On Tour 03/01/22-03/28/22 “A Discerning Eye” by Carol Orange


Release Date:
Oct. 13, 2020

About The Book:

An art heist sets into motion a high-stakes operation that will involve Interpol, the FBI, the Mafia, drug lords, and a daring female art dealer.

Art dealer Portia Malatesta is devastated when she learns that thirteen works of art were robbed from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. To help uncover the whereabouts of the artwork, she sets out to construct a psychological profile of the thief. By analyzing the common theme linking the stolen pieces, she suspects the mastermind behind the heist is obsessed with the interplay of dark and light—not only in art, but also in life.

The FBI enlists Portia’s help in a high-stakes sting operation to recover the stolen works of art—a dangerous proposition that will take her to Colombia, where she’ll have to earn the trust of a notorious drug lord’s married daughter. Risking everything, Portia navigates the underworld of Medellín—a complicated web of politics, pride, and ugly crimes—where a single misstep could have deadly consequences.

About The Author:

Carol Orange has worked in the art world for more than twenty years. She began as a research editor on art books in London and later became an art dealer in Boston. She has an MBA from Simmons University and worked as a marketing manager at the Polaroid Corporation. Along with concert pianist Virginia Eskin, who played Chopin’s music, she read excerpts from George Sand’s novels in three salons at the French Library in Boston. Her short story “Delicious Dates” was included in Warren Adler’s 2010 short story anthology. Another story, “Close Call,” appeared in the Atherton Review volume 102. A recent article, “7 Great Heist Novels recommended by an Art Dealer” was published in Crime Reads. A Discerning Eye won the Global Book Award for mystery/suspense.www.carolorange.com

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Book Blurbs: 

Art and theft. It’s always an intoxicating combination, and Carol Orange captures the high stakes in her beguiling, beautifully written debut novel, A Discerning Eye.” –Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice

Carol Orange’s debut is a whirlwind of a read. An art heist from a Boston museum motivates a clever art dealer to help the FBI recover the stolen masterpieces. With marital tensions, a tempting flirtation, and dangerous encounters with a Colombian drug lord, A Discerning Eye keeps the reader guessing. You’ll be swept up in this fast-paced adventure, while learning about great art along the way.” –Nicole Bokat, author of What Matters Most and The Happiness Thief

“Through its loving and lovable protagonist, Portia Malatesta, A Discerning Eye takes the reader on a journey that’s both tense and wonderfully escapist. Carol Orange’s rich knowledge of art history and powers of visual description demonstrated throughout elevate the adventure into the realm of John le Carré sophistication.” –Evgenia Peretz, Vanity Fair contributing editor and screenwriter 

“Braving Colombian drug lords and the mean streets of Medellín, the intrepid art investigator in A Discerning Eye takes readers on a wild ride in search of the historic art heist of thirteen masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Carol Orange spins the brazen theft into a fascinating, well-researched thriller in the growing art-crime genre.” –Anne-Marie O’Connor, author of The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Bloggers On Tour:

March 1st- She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

March 2nd- Delightfully Brittany https://instagram.com/delightfully.brittany

March 2nd- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

March 4th-Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

March 5th- Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

March 6th – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

March 7th – -Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

March 10th – ML Book Love https://instagram.com/mlbooklove

March 12th – Lexi Java https://instagram.com/lexijava

March 12th- Reading Is My Remedy https://instagram.com/reading_is_my_remedy

March 14th- Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

March 14th-Geaux Get Lit https://instagram.com/geauxgetlit

March 15th – Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

March 16th- David L Morgan https://instagram.com/david_l_morgan

March 18th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

March 20th- Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

March 21st – Sho Biz Reads https://instagram.com/shobizreads

March 24th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

March 24th – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked 

March 28th- Gwendalyn Books https://instagram.com/gwendalyn_books_

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