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by Ann Parker

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Author:
Ann Parker
ISBN13:
978-1590589618
ISBN:
1590589610
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Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.1
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I've been a fan of Ann Parker's "Silver Rush" mysteries since the very first one, Silver Lies.

I've been a fan of Ann Parker's "Silver Rush" mysteries since the very first one, Silver Lies. I love the mining towns of the Old West, so Leadville, Colorado, is a perfect setting for an historical mystery series. Parker can put so much detail in her books, and it never comes across as a history lesson, or as preaching.

Ann Parker’s award-winning Silver Rush mystery series features saloon-owner Inez Stannert in the 1880s silver . The series includes SILVER LIES, IRON TIES, LEADEN SKIES, and the upcoming MERCURY’S RISE.

Ann Parker’s award-winning Silver Rush mystery series features saloon-owner Inez Stannert in the 1880s silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. 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.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ann Parker has produced over 50 one-woman exhibitions around the world

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ann Parker has produced over 50 one-woman exhibitions around the world. Her photographs can be found in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Series: Silver Rush Mysteries.

Parker, Ann. I hope I haven’t erred in asking Mark for help. She finally prepared for bed and blew out the candle in the Mountain Springs House brass candleholder. But she couldn’t sleep

Parker, Ann. But she couldn’t sleep. iliar spring bed and listening to the creek’s constant babble and the symphony of frogs, Inez thought of the Paces and Calder and Susan. Of tonic bottles, poisons, and handkerchiefs soaked with bloody sputum. Of Mark and the Reverend Justice Sands. She drifted off into uneasy sleep, only to be awakened by the loud crunch of carriage wheels over gravel. She got up, thinking it would.

Parker's books but this one has a wealth of information on the early days of. .

Parker's books but this one has a wealth of information on the early days of medicine and the hunt for cures to diseases like consumption. I can't wait for the next in the series. bookswoman, March 31, 2013. I've been a fan of Ann Parker's "Silver Rush" mysteries since the very first one, Silver Lies. In fact, Mercury's Rise may make a few readers cringe due to the characters' attitudes and behaviors towards those ill with tuberculosis, but Parker knows not to infect her nineteenth-century characters with knowledge.

Narrated by Kirsten Potter. In the summer of 1880, many people are traveling to the booming health resort of Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the foot of Pike’s Peak, to chase the cure for tuberculosis. But Inez Stannert, part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, travels for a different reason to this town renowned for its mineral springs and scenery.

Mercury's Rise : A Silver Rush Mystery. Downloadable audio file. By (author) Ann Parker, Translated by Kirsten Potter.

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In summer 1880, many come to the fast-rising health resort of Manitou, Colorado, at the foot of Pike's Peak to chase the cure for tuberculosis. Book in the Silver Rush Series).

It is summer 1880, and Inez Stannert, one of the partners in the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, Colorado, travels with her photographer friend Susan to the fashionable summer retreat of Manitou for a reunion with her son, now a toddler in the care of her sister. On the way, fellow stagecoach passenger Edward Pace suddenly grows faint, swigs some medicine, and dies under their horrified gaze.

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. Wolter Roeland de Bruijn, 'finder of the lost,' has also been tasked with ferreting out the perpetrators and dispensing justice in its most final form.

It is summer 1880, and Inez Stannert, one of the partners in the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, Colorado, travels with her photographer friend Susan to the fashionable summer retreat of Manitou for a reunion with her son, now a toddler in the care of her sister. On the way, fellow stagecoach passenger Edward Pace suddenly grows faint, swigs some medicine, and dies under their horrified gaze. Pace's widow rejects a weak heart theory and begs Inez to investigate. As Inez digs deeper, she uncovers the shady side of spa tourism including spurious claims, profiteering from the coming bonanza in medicinal waters and miracle cures, and medical practitioners who kindle false hopes in the desperate and the dying. Then Inez's husband Mark reappears after a year and a half's unexplained absence. Now she must fight to hold on to her child and the life she has built for herself in an era where "independent woman" is an oxymoron.

  • Great historical mystery! Especially if you like the old west! In the summer 1880, many come to the fast-rising health resort of Manitou, Colorado, at the foot of Pike's Peak to “chase the cure for tuberculosis. But Inez Stannert, part-owner of the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, travels for a different reason. After a long separation, she's reuniting with her young son, William, and her beloved sister, Harmony. However, the stagecoach journey to Manitou turns lethal when East Coast businessman Edward Pace mysteriously dies under the horrified gaze of Inez and Pace's wife and children. After they arrive at the hotel, Pace's widow begs Inez to make inquires into her husband's untimely death. As Inez digs deeper, she uncovers shady business dealings by those hoping to profit from the coming bonanza in medicinal waters and miracle remedies, medical practitioners who kindle false hopes in the desperate and the dying, and deception that predates the Civil War. Then Inez's husband, Mark Stannert, reappears after a year-and-a-half unexplained absence.

  • Inez and the other women in this book are under severe restrictions and not just from their corsets and wardrobes. They have no status as individuals, they have no rights, their husbands and fathers hold all the cards.
    Inez has been running a business with her partner Abe, in a town where she can forge her own identity. But, SPOILER, Mark shows up after nearly 2 years gone. Now every man who has dealt with Inez as a business owner defers to Mark and her divorce petition because of desertion has gone awry.
    Finally Inez will see her son who has been living in the East with her sister's family. By meeting her sister at the health resort at Manitou Springs Inez expects family bonding.
    What she gets is a nasty, dusty stage ride. A man dying at her feet after vomiting blood all over her skirt hems. She knows something is wrong at the resort and the rest of the book follows her navigating the roiled waters of murder, poisoners, skulking nurses, fake TB cures, real consumption sufferers, male chauvinism and intrigue.
    She sets limits on Mark, and is firm in her denial of his expectations of simply resuming their life where he left off. She doesn't love him, she doesn't trust him and she gives him a year to prove himself. But she's in love with the Reverend and he doesn't know Mark is back.
    This is the best of the books so far. I like historical fiction when the author actually does good research. The author's notes will give you a reading list worth looking into.
    The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars was poor editing. Spelling and homonym problems. Somebody trusted spell check/auto correct waaaay too much.
    I'll read the next book. But not because of the cliff hanger this author seems to favor. I'll read it because I'm interested.

  • Since I am fairly well acquainted with the areas of Colorado described in this book, I feel very comfortable with the author's descriptions. Her character development is excellent and the plot is intriguing. I love this series and will continue to read them as long as Ann Parker keeps writing them. Such a great feel for the Leadville area in particular in the late 1800s. Highly recommend.

  • This is my second review on the Silver Rush Mysteries and have to say that it was difficult to put down the book even as I reached the 4th installment!

    I first came across this series through a free offering of the first book "Silver Lies". Since then I have been hooked to the great narrative of the late 19th century America West as well as the protagonist life and could not help but continue with book after book.

    The 4th book to the series continues with Inez's life in 1880 but away from Leadville this time. At the same time it also explores deeper into Inez's personal life what with her long-lost husband showing up at her doorstep as well as seeing her son for the first time in a year.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery. Ms. Ann Parker continues to color the stories with great historical facts. While reading the book, I find myself looking up places and people mentioned in the books to find out more about them. I can't say too much without giving away the story but it's a good mystery that it keeps you on the edge.

    I also enjoyed reading about Inez's life and how she is dealing with the complications that seem to be added to her life with every step she takes. I am even more interested in the woman's role in the late 19th century and the difficulties one needs to endure to be an outspoken woman.

    I do have to agree with some that there are some details that could have been left out as they do not really add much to the progression of the story. Some of the none main character development or conversations is a bit redundant at times. I find myself skipping a few of those and not really missing anything in order to continue with the story. This is the reason for the 4-star rating.

    The series is not only an enjoyable read but also educational and I find myself learning along the way. When I get time I will definitely check out the references mentioned in the Author's Notes section.

    I eagerly look forward to the next installment and what mystery Inez will try to solve (plus some drama)!

  • Ann Parker takes us back to a time of transition, where the old west of cattle, gunfighters, stage coaches and claim jumpers is growing cold and the new west of real estate deals, tourism, resort spas, trains and even scientific research is beginning to heat up. The constant is that everybody wants to either get rich or stay rich and some will kill for it. Saloon part-owner Inez Stannert, beset by over-the-top personal issues, finds herself in a nest of human pit-vipers and must reach out to the last person she would want to work with to see justice done. But what lifts this tale up from the stack of one's mysteries, historical novels, or westerns and onto the Centennial shelf is the author's carefully crafted picture of complex and evolving times.