When the weather is sweltering and the mosquitoes are biting, it is tempting to explore the wilderness through a good book. Instead of venturing out for a hike, take a virtual trip with DNR Detective Grady Service, a Conservation Officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Service, the main character in Joseph Heywood’s Woods Cop mystery series, is a former Marine who patrols the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, thwarting poachers and solving mysteries. The first book in the series is Ice Hunter; if you enjoy it, there are six more mysteries featuring Service, and KPL has them all.
These are intricately plotted mysteries that leave the reader with heightened appreciation for the natural beauty of Michigan’s wild areas.
Joseph Heywood lives in Portage.