Prairie Hardball

Prairie Hardball It is glorious August in Saskatchewan and baseball writer Kate Henry is on a road trip home Accompanied by her partner homicide detective Andy Munro she is keen to show him the wide open spaces of

  • Title: Prairie Hardball
  • Author: Alison Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780771034121
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is glorious August in Saskatchewan, and baseball writer Kate Henry is on a road trip home Accompanied by her partner, homicide detective Andy Munro, she is keen to show him the wide open spaces of the prairie and the charms of her family home in Indian Head.In the 1940s, Kate s mother played for the Racine Belles, in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.It is glorious August in Saskatchewan, and baseball writer Kate Henry is on a road trip home Accompanied by her partner, homicide detective Andy Munro, she is keen to show him the wide open spaces of the prairie and the charms of her family home in Indian Head.In the 1940s, Kate s mother played for the Racine Belles, in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League Now, twenty veterans of the league are gathering for a reunion in the Battlefords, for induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.But all is not peaceful under the prairie sky Anonymous letters have been received by her mother s teammates, warning them to stay away from the event The sinister meaning soon becomes clear One of the Belles is found murdered.Kate valiantly tries not to interfere in the police investigation which ensues but, as she talks to former team members, she finds that questions from the past demand answers It is only when Kate finds herself in mortal danger that she realizes she s come too close to the truth.In Prairie Hardball, one of Canada s craftiest mystery writers combines a nostalgic look at baseball and a vivid evocation of Saskatchewan with a fast moving, richly textured plot as, once again, Kate Henry s own instincts and wit play off against conventional police wisdom.

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    About " Alison Gordon "

  • Alison Gordon

    Alison Gordon was born in New York City She spent her childhood in New York, Tokyo, Cairo and Rome because of her Canadian father s work with the United Nations She attended Queen s University but left before completing her degree Alison held various positions in television, radio and newspaper, including five years as a baseball writer for the Toronto Star 1979 1985 Foul Balls, her first book, details her experiences as the first woman to cover major league baseball She has served on the boards of The Writers Union, Crime Writers of Canada, PEN Canada, and the International Association of Crime Writers She received the Citation of Merit for sports writing Series Kate Henry Mystery

  • 105 Comments

  • Another good baseball mystery. Good story with some surprises. Too bad this is the last of the Kate Henry mysteries.


  • Alison Gordon's evocative novel, the last in the Kate Henry mystery series, brings the landscape of the prairies alive as the book's protagonist heads home to celebrate her mother's induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. Once a part of the women's professional league around the time of the Second World War, Kate's mother, along with her teammates, are celebrated for their sporting accomplishments and everything is rosy until one of the feted players ends up dead. Uncovering the [...]


  • Alison Gordon knows sports, knows newspapers and knows the Canadian Landscape, big city and Praire and puts them all together with a good novel about sports writer Kate Hammer and the history of women's professional baseball.


  • Loved this! This was my first view of Alison Gordon and I will be reading more.loved the baseball theme and the Canadian Locations.


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