“A perfect whodunit with characters you will love and a plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Could not put it down.”

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An ancient ruby’s trail of death

Kimberley West never believed the legends that rubies protect their wearers from harm. Finding the corpse of wealthy busybody Dorothy Tyson lying on the Pirate Museum’s floor strengthened her conviction.  The body lay amidst the shattered cases that had displayed a priceless collection of gems and jewelry – including a ruby amulet once worn into battle by the Gentleman Pirate.  Was Dorothy’s death the result of an interrupted burglary or was she the killer’s target?  When a childhood friend is accused of the murder, Kim responds to her urgent plea for help.

A looming hurricane

As a hurricane tracks directly toward Maryland’s western shore, the body count rises.  Kim fears the killer spotted a precocious child huddled near the scene of the most recent murder.  When the girl disappears Kim fears she’s heading directly into the path of the killer.

A crumbling cliff top

With winds whipping the rain horizontally, tree branches flying and Osprey Beach’s fragile cliffs eroding, Kim rushes into the storm to find the missing child.  In the thrilling climax, all converge on a remote cliff top.  Can Kim save her friends or will the hurricane provide the perfect cover for one more murder?

The Pirate’s Ruby is the second book in the Kimberley West Gemstone Mystery Series. Readers say they’ve fallen in love with the heart-warming cast of characters, savored the interwoven gemstone legends and lore and laughed at the antics of two precocious dogs. Although the books are written as a series, they can be read in any order.

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What readers are saying about the series:

“Took me back to that oh-so-delicious time when I couldn’t put a book down.” – Amazon 5-star review

 “A perfect whodunit with characters you will love and a plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Could not put it down.” – Amazon 5-star review

 “These are characters so real you want to call them up and visit. And get invited for dinner.” – Amazon 5-star review

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