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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my current work in progress. The book is titled Tarnished Silver, and I have no official blurb to share. The set up is like this. 

My heroine Brittany Granger is a private investigator who has been summoned to the home of the Silver family. The Silvers operate The Silver Firm, a prestigious law practice. They are famous, rich, and some say unscrupulous. She has no idea why they want to see her.

Last Week: This is a WIP so if something grabs you that I need to change please say so. 

Brittany leaned forward.  “Do they have any proof?”

He shook his head.  “Not yet.  That’s where you come in.  I want you to attend the church and see what you can find out.  Since you’re part Japanese and live in Fairfield, Bradley won’t think it’s strange if you show up on Sunday.  Find out if there’s any truth in this accusation.  Bradley is estranged from his family, but he’s still my grandson. I’ll allow no one to slander his good name if he’s innocent.”


Brittany could see why Silver needed her; she was tailor made for this job.  Her American father had married a Japanese woman when he served in the military; she was the product of their marriage.

“Well, Miss Granger, will you accept this assignment?”

“Yes, sir.  I’d be glad to.”

“Excellent.”  Silver pulled a check out of his desk and handed it to Brittany.  “You’ll receive another check for the same amount on the day you deliver the information to me.”

Brittany’s eyes almost popped out of her head.  Silver had given her a more than substantial fee.  “I’ll do a good job, sir.  I appreciate the business.”

Silver rose to conclude the interview.  “I’ll look forward to hearing from you.”

He walked Brittany to the study door where the man who’d shown her in waited to escort her out of the mansion.  “Drive carefully,” the man said.  He stood on the portico and watched as she drove away.


Nancy Gideon said...

I'm guessing this will be no simple job and that she'll have to work (perhaps her conscience) to earn that fee.

Jessica E. Subject said...

I'm curious as to how difficult it will be to get the information, and what she'll learn along the way.

Jenna said...

Why do I think this is going to end up causing her heartache? I hope she's ready to take this on.

Teresa Cypher said...

She's on her way! Good job getting the story set up. This reader is curious to read more. :-)

Veronica Scott said...

Something tells me it's not going to go as simply as she might be thinking. Enjoyed the snippet...

Ed Hoornaert said...

In a happy ending, he'll no longer be estranged. It'll be interesting to see how you handle that aspect of the story.

Diane Burton said...

He surprised her with the generous check. I'm sure she will more than earn it.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

This won't be as simple as she thinks it will be. Right? :)