"Reyes' series debut sparkles like a five-carat stone. Brilliant!''
Deborah Sharp, Author of the Mace Bauer Mysteries
Jeweler's Mark: A Love and Diamonds Mystery, the just-published book by R. V. Reyes, interweaves the author's experience as a third generation jewelry designer in her family's jewelry business within the glamour and glitz of her native Miami to create a sparkling new addition to South Florida's mystery scene.
The Love and Diamonds series introduces readers to Gigi Santos, a wedding ring designer and diamond appraiser, who falls for cover-boy handsome Detective Carlos Garcia. When he comes to investigate a year-old burglary at Gigi’s jewelry business they flirt and sparks fly. Gigi is sure she will have him on her arm as her ten-year high school reunion date. That is, until her best friend Lourdes becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the reunion's organizer. Gigi knows Lourdes is innocent and she is determined to prove it. When Gigi’s sleuthing puts her and the people she loves in danger, Detective Garcia tries to keep her out of harm’s way. But, by uncovering dark secrets and fake diamond rings under the Miami moonlight, it's not sure where their adventures will take their relationship.
Lesley A. Diehl, Author of the Eve Appel mysteries (Camel Press), exclaims, “Gigi Santos is a gem of a protagonist. You’ll love her courage and style in this hot cozy mystery. I give it 24 karats.”
Kait Carson, Author of Death by Sunken Treasure (Henery Press) states, “True love and diamonds, two of the hardest, and strongest, substances known to man, or woman… R.V. Reyes has captured the joy and the fast pace of living in Miami where the truth is as hot the Florida sun.”
R. V. Reyes is an active member of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and writes Cozy in Miami, a blog featuring interviews with leading Florida mystery writers, including Elaine Viets, Susan Cox, Michael Haskins and Kait Carson. Learn more about R.V. Reyes at www.rvreyes.com.
Jeweler's Mark: A Love and Diamonds Mystery, is available in paperback and Kindle eBook on Amazon and at area South Florida bookstores.
· ISBN-10: 1536939501
· ISBN-13: 978-1536939507