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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rodd Whelpley  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Geneva, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Rodd currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rodd is the author of ''Capital Murder'', a political mystery/thriller set in Springfield - the Capitol City of Illinois. Whelpley dedicated his book to the late David Everson, who wrote a number of political murder mysteries involveing Illinois government and politics prior to his death in 1999.Rodd is currently the Publications Director and Editor for Illinois Parks & Recreation magazine.

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Titles At Your Library

Capital Murder
ISBN: 1591296889

PublishAmerica. 2002

Police Captain Doug Ebersole knew the victim. Marni Lewis was an intern at the Secretary of State's office and the stepdaughter of former police chief and current state Senator, Tom Crosley. But to solve Marni's case, Ebersole will need to resolve the twenty-year-old mysteries surrounding the death of Crosley's other daughter, Jessica. The investigation will take him to a ramshackle boys club, to the Senate floor, to a convalescent home in Ohio, and to an after-hours Goth party at a skateboard center. Along the way, he'll uncover a pattern of corruption that reaches to the highest levels of Illinois government. And why not? In Springfield, Illinois, everything is political - even a dead body.

Governing Illinois: Your Connection to State and Local Government
ISBN: 0938943235

Inst for Public Affairs. 2003


Rodd was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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