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Caught in a Rundown: A Novel Introducing Jewel Averick and Dee Sweet

Saxton, Lisa

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ISBN 10: 0684829673 / ISBN 13: 9780684829678
Published by Scribners, NY, 1997
Condition: As New Hardcover
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AS NEW IN DUST JACKET. SIGNED BY SAXTON ON THE TITLE PAGE. First book by this Cleveland born African American author, a mystery novel introducing a pair of "odd couple" sleuths--- "beautiful, black, spoiled Jewel Averick and her milquetoast-personified white friend, Dee Sweet"---both wives of major league baseball players. The mystery revolves around the glove of an old Negro Leaguer which becomes the object of a shady con man. Bookseller Inventory # E129

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Title: Caught in a Rundown: A Novel Introducing ...

Publisher: Scribners, NY

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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An unlikely couple of sleuths--the beautiful, black, spoiled Jewel Averick and her insecure white friend, Dee Sweet--team up to locate the legendary Two-Mile McLemore, a baseball star from the Negro Leagues. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.


This initial outing in a new mystery series features Jewel Averick and her sidekick, Dee Sweet, baseball wives married to players on the Washington Diamonds. Caught in a Rundown begins when Jewel discovers that her husband has paid $15,000 for a baseball glove that once belonged to Negro Leaguer "Two-Mile" McLemore. When a stranger appears at Jewel's front door offering $20,000 for the glove, Jewel takes him up on his offer but switches gloves at the last minute. Now Jewel has two men angry at her, and a mystery to solve--just who was "Two-Mile" McLemore, and why is the glove so important? The first clue is a note in "Two-Mile's" glove that directs her to Philadelphia, the first stop on a scavenger hunt that may lead to McLemore himself.

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