A Killing At The Creek: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy AllenA Killing At The Creek: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy Allen

A Killing At The Creek: An Ozarks Mystery

byNancy Allen

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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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.

Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks. She’s tried over thirty jury cases, including murder and sexual offenses, and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University.A Killing at the Creekis her second novel.
Title:A Killing At The Creek: An Ozarks MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062325973

ISBN - 13:9780062325976


Editorial Reviews

“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.”