Hancock County," an original drama by Tim Slover, chronicles the trial of five prominent citizens charged with the murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. The killings had been executed by a mob, which made it impossible to determine which rounds fired actually killed the Smiths. A grand jury found sufficient evidence, and five prominent citizens were charged with not actually shooting the Smiths, but with conspiracy to commit murder. Set in Illinois in June 1844, the play depicts 12 days following the martyrdoms at Carthage Jail.
Winner of the 2002 Novel Award, Association for Mormon Letters