The Murder on the Mall is the second book in a trilogy that features Marie Quizno, the Detective Chief of the fictional town of Big Rock, Colorado. Early one Autumn morning the Big Rock police find the body of Eddy Hickok on the lawn that borders the brick-paved mall in front of the county building. His injuries indicate that he was brutally beaten to death. Marie Quizno, Big Rock's Chief of Detectives investigates. She discovers that the victim was a pornographer who had induced Sharon, the teen age daughter of Amy and Matt Wilson, to perform in a video at the Baddyflicks studio. A man comes forward who witnessed the arson that burned down the Baddyflicks studio. Marie traces the arson to Wilson using the witness's description of three of the license numbers on his jeep. She is convinced that Wilson was the man who beat Hickok to death. Realizing that she doesn't have sufficient evidence to convict Wilson of Hickok's murder, she arranges with District Attorney Martin A. Smart to prosecute him for the lesser crime of arson that she believes she can substantiate. Wilson is tried. The jury's surprise decision is a well-received shock to the population of Big Rock.
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About the Author
Stanley Yokell is a retired professional engineer who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Like many Colorado residents, he has had a full life of outdoor activities. His published books include The Ship, a book about a landing ship tank that served in the Pacific during World War II; The Ride, (written under the pen name S. Israel), about a solo coast-to-coast bicycle trip the author took to celebrate his 59th birthday; Dog Stories, about the important canine friends in his life; House of Mirrors, an erotic novella; Sex, Love and Erotic, an anthology, both written under the pen name S. Israel; A Happy Life, an autobiography; Old People, an anthology of stories related to the elderly; The Body in the Park, the third in a trilogy of murder mysteries; 2084 The Secularist Revolution, a science fiction book about religious and political power and the effects of a universal language translating device and a universal text translation program. His technical books, all published by McGraw-Hill, are A Working Guide to Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers, Tubular Heat Exchanger Inspection, Maintenance & Repair; and Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation: A Working Guide.