Gold Mountain

Gold Mountain

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by Vicki Delany
     
 

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Gangster Paul Sheridan is determined to become the king of Gold Mountain. And he intends to marry Fiona McGillivray and make her his queen. Fiona wants no part of these mad plans, but Sheridan refuses to take no for an answer.

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Gangster Paul Sheridan is determined to become the king of Gold Mountain. And he intends to marry Fiona McGillivray and make her his queen. Fiona wants no part of these mad plans, but Sheridan refuses to take no for an answer.

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Publishers Weekly
Set in Dawson, Yukon Territory, in 1898, Delany’s rousing third Klondike caper (after 2010’s Gold Fever) offers more adventure than mystery. While Fiona MacGillivray plans to make an honest living from all the men the gold rush has brought to town, gangster Paul Sheridan, who “just wants to marry her,” has other plans as well as a map to a mountain of gold. When Sheridan kidnaps Fiona, Cpl. Richard Sterling of the North-West Mounted Police, who keeps the peace in Dawson, gets on her trail. Fiona’s account of her abductor’s poorly equipped expedition into unmapped wilderness alternates with the efforts of Sterling’s rescue team. Digressions that provide background for the main characters slow the narrative, but hints of romance and the supernatural carry it along as well as vivid descriptions of the region’s spare landscape. The bizarre closing twist will leave readers prospecting for a sequel. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
This smart and funny sequel to Gold Fever takes us back to the bad old days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Delany has a dab hand with all the lore about life in the 19th century Klondike.

The bizarre closing twist will leave readers prospecting for a sequel.

Delany is a master at her craft, able to use language and historical events to build a story that rivets the reader until the last page.

There are many reasons to read Gold Mountain. First, it's a delight. Second, as mentioned, Fiona is a heroine who's quite unique—feisty, with a checkered past, clever, sarcastic, quit-witted, headstrong and quite fetching. Third, the setting of the Klondike gold rush is so vividly portrayed, from the mud-drenched roads to those desperately seeking their fortunes. Consider it a mini history lesson.

Once again, Delany has managed to bring the wild years of the Klondike Gold Rush to life. It was a time and place filled with unusual characters, mad schemes, violence and greed. All of that comes to light in Delany's Klondike mysteries.

Globe and Mail
This smart and funny sequel to Gold Fever takes us back to the bad old days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Delany has a dab hand with all the lore about life in the 19th century Klondike.
Mystery Scene magazine
Delany is a master at her craft, able to use language and historical events to build a story that rivets the reader until the last page.

Mystery Maven Canada
There are many reasons to read Gold Mountain. First, it's a delight. Second, as mentioned, Fiona is a heroine who's quite unique—feisty, with a checkered past, clever, sarcastic, quit-witted, headstrong and quite fetching. Third, the setting of the Klondike gold rush is so vividly portrayed, from the mud-drenched roads to those desperately seeking their fortunes. Consider it a mini history lesson.
lesasbookcritiques.ca
Once again, Delany has managed to bring the wild years of the Klondike Gold Rush to life. It was a time and place filled with unusual characters, mad schemes, violence and greed. All of that comes to light in Delany's Klondike mysteries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459701892
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Series:
A Klondike Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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“The writing is full of Gold Rush lore. The climax is exactly what the story demands and Delany delivers another good read steeped in the merry-go-round of our rugged past.”

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