A Mystery of Hate and Healing

The most brutal and disturbing hate crime in recent Topeka history.



About the Book

Detective Ollie DeAngeles is eager to own her first case, but this one will haunt her . . . and the Capital city. As she navigates fear, religious doctrine, and her sexuality, she finds herself trapped by crippling anxiety and controversy.

Meanwhile, on this side of eternity, the murdered victim and Jesus have a conversation in Mount Hope Cemetery that could possibly change the world.

About the Author

KELLIE WOOLF’s debut novel, Mount Hope, takes place in Topeka,Kansas, where she was born and raised. She now lives in Colorado with her husband, Steve, and her cat, Figgy.

While she is serious about her family, faith, and social justice, you can usually find her laughing with friends and exploring nature. Her adventures include marrying Steve, raising three children, and adopting two teenagers.

She is currently acting as codirector of a non-profit organization while she works on her second novel.


Latest Blog Post

Who Is Chris On Page 367?

It is an untraditional choice for an author to introduce a character at the end of the story, but I made an exception for Chris. Christopher Asahanta Woolf — was my son. At twenty-four, my beautiful, athletic, entertaining, and playful boy chose to take his own life. He died on July 11, 2020, just days before his twenty-fifth birthday. I wanted him to…

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