Publication Date: November 1, 2017
No Frills Buffalo
eBook & Paperback; 368 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
True crime has always intrigued me and my interest was piqued when invited by Amy of HFVBT to take part in this tour for Shadow by the Bridge. I haven’t been able to fit in a review but I do have a short excerpt to share.
| About the Book |
11-year-old Fritz Reynolds recalled his father telling him that man is the only creature who can find amusement in killing. Little did he realize that those words would become the theme for his teenage years growing up in the rural hamlet of Linden, New York. In this coming-of-age story, Fritz takes us back to a simpler time when neighbors gathered at the general store to listen to radio shows, drank barrel-aged cider, and worshipped at the Baptist church every Sunday. All was picturesque in his close-knit farming community until terror was unleashed on them.
Minutes passed. I didn’t hear anything but a crow’s squawk and the wind whipping its way through the bare branches. I knelt down and stared through the bush. I looked around; I didn’t see him, but I waited to be sure. I listened, and listened, still shaking. I crept over to her lifeless body. He had moved her over to what seemed to be a shallow grave. Tears poured out of my eyes, as if I were a girl.
~Fritz Reynolds, Linden, New York—November 12, 1917
SHADOW BY THE BRIDGE is based on Real Events surrounding the Linden murders in New York that took place between 1917-1934. The book is rated R.
| Author Bio |
Suzanne is coordinator at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and is an adjunct professor at Buffalo State College. She has a M.A. in English and Creative Writing and a M.S.Ed. in Career and Technical Education. Other publications include a poem in Jigsaw (2014), a short story and two poems in Jigsaw (2016), and a short story in Amaranth Review (2016).