The Blue Diamond:

Kimberley West Gemstone Mysteries

Book 1

A mysterious blue diamond.

An interrupted robbery.

When thieves target a small-town jewelry store, they set off a deadly spree of kidnapping and murder.

Gemologist Kimberley West thwarts an armed robber in her grandfather’s jewelry store – but not before Grandpa is seriously injured. As Grandpa is rushed to the hospital, he thrusts a flawless blue diamond into Kim’s hand and tells her “hide.”

But the would-be thief isn’t finished.

How did a reunion with her beloved grandfather turn into such a nightmare?

Kim had known that returning to her childhood home would complicate her life. As a newly tenured professor, she’d expected clashes with controlling aunts, uncles and cousins. But who could have predicted she’d be guarding a priceless diamond and running from would-be thieves and rescuing a kidnapped victim?

To protect the people she loves, Kim must not only learn to trust herself but also create new bonds with the family she’d once left behind.

Armed only with her standard poodle, expertise in gemstone lore and insight into the human obsession with all things shiny, Kim races to uncover the diamond’s secrets.

The Blue Diamond interweaves diamond legend and lore into a fast-paced whodunit featuring a feisty heroine, charming characters and a mystery that will keep you guessing. Books in the series can be read in any order.


The Blue Diamond: Kimberley West Gemstone Mystery #1