Delightful. . .mixing suspense, period detail that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings. --Publishers Weekly
Red Sox Rookie Knocks 'Em Dead!
It's 1912, the golden age: Fenway just opened, Ty Cobb is a nationwide sensation, and Mickey Rawlings finally made it to the majors. But what a welcome! No sooner does Rawlings set foot inside the confines of the green monster before he's fingered for the monstrous murder of teammate Red Corriden. Sure, someone's used Red's head for batting practice, but just because Rawlings has fouled off a lot of balls in his time doesn't mean the cops have to be as blind as a rookie ump when it comes to his innocence. Since it's almost a century too soon for replay, Rawlings has no choice but to switch his baseball cap for a sleuthing hat to clear his name. Otherwise, it's going to be a short season in the majors and a long one behind bars.
"Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion." --Robert Parker
Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries
"A perfect book for the rain delay. . .a winner!" --USA Today
"Full of life." --The New York Times Book Review on Hanging Curve
"Great 1920s period detail and a likable, carefully presented first-person narrator." --Booklist
Troy Soos was born in New Jersey in 1957, two weeks after the Dodgers moved out of Brooklyn. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Society for American Baseball Research.
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February 26, 2013
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