The Author that Started it All. Posted on January 4, 2016January 4, 2016 by Lucia Kuhl Phyllis A. Whitney was my favorite author growing up and this was my favorite book. After reading this book I decided I was going to be a writer and I was hooked on mysteries. It took forty years. The setting is the lovely Mackinac Island. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Posted in Book Reviews and tagged Reviews.