The Spoiler: A Novel of Baseball and Murder
Domenic Stansberry, Deomenic Stansberry. Permanent Press (NY), $22 (278pp) ISBN 978-1-57962-049-3
A 15-year-old classic and Edgar Award finalist is happily back in print: The Spoiler: A Novel of Baseball and Murder by Domenic Stansberry (The Last Days of Il Duce), which follows down-at-the-heels, twice-divorced, baseball-crazy reporter Frank Lofton, who's drifted into a Massachusetts mill town to follow his obsession: the minor league Holyoke Redwings. When a player dies inexplicably and several cases of arson plague the town, Lofton becomes wrapped in a web of sordid smalltown corruption and political scandal.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2002
Hardcover - 278 pages - 978-0-87113-075-4
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-440-20304-9
Open Ebook - 278 pages - 978-1-5040-1200-3