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Murder at Fenway Park (Mickey Rawlings Series #1)

Murder at Fenway Park (Mickey Rawlings Series #1)

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by Troy Soos
     
 

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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

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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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
On a visit to Cooperstown, Mickey Rawlings, the oldest living ex-ballplayer, discovers his baseball card and is transported back to the Boston of April 1912--when the newspapers are full of stories about the Titanic , which has just sunk, and Fenway Park is brand new. Rawlings, a utility infielder just brought up by the Red Sox, reports to Fenway and trips over the body of Red Corriden, whose head has been smashed by a baseball bat. Rawlings, who throws up on the corpse, is grilled by Capt. O'Malley of the local precinct and Robert Tyler, the treasurer of the Red Sox. Joining the ball club in New York, Rawlings wonders why the the papers aren't covering the murder; then he learns from one of Tyler's flunkeys that the body was moved to avoid embarrassing the Red Sox. Next he finds out that Corriden was an unwitting accomplice in an effort to cheat Ty Cobb out of the 1910 batting championship and that some people have long memories. After the flunkey is murdered, Capt. O'Malley has more questions for his favorite suspect. Meanwhile readers will suspect ornery Cobb, crooked teammates and the PR-conscious club treasurer. Soos's delightful debut, mixing suspense, period detail and such legendary baseball greats as Cobb, Walter Johnson, Smokey Joe Wood and Tris Speaker, is a four-bagger that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758287397
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Series:
Mickey Rawlings Series, #1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
315,185
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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