Murder In The Stairwell: Day Two Of Killer Nashville

Murder in the Stairwell

Each year at Killer Nashville attendees are called on to solve a murder. This year the body was found in the 11th floor stairwell. At first glance, the cause of death was obvious—a bullet wound to the head and one to the back. Investigators quickly uncovered clues, such as blood spatter on the wall, ammunition on the floor, cash from a recent bank robbery, and bloody footprints. But a good investigator knows better than to accept that first glance. And this group of sleuths worked hard to unravel this mystery.

Agent Dan Royce of the Tennessee Bureau Of Investigations (pictured wearing burgundy shirt) is the mastermind behind the very realistic crime scenes.

Author Jennie Bentley (right) tries to piece together clues provided by Agent Royce.

Attorney Heather Leonard examines the dead bank robber.

When folks weren’t tromping through the crime scene they enjoyed several wonderful presentations and workshops. They also enjoyed catching up with old friends.

The Three Stooges…Oops, wrong image. The guys are (from l to r) Ohio prosecutor/author Addie King, computer/software expert Hugh (Butch) Wilson, and author Jaime Mason.

The heart and soul of MWA, Marjorie Flax, and Kelly Nichols (PJ Parrish).

Larry Light (right), MWA Vice President.

Marjorie Flax (center) and Karen McCullough (right), president of the South Eastern chapter of MWA.

Clay Stafford (standing), founder of Killer Nashville, Charles Todd, Larry Light, Meredith Anthony.

Jeffery Deaver and friends (Tracy and Mike Bunch on right).

Don Bruns

Author Beth Terrell-Hicks (vice president of Killer Nashville) and husband.

As guest of honor, Jeffery Deaver accepts the Killer Nashville guitar.

3 replies
  1. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Killer Nashville was such a blast! And your session on autopsies/medical examiners was great- I didn’t realize how colorful the inside of a person is. Thanks so much!

  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    Oh that looks like so much fun! It looks like everyone’s having a good time, too, except for the guy in the last picture (on the left) who I’m pretty sure is sleeping.

    Anyway, Lee, I don’t know if you remember but a while ago you helped me out of a rut in my story. You explained what warrants are, why cops need them, and probable cause. Today was the first day in my first Criminal Justice class and it was about warrants and probable cause and I was very proud that I knew exactly what the instructor was talking about. So I just wanted to say thank you again! 🙂

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