"Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion." Robert Parker
The Big Dead Machine
It's 1921, and journeyman infielder Mickey Rawlings finds himself on yet another team, the Cincinnati Reds, who everyone remembers for "winning" the 1919 World Series against the infamous Chicago Black Sox. In an effort to refurbish their image, Oliver Perrimen, a die-hard Reds fan cooks up a memorabilia exhibit of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, who went undefeated in a historic coast-to-coast romp. But before the tour can reach first base, someone strikes Ollie out with a well-placed bullet. Since murder seems to follow Mickey around like a hitting slump he can't quite quit, he starts snagging clues. Soon enough he finds his hands full with a forgotten murder, breaking and entering, and an angry girlfriend. But when the game of his own life is on the line, Mickey Rawlings is a born survivor. At least he hopes. . .
Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries
"Full of life." The New York Times Book Review on 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
|Series:||Mickey Rawlings Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||5.02(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Troy Soos is a critically acclaimed author, teacher, and former research physicist. He is best known for his Mickey Rawlings series of baseball mysteries. His novels have been reviewed in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and USA Today. Soos is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Society for American Baseball Research. He currently lives in Lake Howell, Florida (near Winter Park, Florida).
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I must say that this book was a fine baseball/mystery work. I enjoyed it thoroughly and highly reccomend it. It puts basebal and mystery in perfect balance to create a very interesting plot and climax.