R. S. (Bob) Allen, age 71, was born and reared in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. An athlete in his youth, Bob, after a federal law enforcement career, would years later return to his roots and author "Schoolboy: Jim Tugerson: Ace of the '53 Smokies," the story of a major league talent who had been denied his right to pitch because of skin color. His second effort, "The Perry's Camp Murders," (with Steve O. Watson) details a 1949 double homicide motivated by revenge and robbery at Gatlinburg's first tourist court. "Murder in Harrill Hills" Bob's latest, details an unsolved 1951 Knoxville homicide, its evidence and suspects, and then challenges the reader to weigh the evidence and reach their own conclusion.
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