Last Man Out

Donald Honig

Published by Ulverscroft Large Print Books
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Synopsis: 'Fine suspense...evocative setting and atmosphere...fresh, lyrical language...perfect New York cadence.' - MYSTERY NEWS. 'Recommended.' - LIBRARY JOURNAL Sportswriter Joe Tinker can hardly wait. The war is over, the old Dodger stars are back, and his beloved Bums have a fantastic rookie - Harvey Tipper - who is a sure bet to rip up the record books. Then New York heiress Gloria Manley is found dead, and Harvey turns out to be the last of many lovers who fed her appetite for sex and sadism. Only Tinker can save the future superstar from taking the rap as he follows the twisted trail from the baseball diamond to the Manhattan playpens.

From Publishers Weekly: Baseball historian Honig ( The Man in the Dugout ) returns to the mystery novel with this followup to last year's The Plot to Kill Jackie Robinson. Sportswriter Joe Tinker is back again, investigating the murder of a wealthy socialite and her maid in which the prime suspect is a Brooklyn Dodger. The new book is actually a prequel, set in 1946 (the year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier), with the former Marine Tinker just a few months back from the Pacific. Perhaps that's why he seems a little more serious and less of a wiseguy this time around, a change that is all to the good. The homicide brings Tinker into contact with the seamy underside of New York society, and Honig creates a nicely believable set of potential suspects, although the denouement, while satisfying, doesn't call for much real sleuthing. And credibility is getting to be a problem in this series: the first installment had an excellent peg for a baseball setting, but in this one only the identity of the chief suspect gets Tinker involved in the case. However, his mastery of the genre is improving and his hero is appealing enough so that one hopes in future books the sportswriter will be given a little more detective work.
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Title: Last Man Out
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
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Donald Honig
Published by Ulverscroft Large Print Books
ISBN 10: 0708958044 ISBN 13: 9780708958049
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