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Leaden Skies (Silver Rush. Series: Silver Rush Mysteries.

Leaden Skies by Ann Parker is book 3 of the Silver Rush mystery series set in 1880 Leadville Colorado. Ulysses S Grant comes to Leadville. Throngs gathered long before his arrival, and mass chaos ensued. A brothel fire threatened to engulf all the businesses on State Street, the fire department unable to reach the building through the crowds. Madam Frisco Flo, the owner of the fire-damaged brothel, proposes a business deal to Inez Stannert, part owner of the Silver Queen saloon.

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Leaden Skies, published in 2009 by Poison Pen Press is Ann Parker's latest in the Silver Rush series. It is also the second of Ann Parker's works to win the coveted Colorado Book Award. This reading is an excerpt from Ashland Mystery rvtv noir, filmed in June 2010 at the Medford Railroad Park in Medford, Oregon.

Leaden Skies : A Silver Rush Mystery. Silver Rush Mysteries (Paperback). By (author) Ann Parker.

Narrated by Kirsten Potter. In the summer of 1880, the mining boom town of Leadville, Colorado, is being toured by Ulysses S. Grant, former president and Civil War general, probably with a view to invest in the town’s silver mines. But others in his retinue and in the town are tempted by other visions.

A tunnel? Between Mrs. Sweet’s parlor house and Lynch’s saloon?. It came out almost as a confession. When did you find out about this?. Just this afternoon ally gained entrance to some of the rooms. They’ve been occupied until now. I found the door in the saloon. Partially hidden, but I’ve seen things like this before, so was alerted. This sort of thing is common?. The lines around his eyes made him look suddenly old, older than the streaked gray and brown hair would indicate. Tunnels abound, Mrs. Stannert

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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 SILVER LIES, IRON TIES, LEADEN SKIES, and the upcoming MERCURY’S RISE. 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.

In the summer of 1880, the siren song of a lucky silver find in the mining boomtown of Leadville, Colorado, isn't the only thing that leads folks into temptation. Although possible investment in Leadville's silver mines is a main reason that former president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant is now touring this city at the top of the Rockies, others in his retinue and in town are enticed by other visions. Political aspirations fuel the dreams of young John Quincy Adams Wesley and his mother, while itinerant fire insurance mapmaker Cecil Farnesworth struggles against the seductive call of State Street, Leadville's red-light district. As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has often observed the ruination that comes from yielding to temptation. Still, that knowledge hasn't stopped Inez from taking Reverend Justice Sands as her lover, in the absence of news of her missing husband. Nor does it stop her from striking a backroom deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo, a deal that Inez gambles will make her financially independent. But when the body of Lizzie, one of Flo's women, is discovered and Inez learns that Flo has another silent business partner, whose identity she will not divulge, Inez begins to have second thoughts. Inez, in a race against time to untangle the dealings of the high and the low during Grant's visit, must also face her own demons from the past, even as she fights to save her reputation and her life.

Comments: (7)

Xaluenk
Great historical mystery! Especially if you like strong female lead characters! I believe this is the 3rd book in this series. I have read them all and they are all awesome!!

The summer of 1880: although possible investment in Leadville's silver mines is a main reason that former president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant is now touring this city at the top of the Rockies, others in his retinue and in town are enticed by other visions. As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has often observed the ruination that comes from yielding to temptation. Still, that knowledge hasn't stopped Inez from striking a backroom deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo, a deal that Inez gambles will make her financially independent.
Humin
The bad guy in this book was so obvious it was almost insulting. I like to ride along with a mystery and see it as a challenge to figure out "who dunnit" before the villain is unmasked. The murdering arsonist was so obvious from the first time Inez meets him I thought it was a major red herring. Nope. It was just a telegraphed punch.

I like historical fiction. I like to know it is based on fact and well researched. The books of this series are well researched and involving. The politics of the day, the machinations of Horace Tabor: who I always thought was just a character from "Paint Your Wagon", are intriguing. Politics, dirty tricks, women's suffrage, drug abuse, arson, soiled doves and religion all wind up into a tight plot and an interesting read. The descriptions of small details add depth to the book. I'm quite familiar with this era as a theatrical costumer and I'm always interested when clothing is described. And, in this book clothing truly makes the "man" because the only way women can move freely about town, and take certain jobs is if they dress in male drag.

No spoilers here, but the last sentence in the book was an obvious ploy to sell the next book, and that irritated me no end. I'll read it, but I'll harbor a grudge at the heavy handed way I was induced to purchase it.

I'll read the next book and hope the author doesn't think we are all too stupid to figure out an obvious bad guy. But if the author adds another plot changer in the last paragraph I probably will be too disgusted with them to ever read anything they write again.
Minnai
What fun! As Leadville Colorado prepares for the arrival of Ulysses S. Grant, Inez Stannert still operates the Silver Queen Saloon with her partner Abe that her now missing husband won at the turn of a card . Is he dead or did he just abandon her? Wanting a little extra security in case her ownership of the saloon is challenged, she strikes a deal with local madam Frisco Flo who wants to move her girls to a better, more profitable site in town - but Inez keeps this deal secret from her partner Abe as well as her lover the Reverend Justice Sands (those who have read the first two books know Sands has a few secrets of his own). One of Flo's girls soon shows up dead with the death blamed on another of Flo's girls and Inez is once again in the thick of things as she tries to unravel the mystery.

If Zelda didn't murder Lizzie, who did? And why? Could it be mapmaker Cecil Farnesworth who had such an unhealthy reaction to Lizzie's advances? How did someone get in and out of a locked room without being seen? How is it that local policeman Patrick "The Hatchman" Ryan has a key to Flo's front door? What about wealthy political hopeful John Quincy Adams Wesley - what steps would he take to have that damning photo and letters destroyed? Will Inez be able to solve the puzzle before she too becomes a victim?

Inquiring minds want to know but you know I am not telling. This was a jolly good romp peopled with real historical characters like U.S. Grant and Horace Tabor, although I have to say it was the fictional ones who shone in this one - especially Zelda. She definitely had some of the best scenes, especially with her brother as she's preparing to leave town and he realizes not only is there no one to cook his grits, but he'll have to set her up with a crib in another town so she can send money home and keep supporting the two brothers and their father. Wrap all that up with a good who-done-it, a few steamy (but not too steamy) scenes between Inez and the good Reverend all leading up to a nail biting rescue as well a big surprise finish that will leave you hanging and begging for the next in the series (Ms. Parker that was dirty pool throwing in a cliff-hanger like that). Stay tuned......

The first two in the series,
Silver Lies
Iron Ties (Silver Rush Mystery)
Rigiot
I read all 4 books in the series, (though not exactly in the correct order-- If I have one complaint, it was hard to keep track of what order to read them -- a 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the covers would have been helpful!) However, I do want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed all 4 books and I think Ann Parker did an incredible job of bringing the flavor of the 1880s to every character and circumstance. What an amazing amount of detailed research she did to get every detail correct-- clothing, firearms, arcitecture, decorating, personal hygiene, transportation, etc.... Her characters, while not always perfect people or sometimes even likeable, are amazingly real for the time period, and I am in awe of the wonderful historical flavor throughout every book. The mysteries were gripping as well, with twists and turns in every book. I feel like there must be another book on the way because of treads left untied, and I anxiously look forward to reading it-- or them? I very much want to know how the rest of Inez Stannert's life goes-- Does she end up with Mark Stannert, Reverand Sands, someone else, does she die young of sclerosis of the liver, does she die an old lady in the 1900's, does she die in a gun fight? SO many questions! PLEASE keep writing Ms. Parker, I'm a fan.
Leaden Skies (Silver Rush Mysteries) download epub
Mystery
Author: Ann Parker
ISBN: 1590585771
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1St Edition edition (July 5, 2009)
Pages: 300 pages