Leaden Skies (Silver Rush #3)
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...more
Parker, Ann – 3rd in series
Poisoned Pen Press, 2009, ARC – ISBN: 9781590585771 (Hardcover)
First Sentence: When the summer storm arrived late that afternoon, it was hailed as a blessing.
Inez Stannert is the one-third owner of the Silver Queen Saloon; another third is owned by her friend and black man, Abe, and the final third is owned by her husband, whom she’s not seen in over a year. Inez is ready to move on with her relationship with Re...more
This is not great literature. The plot is solid, but the writing occasionally suffers from informal expressions and similes that seemed out o...more
I only gave three stars because the mystery was not quite as well worked out as it was in Mercury's Rise; but this one did carry the character development along nicely. (Three stars means I...more
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 Jus...more
I'll continue with the series - I have to after the last line of the book (no spoilers here an...more
Sense of place and historical details were quite good (+4), but often got in the way of the story(-1).
Too much conversational wrapping up of details at the end, explaining what went on (-1).
Not certain if I'll read the other books in the series.