Multi-award winner in the True Crime Genre
A book that captures one of the most terrible crimes ever at Fort Leonard Wood. A true story that is horrid in its very nature. The author uses plenty of court legal documents and records to show the evidence and share the details of the trial. The authors leave little doubt as to what happened and as to the guilt of the killer. A historic piece of military police working to solve a crime.
The fact that the author J.B. King was there and was a part of this investigation gives the book a hard-hitting edge to this true story. A well done book and a great read. Gripping and spellbinding account of murder and rape--and justice! Review by Bill McDonald (April 2020)
Author JB King Bio
J. B. King is a retired 32-year (1969-2001) member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who was assigned to Pulaski County Missouri his entire career. Pulaski County is also the home of the United States Army base of Fort. Leonard Wood. After his Highway Patrol retirement, he ran for the office of Pulaski County Sheriff and served two terms 2005-2012 before retiring once again. From 2013 to present he has served as a reserve deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and is assigned to the detective division.
King is a father, grandfather, and a serious student of American history. He has published two books on the American Civil War: "The TilleyTreasure" in 1984, "Justice Military Tribunals in Civil War Missouri" in 2004.
He has also written two law enforcement related books; "Tales From the Blue: Adventures in Law Enforcement" in 2018 and "Frozen Tears: The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders" in 2019. A second volume, "Tales From the Blue Two: More Adventures in Law Enforcement" was released in February of 2021.
Author Sandra Miller Linhart Bio
In 2005, Sandra Miller Linhart's deployment picture book, “Daddy's Boots,” was awarded The Dixie Lee Connor Award for Best Children's or YA Manuscript, which eventually led to a publishing contract. Soon after, Sandra's chapter book mystery/adventure series, “The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck and Blue,“ won the Bronze-equivalent at the 2009 Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Conference. In 2010, “Daddy's Boots” and “Momma's Boots” shared the 1st place, Gold Medal Award at Branson Days, Branson Stars & Flags Book Awards in Branson, MO. The same year, “Daddy's Boots“ was awarded the Silver, and “Momma's Boots” was awarded the Bronze at MWSA's 2010 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. In July 2010, MWSA named “Daddy's Boots“ their Book of the Month. In 2011, The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue took 2nd place at the Stars & Flag Book Awards in Branson, MO, during Branson Days. “Pickysaurus Mac“ was awarded the Silver Medal at 2013 MWSA writer's conference in Dayton, OH. At the 2014 MWSA Conference in Phoenix, AZ, her picture book, “Mixed Up“ took the Silver award in the Children's Books Under 12 category. In 2015, “Don't Label Me“ earned the Gold in its category at The Author's Zone book awards. Brooke and her icky picky sister most recently took 3rd place at the 2017 TAZ book awards in the children's book category. She co-authored the true crime book “Frozen Tears” with JB King which has won multiple awards, to include the 2020 TAZ Gold.
Sandra was born in Lander, Wyoming on a warm, summer day in 1962, in a hospital which has since been turned into a mental institution... which most likely holds no correlation... probably. She has five daughters, and seven grandkids.
Ms. Linhart is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and the Missouri Writers Guild. Look for her upcoming titles: Hallie of the Harvey Houses; Monica, Lost; Stuck in the Middle with Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue; and Living with LV Brown.