A Murder is Forever
by Rob Bates
December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021 Tour
Synopsis:people, like some diamonds, can be seriously flawed.
After Mimi's diamond-dealer cousin Yosef is murdered–seemingly for his $4 million pink diamond–Mimi 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.
The mystery itself is well done. It revolved nicely around the idea of how diamonds are valued. Mimi, the heroine is a out of work journalist bent on solving the murder. I always find it interesting when a male author writes a female lead character. Mimi's character is relatively well done but a bit too impulsive for my taste. I didn't like that she alienated so many people and told so many lies. I think a woman who suspected she might be the next one killed would have made better choices. And in New York City in early evening, are there really no people on the sidewalks or subway entrances to see an attack?
This is a good debut novel from an author who really knows the setting in which he placed the mystery. The writing style is straight forward, making for a pleasant read. I look forward to reading another novel featuring a wiser Mimi.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Published by: Camel Press
Publication Date: October 13th 2020
Number of Pages: 281
ISBN: 1603812229 (ISBN13: 9781603812221)
Series: The Diamond District Mystery Series
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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