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Local Author Publishes series based in Missouri


What started out as an interest in family history has lead to a published series based in Southwest Missouri.

Author Larry E. Wood of Joplin began his writing career as an English teacher, hoping to one day write a book...now he's written a whole series.

Wood's latest book - 'Murder and Mayhem in Missouri' - is different than his usual civil war writings.

Wood has focused his previous books based on occurrences in Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, but now he's going statewide.

This series involves more obscure findings across the entire state, which is something wood enjoyed researching and writing about for those in our region who may not know about the history across the state.

"There are some things that are very well known that I have not previously written about because they weren't in the Ozarks. Like for instance Jesse James' Assassination. That was something I had never written about, but it's been written about a lot." Wood says.

Wood also says his next project is going to be an Encyclopedia of the Ozarks.

If you're interested in picking up a copy of murder and mayhem in Missouri, you can pick up a copy this Saturday from 1 to 3 at Always Buying Books in Joplin.

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