Synopses & Reviews
First published by Walker & Company in 1984, Strike Three, You're Dead introduced both Richard Rosen, a new voice in crime fiction, and his sleuth, Harvey Blissberg, a former Red Sox center fielder, now playing for a lowly expansion team in Providence, Rhode Island. Both were immediately hailed as fresh and important additions by critics and readers, and Rosen won the MWA's Edgar Allan Poe Award for best first novel. Sixteen years later, the impact of that book remains: it was chosen by mystery booksellers as one of the hundred best novels of the twentieth century.
With the baseball season starting, we're proud to be bringing the book back to readers as we prepare to release a new Harvey Blissberg baseball mystery, Mean Streak, in time to celebrate the first World Series of the twenty-first century.