The Secret in the Wall: A Novel (Silver Rush Mysteries) by Ann Parker
About The Secret In The Wall
The Secret in the Wall: A Novel (Silver Rush Mysteries) Historical Mystery 8th in Series Poisoned Pen Press (February 15, 2022) Paperback : 400 pages ISBN-10 : 1464214948 ISBN-13 : 978-1464214943 Digital ASIN : B096L9XZ73
Sometimes you can’t keep your gown out of the gutter…
Inez Stannert has reinvented herself—again. Fleeing the comfort and wealth of her East Coast upbringing, she became a saloon owner and card sharp in the rough silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado, always favoring the unconventional path—a difficult road for a woman in the late 1800s.
Then the teenaged daughter of a local prostitute is orphaned by her mother’s murder, and Inez steps up to raise the troubled girl as her own. Inez works hard to keep a respectable, loving home for Antonia, carefully crafting their new life in San Francisco. But risk is a seductive friend, difficult to resist. When a skeleton tumbles from the wall of her latest business investment, the police only seem interested in the bag of Civil War-era gold coins that fell out with it. With her trusty derringer tucked in the folds of her gown, Inez uses her street smarts and sheer will to unearth a secret that someone has already killed to keep buried. The more she digs, the muddier and more dangerous things become.
She enlists the help of Walter de Brujin, a local private investigator with whom she shares some history. Though she wants to trust him, she fears that his knowledge of her past, along with her growing attraction to him, may well blow her veneer of respectability to bits—that is, if her dogged pursuit of the truth doesn’t kill her first . . .
About Ann Parker
Ann Parker is a science writer by day and fiction writer by night. Her award-winning Silver Rush Mysteries series, published by Poisoned Pen Press, a Sourcebooks imprint, is set primarily in 1880s Leadville, Colorado, and more recently in San Francisco, California, the “Paris of the West.” The series was named a Booksellers Favorite by the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, and Ann is listed in the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. The Secret in the Wall is the eighth and newest entry in the series.Author Links Website: https://annparker.net/ Blog: https://silverrushmysteries.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnParkerAuthor/ GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2297.Ann_Parker Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/annparkerauthor/ Purchase Links – Amazon – IndieBound – Barnes & Noble – Books-A-Million – Nook – Kobo – Visit Towne Center Books Website for Signed/Personalized copies TOUR PARTICIPANTS February 15 – Ascroft, eh? – GUEST POST February 15 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT February 16 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT February 17 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW February 17 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST February 18 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT February 18 – Books to the Ceiling – AUTHOR INTERVIEW February 19 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT February 20 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT February 21 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT February 21 – Novels Alive – REVIEW February 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW February 22 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW February 23 – I Read What You Write – CHARACTER GUEST POST February 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST February 24 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW February 24 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW February 25 – CelticLady ‘s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT February 26 – Nellie’s Book Nook – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW February 27 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT February 27 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – REVIEW February 28 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – GUEST POST a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners