by Ann Parker
The Secret in the Wall is the eighth entry in Ms. Parker’s Silver Rush series of historical mysteries. It is published by my favorite Poisoned Pen, an excellent source of mystery fiction.
Readers (re)meet Inez Stannert, an independent woman, who has had an adventurous life. In this entry, Inez begins caring for Antonia whose mother has died. Antonia is not an easy young lady to parent as Inez discovers.
And, of course, more happens in this story. How about a dead body? How about a packet of gold coins? Who is the victim? What happened? Why? Pick this one up to find out.
Those who enjoy historical mysteries should give this one a look. I enjoyed it and will look to read others in the series.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Note that this book has been published and costs $7.99 for the eBook version.
SOME OTHER REVIEWS:
“Agatha finalist Parker’s intricate eighth Silver Rush mystery (after 2020’s Mortal Music) finds onetime Colorado saloon owner Inez Stannert and her 12-year-old ward, Antonia Gizzi, settled comfortably in 1882 San Francisco…Appealing characters match satisfying puzzles. Historical fans will be delighted.” ― Publishers Weekly
“The year 1882 launches Inez Stannert―sleuth, card shark, musician, saloon owner, and helper of ambitious women―on another adventure…a mystery based on true events and replete with rich period detail, that’s a delight to read.” ― Kirkus Reviews –This text refers to the paperback edition.