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About the Book
Book: The Silver Shadow
Author: Liz Tolsma
Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense
Release date: May 2021
A Shadowy Figure Is Intent on Harming Denver’s Women
Book 11 in the True Colors series—Fiction Based on Strange-But True History
Denver of 1900 is still a dangerous place to be following the silver crash of 1893. And of out of the dark comes a shadow intent on harming women. Ambitious young Denver newspaper reporter Polly Blythe is searching for the big story that’s going to launch her career. On Friday evening, August 24, 1900, she gets her break when two women are cracked over the head within a two-minute walk of each other. But policeman Edwin Timmer thwarts Polly’s ideas of a serial criminal. . .until the shadowy figure strikes again. Will the reporter and the policeman team up to find the culprit before he strikes too close for comfort?
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The Silver Shadow Excerpt Seven
From the reticule that matched the color of her skirt, the woman withdrew a pad of paper and a pencil, then pulled herself straight and flashed him a soft smile. “I’m Polly Blythe from the Denver Post. I understand there was a mugging tonight on Pearl Street. What more can you tell me about the case?”
Edwin glared at the officer. “That will be all.”
“Yes, sir.” The man scurried away.
“Miss Blythe, you said?”
“That’s correct. From the Denver Post.”
The news just got better and better. The Post was a sensational publication with flamboyant owners who weren’t afraid to exaggerate a bit to lure in readers. They even printed their headlines in red ink. “I caught that part. You’re a reporter there?”
Those eyes hardened, and she pointed to her hat. “You don’t believe
women can be good newspaper reporters?”
“I never said anything about good or not. I want to make sure I have your credentials correct before I speak on the record.”
“Oh.” A little of the starch left her spine.
“I don’t know much about either of the cases at this point.”
“Either of the cases?”
“Yes, there were two victims.”
“Two?” She scratched something onto the paper.
“That’s correct. Both in close proximity to each other. One, as you said, on Pearl Street. The other on Sixteenth Avenue, a few blocks from Pearl. The investigation is in its very earliest stages. All I can tell you is that neither of the victims was robbed or, um, violated. If you would like to leave me your information, I can give you a statement when I have more details. I have yet to question the victims. Until then. . .” He gestured toward the door.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz Tolsma is the author of several WWII novels, romantic suspense novels, prairie romance novellas, and an Amish romance. She is a popular speaker and an editor and resides next to a Wisconsin farm field with her husband and their youngest daughter. Her son is a US Marine, and her oldest daughter is a college student. Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. Please visit her website at www.liztolsma.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@LizTolsma), Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She is also the host of the Christian Historical Fiction Talk podcast.