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Ann Parker

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Ann Parker

Ann Parker’s award-winning Silver Rush mystery series features saloon-owner Inez Stannert  in the 1880s silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. The series includes WHAT GOLD BUYS, SILVER LIES, IRON TIES, LEADEN SKIES and MERCURY'S RISE. Her latest novel is A DYING NOTE. Ann’s ancestors include a Leadville blacksmith, a Colorado School of Mines professor, and a gandy dancer. Ann and her family live in the San Francisco Bay Area (although she’d really, really love to move to Colorado), where she slings scientific and corporate verbiage by day to pay the bills and writes historical mysteries at night to satisfy her soul.

Ann Parker

Books by Ann Parker

by Ann Parker - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

It’s autumn of 1881, and Inez Stannert, still the co-owner of Leadville, Colorado's Silver Queen saloon, is settled in San Francisco with her young ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez has turned her business talents to managing a music store, hoping to eventually become an equal partner in the enterprise with the store's owner, a celebrated local violinist. Inez's carefully constructed life for herself and Antonia threatens to tumble about her ears when the badly beaten body of a young musician washes up on the filthy banks of San Francisco's Mission Creek canal. Inez and Antonia become entangled in the mystery of his death when the musician turns out to have ties to Leadville, ties that threaten to expose Inez's notorious past.

by Ann Parker - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Autumn 1880 in the Rocky Mountains brings frost, snow and the return of Silver Queen Saloon owner Inez Stannert to Leadville, Colorado. Deep in Leadville’s Stillborn Alley, soothsayer Drina Gizzi awaits the promised arrival of her benefactor, the mysterious Mr. Brown. When she is found murdered, strangled with a set of silver and gold corset laces, no one seems to care except the three who find her body --- Inez, her lover Reverend Sands and Drina’s young daughter, Antonia. As Inez and Antonia band together to seek out Drina’s killer, they unearth disturbing evidence of underground resurrectionists, long-held grievances, and white-hot revenge.