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It’s a Baseball Mystery!

I know you love mysteries.  Here’s the set-up.  I had the honor of kicking off the Memorial Day Weekend by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees’ game against the Texas Rangers with Mary Higgins Clark, my extraordinary co-author of THE CINDERELLA MURDER and the upcoming ALL DRESSED IN WHITE.  Mary could have launched a fastball from the mound, but I asked to be a little closer to home plate. Video of our epic pitches to come, but you can see from these photos that we had a grand time.

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Were my shoes  the first hot pink sneakers to touch MLB grass?  I wonder, but, no, that’s not much of a mystery.

So where’s the mystery?  Mary and I were each permitted to choose our jersey numbers.  Mary’s “40” celebrates her 40th year in publishing.  But what’s up with my “58”?  Enter your best guess here by June 12 for a chance to win signed copies of ALL FIVE BOOKS in the Ellie Hatcher series.  DO NOT enter your guesses in the comments below the blog.  CLICK ON THIS FORM to enter.

Good luck!  And stay tuned for video of the pitch!

Books and Food: What Could Be Better? Prizes!

I am absolutely delighted to report that I am now a professional chef!  Okay, that’s not true, but I am officially a published recipe author.

To benefit Mystery Writers of America, more than 100 mystery authors contributed recipes to The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Deserts to Die For.  I’m so happy with the finished book that I’m giving away copies, with my recipe signed, to FIVE lucky readers on my Facebook page.  To enter, all you have to do is go to the contest post on my Facebook page, “like” the page itself, and then submit a comment in response to this question: “What food or drink would you like to enjoy with which literary character?”

On May 1, I’ll pick five lucky readers to win!

More about this terrific cookbook, edited by Kate White: The very first recipe is mine: “Ellie Hatcher’s Rum-Soaked Nutella French Toast.”  Doesn’t it look delicious?

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The final one is Lee Child’s “Coffee, Pot of One.”  And in between, you’ll find things like Mary Higgins Clark’s Game Night Chili, Harlan Coben’s Crab Meat Dip, Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata, Laura Lippman’s Aunt Effie’s Salmon Ball, and Kathy Reich’s Shrimp Scampi.  It’s a terrific collection!

Remember: head on over to Facebook to enter!  Or if you really, seriously, truly insist on not joining the fun at Facebook, you can enter by posting in the comments and joining my mailing list (see sign up link at top of website; this is so I can find you if you win).