cover image The Silver Shooter: A Rose Gallagher Mystery

The Silver Shooter: A Rose Gallagher Mystery

Erin Lindsey. Minotaur, $17.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-62344-7

In Lindsey’s exceptional third Rose Gallagher mystery, set in 1887, Theodore Roosevelt once again turns for help to Rose, who saved his life twice in 2019’s A Golden Grave, and wealthy Thomas Wilshire, her partner in the special branch of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency that deals with crimes with supernatural aspects. “Something evil” is going on at Roosevelt’s ranch in the Dakota Badlands. Over the winter, the ranch lost about two-thirds of its cattle herd. Before the cattle losses, locals spotted the ghost of a murdered gold prospector. In addition, a group of Sioux hunters came across a clearing littered with the eviscerated carcasses of missing cattle, horses, and other animals, which had been torn apart in a manner inconsistent with any known predator. The two operatives travel from New York City to the Dakotas, where Rose proves herself an admirably capable and forceful investigator in the effort to solve these and other odd mysteries. Lindsey keeps the suspense at a high pitch throughout. Fans of Preston and Child’s Pendergast series will be enthralled. Agent: Lisa Rodgers, Jabberwocky Literary. (Nov.)