7th Inning Death

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
Major league baseball umpire Marshall Connors longs for a return to the relative obscurity of his profession and the simplicity of the game he loves. A new relationship gives him hope. A old acquaintance takes it away. Because...

Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Sometimes, good people do bad things. And sometimes, people are just plain bad...


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About Allen Schatz

The ability to create something from nothing is probably what I enjoy most about writing. There are no restrictions to hold you back. If you can imagine it, you can include it in your story.

I can’t sew with a needle and thread very well, but I can weave with my words. My ultimate goal is to create a fabric others can enjoy. That so many have in such a short time is a pretty cool thing.

My first three novels are now available. The Marshall Connors Series consists of GAME 7: DEAD BALL, 7TH INNING DEATH, and RALLY KILLER. Mystery. Suspense. Baseball. A perfect combination.

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Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Sometimes, good people do bad things. And sometimes, people are just plain bad...

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Sue Owen reviewed on July 31, 2011

I found this book a little hard to follow. It felt disjointed to me. There are a lot of main characters and I couldn’t figure out at times which one I was following. Maybe there was just too much going on for me to focus on any one thing. I recommend trying to consolidate some of those break out portions a little more so we aren’t weaving in and out of several stories at once.

I loved the plot, though and found the ending a great surprise which is always my favorite ending. Once I accepted the character changes and got kind of into the weave of chasing the characters I was more able to follow the storyline.

I’d like to see a rewrite before I highly recommend this book. I just feel that it is too much messing around and not enough story telling. One thing I'd like to mention that I don't normally is the book cover. It is truly one of the greatest covers representing a story I've seen in a while.
(reviewed 64 days after purchase)
Theresa reviewed on June 20, 2011

Perfect follow up to Game 7:Dead Ball. We got a deeper glimpse into the characters' lives. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Jan Brown reviewed on May 26, 2011

If you "liked" the first book you will love this second one! It takes you more in depth into the charactor's lives and relationships and as you get to know them a mystery subtletly is forming with murders to follow. Baseball is more in the background in this book. I liked how you were gentley reminded of what happened in the other book and the way its done it could be a stand alone book too. The scenes with the shrink were very well done, it made me think of Tony Soprano on tv and the tense relationship he had with his lady shrink. Written like a pro and a enjoyable read!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Jim Keegan reviewed on May 20, 2011

Audience will surely appreciate this work. Allen hit another one out of the park. Another page turner - compelling/poignant. This work is definitely worth a read!! Blends concentrically with "Game7 Deadball". Love Suzy - poor King & Garrett :( Very well done, Allen. Look forward to the next project.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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