Ed Leviner is a hot prospect for the Major Leagues, a young pitcher who’s broken every record. She’s also a tough young woman who hates to be called Eddie. And someone in the idyllic Southern town of Cook, South Carolina, has threatened to kill her if she pitches in Wednesday’s game. It’s Sunday morning, which doesn’t give private eye and ex-ballplayer Eli Sharpe much timeEd Leviner is a hot prospect for the Major Leagues, a young pitcher who’s broken every record. She’s also a tough young woman who hates to be called Eddie. And someone in the idyllic Southern town of Cook, South Carolina, has threatened to kill her if she pitches in Wednesday’s game. It’s Sunday morning, which doesn’t give private eye and ex-ballplayer Eli Sharpe much time to identify the source of these threats. Ed has lots of admirers but few friends and several enemies and detractors in this conservative community. Then there’s her feuding divorced parents, her spurned tutor, a disgraced coach turned evangelical minister, and the local sheriff, a bully whose son is one of Ed’s discarded boyfriends. Though local law enforcement is oddly unhelpful, Eli is not alone in his search for answers. The TV news team covering the protests is headed up a beautiful anchorwoman from Eli’s past. Is she on his side or not? As usual, Eli is busy raising hackles in a town where there’s more than one mad dog in disguise.Ed, Not Eddie is the third book in the Eli Sharpe Mystery series, which began with Go Go Gato....
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Ed, Not Eddie Reviews
Former shortstop Eli Sharpe may have struck out in his brief stint as a major leaguer with the Devil Rays, but reinvented as private investigator Eli Sharpe, he touches all the bases in this thriller which will have you sitting on the edge of the bleachers. Sharpe goes extra innings to stop an assassin from permanently retiring a top female prospect before she has a chance to ever take the mound."Ed" Leviner is a baseball phenom--a female pitcher possessing the "stuff" to be a top prospect and have Major League scouts drooling to sign her to a lucrative contract after pitching her final collegiate game. There's just one hitch standing between Ed and possible riches and fame--someone is threatening to kill her unless she gives up the ball.Enter Eli Sharpe, former shortstop who had a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Sharpe is now a private investigator based in Asheville, NC, whose knowledge about the game is valued throughout the front offices of Major League teams. Sharpe is hired to sniff out who might be behind the death threats directed toward Ms. Leviner. He makes the trip to the small rural town of Cook, SC, where suspects from respected town citizens to backwoods drug-dealers begin to pop up like a whack-a-mole game. What follows is a maze of twists, turns, and red herrings galore. Things are further complicated when Sharpe's former fiancee, Sophie Gibson, now known as vivacious reporter Vivian Vaughn, rolls into Cook with her newsteam to cover the media circus building around the event as game day approaches. Like the Seiko watch Sophie had given Eli years before, the relationship between the two is still ticking.No spoilers here. Let's leave it at this: untimely and suspicious deaths, unlikely lovers, and bloodshed follow as Ed Leviner takes the mound for what could be her final game--ever! This rollicking mystery will grab you from the warm up pages and keep you hooked until the final out.Very highly recommended!
4.5/5.0This contemporary mystery is a complex and fascinating whodunit that keeps the reader guessing until the very end!Read full review in the 2016 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
There is so much misdirection in this murder mystery that even when all is said and done, nothing seems to be settled. An epilogue, which no doubt was written to help clarify things, does little to do so. Despite a few elements worth praising, this is a swing and a miss, to use an obvious baseball metaphor. Read our full review, here: http://www.mysteriousreviews.com/myst...