Book One of the Klondike Mystery Series by Vicki Delany!
It’s the spring of 1898, and Dawson, Yukon Territory, is the most exciting town in North America. The great Klondike Gold Rush is in full swing and Fiona MacGillivray has crawled over the Chilkoot Pass determined to make her fortune as the owner of the Savoy dance hall. Provided, that is, that her twelve-year-old son, growing up much too fast for her liking; the former Glasgow street fighter who’s now her business partner; a stern, handsome NWMP constable; an aging, love-struck ex-boxing champion; a wild assortment of headstrong dancers, croupiers, gamblers, madams without hearts of gold, bar hangers-on, cheechakos, and sourdoughs; and Fiona’s own nimble-fingered past don’t get to her first. And then there’s the dead body on centre stage.
If you loved Gold Digger, check out the next three books of the series, Gold Fever, Gold Mountain, and Gold Web.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fiona MacGillivray and her son abandoned London’s upper crust during the Gold Rush of 1898 to open a saloon in the remote Yukon town of Dawson City. In this engrossing first novel in the Klondike Gold Rush series, Vicki Delany introduces her self-centred, resourceful, and surprisingly witty heroine. After finding the corpse of a sleazy and widely disliked reporter, Fiona’s drawn into a crime-solving partnership with a handsome NWMP constable. Complex characters and plentiful suspects sustain the mystery, while Delany’s sharp, descriptive prose memorably evokes the hardscrabble life of the inhabitants of the old Yukon Territory.