A Cat McDaniel Mystery #2 (The Foul Ball Series)
Published by Camel Press (October 1, 2012)
Paperback: 312 pages
E-book File Size: 2516 KB
Cat McDaniel is a baseball journalist and she specializes in exposing the truth. These exposes are not always well received. The last one left her unemployed.
Desperate to get off the bench and back into the lineup, she is thrilled to land an interview with the Buffalo Soldiers’ General Manager Roger “Rakin’” Aiken–Baseball legend, eight-time All Star … and oblivious father to a Major League bratty co-ed named Paige. Cat gets a job offer but with a curveball. She can be the team reporter in the Spring if she spends the next few weeks chaperoning Paige during her internship in Latin America. Of course she can write a few blog posts as well, but her main job is to keep Paige out of trouble. This is easier said than done. When an aspiring player is found dead and his mother blames Paige’s new love, Chance Hayward, Cat decides to do a little snooping of her own. Will she hit it out of the park and catch the killer or will she strike out and loose everything?
Cat is quite a sleuth and a smart woman that you don’t want to mess with. She loves baseball and everything that goes with it. The game, the players, training camp, the beer and the hot dogs. She also likes to right wrongs and get to the bottom of the story which makes her an excellent reporter.
The other characters are good as well. Paige is something else. Her closet and shopping trips and her critique of Cat’s wardrobe had me in stitches. She does go through a life changing experience that will have fans rooting for her by the end of the story.
The story is full of twists and turns and the ending was a bit of surprise. A solid mystery.
I really enjoyed this book. I had not read the first story in the series Big Leagues, but have downloaded to my Kindle to read soon! I had no trouble following this story but definitely want to go back to read how everything started. A story baseball fans will love!
About This Author
Born and raised in Illinois, Jen Estes started her writing career as a baseball blogger in 2007 and expanded to freelance sports writing in 2009. She is an active member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), Springfield Poets & Writers and the National Writers Union (NWU). Curveball is the second in a series featuring sassy sports writer Cat McDaniel. When Jen isn’t writing, she enjoys running, yoga, traveling and watching baseball with her husband and cat.
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Comments on “Curveball by Jen Estes Virtual Book Tour (Giveaway too!)”
Interesting premise! I also love baseball! Dee
Thank you for sharing. Superb review and post. Kudos!
Thanks! This looks like a terrific & fun read!!
how can you not like baseball, add some murder, you got me. lol thanks for the giveaway.
When I read the title, I almost passed on this one. But, then I read the synopsis and it sounds like such fun. Paige sounds like such a spoiled brat and Cat sounds like the super sleuth and a saint for putting up with Paige.
Linda, you will like it!!
Thanks for reading my book, Dollycas. I’m a big fan of your reviews so I’m happy you enjoyed Curveball! Good luck to everyone who enters to win a copy.
Thank you Jen! Remember me when the next installment is ready!!
Love the baseball theme, and the underlying mystery.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Baseball and mustery—how much better can it get? I want to read this book.
Eeek—I can’t even spell mystery with my bad fingers!
Welcome to Jen! I think it’s neat that you made the leap from baseball blogger to mystery writer. I think the series looks like a good one! Thanks!
I actually have been to one major league baseball game.
Since I know absolutely nothing about baseball, CURVEBALL Is going to be quite an education for me.
I know nothing about baseball which I hope would not be a problem on reading this book
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