Summer is here and it's time to pick up new reads to take with us on holiday. You know I'm fond of historical fiction and if you are too, today I have the perfect recommendation! What about a fun and light-hearted novel filled with adventure, mystery, and a touch of sweet romance?
The Case of the Copper King
A McKenzie Sisters Mystery Novel
Clever and feisty Cassandra McKenzie engages her newest assignment for the Pinkerton Agency with a knack for deception and a blade in her boot.
Smart, skilled, and unafraid to get her hands dirty, Cassandra grudgingly takes on a new assignment in one of Colorado’s busiest mining towns, where murder and theft draw her deep into a puzzle of lies, quarries, and forgery.
When the mysterious and handsome Quinn Morgan is enlisted to help solve the case, she reluctantly accepts his presence for an undercover scheme meant to draw out the crooks and retrieve the stolen money before they end up buried in a mountainside. Will their talents be enough to untangle truth from deceit before they run out of time?
Ride the rails to Durango at the turn of the century with Cassandra McKenzie, a woman cunning enough to solve the toughest cases in some of the Rockies most rugged and beautiful places.
Immerse yourself in The Case of the Copper King, a stand-alone novel in the delightfully entertaining McKenzie Sisters Mystery series.
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Award-winning author MK McClintock writes historical romantic fiction about courageous and honorable men and strong women who appreciate chivalry, like those in her Montana Gallagher, British Agent, and Crooked Creek series. Her stories of adventure, romance, and mystery sweep across the American West to the Victorian British Isles, with places and times between and beyond. She enjoys a quiet life in the northern Rocky Mountains.
MK invites you to join her on her writing journey at www.mkmcclintock.com, where you can learn more about her many books and series, explore reader extras, subscribe to receive the latest news, and browse the blog.
Praise for the Writings of MK McClintock
"An absolutely delightful mystery adventure that will keep you guessing till the last chapter! The Case of the Copper King is a must to read if you love western mysteries with a touch of romance and lots of twists and turns." —Nicole Laverdure, 5 Stars
"Ms. McClintock’s stories are adventurous and full of budding romance that transports you back to a simpler time where the outside world ceases to exist once you open one of her books." —My Life, One Story at a Time
"Ms. McClintock succeeds in masterfully weaving both genres meticulously together until mystery lovers are sold on romance and romance lovers love the mystery!"
—InD'Tale Magazine on Alaina Claiborne
"Wow! What a series. I guarantee you won't be able to stop reading. Well done MK!”
—Pioneer Hearts Reader on The Montana Gallagher series
"Journey to Hawk's Peak by MK McClintock is one of the most gripping and thrilling western novels that anyone will ever read. This is probably the best novel that I have yet read as a reviewer. It clicks on all cylinders—grammar, punctuation, plot, characterization, everything. This novel is a serious page-turner, and for fans of western fiction, it is a must-read." —Readers' Favorite
"This book was perfectly-paced with mystery, romance, adventure, and so much more. I am definitely recommending that everyone who loves historical fiction in general read this book. I cannot wait to start reading the next book in this series."
—Dreams Come True Through Reading on Blackwood Crossing
Read an excerpt from
The Case of the Copper King
Colorado Springs, Colorado 1899
As one of five women making the rounds in the Lone Dog Saloon, the proprietor expected her to be in high demand. The silky blond hair was pulled up to frame her face while the rest flowed around her shoulders. She drew the attention of every man she passed at the tables, offering a wink, smile, or small wave to each of them.
None of them held her interest.
She sidled up to one man and held a half-full bottle close to her chest.
“Care for a drink, cowboy?”
“I like a little sugar with my whiskey.”
“Sugar is extra, sweetheart.”
“How much extra?”
Amber liquid fell from the bottle into the shot glass on the scarred bar. “Ten dollars.”
“That’s mighty steep for a place like this, darlin’.”
Her fingers trailed up his dusty vest. “I’m worth it, darlin’.”
His boisterous laugh startled a few of the patrons. “Where’s your room?”
“Not so fast. I like to know the names of the men I take to my bed.”
“Name’s Fletcher. I ain’t gonna take you to bed, darlin’. I’m gonna take you to heaven.”
Casey palmed the Deringer and pressed it against her quarry’s belly. “Fletcher Jones. You’ve been a hard man to find.”
Fletcher’s smile vanished as he looked at her with cold, hard eyes. “You got me mixed up with someone else.”
“I don’t think so.”
“You ain’t got what it takes to pull the trigger.”
“I’ve heard a lot of things about you, Fletcher. Not all accounts agree on what you look like, who you ride with, or how many innocent people you’ve killed, but they agree on one thing.”
He smirked. “What’s that?”
“You’re a very stupid man.” She pressed the pistol harder against his gut. “No, no, stay right there. Don’t make this worse for yourself. I want an audience, but I’m guessing you don’t. Where is your partner?”
Fletcher leaned close, the whiskey on his breath pungent and unpleasant. “Who are you?”
Casey smiled. “The person tired of hunting you.”