As part of that blog they have invited bloggers, with regard to a crime fiction novel they have loved, to forward a “review, a pitch, a love letter, a poem or, a video. Or something else entirely”. They will be posting a submission each week upon the site.
I am glad to promote the new blog and keep fresh memories of Maxine.
I will be submitting a post from 2011 which is my review of Prairie Hardball by Alison Gordon below. My reasons for loving the book are best set out in the opening paragraph of the review. It remains the only mystery in which I was present at the event featured in the book.
Alison is also an interesting writer. As set out in the review she was the first woman sports writer to cover major league baseball in
I hope lots of bloggers will also make submissions. I can hardly wait for March when they start being published. They are going to be fun and informative and a wonderful way to remember Petrona.
****27. – 588.) Prairie Hardball by Alison Gordon – I re-read my favourite
Over half of the 50 plus Canadian women who played in the league were from
In the book, Kate Henry has returned to
Gordon’s description of Kate’s hometown, Indian Head, is a perfect portrayal of small town
At the banquet Virna Wilton creates a grand entrance by wearing her old uniform over 40 years after she last played baseball. (I can vividly recall the actual lady who wore her uniform to the induction banquet. She looked great.)
The banquet was
In the book everyone is shocked when Virna is murdered. Andy is asked to help the local RCMP. The nosy Kate demands to know everything going on in the investigation. The probing of lives brings out secrets that startle and even shock Kate. Life in the AAGPBL was more complex than she realized.
The book goes into some detail on the AAGPL which existed from the early 1940’s to the mid-1950’s. The movie, A League of Their Own, with Madonna, Geena Davis and Tom Hanks was a
Within the book Helen was a woman professional baseball playing pioneer and Kate was a woman professional baseball sports writing pioneer. (In real life Gordon was the first woman journalist to cover major league baseball in
Those young woman who went South from
The mystery flows well. I know I am enjoying a book when the pages glide by and there is no consciousness of time passing. It is the best rural