Pete Stone, Private Investigator
Michael D. Graves created the character of Pete Stone as a memorial to his grandfather. Set in historically accurate 1930s Wichita, Kansas, the series is appropriate for middle school through adult audiences.
Pete Stone and Cocky Wright met on a baseball field, a pair of boys with skinned knees and lots of moxie. They developed a loyalty and a friendship that lasted long after time stole their youth.
Now, Cocky is dead, his widow and daughter are in danger, and shady characters are after something he was hiding. All Cocky left behind was a key and lots of questions. Was he dealing secrets to the German American Bund? Was he a threat to the safety of the country? Was his death an accident or murder?
When his pal’s ghost whispers, “You got moxie, kid,” Pete Stone knows he must find the answers. He must uncover the truth and save the reputation of his friend.
Mike Graves interview with Kay McIntyre - Kansas Public Radio
Michael Graves at Ellen Plumb's
To Leave a Shadow, a 2016 Kansas Notable Book (Emporia Gazette)
In the Company of My Tribe (A Rumor of Coyotes, by Cheryl Unruh)
Thayer City Library Newsletter
New Books (Dodge City Community College Library)
FHSU Forsyth Library Instagram Feed
Kansas Notable Books List Announced (CJ Online)
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