Publication Day Spotlight: Murder In The Neighbourhood by Ellen J. Green

Hey everyone!
Today is publication day for Murder in the Neighbourhood by Ellen J. Green, and to celebrate I am sharing a spotlight of the book so that you can all learn a little more about it.

I am currently reading this, and it is absolutely fantastic! A huge thank you to @threadbooks_ and @EJGreenBooks for my copy of the book.

Title: Murder in the Neighbourhood
Author: Ellen J. Green
Release Date: 28th April 2022
Page Count: 352
Genre: True Crime
Publisher: Thread
Buy It Here (affiliate link): Amazon UKWaterstonesBook Depository

Book Blurb:

On 6th September 1949, twenty-eight-year-old Howard Barton Unruh shot thirteen people in less than twelve minutes on his block in East Camden, New Jersey. The shocking true story of the first recorded mass shooting in America has never been told, until now.

The sky was cloudless that morning when twelve-year-old Raymond Havens left his home on River Road. His grandmother had sent him to get a haircut at the barbershop across the street – where he was about to witness his neighbour and friend Howard open fire on the customers inside.

Told through the eyes of young Raymond, who had visited Howard regularly to listen to his war stories, and the mother trying to piece together the disturbing inner workings of her son’s mind, Murder in the Neighbourhood uncovers the chilling true story of Howard Unruh, the quiet loner who meticulously plotted his revenge on the neighbours who shunned him and became one of America’s first mass killers.

With Ellen’s access to Howard’s diaries, newly released police reports and psychiatric records alongside interviews with surviving family members, Murder in the Neighbourhood is a compulsive page-turner that will have you asking – how well do we ever really know those around us? Are we ever really safe?

About The Author:

Ellen J. Green is the bestselling author of the Ava Saunders novels (Absolution and Twist of Faith) and The Book of James. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where she earned her degrees in psychology, and has worked in the psychiatric ward of a maximum-security correctional facility for fifteen years. Ellen J. Green now lives in New Jersey with her two children.

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