Murder at Wrigley Field (Mickey Rawlings Series #3)by Troy Soos
While the nation wages war against Germany in 1918, utility infielder Mickey Rawlings has been traded to the North Side of Chicago. He's batting a career high (a respectable .274) and the Cubs are in first place. For the first time in a long while Mickey is feeling financially secure enough to buy furniture. That's when his best/b>
THE DEADLY CONFINES
While the nation wages war against Germany in 1918, utility infielder Mickey Rawlings has been traded to the North Side of Chicago. He's batting a career high (a respectable .274) and the Cubs are in first place. For the first time in a long while Mickey is feeling financially secure enough to buy furniture. That's when his best friend--rookie Willie Kaiser--is shot dead right on the diamond. While the official explanation is "accidental death from a stray bullet," Mickey thinks someone's taken the anti-war sentiment too far. Between collapsing bleacher seats and pretzel sabotage in the stands, Mickey's search for answers takes him from silent movies to speakeasies to the stockyards. As long as he keeps fouling off clues, it's only a matter of time before a killer is caught in a rundown--or Mickey is tagged out permanently.
Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries
"Full of life." --The New York Times Book Reviewon Hanging Curve
"A perfect book for the rain delay. . .a winner!" --USA Today on Murder at Fenway Park
"Delightful. . .mixing suspense, period detail that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings." --Publishers Weekly on Murder at Fenway Park
Compensating for the subpar mystery, Mickey's third (Murder at Ebbets Field, 1995, etc.) is Soos's quietly effective portrait of wartime Chicago in the throes of painful German-baiting and on the verge of Prohibition.
Meet the Author
Troy Soos is the best-selling author of ten historical mystery novels, including the Mickey Rawlings baseball series and the Marshall Webb - Rebecca Davies Gilded Age New York series. His titles include "Murder at Fenway Park," "Hanging Curve," and "Ialand of Tears." He is also the author of a nonfiction baseball history book, "Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball."
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This mystery not only provided great puzzle solving mysteries, it gave some insight into the state of affairs in the U.S. during WWI. Something we don't get much of nowadays. Interesting.
This book kept me interested from cover to cover. Haven't read this good of a book in a long time. Highly recommended for baseball enthusiasts, mystery lovers, or for someone wanting to read a great novel.
I FINSHED THE BOOK A WEEK AGO AND I WOULD SAY READ IT. TROY DOES A GREAT JOB MIXING THE MURDER-MYSTERY-BASEBALL ETHIC INTO A SHORT 298 PAGE BOOK.