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The Secret in the Wall
Book 8 now available
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.
Now living in San Francisco, Inez works hard to keep a respectable, loving home for her young ward, Antonia. 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 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. Yet, the more she digs, the muddier and more dangerous things become.
“A convoluted mystery, based on true events and replete with rich period detail, that’s a delight to read.”
“Strong writing, vivid descriptions, and intriguing characters paint an accurate picture of life in the late 1800s and is a trademark of Ann Parker’s works. Not to be missed.”
—Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine (Read more on pg. 8)
“Intricately plotted and intriguingly cast, this richly detailed historical mystery captivates and will leave you wishing for more. Parker’s smart, fiercely independent sleuth is pure delight.”
—Audrey Blake, USA Today bestselling author
—Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
“Written from multiple points of view, The Secret in the Wall is a top-notch historical cozy mystery.”
—Mysteries with Character