A Killing at the Creek: An Ozarks Mystery (Ozarks Mysteries) (Paperback)
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- #1: The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery (Compact Disc): Email or call for price.
- #2: A Killing at the Creek: An Ozarks Mystery (Compact Disc): Email or call for price.
- #3: The Wages of Sin: An Ozarks Mystery (Compact Disc): Email or call for price.
- #4: A Wolf in the Woods: An Ozarks Mystery (Ozarks Mysteries #4) (Paperback): Email or call for price.
Prosecutor Elsie Arnold loves her small-town home in the Ozark hills, but she’s been waiting for a murder to come along and make her career. So when a body is found under a bridge, throat cut, Elsie jumps at the chance to work on the case, even if it’s alongside the brash new chief assistant, Chuck Harris—and her latest flame, Detective Bob Ashlock.
But when the investigation reveals that the deceased woman was driving a school bus, and the police locate the vehicle, its interior covered in blood, the occupant and only suspect is a fifteen-year-old boy. Elsie’s in for more than she bargained for.
Win or lose, this case will haunt her. No one has successfully prosecuted a juvenile for first-degree murder in McCown County. If she loses, it’s her career on the line and a chilling homicide unresolved; if she wins, a boy’s liberty will be taken from him before he reaches his sixteenth birthday.
About the Author
Nancy Allen practiced law for 15 years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks. She tried over 30 jury trials, including murder and sexual offenses, and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University.
“Allen’s heat-drenched Ozark courtrooms, her heroine stifled both literally and metaphorically by the circumstances surrounding her, are rendered hotter than hell by her talent for crafting a truly disturbing young villain. The Elsie Arnold series deserves to run and run.”
— Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door
“A court investigation story with a quick pace and intriguing bits and pieces: a blood-covered school bus, teenagers who are as evil as Hannibal Lecter. If you’re looking for a villain worthy of the name—or perhaps not?—then A Killing at the Creek is worth your time.”
— Criminal Element
“A smartly written page-turner, and entertaining expose of Ozark justice and injustice.”
— Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot
“An absorbing, authentic legal thriller that gives riveting insider glimpses into a world rife with injustice and robust personalities. Elsie Arnold is a dynamic character, quick-thinking and big-hearted. I LOVED this book.”
— Kristi Belcamino, author of Blessed Are Those Who Weep