Author: Bill Hopkins
Published: October 1, 2012 by Southeast Missouri University Press
Series Name: Judge Rosswell Carew
Category: Amateur Sleuth
Main Character: Judge Rosswell Carew, Tina Parkmore, Ollie Groton
When Judge Rosswell Carew makes the gruesome discovery of two corpses on a river bank in the Missouri Ozarks, he’s plunged into a storm of deadly secrets that threaten both him and his fiancée, Tina Parkmore. Unsatisfied with the way the authorities are conducting the investigation, Rosswell, who’s always nurtured a secret desire to be a detective, teams up with an ex-con, Ollie Groton, to solve the case before the killer can murder again. Rosswell uncovers a maze of crimes so tangled that he must fight his way to a solution or die trying.