The Tomb That Ruth Built (A Mickey Rawlings Mystery)

The Tomb That Ruth Built (A Mickey Rawlings Mystery)

by Troy Soos

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BN ID: 2940045787062
Publisher: Troy Soos
Publication date: 03/23/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 623,863
File size: 278 KB

About the Author

Troy Soos is a writer and teacher based in Winter Park, Florida. Soos is best known for his "Mickey Rawlings" series of historical baseball novels (seven books set from 1912 to 1923). He also authored a four-book historical mystery series set in 1890s New York featuring Marshall Webb and Rebecca Davies. Soos has written a nonfiction history of early New England baseball history, "Before the Curse," and two mystery short stories ("Pick-Off Play" and "Decision of the Umpire") now available as e-books. His newest release is "The Tomb That Ruth Built," the seventh in the Mickey Rawlings series.

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The Tomb That Ruth Built (A Mickey Rawlings Mystery) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Melrose33 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent series. I am thrilled to see it continue. When will it be in a print? Right now it is only in a nook book.
LaineyEW More than 1 year ago
very disappointing if I can't get this book in Hard Copy. I do not have a kindle. Can I or when can I purchase this book in hard copy? Help. thanks
crackerjack1 More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the continuing Mickey Rawlings series. As usual, this book has a really interesting story line where the reader learns about 1920's baseball, politics, and society. Soos brings in another character from his other mystery/detective/history series as well. A nice , and welcome touch. I highly recommend the book and any of Mr. Soos's novels.
MinTwinsNY More than 1 year ago
Rating:   5 of 5 stars (outstanding) Review:  Mickey Rawlings, the utility infielder who is as adept at solving a murder as he is at fielding a scorching line drive, is back in the seventh installment of the Mickey Rawlings Murder Series by Troy Soos.  This time, Mickey is now a New York Yankee at the start of the 1923 season and while he and girlfriend Margie are settling in the Bronx, there is a gruesome discovery at the site of the brand new Yankee Stadium.  The body of a bootlegger has been found under the site and the team owner wants Mickey to help solve the crime.  There are a few reasons why: one is that the victim was a former teammate of Rawlings, the owner doesn’t want the bad publicity and since Rawlings’ roommate is Babe Ruth, it also becomes Mickey’s job to be sure the Babe doesn’t get implicated in this as well. If this sounds complicated, it really isn’t while reading the book.  As with the other books in this series, Soos does a terrific job of weaving detailed and rich baseball scenes with the grittiness required when Rawlings needs to ask questions or might find himself needing to protect not only himself but Margie as well.   It should be noted that this book can be read as a stand-alone as well as any of the others in the series.  Soos does describe enough about the characters so those readers who did not read the earlier books won’t be missing key details, yet it doesn’t repeat so many items that those who have read all of them won’t be skipping over those parts.  That is not easy to do when writing a series, but Soos does so masterfully. Not only is the baseball realistic, but so are the characters and sites that are set in the 1920’s.  Prohibition was the big topic during the time frame of this novel and the reader feels like he or she is right there in the speak-easies with the characters.  The descriptions of the scenes and the dialogue are realistic for the time frame and Soos’s writing shows that he is quite knowledgeable of that era as well. Any baseball fan or fan of murder mysteries will enjoy this outstanding tale that is equal parts baseball and mystery. I will to thank Mr. Soos for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.   Did I skim?  No Were the characters realistic?   Yes.  Soos’s main characters in each of these novels, Mickey and Margie, are portrayed in a manner that the reader will be able to connect with them.  Soos’s baseball knowledge and research are very helpful in making Mickey’s character believable as a major league baseball player.  The other characters are not portrayed in an over the top manner so they are realistic as well. Pace of the story:  Excellent   Do I recommend?   Yes.  Baseball fans and murder mystery fans alike will enjoy the latest Mickey Rawlings saga.