“Without a Doubt” is the third book in the Carol Child Mystery series by Nancy Cole Silverman.  I didn’t read the previous books in this series yet, but I was able to understand and follow the story quite well.

Nancy writes about what she knows. She was one of the first female on-air television reporters in her hometown of Phoenix. She moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s and turned to the business side of the market where she eventually became the General Manager at of a radio station in LA.

As the story opens, Carol Childs is a radio reporter doing a light story about chocolate when she stumbles upon a Beverly Hills jewelry heist. Later she realizes that she may have inadvertently helped the suspect to escape.  To complicate the situation, her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case undercover as an escort to a rich socialite.

The story is a delightful cozy mystery that takes us through the world the Beverly Hills elite.  There are exquisite jewels worn by movie stars, and a sexy royal who plays polo.  There is an interesting true story interweaved about Huguette Clark, the daughter of a senator and industrialist who amassed a fortune in art and jewels and left as if she was planning to return.

“Without a Doubt” is a great escapist book.  I would compare it to the earlier Stuart Woods books.

5 Stars out of 5.


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