Ozarks Mystery Series

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

The Code of the Hills Publisher's Summary

In the Missouri Ozarks, some things aren't talked about...even abuse. But prosecutor Elsie Arnold is determined to change that. When she is assigned to prosecute a high-profile incest case in which a father is accused of abusing his three young daughters, Elsie is ready to become the Ozarks' avenging angel. But as Elsie sinks her teeth into the case, everything begins to turn sour. The star witness goes missing; the girls refuse to talk about their father, who terrorizes the courtroom from the moment he enters; and Elsie begins to suspect that their tough-as-nails mother has ulterior motives. To make matters worse, Elsie receives gruesome threats from local extremists, warning her to mind her own business. While Elsie swears not to let a sex offender walk, she realizes the odds - and maybe the town - are against her, and her life begins to crumble. But amid all of the conflict, the safety of three young girls hangs in the balance.

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  • Book 1

    • The Code of the Hills

    • Ozarks Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Nancy Allen
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the Missouri Ozarks, some things aren't talked about...even abuse. But prosecutor Elsie Arnold is determined to change that. When she is assigned to prosecute a high-profile incest case in which a father is accused of abusing his three young daughters, Elsie is ready to become the Ozarks' avenging angel. But as Elsie sinks her teeth into the case, everything begins to turn sour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!!

    • By AJP on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • A Killing at the Creek

    • Ozarks Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Nancy Allen
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying narrator

    • By Deb O on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 3

    • The Wages of Sin

    • Ozarks Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Nancy Allen
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom's boyfriend - father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks that can mean only one thing: a death sentence. When Madeleine's first choice for cocounsel declines to try a death penalty case, she is forced to turn to assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Occasional reader

    • By Occasional reader on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 4

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