Spring Training Murders is a hard hitting, fast paced, murder and mayhem thriller, designed for sport’s enthusiasts and for all mystery buffs. Each base-clearing chapter leads off with a few authentic newspaper headlines from 1946, while young private eye Johnny Dark is placed undercover on a pennant winning baseball club. His assignment: Find the killer! World War II is just concluded and the GI’s have come marching home to a new and expanding USA. Dark must look the part of a major league player on and off the ball field, in dugouts rubbing elbows with the likes of future Hall of Fame, Ted Williams, Joe Di Maggio, and Bobby Doerr--he even rubs elbows with an aging Babe Ruth, who helps in the investigation. Can Dark fool the fans, the players, the sportswriters, and, at the same time, solve an inhumane murder? Mixed with love, hate, thrills and chills--this pulse quickening spring tale will bring the reader back to simpler times. No I-phones, no TV, no Texting: just lots of everything else that can be touched. Start your reading at home plate for a guaranteed home run--and more.
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About the author: Roland Hopkins was born in Boston and spent several years of his income-producing career as a radio disc jockey. Soon, he discovered that newspaper writing was a quieter and more lucrative endeavor and launched what was to become the largest commercial weekly real estate newspaper in the country--the New England Real Estate Journal. But his not so lucrative hobby was thoroughbred racehorses. Not betting on them, but owning them. And while his nags won more than over 300 races at various tracks including Gulf stream, Hialeah, Caldor, Rockingham, and Suffolk downs, among others, he found that it was more frugal writing about them rather than paying their food and veterinarians.
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Book Description Branden Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0828324964
Book Description Branden Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 210 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.48 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0828324964