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The Case of the Forgotten Fragonard by @MarilynBaron is a Toasty Reads pick #cozymystery #giveaway

Title: The Case of the Forgotten Fragonard, Book 3 of the Massimo Domingo Mystery Series

Author: Marilyn Baron

Genre: Cozy Mysteries/Mystery Romance

Book Blurb:

Hadley Evans Ferrari, art detective in Florence, Italy, is on the scent of a forgotten Fragonard painting at a villa in Rome when she stumbles across a treasure trove of stolen Nazi artwork—from Hermann Göring’s personal World War II stash. When she and the palazzo’s interior decorator are held hostage by the head of a secret Nazi organization and required, in a race against time, to appraise all the artwork in the house for private sale, she fears they will never escape with their lives. Can her sexy carabinieri husband Luca Ferrari and the police department’s Art Squad get there in time to come storming in and “save the day” before the villa’s evil Count “ties up loose ends”?


“How do you know me?”

“Who in Italy doesn’t know the famous and beautiful Signora Ferrari of Massimo Domingo Art

Detective Agency?”

“I wasn’t aware anyone knew my name. My boss is the premier art expert.”

“Signora, you’re too modest. Your reputation precedes you, as does the highly questionable and fading reputation of your boss. And your particular expertise will be put to very good use here, I assure you. It’s a special job that requires your particular skills.”

“What exactly are we doing here?” Hadley demanded, acting more courageous than she felt.

“Okay, let’s dispense with the niceties, if we must. I have inherited a number of paintings, and I’m in need of your talent in authenticating and tracking the provenance of what I believe are masterworks.”

“You mean stolen Nazi art.”

The man straightened. “Certainly not. I have the records that maintain these paintings were legally sold to the buyers and that I now own Palazzo Allegretti and all of its contents.”

“But I understood that Herr Muller had purchased the palazzo.”

“Herr Muller works for us. He’s what you could call an anonymous third party. We’ve been waiting a long time to release these paintings onto the open market. I simply need your assistance in verifying their authenticity, perhaps giving us an idea of their current value, which has undoubtedly risen since they were…”

“Confiscated?” Hadley posed. “Is that the word you were looking for?”

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

If you love Italy and art, you will love this book. Set in Florence and Rome, Italy, it is Book 3 of the Massimo Domingo Mystery series. Books 1 and 2 are contained in The Case of the Missing Botticelli. Available for Presale now. The book will release March 22, 2023.

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card:

Open Internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to win.

Runs February 3 – February 13, 2023.

Winner will be drawn on February 14, 2023.

Author Biography:

Marilyn Baron writes in a variety of genres from women’s fiction to historical romantic thrillers and romantic suspense to paranormal/fantasy and cozy mysteries. She’s received writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Novel with Strong Romantic Elements and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance. She was also The Finalist in the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) in the Romance Category for her novel, Stumble Stones, and The Finalist for the 2018 GAYA Awards in the Romance category for her novel, The Alibi. Her latest novel, The Case of the Forgotten Fragonard: A Massimo Domingo Mystery, Book 3, (release date March 22, 2023), is her 29th work of fiction. A public relations consultant in Atlanta, Marilyn is past chair and current member of Roswell Reads (a one-city, one read program) and serves on the Atlanta Authors Series Committee. She’s a member of Georgia Romance Writers and Atlanta Writers Club. She is a reviewer for The Book Review Crew and Authors on The Air. A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in Creative Writing. She lives in Midtown Atlanta with her husband and they have two daughters and two granddaughters. To find out more about what Marilyn writes, visit her website at:

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Feb 10, 2023

This sounds great! & my cozy read is Driven by K. Bromberg!


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Feb 06, 2023

Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing your book in our Toasty Reads Bookish Event!

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