The Wages of Sin
by Nancy Allen
on Tour April 26 - May 11, 2016
Book Details:Genre: Legal Thriller, Crime Published by: Witness Impulse Publication Date: 04/26/2016 Number of Pages: 320 ISBN: 0062438751 (9780062438751) Series: An Ozarks Mystery, 3rd | Each is a Stand Alone Thriller
Author Bio:Nancy Allen practiced law for 15 years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks. She has tried over 30 jury trials, including murder and sexual offenses, and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University. Her first novel,The Code of the Hills, was published by HarperCollins in 2014. The Wages of Sin, is the third book in her Ozarks mystery series.
THE WAGES OF SIN: Meet the Main Character, Elsie Arnold
By Nancy Allen
Elsie Arnold, the prosecutor at the heart of THE WAGES OF SIN, is a native of the Ozarks. Still single at thirty-one, she’s not a typical country girl; Elsie has more in common with Amy Schumer than with Michelle Duggar. She is a foul-mouthed, beer guzzling, hearty-eating wild woman of the Ozarks who spends more time sitting on a barstool than in a church pew.
Though she fights like a tiger in the courtroom, commanding the most impressive trial record in the county, Elsie makes errors of judgment. She scandalizes her strait-laced boss, Madeleine, with drunken antics at the Baldknobbers bar. She shoots off her mouth to the local clergy and the judges.
But although Elsie is flawed, a mixed bag, her heart is in the right place; and she is passionately dedicated to the goal of seeing justice done in her neck of the woods. And she has important work to do. Because, though the Ozarks is located in the buckle of the Bible Belt, it is an area fraught with crime: murder, incest, meth, and a long history of violence against women. Elsie is determined to fight the good fight in the courts of southwest Missouri on behalf of the victims of crime. In THE WAGES OF SIN, Elsie takes on her first death penalty case, against a man who beat his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend to death with a baseball bat.
Then, at the end of a long day wearing the white hat, Elsie takes it off. And puts on her party hat. I hope you’ll discover that Elsie Arnold is a heroine who’s as fresh as a new batch of moonshine!