Michael Graves wanted to honor a man he barely knew, so he made up a book about him.
“To Leave a Shadow,” the winter book selection for Iola Reads, tells the story of private investigator Pete Stone. In what is now a three-book series, Graves tells the stories of a classic gumshoe detective, with his snarky sense of humor and problem solving skills in the 1930s in Wichita.
Graves, who now lives in Emporia, based the character off of his grandfather, a man he’d visit in Kansas every summer while he was growing up.
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