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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Parker Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Silver Rush Mysteries Release Date:
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In the summer of 1880, the mining boom town of Leadville, Colorado, is being toured by Ulysses S. Grant, former president and Civil War general, probably with a view to invest in the town’s silver mines. But others in his retinue and in the town are tempted by other visions.

As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has observed the ruination that comes of yielding to temptation. Still, that knowledge hasn't stopped her from striking a backroom deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo, a deal that Inez gambles will make her financially independent. But then there is the discovery of the body of one of Flo's women. And when Inez learns that Flo has another silent business partner, whose identity she will not divulge, Inez begins to have second thoughts.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Parker is proficient in showing the crossroads between civilization and the frontier.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A cliffhanger ending sets a promising stage for the next installment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Parker has created a lively historical tale with a strong female protagonist. The intricate plot, lively characters, and vividly realized historical landscape will appeal to those interested in the Old West as well as to historical-mystery fans.”


  • “Parker has created a lively historical tale with a strong female protagonist.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 2/9/2013

    " This book is the 3rd in a series of historical myteries set in Leadville's boom days. I enjoyed this one (as well as the prior two) and think that Parker does a very good job of transporting the reader back in time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane Dickison | 6/15/2012

    " A soft read following a more action packed book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adrian McCarthy | 3/3/2012

    " I've enojoyed all the Leadville books, but this one is my favorite (so far). Parker's writing has improved with each book, and the mystery plot in this one was especially satisfying. I'm looking forward to Mercury's Rise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Penny | 12/26/2011

    " A real page-turner for historical fiction/mystery fans. This may be my favorite of the series. Entertaining and educational. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Ann Parker

Ann Parker, a science writer by day, is the author of the Silver Rush historical mystery series, the first book of which, Silver Lies, was the winner of the Willa Cather Award for Historical Fiction and the Colorado Gold Award for Best Mystery. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and of Women Writing the West and resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay area.