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To Leave a Shadow

A 2016 Kansas Notable Book!

To Leave a Shadow
Michael D. Graves

· Paperback: 204 pages
· Publisher: Meadowlark (November 12, 2015)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0692567798
· 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.

“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

Michael D. Graves teaches Intensive English and TESOL courses at Emporia State University. His 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. When life conjures its riddles, he turns to back roads and baseball for answers.