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New Novel by Allen Schatz

Friend of this site, Allen Schatz has a brand new novel available exclusively online from SmashWords.com. The backdrop of the murder mystery, titled GAME 7: DEAD BALL, is the 2008 World Series that featured the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are a fan of crime mysteries, books, baseball and especially a combination of those three, this is the story for you.

Check out the information from the press release below and click the link to support a local author and baseball fan.

Washington, Pennsylvania - February 7, 2011 - Allen Schatz, Philadelphia native and current resident of western Pennsylvania, mixes a love of the game to spin a mystery-suspense yarn where revenge hides at the core. The book, titled GAME 7: DEAD BALL, targeting mystery fans and baseball fans alike, takes place before and during the 2008 World Series. The lead character, umpire Marshall Connors, believes a vacation cut short is a reasonable price to pay for the opportunity to work the games, but that price rapidly increases when he finds himself in the middle of something more intense than the games on the field.

Roger S. Williams, Managing Director at Publish or Perish Agency, Inc. and New England Publishing Associates, has described the book as "a mystery with baseball overtones; think Dick Francis meets America’s Pastime."

The book was released by Smashwords.com and is available as a multi-format eBook by clicking this link. The purchase price is $2.99 and readers may download the first 30% for free. There is also a limited-time coupon available for 25% off (code WJ47F).

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