Emma Goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist, would be satisfied to spend all her time playing working with the diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and other gems that are the main part of her job. Unfortunately, the world of gems is infested with greed, corruption, danger, dishonesty, and a few other problems. And Emma keeps stumbling over dead bodies.
Her parents divorced because her father is a successful jewel thief, she’s being courted by a police officer and an FBI agent, and her best friends are another gemologist and a model with poor taste in men.
Thank goodness for Topaz, a rescue cat with an inexplicable fondness for gemstones. She doesn’t talk or solve crimes but is always sweet and cuddly. And in the middle of things.
Every moment is a pearl on the necklace of life...until the moments run out...
Emma Goldsmith was perfectly happy building her life's work around beautiful gems… until her boss buys the largest pearl-importing business in the country and offers her the chance to manage it.
But there’s a reason pearls were the symbol for tears in a previous century. A glass of pearl tea spells death for someone close to her. And the business that was going to make her career? Who knew it came with a few extras—like hostile employees and smuggling. And murder.
Now Emma is not only a murder suspect, but she also needs to figure out who put her in the crosshairs before she becomes Interpol’s flavor of the month.More info →