The Argentina Rhodochrosite
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Praise for the The Uruguay Amethyst: An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery:

“Well-paced and skillfully told, with outstanding sense of place, an enjoyable main character, and entertaining supporting cast.... [It] swept me off my feet.” (Venus de Hilo, 5-star review)

“A delightful book – it will enchant you with exotic places and interesting characters.” (Linda Osborn, 5-star review)


A famously temperamental soccer star has just suffered a terrible loss: Someone has stolen his favorite necklace.

No ordinary piece of jewelry, this rhodochrosite had belonged to his birth mother, a woman he has never met. She had ‘disappeared’ during the famous Argentine dirty war of the nineteen-seventies.

This superstar really wants it back. And he refuses to play soccer again until someone finds it.

It’s shaping up to be a national tragedy, until the arrival of...


Fresh off her amethyst adventure, Ainsley immediately embarks on a journey into the brash heart of Argentinian futból culture.

Running from nightclubs in historic mansions to seedy tango parlors...

...from impoverished shantytowns to the grand landscape of Patagonia ...

...Ainsley discovers glamour, danger, excitement, and the dark secrets of a country’s hidden past.

From an author who worked on the foreign desk of The Washington Post...

...who explored North and South America for nearly twelve months...

...who was a finalist in a prestigious short story contest sponsored by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald...

...comes a travel adventure that will change the way you see your life.

Length: Approximately 82,000 words.
Third in the series.

More praise for the Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery series:

“ exciting new writer.” (Pamela Barrett, California, 5-star review)

“I recommend this to anyone ... it is definitely worth the money.” (J Bronder, 5-star review)

“I can’t wait to read others in the series!” (Autumn Timpano)
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