ADVANCE PRAISE FOR JOHN BILLHEIMER’S LATEST MYSTERY,|
A PLAYER TO BE MAIMED LATER
“Sportswriter Lloyd Keaton gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to pen the biography of a famous pitcher. Baseball fans and mystery fans alike will cheer as Billheimer goes into extra innings with a puzzle as ingenious as he offered in Keaton’s debut.”
--Kirkus (*Starred Review*) Read entire review
"This sophomore entry (after Field of Schemes) is just right for sports mystery aficionados, providing plenty of baseball chatter and a sideline of poker exploits. Cleverly interspersed with Lloyd's newspaper column entries, the story unfolds with a slow windup, gaining momentum as the pages whiz by."
--LIBRARY JOURNAL, 7-1-2013 Read entire review
“Although this engaging story is rooted in baseball, it grows tasty fruits of many other kinds. Billheimer deals sensitively and knowledgeably with ageing, responsibility, fame, ego, gambling, deceit and redemption. The tale is full of perceptive observation, finely expressed. Although about far more than balls and strikes, the author’s command of baseball history and issues is impressive too. This is an excellent follow-up to Lloyd Keaton’s first appearance. I hope there will be many more.”
--Michael Z. Lewin, Award-winning author of the Albert Samson series
“A PLAYER TO BE MAIMED LATER is a beautifully observed and deftly written tale that clearly demonstrates the author’s love of baseball combined with sure-footed ability to involve even those readers who aren’t avid sports fans in this intriguing mystery. Yet another smooth and satisfying read from John Billheimer and a must-read for fans of his Owen Allison series.”
-Zoë Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox crime thriller series
"A winner - real intrigue and real suspense, plus real sardonic charm. I loved this book."
-Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series