In small town mystery novel, little girl’s death has many suspects

Bob Mustin’s “A Reason to Tremble” details how the unsolved hit-and-run murder of 10-year-old Emily Shane tears apart a small Georgia town and baffles case investigators
(PR NewsChannel) / March 13, 2012 / ASHEVILLE, N.C.  
"A Reason to Tremble"

"A Reason to Tremble" by Bob Mustin

On a darkened street in the fictional town of Hope, Ga., 10-year-old Emily Shane is killed by a hit-and-run driver. Bob Mustin’s “A Reason to Tremble” (ISBN 1469908972) explores the fallout of this tragic crime in this small Southern town. Several witnesses saw the collision, but their reports are conflicting. Was it a stranger passing through? Was it a resident trying to cover his tracks?

Emily’s grieving father Pat shocks the town by accusing prominent local businessman Phil Agee of the hit-and-run. Phil goes into hiding with help of a powerful political friend. Police chief Davis Anderson opens an investigation but he doesn’t pursue leads the way the Shane family would expect. Adding insult to injury, the police chief has Pat jailed on charges of interfering with a capital case.

Reluctantly, Emily’s uncle Jason Shane is tasked with the family’s pursuit of Emily’s killer. A Vietnam War veteran, Jason teams up with an old military buddy to uncover new evidence the police have not revealed. As these hardened investigators lumber towards a break in the case, the small town is rocked by even more deaths.

A political murder mystery, “A Reason to Tremble” is a chilling book that shows how power corrupts even the most well-meaning of men. Written in a taut, page-turning style, the novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats till the very end. 

“A Reason to Tremble” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Bob Mustin grew up in a military family, spending time throughout the United States and even in Japan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a master’s in liberal arts and creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His work has appeared in several literary journals, and he has been a writer-in-residence at Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 

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