We have a winner in the Baseball Contest!

IMG_0425Congratulations to Jennifer, who won signed copies of the ENTIRE Ellie Hatcher series: Dead Connection, Angel’s Tip, 212, Never Tell, and All Day and a Night.  Jennifer won by correctly guessing the significance of the number 58 on my jersey when I threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium with #1 New York Times Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense and my co-author on the Under Suspicion series.

Mary’s jersey was #40, representing her 40th year in publishing.

Mine was #58.  Why?  Some people guessed it was my birth year, which would make me 57 years old.  Some guessed it was my age, which would make me one year older.  Some thought it was my height, which would make me two inches taller.  A few thought it was an homage to the wonderful Mysterious Bookshop on 58 Warren Street.  Cute, my nope.

The 5th letter of the alphabet is E.  IMG_0428

Got it?  58.  Ellie Hatcher!  Congratulations, Jennifer.  That was sort of tricky.

My first choice of jersey number was 13, representing Ellie Hatcher’s 13th Precinct.  Unfortunately, some guy name A-Rod is using it.

Thank you, Yankees, for a truly remarkable evening and to Mary Higgins Clark for sharing it with me.  And thanks, all of you who entered.

The latest book in the Ellie Hatcher series, ALL DAY AND A NIGHT, is just out in paperback so don’t miss it!

All Day and A Night

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