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The Silver Shadow

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Fiction Based on Strange, But True, History
 
True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through a unique stories of historical romantic suspense. Collect them all and be inspired by the hope that always finds its way even in the darkest of times.
 
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 her strikes too close for comfort?
 
 
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Additional Details

Author:
Liz Tolsma
ISBN:
9781643528342
BISAC Category:
FICTION / Christian/Romance
Page Count:
256
Binding:
Paperback / 5.5 x 8.375
Series:
True Colors

2 Reviews

  • 4
    The Silver Shadow

    Published by Connie Porter Saunders on May 19th 2021

    Just who was the Silver Shadow? Why were women in Denver attacked, and often killed, with no apparent motive? These are the questions that rookie news reporter Polly Blythe is determined to answer, with the help of Denver policeman Edwin Price. Author Liz Tolsma has created an intriguing fictional story around the true facts of this crime wave that terrorized Denver in 1900-1901, and she imagines the thoughts of Polly, Edwin, and the criminal that she has dubbed The Silver Shadow. The intrigue kept me guessing throughout the story, and I was especially interested in the Shadow's reasons for attacking these innocent women. Tolsma vividly depicts the extreme fear of Denver citizens, and the frustrations of those who failed to stop this assailant, and she adds even more interest by creating a romantic connection between Polly and Edwin! Apparently. there's little recorded information about these crimes, and the author's notes explain what is fact and what is fiction. I enjoyed The Silver Shadow and I recommend it to all who enjoy historical fiction and romantic suspense. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via Net Galley and was under no obligation to post a review.

  • 5
    The Silver Shadow

    Published by Christena on May 11th 2021

    I really enjoy these stories blending true crimes into the novel for an intriguing story line. In this one women in Denver are bei g attacked and it is becoming more consistent. Polly Blythe is a reporter determined to make a name for herself in the newspaper business which is dominated by men. When she teams up with a police officer to help solve the crime will the killer be found? Will she get her big break with a front page story? This one is hard to put down once you start reading. There is lots of action and clues along the way to the ending.

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