterdam, a city close to his heart. It’s fast-paced and full of conflict, twists and surprises. I found it impossible to put down.”

Bradford Gardner, Managing Director, Boston Financial Management

The Forger’s Forgery taught this Amsterdam resident a thing or two about the city I live in. The intriguing history around Han van Meegeren is exciting. Clay Small combines cultural detail, rich geographic description and countless plot twists to create an engaging and satisfying novel. Absolutely masterful!”

Kate Gordon, Amsterdam