strikereviewPRAISE for Strike Three You’re Dead
“I am probably late discovering a brilliant mystery writer named Richard Rosen, whose books are set in sports.”
-Mike Lupica, New York Daily News

“A superb first novel.”
-New York Times Book Review “Notable Books of the Year, 1984”

“Robert B. Parker and Ed McBain might want to start looking over their shoulders, Richard Rosen (and Harvey Blissberg) are that good!”
-The Philadelphia Enquirer

“In his first mystery, Mr. Rosen has a hit a home run.”
-Newgate Callendar, New York Times Book Review

“Something to celebrate, an impressive first novel…and what may be the most literate and original sports mystery of the year.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“Fans of both the national sport and of whodunits should pick up this brilliant first mystery.”
-The Washington Post

“One of the best sports detective novels of all time!”
-The Denver Post

“One of the hundred favorite mysteries of the century.”
-The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

“Rosen’s Strike Three You’re Dead is a major league mystery novel, written with championship wit and unerring grace and style.”
-Dan Wakefield

“Like one of his pitchers, Rosen warms up after a couple of innings, the fastball starts hopping, the curve breaking, and the next thing you know you’re promising yourself just one more chapter of this whodunit, even though it’s after bedtime.”
-The Boston Globe

“If you want a good mystery and good writing—sensitive, intelligent, graceful, and gritty prose (with something of Hammett’s punch and Chandler’s poetry)—and a good baseball novel to boot, then you must read Richard Rosen’s Strike Three You’re Dead.”
-Boston Magazine

“The literary equivalent of a home run. Rosen has a deadly eye for detail.”
-Newsday

“Rosen knows something about baseball as well as good writing. In this, his first novel, he had devised a plot that keeps you turning through 234 pages.”
-Sports Illustrated

“A triple-homer for baseball/mystery fans…and no strikeout even for those ignorant of the game.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“I love mysteries and I just devour them, you know….” [President Clinton] praised Richard Rosen’s baseball murder mystery, Strike Three You’re Dead.”
-USA Today, 1992

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