The Diamond District Mysteries

FROM AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST ROB BATES!

Mimi Rosen is an unemployed reporter forced to work at her father’s gem company in New York City’s Diamond District, though Mimi and her tradition-bound dad don’t always get along.

Join Mimi as she uncovers 47th Street’s many secrets!

BOOK TWO: MURDER IS NOT A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

Release date: Feb. 8, 2022

Pre-order HERE!

A Reverend from Africa has found a sparkling $20 million diamond that he hopes will free his continent from the scourge of blood diamonds. But this attempt to do good turns very bad. Soon, Mimi is investigating a web of secrets involving Africa’s diamond fields, a shady billionaire, offshore companies, as well as a human rights activist, documentary filmmaker, and computer whiz who may not be as noble as they appear.

BOOK ONE: A MURDER IS FOREVER

Available HERE!

Harlequin edition coming in April.

When Mimi’s diamond-dealer cousin Yosef is murdered–seemingly for his $4 million pink diamond–she finds herself in the middle of a massive conspiracy, where she doesn’t know who to trust, or what to believe. Now she must find out the truth about both the diamond and her cousin, before whoever killed Yosef, gets her.

PRAISE FOR A MURDER IS FOREVER:

“[A] sprightly debut …. Bates, who has more than 25 years as a journalist covering the diamond business, easily slips in loads of fascinating information on diamonds and Jewish culture without losing sight of the mystery plot. Readers will look forward to Mimi’s further adventures.” – Publishers Weekly

“Engaging and suspenseful … The plot-dri­ven nar­ra­tive moves speed­i­ly along in con­cise short chap­ters that fea­ture twists, turns, and sur­pris­es. … A Mur­der Is For­ev­er is an enter­tain­ing and cap­ti­vat­ing read. Mimi’s next adven­ture will be eager­ly await­ed by Bates’s new­found fans.” – The Jewish Book Council

“I loved every minute of it. [The] plot is fascinating and filled with red herrings … I’m looking forward to future books in this series. A Murder is Forever is a marvelous and impressive debut novel; it’s most highly recommended.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A captivating story that is heartfelt and full of personality … A Murder is Forever had a little bit of everything that makes a mystery novel so enthralling from the lovable characters, a setting to get lost in, a little bit of romance and sinister bad guys. This one will keep you on your toes and up late into the night turning pages. I know that I certainly hope to read more about Mimi and Max soon.” – Book Review Crew

More reviews here!

Read about the book in The New York Times!

Interviews on Cheryl Mash’s blog and Books Chatter!

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Hear the book discussed on the Writers Bone podcast!

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ISBN-13: 9781603812214

Published by Camel Press