The Carolina Emerald
Kimberley West Gemstone Mystery Book 3
A 60-year-old mystery ensnares gemologist Kimberley West in a small town's secrets, igniting old grievances that lead to murder.
While digging in a private emerald mine, Kim's standard poodle unearths an emerald stolen 60 years ago. But how did an emerald snatched from a New York museum wind up buried in a North Carolina mine 500 miles away?
Before Kim can tackle that mystery, friends stumble onto a man’s body. Convinced the man's murder is somehow connected to the emerald, Kim launches an investigation into the gemstone's past.
In true Indiana Jones fashion, Kim and her sidekick poodle uncover buried treasure – and trouble.
The Carolina Emerald interweaves emerald 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.
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Kimberley West Gemstone Mystery Series:
The Blue Diamond (book #1)
The Pirate's Ruby (book #2)
The Carolina Emerald (book #3)
The Turquoise Treasure (book #4)
What readers are saying about the series:
“Took me back to that oh-so-delicious time when I couldn’t put a book down.”
"Wonderful series! Warm, funny and just delightful!"
“A perfect whodunit with characters you will love and a plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Could not put it down.”
“These are characters so real you want to call them up and visit. And get invited for dinner.”
"Perfect reading for these very imperfect times."