Ann Parker’spresents us with a third novel in her Silver Rush Mystery Series. “Leaden Skies” follows “Silver Lies” and “Iron Ties.” Nice touch how the last word of each title rhymes, no? This one is once again masterfully entertaining with underlying themes of changing women’s roles and the settling of the West.
This intense story covers five days in July 1880 when former president Ulysses S. Grant visits mining community, Leadville, Colorado. Saloon co-owner Inez Stannert is a strong and engrossing heroine.