The shocking true story of the first recorded mass shooting in America has never been told, until now.
“An engrossing and utterly fascinating insight into a chilling and untold part of American history… impossible to put down.”
—Gregg Olsen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Tell
Coming April 28, 2022
Ellen J. Green is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Ava Saunders novels (Absolution, Twist of Faith, and Silent Redemption) 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. She also holds an MFA degree in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Ms. Green now lives in southern New Jersey with her two children.
About Murder in the Neighborhood
On 6 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 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 neighbor and friend Howard open fire on the customers inside.
Praise for Ellen's Work
“This well-crafted tale builds to an unexpected, chilling ending.”
“There are so many twists and surprises…The plot is great as well as the depth of characters.”
—Tulsa Book Review
“A steady build of intrigue and tension shrouded in a dark mystery that began decades before.”