Buried Diamonds

Buried Diamonds

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Discovering a diamond ring that went missing fifty years earlier, Claire Montrose wonders if the young woman who owned it really committed suicide and encounters an elderly neighbor who is willing to kill in order to keep a secret, a situation that is complicated by racial attacks on Claire's Jewish roommate. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Claire Montrose discovers an engagement ring that has gone missing for 50 years.  Did the young woman who owned it really commit suicide?  One of Claire's elderly neighbors harbors an old secret - and will kill to keep it hidden.  Past and present grow more entangled when neo-Nazis target Claire's Jewish roommate.  Henry's trademark mix of quirky characters, humor, and vanity license plates also explores the persistent shadows of the past. 


Blackwell North Amer
Claire and her longtime boyfriend, Dante, are still mostly long-distance lovers, but in that corner things seem to be looking up. Dante is in line for the position of head curator of a new wing in Portland's art museum. His final interview, which will be preceded by a gala dinner party, is coming up in a few days. And then coincidence threatens their hopes.
While out jogging one morning, Claire finds a triple-diamond ring, hidden in the chink of a fifty-year-old stone wall. When she shows the ring to Charlie, her elderly housemate, expecting surprise, what she gets is alarm.
The story comes out in a rush of remembrance. Fifty years earlier, the triple diamond had been the engagement ring of a young woman friend of Charlie's. Her fiance was the son of the family who lives in the house enclosed by the stone wall. But when the young man returned from the Korean War, she broke the engagement. And then hung herself.
While looking into signs of the past and old newspaper stories, Claire begins to sense a crime behind the half-century-old tragedy. She and Charlie, enlisting the memories of some of Charlie's aged friends, try to unearth what really happened.

Baker
& Taylor

Discovering a diamond ring that went missing fifty years earlier, Claire Montrose wonders of the young woman who owned it really committed suicide and encounters an elderly neighbor who is willing to kill in order to keep a secret.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312304034
031230403X
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm

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