Bill Hopkins

Biography

Bill Hopkins is retired after beginning his legal career in 1971 and serving as a private attorney, prosecuting attorney, an administrative law judge, and a trial court judge, all in Missouri. His poems, short stories, and non-fiction have appeared in many different publications. He's had several short plays produced. Bill is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Dramatists Guild, Horror Writers Association, Missouri Writers Guild, and Sisters In Crime. Bill is also a photographer who has sold work in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He and his wife, Sharon (a mortgage banker who is also a published writer), live in Marble Hill, Missouri, with their dogs and cat. Besides writing, Bill and Sharon are involved in collecting and restoring Camaros.

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Books

Harvest Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When Judge Rosswell Carew and his faithful research assistant Ollie Groton discover a secret treasure trove with a mysterious message, they follow its clues to a bluff high above the Mississippi River. There a strange encounter occurs, which uncovers a plot to kill not only them, but also all their loved ones. Will Rosswell be able to stop the mass execution of people near and dear to him?
Dishonest Corpse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,410. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Disgraced and “benched” Judge Rosswell Carew gasps in horror early one morning when he watches the report of a girl murdered under the Mississippi River bridge on the waterfront, a couple of blocks from his downtown office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Unfinished Grave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,150. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In the unlikely event that you're standing under a balcony and a corpse falls on you, it's probably better that it not be someone you have a grudge against. Judge Rosswell Carew's peaceful morning at a campground in the Ozarks is disrupted when the body of Judge Stoneking-Marzetta tumbles onto him.
Bloody Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,760. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After he witnesses the prosecutor tumble to his death on the steps of the courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Judge Rosswell Carew immediately suspects his archenemy Nathaniel Dahlbert of murder. None of the authorities believe Rosswell because of his troublesome background.
Courting Murder
Price: Free! Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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 fiancee, 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 t
River Mourn
Price: Free! Words: 86,600. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Judge Rosswell Carew’s fiancée is still missing. Because her last call to him came from a payphone in Sainte Genevieve, Carew arranges to hold court there so he can pursue his search for her. When he witnesses someone who resembles Tina tossed from a riverboat ferry, he's plunged into a nightmare world he never knew existed.

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Smashwords book reviews by Bill Hopkins

  • Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II on June 05, 2013

    This is the book to buy if you've never written a line of fiction. I've read through it twice and made tons of notes. I now make my plot outlines using the info in the book. Bill Hopkins www.judgebillhopkins.com