In his 50-year career in media and politics, W. Edward Wendover has tilted at his fair share of windmills. His outspoken approach to life, which is sometimes also brash and cynical, is taken to another level in his new career as a mystery writer.
His latest mystery, “Murder by Lansing Kool-Aid,” is a murderous romp through the Michigan Legislature, or at least the Democratic House, where Wendover was the chief of staff for Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville.
The “Kool-Aid” Wendover refers to in the title is a magic elixir that people running for office receive and quickly find themselves addicted to.
The first legislator to be murdered is Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, D-Redford, who is stabbed to death in the dome infrastructure of the Capitol. “He has a good sense of humor and will get a kick out of it,” Wendover said.
Then, Huckleberry, the heir apparent, is found dead in his office after a particularly…