Thankfully traumatic injuries and deaths caused by crossbows are a rarity. But it was a means of murder I have used in Inspector Andy Horton crime novel, SHROUD OF EVIL, number eleven in the series.
SHROUD OF EVIL is available in paperback, ebook, Kindle, Kobo and Apple books as well as an audio book.
In SHROUD OF EVIL, DI Andy Horton is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. Irritated at being assigned such a low-ranking investigation, Horton suspects the disappearance has a mundane explanation but when Kenton’s car turns up, and a shocking discovery is made, things turn serious.
I'm not saying who is murdered by a crossbow and hope I haven't spoiled it for you, I'll say no more about the novel, but here is what I uncovered from my research into crossbow shooting and pathology.