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Friday, 18 December 2020

☀☄ A Murder Is Forever: The Diamond District Mysteries [1] - Rob Bates

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Murder Is Forever, a Cosy Mystery by (, Camel Press, 183 pages).

This is the first book in the The Diamond District Mysteries series.

Don't miss our interview with author Rob Bates.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Rob Bates will be awarding a $15 Amazon gift card, and three copies of A Murder Is Forever to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Trailer || Teaser: KCR Preview || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Max Rosen always said the diamond business isn't about sorting the gems, it's about sorting the people. His daughter Mimi is about to learn that some people, like some diamonds, can be seriously flawed.

After Mimi's diamond-dealer cousin Yosef is murdered–seemingly for his $4 million pink diamond–Mimi finds herself in the middle of a massive conspiracy, where she doesn't know who to trust, or what to believe. Now she must find out the truth about both the diamond and her cousin, before whoever killed Yosef, gets her.

"[A] sprightly debut …. Bates, who has more than 25 years as a journalist covering the diamond business, easily slips in loads of fascinating information on diamonds and Jewish culture without losing sight of the mystery plot. Readers will look forward to Mimi’s further adventures." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Rob Bates has written about the diamond industry for over 25 years. He is currently the news director of JCK, the leading publication in the jewelry industry, which just celebrated its 150th anniversary. He has won 12 editorial awards, and been quoted as an industry authority in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio.

He is also a comedy writer and performer, whose work has appeared on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment,, and McSweeneys.

He has also written for Time Out New York, New York Newsday, and

He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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