Title: A Killing at the Creek
Author: Nancy Allen
Genre: Legal Thriller
Release Date: February 17, 2015
Publisher: Witness Impulse an imprint HarperCollins
Another suspenseful legal thriller set in the Ozark hills starring prosecutor Elsie Arnold, who’s been waiting for a murder case to make her career--but when a body is found under a bridge and the only suspect is a 15-year-old boy,Elsie’s in for more than she bargained.The Monday morning meeting of the McCown County prosecutor’s office is interrupted by news of a discovery:the lifeless body of a woman, who was dumped under abridge, her throat cut from ear to ear.
The investigation reveals that the deceased was transporting a school bus,and when the vehicle, its interior covered in blood, is recovered in Oklahoma, the police arrest its sole occupant,Tanner Monroe, a fifteen year-old boy.When the head prosecutor assigns the case to Elsie Arnold and Chuck Harris, the new chief assistant, Elsie’s got herwork cut out for her. She’s been chomping at the bit to try amurder case, but win or lose, this case will haunt her. Noone has successfully prosecuted a juvenile for first degreemurder in McCown County.
If she loses, it’s her career on the line and a chilling murder unresolved; if she wins, a boy’s liberty will be taken from him before he reaches his sixteenth birthday.
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Elsie Arnold is a prosecutor in her small town in the Ozark hills. As she struggles to make a name for herself as she waits for a murder to make her career. When a woman’s body is found under a bridge, she jumps at the chance to work on the case with the help of her new assistant Chuck Harris and her newest fling Detective Bob Ashlock.
As the evidence shows that she was driving a school bus is found, there is blood inside and the only suspect a fifteen boy who pleads his innocent. The more they search the case, the more the evidence to the boy but he says there was another hitchhiker whom she picked up beside him.
Elsie is in a no win situation as there has never been successfully prosecuted a juvenile for first-degree murder in McCown County. If she loses her career will be at stake and a homicide unresolved and if she wins a fifteen boy will lose his liberty before his sixteen birthday.
Will Elsie manager to solve this case or will she end up being a victim as well?
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About the NancyNancy Allen is a member of the law faculty in the College of Business at Missouri State University. She practiced law for 15 years, serving as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and as Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks. When
Nancy began her term as prosecutor, she was only the second woman in Southwest Missouri to serve in that
capacity. During her years in prosecution, she tried over 30 jury trials, including murder and sexual offenses, and she
served on the Rape Crisis Board and the child protection team of the Child Advocacy Council. She lives in Missouri
with her family.