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Awards for The Silver Rush Mystery Series

A Dying Note What Gold Buys Mercury's Rise Leaden Skies Iron Ties Silver Lies


A Dying Note

A Dying Note

Book 6

Indies Finalist award seal   CIPA award seal   CIPA award seal


What Gold Buys

What Gold Buys

Book 5

  • Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award Finalist
  • Sarton Women's Book Award (Historical Fiction) Finalist
  • Macavity Historical Novel Award Finalist
  • Will Rogers Medallion Award (Western Romance) Finalist

What Gold Buys


Mercury's Rise

Mercury's Rise

Book 4

  • Macavity Historical Novel Award Finalist
  • Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award Winner
  • Agatha Best Historical Mystery Award Finalist
  • Colorado Book Award Finalist
  • Willa Literary Award Finalist
  • "Recommended Read" of 2011: Colorado Country Life Magazine
  • "Favorite Read" in Western Mysteries: True West Magazine


Leaden Skies

Leaden Skies

Book 3

  • Colorado Book Award Finalist


Iron Ties

Iron Ties

Book 2

  • Colorado Book Award Winner
  • Arizona Book Award Honorable Mention


Silver Lies

Silver Lies

Book 1

  • "Best Mysteries of 2003"—Pick by Publishers Weekly and the Chicago Tribune
  • Willa Literary Award Winner
  • Colorado Gold Award Winner
  • Spur Award Finalist
  • Bruce Alexander Historical Award Finalist