About the Book
Book: The Silver Shadow
Author: Liz Tolsma
Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense
Release date: May 2021
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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?
The Silver Shadow Excerpt Three
How many stories about weddings and comings out? How could she possibly make them exciting and titillating enough for Mr. Ward?
Mr. Ward lumbered past, leering at her as he went by. She shivered.
Well, the article wouldn’t write itself. Until it was completed and turned in, she couldn’t go home. She typed a sentence. Gracious, that was awful. Even she agreed it was as dull as dirty dishwater.
She ripped the paper from the typewriter, crumpled it, and tossed it in the metal trash can. Who cared about Virginia Pettigrew? There was nothing fun or fascinating about her at all. The only reason to write these pieces was because the prominent people they featured wanted to read about themselves.
If only Polly could get this done. She could go home for the day. Already, she’d missed supper at her boardinghouse.
A commotion rippled through the newsroom, a buzz that moved from the front and found its way to Polly. Something about a mugging.
Two women. Much more interesting than Virginia Pettigrew.
Polly turned in her chair and leaned toward the desk beside her, occupied by Harry Gray, who had just returned from a dinner break. He glanced at her, his fingers flying over his typewriter keys.
She kept her voice low. “What’s going on? Some kind of big story?”
Harry turned his skinny lips into a frown, his dark mustache also dipping, and shook his head. “A woman cracked over the head. Nothing new. She was crazy to be out by herself at this hour. A woman in Denver in this day and age should always have an escort. Colorado gives you the right to vote, and now you think you can waltz the streets alone at any hour. I’ll bang out a little piece about it before I leave.”
MISSED ANY EXCERPTS, GO HERE:
Excerpt One: https://vickysluitercom.wordpress.com/author-spotlight/
Excerpt Two: https://beckiebythebook.com/2021/04/12/book-launch-the-silver-shadow/
Excerpt Three: https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/2021/04/12/epic-book-launch-the-silver-shadow-excerpt-3/
Excerpt Four: http://www.simpleharvestreads.com/posts/the-silver-shadow-book-excerpt/
Excerpt Five: https://abakersperspective.com/the-silver-shadow-by-liz-tolsma/
Excerpt Six: https://litteraegaudium.wordpress.com/2021/04/10/the-silver-shadow-epic-book-launch/
Excerpt Seven: https://www.susankbeatty.com/silver-shadow/
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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 http://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.
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