The Ghost of Craven Snuggs: A Midwestern Murder Mystery

Sandy Moffett, Ice Cube Press, October 2022

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Sandy Moffett’s first novel has been praised for its “compelling, cinematic” quality, as he draws readers into the mystery surrounding the murders of the chief executives of three major Midwestern meat-producing corporations. The tale includes a cast of unforgettable characters and a strange investigation that takes a makeshift posse through woods, prairies, and crop fields before bringing the case to its illogical conclusion.

Moffett, who joined the Grinnell faculty in 1971, continues to teach and direct plays on occasion.

An ardent outdoorsman and conservationist, he spends his time restoring prairie on his small farm. His writing has appeared in The Wapsipinicon Almanac, Rootstalk, The Abbey Review, Saltwater Sportsman, and other publications.