Ever wonder what it’s like to grow up surrounded by diamonds, emeralds and rubies — but too poor to own even a single amethyst? Welcome to the world of the jeweler’s granddaughter. In these pages you’ll learn about gemstones, jewelry, American gem mines, mystery writing, shooting bad guys at the Writers’ Police Academy, learning self-defense . . .
Wait. How’d we travel from diamonds and rubies and gems, oh my, into the more sinister world of guns and villains?
Well, when you’re a precocious eight-year-old “helping” Grandpa transport diamonds and other precious gemstones from dealer to dealer, you can’t help imagining your role during an attempted robbery. Dash through the villain’s legs and run for help? Sneak behind the jewelry counter and press the emergency button? Oh, to learn karate like the Hardy Boys!
Anyway, please grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair and enter the world of the jeweler’s granddaughter.