Title: Prairie Hardball. A Kate Henry Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher:  McClelland & Stewart, Toronto , 1997, ISBN:0771034121
Seller ID: 106847
GORDON, Alfred. Prairie Hardball. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1997).First Printing. Pp (6),1-282. 8vo, brown paper covered boards with gilt le ttering to spine. The fifth book in the Kate Henry Mystery series. "It is glorious August in Saskatchewan, and baseball writer Kate Henry is on a roadtrip home. Accompanied by her partner, homicide detective Andy Munro, she is keen to show him the wide-open spaces of the prairie and the charms of her family home in Indian Head. In the 1930s, Kate's mother played for the Racine Belles, in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Now, twenty veterans of the league are gathering for a reunion in the Battlefords, for induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. But all is not peaceful under the prairie sky. Anonymous letters have been received by her mother's teammates, warning them to stay away from the event. The sinister meaning soon becomes clear. One of the Belles is found murdered. Kate valiantly tries not to interfere in the police investigation which ensues but, as she talks to former team members, she finds that questions from the past demand answers. It is only when Kate finds herself in mortal danger thatshe realizes she's come too close to the truth." -from the dustjacket. Nam e inked to flyleaf, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 18.00