A Mountain of Mystery - Mysteries of Silver Peak - Series - Book 1

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A Mountain of Mystery - Mysteries of Silver Peak - Series - Book 1
When Sadie’s old friend Edwin retires to his parents’ Victorian home, he finds a gorgeous antique wedding gown hidden in the attic. It’s in perfect condition, except for one important thing: a bullet hole in the bodice! When he shows it to Sadie, he also reveals another antique that suggests one of Sadie’s relatives knew how that bullet hole got there... As Sadie investigates the history of the dress, a mysterious visitor arrives who wants the gown — at any cost. Will the stranger be the key to unlocking the secret past of the dress? Will Sadie uncover what happened to the bride so long ago?

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A Mountain of Mystery - Book 1

Known as Silver Peak’s “Antique Lady,” Sadie Speers loves owning and running her shop, the Antique Mine. When her high school sweetheart shows her an old wedding dress he found in his attic, Sadie guesses the dress belonged to her great aunt Rachel Wright, Silver Peak’s famous runaway bride, who was assumed to have died in 1897. But that’s not all Edwin reveals: there’s a hole in the bodice of the dress and a pistol inscribed with the initials of Sadie’s grandfather.

But Sadie isn’t the only one interested in the dress. A woman arrives in Silver Peak, claiming to be Sadie’s cousin, drawn to town by news of the dress. And Wade Marley, a descendant of Rachel Wright’s jilted bridegroom, demands that Sadie turn over the dress to him, as according to legend it contains the fortune Rachel stole from the Marley family when she fled. As Sadie searches for the truth, she must first discover what truly happened to Rachel Wright over 100 years ago…before the past catches up to her.

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Series DescriptionJoin in a Treasure Hunt with a Witty Antique Shop Owner Who Depends on Faith and Friends to Uncover Secrets from the Past. Everyone in Silver Peak, Colorado, knows Sadie Speers as the town’s unofficial historian. The Antique Mine, her well-stocked antique shop, is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike in this historic mining town. Silver Peak’s past is full of mysteries, and no one is better at solving them than Sadie.Leave your cares behind and head to the high country of Silver Peak, Colorado, for some super-sleuthing fun that will bring the history of the town to life. Follow the adventures of antique shop owner Sadie Speers as she digs into history to solve mysteries left behind in the items she sells. Dig deep into the pages of Mysteries of Silver Peak and lose yourself in the captivating suspense of a faith-filled novel set in a historic and beautiful mining town. Take a stroll down Main Street, flanked by stately 19th-century brick buildings and set against majestic snow-capped mountains. Wander into the Antique Mine and feel yourself drawn back in time.Spark your curiosity with the first chapter of A Mountain of Mystery: 

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Sadie Speers

Sadie Speers

Sadie is known for her quick wit, kindness, and jovial sense of humor. Her family owned a huge ranch just out of town until the Depression, when they were forced to sell off all but the beautiful farmhouse where Sadie now lives. She has run the Antique Mine since retiring from teaching and also serves on the board at Campfire Chapel and the Historical Preservation Council. She is spontaneous, a little impulsive, and generous with those she loves or who are in need. Her grandchildren are the center of her world, and she has many friends who are always dropping by to find out her latest mystery.

Roz Putnam

Roz Putnam

Roz is a retired teacher, and she is resourceful and quick to offer advice, whether requested or not. She has been Sadie's best friend since kindergarten and the two are like sisters. She and her husband Roscoe run the local hardware store and live in a small cottage on the edge of town. 

Edwin Marshall

Edwin Marshall

Long before Sadie met her husband; she had been going steady with Edwin. He left town and became a successful circuit judge. Now he is a retired widower and had moved back to renovate his parents' house. You can tell by the way he finds every excuse to run into Sadie that he would like to be her beau again.

Theo & Sara

Theo & Sara Macomb

At 17 and 14, Sadie's grandchildren like antiques, and often step in to help their grandmother and Roz with their sleuthing. Both are great at researching historical facts on the internet that help uncover the background of new acquisitions.

Alice Macomb

Alice Macomb

Alice is Sadie's daughter. She helps her mom in the shop on weekends along with her son, Theo, and daughter, Sara. She's a bit more introverted than Sadie, but shares her mom's love of solving mysteries.

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I loved this series.- Review by Karen
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I will always treasure my time in Silver Peak. These characters have become like family to me. I was so sorry to see the series end, and I cried the last few pages. Now on to a new series..

(Posted on 2/22/17)

Absolutely Loved the book!- Review by Murrell
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It keep your attention all through the book.....I'm anxious to get book number 2!

(Posted on 9/24/15)

my after work adventure- Review by Peter
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I'm going to miss my post work "trips" to the Rocky Mountains and all the "friends" I've met there. This mystery kept me on my toes, and I look forward to the others in this series.

(Posted on 1/12/15)

charming- Review by Lucy
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A Mountain of Mystery is a delightful cozy mystery set in Silver Peak, Colorado. Silver Peak is a mining town that was settled in the gold rush era with lots of down home charm. Sadie Speers own the local antique shop. When her old high school sweetheart moves back to town, he shows her an old wedding dress he found in his family attic. There's a bullet hole and blood stain on the bodice, and packed in with the dress is a pistol that belonged to Sadie's grandfather. Could this be the wedding dress of the famous runaway bride that disappeared on her wedding day? Is there a hidden treasure hidden with the dress?
As news of the dress leaks out, a woman arrives in town claiming to be a relative. Sadie is surrounded by people who are acting suspicious and threatening. Sadie has to find out what happened to the bride over a hundred years ago, before things get worse. The mystery is thick and charming. It is very well written and will keep you interested and guessing until the end.

(Posted on 1/12/15)

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The beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is the backdrop for this cozy, inspirational mystery. Antique shop owner Sadie Speers uncovers some surprising things about her great Aunt Rachel, who was the famous “Runaway Bride” of Silver Peak. She is assisted by Edwin, her high school sweetheart, who recently returned to his hometown. When Edwin discovers the Runaway Bride’s wedding dress with a bullet hole in his attic, it adds to the clues and the mystery. A turn of events occurs when Laura comes to town, claiming to be the granddaughter of Rachel, as well as Sadie’s cousin. When Sadie’s house and car are vandalized, is it related to the Runaway Bride mystery and the people who want the dress? Is Laura who she claims to be? This story of a 100-year-old mystery is the first in the “Mysteries of Silver Peak” series.

(Posted on 1/12/15)

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Other Books in the Series

The series continues with...

Nobody's Safe

During a restoration of Silver Peak’s historic opera house, where famous people such as Buffalo Bill and Sarah Bernhardt graced the stage in its boomtown heyday, workers discover an old, ornate pedestal safe that’s been sealed in the walls. How long has the safe been there? And why would someone seal it away from sight in the opera house? Sadie can’t wait to examine the rare antique and discover what treasures might wait inside. If it is as valuable as Sadie believes it to be, the safe could be sold to subsidize the opera house’s restoration. But when threatening notes arrive, warning Sadie to leave the safe unopened, she must race the clock to uncover its secrets before it’s too late.

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Silver Surprise

When Sadie Speers’s grandson, Theo, finds and old ledger at a yard sale in Denver, he eagerly shows it to her. Oddly, the book contains diary entries, not numbers. It seems to hold clues to an unsolved Silver Peak bank robbery that implicated the father of James Morgan, the current bank president and Edwin Marshall’s opponent for the mayoral race. Theo tells his friends about the book, inadvertently renewing speculation about the scandal and threatening James’s chances in the election. Meanwhile, when someone begins sabotaging his campaign, rumors fly that Edwin is behind the mischief. Can Sadie piece together the clues to clear both men’s reputations?


 

Other books in this series:

  1. Wildfire
  2. A Lode of Secrets
  3. Time Will Tell
  4. A Code of Honor
  5. Empty Saddle
  6. Reunion Dance
  7. The Counterfeit Caper
  8. A Blessing and a Curse
  9. A Code of Honor
  10. The Restoration Project
  11. Lights and Shadows
  12. God Bless Us, Every One   (Christmas)
  13. Instrument of Peace   (Thanksgiving)
  14. Flurries of Suspicion
  15. Heated Accusations
  16. Piece by Piece
  17. Things Unseen
  18. Dangerous Beauty
  19. Sleight of Hand
  20. The Watcher
  21. Chapter and Verse
  22. Grandfathered In




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