A Dying Note
•Best of the West 2019 - 1st Place in Mystery by True West Magazine
•2018 - CIPA EVVY Winner for Mystery/Crime/Detective
•2018 - CIPA EVVY 2nd Place for Historical Fiction
In the next book in the Silver Rush mysteries, Inez Stannert struggles to solve the murder of a young musician. But in finding answers, she unwittingly opens the door to her dark past…
It's autumn of 1881, and Inez Stannert is settled in San Francisco with her young ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez has turned her business talents to managing a music store, working closely with a celebrated local violinist. The music notes of her new life are aligning perfectly…
Until 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 connections that threaten to expose Inez's notorious past. And while Inez is willing to play "madam detective" to protect herself, she isn’t the only one searching for answers. San Francisco detective Wolter Roeland de Bruijn has also been tasked with ferreting out the perpetrators and dispensing justice in its most final form.
In this thrilling addition to the Silver Rush mystery series, time grows short as Inez races to solve the murder of a young musician. But her investigation uncovers long-hidden secrets and unsettled scores. With lives and reputations on the line, the tempo rises until the investigation's final, dying note.
The critically acclaimed and award-winning Silver Rush mystery series is:
•Perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Sandra Dallas
•For readers who enjoy historical fiction and Western themed mysteries
Other Titles in the Silver Rush Mysteries Series:
•What Gold Buys
•A Dying Note
Set in 1881, Parker's exuberant sixth Silver Rush mystery (after 2016's What Gold Buys) brims with fascinating period details, flamboyant characters, and surprising plot twists. Inez Stannert and her 12-year-old ward, Antonia Gizzi, have relocated from Leadville, Colo., to San Francisco, where the former saloon owner and silent partner of a high-end bordello is now managing the D & S House of Music and Curiosities, a haven for the city's underemployed and underpaid musicians. When the body of a young man, his face brutally bludgeoned, is pulled from the Mission Creek canal, Inez fears it might be someone she knows. Before the plucky Inez can begin her investigation, she finds herself literally confronted by her shady past in the form of silver baron Harry Gallagher, who gives her one week to discover the murderer. Should she fail, he will expose her past associations and thus ruin her socially and financially. Parker leaves the reader longing to see what Inez will get up to next.