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Out of options, and money, unemployed journalist Mimi Rosen goes to work for her father's gem company in New York City's Diamond District, though the two don't always get along. When Mimi's diamond-dealer cousin Yosef is murdered, seemingly over a $4 million pink diamond, Mimi discovers that the stone is key to a scandal involving bribery and murder, which may even implica ...more
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Published October 13th 2020 by Camel Press
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"Avonna
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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A MURDER IS FOREVER (The Diamond District Mystery Series Book #1) by Rob Bates is the first book in a new amateur sleuth cozy mystery series set in New York City’s Diamond District.

Mimi Rosen is an unemployed journalist with no prospects and out of money. She reluctantly goes to work doing the books for her father’s gem company in the Diamond District of NYC.

Diamond dealing can be a dangerous profession and when Mimi’s cousin, Yosef
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Jypsy
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you PICT for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviexwed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

A Murder Is Forever
The Diamond District Mystery Series
By: Rob Bates

REVIEW ☆☆☆☆

A Diamond Is Forever, maybe. A Murder Is Forever, definitely. I can't imagine working in the diamond district, and after reading this story, I don't really want to. Diamonds are a serious business with a sharp edged hint of danger. I learned a lot of information about an industry that seems to hide itself w
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Annarella
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is an excellent debut for a new mystery series.
It’s highly entertaining and well written, a gripping story that kept me hooked till the end.
I loved the descriptions of the diamond business world and of the Jewish traditions, both are well researched and I learned a lot about diamonds and how they are sold&bought.
The mystery is full of twists and turns and it kept me guessing. I think there’s a lot of potential in this series that could become a favourite of mine.
I had some issues with Mimi,
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James Courage
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable fast paced diamond thriller

Showing his experience of the diamond industry, Rob’s written an Enjoyable thriller based on his real insight into a tight knit community and the potential of institutional corruption by a few can all too easily destroy, trust, lives and relationships - Rob’s created an interesting character is his ‘sleuth’ I trust she’ll be back for another adventure
Jeremiah Murphy
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a fun read! This one has it all: engaging characters, humor and a plot that had me guessing until the end. While this book is a solid mystery, I'd also recommend it as a journalism textbook--Bates offers effective tips on how to investigate a story and interview sources. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! ...more
Jane Pettitt
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the story very much, first book in series Mimi accepts a job with her father max , but she really is a journalist . Yosef her cousin is murdered but they didn’t the diamond, Mimi is investigating and things done add up ,
Daniel Ford
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New charts will have to be made to explain how off the charts this book is. The cover deserves a New York City diner backdrop and a Greek coffee cup, but, alas, pandemic. Filled with the author’s signature humor and intelligence, A Murder Is Forever not only made me homesick for the city, but also for the quirky industry where I started my career.
Kathleen
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In A Murder Is Forever, book one of The Diamond District Mystery Series, author Rob Bates transports the reader to New York City's Diamond District located on 47th Street between Fifth and Six Avenues, for an intriguing mystery story that will keep the reader guessing and turning the pages.

Just when you think diamonds are forever ... Mimi Rosen finds out that A Murder Is Forever too ...

Mimi Rosen is an unemployed journalist who works part-time as the bookkeeper at her father's gem store, Max Ro
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Joan
Dec 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting mystery set in the diamond district in New York City. The diamond dealers highlighted in this novel are Jewish. I happily learned quite a bit about diamonds, how they are graded and marketed. I also learned quite a bit about Jewish traditions and culture too. (So that's why the women wear wigs.)

The mystery itself is well done. It revolved nicely around the idea of how diamonds are valued. Mimi, the heroine is a out of work journalist bent on solving the murder. I alway
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Debbie Rozier
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
About the Book: Mimi Rosen is working as an accountant in her father’s diamond dealer business after being laid off from her editing job. Her cousin, Yoseph, has recently acquired a 3 carat pink diamond. The day after becoming engaged Yoseph is shot after fighting back from a robbery attempt. But..it’s not that cut and dry. Mimi dusts off her journalist’s skills to find out exactly what happened to Yoseph when things don’t add up.


My thoughts: This is a great read with easy dialogue and a myster
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Margaret Yelton
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
A Murder Is Forever is the first book in (The Diamond District Mystery Series) written by Rob Bates. This was a new author for me and as with all new authors you don't know whether you will enjoy their books or not. Having said that I found the book to be very well written, and a storyline that kept me turning pages until the very end. This is one business that I know absolutely nothing about, but the author seems well researched and interested in learning more. I found the book to be full of ma ...more
Nancy
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dreams lost and found. This book has them. There are also some nightmares in there.

Mimi is an out of work journalist who is working part-time for her father. It's not what she wants to do, but it's necessary in order to pay her rent and buy things like food.

She finds a friend in the office receptionist, but that turns into a not so friendly relationship as Mimi tries to find out who murdered her cousin.

You'll meet some interesting characters and be surprised when the murderer is revealed.

Thank
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Patty Young
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book! Fast moving story set in the Diamond District. Murder and shady business practices. If you've ever visited 47th street, you'll want to read this! Looking forward to his 2 other books. ...more
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