"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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