Soiled doves are being systematically killed in Denver, Boulder, and other towns in Colorado.
Governor Evans understands the mindset of the insane and knows the killer must be stopped. He calls on Denver Marshal Seth Stewart, appoints him as a Special Investigator and U.S. Marshal, and tasks him with the responsibility of finding the killer and bringing him to justice.
Everything points to one of two men; both seemingly are around the town on the day that a killing occurs. The two men look a great deal alike, dress somewhat alike, and even ride similar colored horses. Three attempts are made on Marshal Stewart’s life. Two paid assassins end up dead without revealing the man who hired them; the third got away.
It seems that the more Marshal Stewart discovers, the less he knows. Finally there are two witnesses hundreds of miles apart; one who saw the killer and the other who survived his attempt to strangle her.
Armed with information from the eye witnesses, Seth finally gets his man after an investigation that covers more than three years. The question is does he really have the right man?
The Deception – The Soiled Dove Murders is a classic mystery set in the 1860s in Denver, Colorado and the small mining communities near what is now the capitol of the state. There are twists and turns and several action filled sub-plots intermingled with the search for the killer of the prostitutes. The final solution to the mystery adds another twist to the story.
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