Michael D. Graves

To Leave a Shadow
Michael D. Graves

· Paperback: 204 pages
· Publisher: Meadowlark (November 2015)
· Language: English
· ISBN-13: 978-0692567791

Pete Stone hadn’t always been a private eye. He’d lost his dairy business at the toss of a coin when the depression hit. His children grew up, as children do, and his wife left him for a chinchilla farmer. He had learned to like his solitude. When Mrs. Lucille Hamilton walked through his door searching for her missing husband, Pete was the only one who believed her husband’s death hadn’t been a suicide.
A 2016 Kansas Notable Book!

“With a clean, detailed, vigorous style, Graves introduces us to Detective Pete Stone, his worldly and lovable gumshoe. Set in 1930’s Wichita, Midwesterners will take particular joy in Graves’s depiction of the city and the jazz age in this compelling mystery.”
                                                                                --Kevin Rabas, Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano


Shadow of Death
Michael D. Graves

· Paperback: 276 pages
· Publisher: Meadowlark (November 2017)
· Language: English
· ISBN-13: 978-0996680165
Book II of the Pete Stone, Private Investigator Series: When a cop killer strikes Wichita, Pete Stone, Private Investigator, is on the case. He has to be. He wakes up in jail, battered and bruised and accused of a murder he’s almost certain he didn’t commit. He must prove his innocence before he’s abandoned by his clients, his friends, and one special lady. When Stone is not getting knocked around by cops, he’s getting roughed up by love.


All Hallows' Shadows
Michael D. Graves

· Paperback: 252 pages
· Publisher: Meadowlark (February 2020)
· Language: English
· ISBN-13: 978-1-7342477-3-2

Book 3 of the Pete Stone, Private Investigator series: When a young woman is stabbed to death in Wichita, the police capture a suspect and put him behind bars within hours. Detective Pete Stone is hired to prove that the suspect is innocent, but Stone has his doubts. Isn’t being caught standing over the body with knife in hand evidence enough? When additional bodies turn up murdered by weapons with similar strange markings and cryptic verses, Stone realizes the clock is ticking. He must uncover the truth before the real villain strikes again, on Halloween night.

Michael D. Graves created the character of Pete Stone as a memorial to his grandfather. His first Pete Stone novel, To Leave a Shadow, was selected as a 2016 Kansas Notable Book. All Hallows’ Shadows is his third Pete Stone novel. Mike’s writing has appeared in Cheap Detective Stories, Thorny Locust, Flint Hills Review, and elsewhere. He is an author of Green Bike, a group novel, along with Kevin Rabas and Tracy Million Simmons. He lives with his wife in Emporia, Kansas. They are both members of the Kansas Authors Club. When life conjures its riddles, Mike turns to back roads and baseball for answers. 


April 3, 2019
Featured Author, Michael D. GravesWritten in Kansas, by Cheryl Unruh

November 19, 2018
Mike Graves interview with Kay McIntyre - Kansas Public Radio

March 9, 2018 - Emporia Gazette
Michael Graves at Ellen Plumb's
September 15, 2016 - Emporia Gazette

September 11, 2016 - Kansas Public Radio

June 17, 2016 - Emporia Gazette

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