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Hanging Curve (Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries)

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ISBN 10: 1575664550 / ISBN 13: 9781575664552
Published by Kensington October 1999, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 1575664550 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006183

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Title: Hanging Curve (Mickey Rawlings Baseball ...

Publisher: Kensington October 1999

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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"Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion." --Robert Parker

A Race To Stay Alive

1922. Another year, another team. Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings is now warming the pine for the St. Louis Browns, a team poised to go all the way. Rawlings should be overjoyed with the situation but the lack of playing time has him sneaking off to play incognito in the semi-pros. The competition is just as rough, though. In fact, some of the best players to ever throw a curveball or line up for a swing are his opponents. The only reason they aren't in the majors is because of their team color--black. Turns out that's the least of their worries. When the star pitcher of the Negro East St. Louis Cubs is found lynched after a win, Rawlings has to do everything he can to track down the killer and prevent a repeat of the deadly race riots of 1917. If he can stay alive. . .

Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries

"Full of life." --The New York Times Book Review on Hanging Curve

"A richly atmospheric journey through time." --Booklist 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

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Spring, 1922. Jazz is hot. Baseball is hotter -- and bitterly segregated. As a major league infielder, Mickey Rawlings has always wanted a chance to match his skills against the very best in the game, black or white. When he gets a chance to play against the East St. Louis Cubs, a black semi-pro team, Mickey willingly risks his career to step across baseball's color line. He soon finds that more than a game is at stake -- and more than his career is at risk -- when one of the Negro League stars is hanged in the ballpark, the victim of a brutal lynching.

As tensions mount in an already divided city, Mickey investigates the murder and sees sides of America that he's never encountered before. While discovering the rich culture of 1920s black society, he also finds destructive forces working their way into the country's mainstream. He is soon in a world where shocking violence and corruption are everyday fare, and justice is hard to find as Mickey enters the most important -- and dangerous -- game of his life...

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