Spencer Manning is a private investigator. He solves mysteries. So far he’s solved them all. But then I have some control over that. I have purposefully not given much description of Spencer so that each reader can form their own image of how he looks. But the stories aren’t dependent on what he looks like. They are dependent on how he thinks, because how he thinks is why he has solved all of his cases. And how he thinks is very logical and based on facts. He collects information, asks questions, makes logical assumptions, rules out the impossible, and arrives at a solution.
During the last story, Spencer moved into his parents’ house. They had been killed in a questionable car accident, and he is trying to live with the memories and the ghosts that haunt his dreams. One of those memories sits on the back porch. In the next story, Spencer takes out the telescope that his dad taught him how to use. They had spent many nights looking at the sky, wondering about the ‘big picture,’ and asking each other questions about Creation, what God was, and where humans fit into that big picture. [Read more…]