Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Setup Man by T.T. Monday
Johnny Adcock is an aging relief pitcher with a side job as a private detective for his fellow major league baseball players with sensitive problems. This premise sounds bizarre but it works and the noir tone elevates the story to a higher level. The world is fully fleshed out and the characters have depth from the moment you meet them. As a baseball fan, I truly enjoyed this diversion from the traditional detective format with its look behind the scenes into that elite world. Just a note - there is heavy violence in this book so it is by no means a "cozy" mystery.