The Foothills Mystery
Stanley Yokell, author
The Foothills Mystery is the author’s fourth book that features Marie Quizno, Detective Chief of the fictional town of Big Rock, Colorado. When Tom Campbell, a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Colorado University is near completion of the first solo free climb the Risky Route in the foothills, a person he knows greets him on the trail above. Tom asks for a sip of the coffee that he smells. Instead, the person stamps on his hand causing him to fall to his death. Marie Quizno, who is climbing a nearby route with two other officers, finds his body. Her investigation leads to identifying who stamped on Campbell’s hand and whether it was an attempt at murder.