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by Allison Gordon


The dead pull hitter. A Kate Henry Mystery. But he’s a winner, which counts for a lot. Or he was until this season. Either age or opposing hitters caught up with him, and the former twenty-game winner had only thirteen going into the last week of the season.

The dead pull hitter. It’s ironic that the season they might win it all has been his worst, but I’m secretly delighted. His role as a winner was taken over by Tony Costello, nicknamed Bony because he’s not, a left-hander with his own set of idiosyncrasies.

A day that had started in tears and sombre reflection ended in jubilation nt of sportswriting. Does this qualify as a trouncing?. Not yet. You need a twelve-run lead for a trouncing. Yeah, you only need ten for a drubbing. Every Titan had at least one hit. Tiny Washington, David Sloane, Joe Kelsey, and even Alex Jones had hit home runs. Kelsey also had a triple and a single

Alison Gordon, a journalist and broadcaster for twenty years, was the first woman on the American League beat when she covered the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Star.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Alison Gordon, a journalist and broadcaster for twenty years, was the first woman on the American League beat when she covered the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Star. Author of Foul Balls: Five Years in the American League, Gordon published her first Kate Henry mystery, The Dead Pull Hitter, in 1988, followed by Safe at Home, Night Game, Striking Out, and, in 1997, Prairie Hardball.

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Alison Gordon's "The Dead Pull Hitter" begins wonderfully. Reporter Kate Henry is on an airplane flight home with the Toronto Titans, who have a shot to win the American League East division for the first time ever. In this setting, we get to see the players at ease (and somewhat on edge after a road trip) and a female reporter's interaction with them. Gordon does a wonderful job conveying the female reporter's life in a game played only by men (at the major-league level, at least). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Henry, Katherine (Fictitious character), Women sportswriters. New York : St. Martin's Press. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on January 2, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). The Dead Pull Hitter is the first novel in the Kate Henry mystery series. It is followed by Safe at Home, Night Game, Striking Out, and Prairie Hardball. For the first time in their history, the Toronto Titans are on a winning streak and headed for the World Series-a dream come true for sports reporter and baseball fan Kate Henry. But when a pair of murders hits the team at its very heart, Kate finds herself in the middle of the investigation. Covering both the end-of-season excitement and the murders, Kate is drawn closer and closer to the killer-and to handsome Andy Munro, the police detective assigned to the case.

Gordon was the granddaughter of Canadian writer Ralph Connor, the daughter of academic J. King Gordon and the sister of journalist Charles Gordon. The Dead Pull Hitter (1988). Gordon died in the Toronto East General Hospital on February 12, 2015, at the age of 7. . Prairie Hardball (1997).

Sportswriter Kate Henry (The Dead Pull Hitter; Safe at Home) follows the Toronto Titans to Sunland, Florida, for spring training-but she's barely settled in before Lucy Cartwright, a busty, lusty cub reporter who'd slept with half the team, is found shot to death on the beach. Sheriff Barwell taps young rookie Domingo Avila as suspect number one and jails him, but Lucy's friends are convinced that Avila didn't do it-and Kate is soon awash in other possibilities, including the sheriff himself (whom Lucy rebuffed the year before) and Lucy's lecherous stepdad.

The Dead Pull Hitter For the first time in their history, the Toronto Titans are on a winning streak and headed for the World Series-a dream come true for sports reporter and baseball . The Dead Pull Hitter: A Kate Henry Mystery.

The Dead Pull Hitter For the first time in their history, the Toronto Titans are on a winning streak and headed for the World Series-a dream come true for sports reporter and baseball fan Kate Henry.

Iâ?m Katherine Henry. My friends call me Kate. I am a baseball writer by trade. Iâ?m forty, older than most of the Titans, including the manager. Iâ?m tallish, prettyish, and a lot more interesting than most of the people I write about.Iâ?m good at my job, to the active disappointment of some of my male colleagues, who have been waiting for me to fall on my face since the day I walked into my first spring training.I am also the only woman on the team plane who doesnâ?t serve drinks. Kate has her problems with the arrogance, ignorance, easy money and bigotry of the sports world. She also has impossible deadlines and puts in weeks of overtime. But itâ?s all in a baseball-seasonâ?s work.Until the day the designated hitter doesnâ?t show for the game: someone seems to have used his skull for batting practice. The homicide squad is called in, and Kateâ?s search for a scoop puts her at odds, and in pleasantly close contact, with the law. As real life impinges on the world of baseball, Kate learns how naïve â? and vulnerable â? she really is.
Adrietius
The problem I had with this book was pacing. I read to 33% on my Fire HDX , one third of the book, and still, still, nobody had died. I thought it was supposed to be a murder mystery. Also, there were way too many names and characters to remember with limited features to retain their identity.For me, (and I love baseball), reading this book was like watching a 22 inning AAA game with every pitch, every catch, every player snipe described in detail but after awhile you wonder what the point of being there is. And you are so bored you don't care who wins or for that matter if anyone even dies - you just want to go home. I felt if the author couldn't hold my attention by 33%, couldn't introduce 'the mystery' I was entitled to walk away and that's what I did. Your tolerance may vary.

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Jonide
Liked how the book began; it caught my interest. About 1/3 of the way through, I lost interest. It just got boring; too much about baseball facts, too many characters...just got bogged down to me. I deleted off my Kindle. Perhaps someone who LOVES baseball could really like it??
Xtani
Fun mix of baseball and mystery. The main character is likable and smart. A good start to the series.
Malahelm
PLOT OR PREMISE:
Dead Pull Hitter feels like it picks up where Gordon's non-fiction left off: the Toronto Titans have finished in fourth place the previous year and are starting to pull it together for a pennant race; the protagonist Kate Henry is a woman sportswriter who's covered them for five years; she works for the Toronto Planet which is sandwiched in the news market between the stodgy World and the bimbette-littered pages of the Mirror. At times it was hard to remind myself that this was the fiction category!
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WHAT I LIKED:
The fun doesn't really take off until after the first body arrives. Up until then, it is basically a baseball story. After that, the murder mystery takes hold. The clues are there for the finding: some obvious, others more subtle. Nicely written, and combines the baseball / mystery storylines with an appropriate emphasis on the mystery. And the cop-as-a-romantic-partner-and-mystery-antagonist-theme is alive and well in the book.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
The start on the baseball story gives you a fairly large cast of characters that may be easy for a baseball fan to keep straight (i.e. player X is a catcher), but the names all seemed to run together for me. The baseball players also seem to have an enormously large and direct role in Kate's life, which doesn't seem to fit with her being a member of the objective sports press that covers them regularly.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I was not personal friends with the author, but I did interact with her online.
Mariwyn
Alison Gordon's "The Dead Pull Hitter" begins wonderfully. Reporter Kate Henry is on an airplane flight home with the Toronto Titans, who have a shot to win the American League East division for the first time ever. In this setting, we get to see the players at ease (and somewhat on edge after a road trip) and a female reporter's interaction with them. Gordon does a wonderful job conveying the female reporter's life in a game played only by men (at the major-league level, at least). Gordon also clearly conveys an intimate knowledge of the game without being overbearing. "The Dead Pull Hitter" also delivers the thrill of the penant chase, complete with scoreboard watching.
Soon, though, the team's designated hitter turns up dead. As if that's not enough, murder also claims the life of another player. Kate uses her contacts with the players to delve into the mystery. The mystery aspect of "The Dead Pull Hitter" is rather standard, complete with the police officer as a love interest, a theme rather common, especially in cozy mysteries.
But "The Dead Pull Hitter" is more than a puzzle to solve. It's a wonderfully written novel by a woman with a clear feel for the game. Gordon does a wonderful job of bringing to the genre a woman in a man's game and in endowing the reporter with an attitude that is a joy to read. As a first effort, "The Dead Pull Hitter" is clearly a winner.
Use_Death
Kate Henry is a baseball writer covering the Toronto Titans when the team's successful season is shattered by the murder of two of its star players.Sultan Sanchez, the veteran designated hitter from the Dominican Republic, is found beaten to death in his condominium. Steve Thorson, the team's outstanding pitcher, is killed by a blunt instrument in the clubhouse. Kate gets involved in the murder investigations much to the annoyance of Staff Sergeant Munro of the homicide squad. Was Sanchez blackmailing other players? Did Thorson's agent Sam Craven have him murdered because Thorson had fired Craven? Were there two murderers? Were drugs involved in the crimes? These questions have to be answered as Kate wades through a pile of red herrings while she stays a few steps ahead of the police. The book is an entertaining effort by an author who is an experienced sportswriter.
Ttexav
This is the first novel in the Kate Henry series and it captured my interest from page one. The main character is well written and the plot moves along at a good pace. Gordon has added a lot of dry wit into the story, which makes it quite an entertaining read.

As a non-fan of baseball, I was glad that I didn't need extensive knowledge of the sport in order to get the full effect of the story. Baseball is part of the story, but Gordon does an excellent job of keeping it enough in the background so as to avoid alienating any non-baseball fans. This book (please excuse me for what I'm about to say...) hits a a home run!
The Dead Pull Hitter ebook
Author:
Allison Gordon
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Mystery
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Berkley (March 1, 1991)
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