Fields of White
by Hoyt Guignard
Rookie EMT Sarah Teasdale was Sumter’s newest, and most eager, city employee. For her first call, she was dispatched to the Macomber homestead after a hang up call to 911. The house, a lovely Greek Revival on the better side of town, sat silent, the front door ajar. Miss Macomber had been Sarah’s third grade teacher – from now on, Sarah would remember her as her first homicide victim.
After Miss Macomber retired from teaching, she became a recluse. Her well-manicured lawn was rarely walked on by anyone but the landscapers hired to tend the yard and rose gardens. Though her sidewalk hadn’t been shoveled, Sarah’s were the only footprints leading to or from the house.
Who killed Henrietta Macomber? How did they escape without leaving any tracks in the snow? Sheriff Cecil Fields, privy to the secrets of this small Southern town, was determined to find out.