Sports Mystery

4 books in series
2.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

Murder Is My Racquet Publisher's Summary

Murder Is My Racquet is the most thrilling way to read about murder, intrigue...and tennis. This collection of stories by famous mystery writers, including Ridley Pearson and Lawrence Block, deals with the prestige of the high-stakes race to become one of the few international tennis stars, the promotional opportunities involved, the elimination of tournament competition, and the strategy of tennis in general. Viewed as an elite game since its beginnings, tennis is the perfect sport for one-on-one play and murder! Authors also include Kinky Friedman, James W. Hall, John Harvey, Jeremiah Healy, Stephen Hunter, Judith Kelman, Robert Leuci, Peter Lovesey, Mike Lupica, David Morrell, Ridley Pearson, Lisa Scottoline, and Daniel Stashower.

©2010 Otto Penzler (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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    • Murder Is My Racquet

    • Fourteen Original Tales of Love, Death, and Tennis by Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, James W. Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Murder Is My Racquet is the most thrilling way to read about murder, intrigue...and tennis. This collection of stories by famous mystery writers, including Ridley Pearson and Lawrence Block, deals with the prestige of the high-stakes race to become one of the few international tennis stars, the promotional opportunities involved, the elimination of tournament competition, and the strategy of tennis in general.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Murder at the Racetrack

    • Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, and others
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.R.F. Keating, John Lescroart, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Jan Burke, Max Allan Collins, Thomas H. Cook, Pat Jordan, Michael Malone, Michele Martinez, Julie Smith, and Scott Wolven.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Murder in the Rough

    • Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This the fourth title in a sports mystery series edited by Otto Penzler. Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, HRF Keating, Ian Rankin and many others deliver up an ace anthology of original short stories that mix murder and mystery on the fairway. This collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and those eager to read stories by the most celebrated authors in the mystery genre.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Murder at the Foul Line

    • Original Tales of Hoop Dreams and Deaths from Today's Great WritersOriginal Tales of Hoop Dreams and Deaths from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    When murder, mystery and suspense are thrown onto the court, basketball can become a deadly game. Amazing athletic displays, astronomical salaries, outrageous bets, rich and famous owners, coaches, managers and groupies... all are part of the game of hoops and appear in this collection, the fifth in the popular series by noted mystery anthologist Otto Penzler. With contributions from the finest names in crime and suspense writing today.

    • Original Tales of Hoop Dreams and Deaths from Today's Great WritersOriginal Tales of Hoop Dreams and Deaths from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-10
    • 3 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $20.99