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Green Monster

Green Monster

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by Rick Shefchik
     
 

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After a second World Championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambino—or have they? Sox owner Louis Kenwood receives an extortion note signed “Babe Ruth” claiming that the 2004 World Series was fixed—and demanding $50 million to keep the information from getting to the press and the

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After a second World Championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambino—or have they? Sox owner Louis Kenwood receives an extortion note signed “Babe Ruth” claiming that the 2004 World Series was fixed—and demanding $50 million to keep the information from getting to the press and the Commissioner’s office. Thus, the Red Sox turn to private detective Sam Skarda to find out who’s behind the extortion plot. Can he assemble all of the pieces to this puzzle before more lives are lost and scandal blasts the Red Sox Nation? Green Monster is the second novel in the Sam Skarda series, following Amen Corner.

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"Like a pitcher changing speeds, Shefchik takes enough off his characterizations to avoid straight-out stereotypes, and he spins a fair simile now and then—a pitch he should add to his regular repertoire." —Publishers Weekly

"First, it’s a genuinely clever mystery, with the blackmailer not revealed until the last few pages. Second, Skarda is a likable rogue mined from the same vein as Bill Tapply’s Brady Coyne or Ed Gorman’s Sam McCain. Third, the baseball and pop-music trivia scattered throughout provide both a subtle soundtrack and a context for the passion that comes with being a citizen of Red Sox Nation." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590585252
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
09/21/2008
Series:
Sam Skarda Mysteries Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Rick Shefchik was born in Duluth, Minn., in 1952 (in the same hospital as Bob Dylan, 11 years later.) He graduated from Duluth East High School in 1970 and attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., where he received a B.A. in English/Creative Writing. After working in public relations and as a full-time musician, he began his journalism career at the Duluth News Tribune in 1978. He moved to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1980 as a television critic, and became a feature writer and columnist in the 1990s, writing a weekly syndicated parenting column for the Knight Ridder Newswire. He lives in Stillwater, Minn., with his wife and two children.

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