Read-It & Eat: Ann Parker
On Thursday, January 30th at 11:30am join us at Towne Center Book for a Read It & Eat lunch with local author Ann Parker to celebrate her seventh book in her Silver Rush Mystery series: Mortal Music.
Ann Parker is the author of the Silver Rush Mystery series which is currently on it's 7th exciting installment. In the newsest addition, Mortal Music, protagonist Inez Stannert has a past that doesn't bear close inspection, including running a saloon in the wide-open silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. But those times are gone, it's now winter 1881, and her music store is struggling. Inez also lacks capital for her other enterprise: staking the business efforts of local women entrepreneurs. So when prima donna Theia Carrington Drake hears Inez play and demands she replace her accompanist, Inez is hestitant but accepts for the business.
Theia, autocratic and high-strung, seems to attract mayhem and murder. The first victim is her pet songbird, found brutally slain near the ruins of her signature gown in Theia's rooms at the elite Palace Hotel. Her politically ambitious husband hires private investigator Wolter Roeland de Bruijn, also relocated from Leadville, to investigate. De Bruijn, working out of his office in the Palace, joins forces with Inez. When murder strikes one of the Drakes' entourage, the stakes soar, secrets emerge, and passions flare. Someone wants the Golden Songbird silenced—but who?
Told in the familiar setting of San Francisco with detail bound to spark memory in readers, Mortal Music is a sure fire hit with thriller and mystery readers alike. Ann will be bringing props for this event and we will supplying a lovely background filled with soft opera along with lunch inspired by the book.