Whispers on the Wind
Henrietta Davis has been murdered and her boyfriend, Boyd Collins, was tried and convicted of the crime. Now Boyd’s father Zip Collins receives a letter from his son pleading innocence and asking him to find out who really murdered her. Boyd has also sent a letter to Claudia Parker, the leader of a mystery lovers group asking if the group will assist his father in finding the truth about the murder.
Zip is reluctant to become involved at first but after a visit to his son, he becomes convinced of Boyd’s innocence and decides to help him. He works with the group to find answers and to uncover potential suspects. Soon it is clear that although Boyd had a motive to kill Henrietta, so did quite a few others. Zip and his girlfriend Faith Roberts blunder into hot water as they try to solve the puzzle. Meanwhile Zip copes with low self-esteem issues as his ‘Ma’ digs into family matters that he feels diminishes him. He is acutely aware of the whispers from the community.
Whispers on the Wind is set in Hillsboro, Ohio. The characters travel Route 50 from Hillsboro to Bainbridge and sometimes to Chillicothe. Cynthiana, Carmel, and Sinking Spring also figure into the geography of the book.