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Author: Alison Gordon
ISBN13: 978-0771034237
Title: Striking Out
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (April 29, 1995)
Pages: 240

Striking Out by Alison Gordon



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Alison Gordon’s clever plotting, fast-paced dialogue, and deft characterization spark with energy. The background setting of Toronto’s Riverdale district – the trendy aspects as well as the darker side – teems with life. Striking Out places Alison Gordon in the front ranks of Canadian crime fiction writers.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It is the summer of 1994 and the major-league baseball players have taken their balls and bats and gone home. With no beat to cover. Library descriptions. No library descriptions found.

Spring training takes a grim turn when sports journalist Kate Henry and a fellow reporter find a local freelancer, Lucy Cartwright, dead on the beach. And when one of the Toronto Titans, Domingo Avila, is arrested and charged with the murder, Kate is pulled into yet another police investigation. Believing that Avila was framed, Kate sets out to prove his innocence. A trip home turns deadly as Kate Henry and her boyfriend, homicide detective Andy Munro, travel to Saskatchewan to celebrate her mother's induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. All former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Helen "Wheels" MacLaren Henry and her teammates don't at first take the threatening letters seriously. Set in 1990's Toronto, Striking Out is the fourth title in the Kate Henry mystery series.

Alison Gordon was a Canadian journalist and mystery novelist. Alison Gordon Five-Book Bundle: The Dead Pull Hitter, Safe at Home, Night Game, Striking Out, and Prairie Hardball (Kate Henry) ) Trouble has a way of finding sports journalist Kate Henry ) It is the summer of 1994 and the major-league baseball players have taken their balls and bats and gone home.

It is the summer of 1994 and the major-league baseball players have taken their balls and bats and gone home. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. The story takes place in 1994 at the beginning of the baseball strike and baseball reporter Kate Henry has no games to cover. She is at home in Toronto contemplating the strike.

Publication date 1995. Topics Henry, Katherine (Fictitious character), Women sportswriters. Publisher Toronto : McClelland & Stewart. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on August 17, 2011.

Striking Out. (1995) (The fourth book in the Kate Henry Mystery series) A novel by Alison Gordon. With the boys of baseball out on strike, Kate Henry finds herself with time on her hands. When Maggie's long-lost family suddenly turns up trying to find her, Kate questions their motives. and their possible involvement with the murder of a man who turns out to be Maggie's husband. Used availability for Alison Gordon's Striking Out.

It is the summer of 1994 and the major-league baseball players have taken their balls and bats and gone home. With no beat to cover, sportswriter Kate Henry finds herself with rare time off to relax at home in Toronto’s east end.But all is not tranquil in the neighbourhood. Anti-abortion protesters are picketing the house of a doctor who lives down the block. The papers are full of controversy over the police shooting of a joy-riding black teen, and Kate’s lover, homicide detective Andy Munro, is shot in an incident which only fuels the outcries of police racism.While Andy recuperates, Kate has more than a cranky patient to deal with: Maggie, the homeless woman who has been living in the laneway behind Kate’s house, suddenly vanishes. The police are indifferent, and Kate, prodded by the concern of her tenant’s son, T.C., begins a hunt of her own. Her search takes her to corners of her neighbourhood she’s never had reason to explore, from a women’s drop-in centre to a seedy adult-video shop, and she gradually learns about Maggie’s unlikely and disturbing past. A brutal murder links that past to the present and ultimately engages Kate in a daring, potentially dangerous, investigation.Alison Gordon’s clever plotting, fast-paced dialogue, and deft characterization spark with energy. The background setting of Toronto’s Riverdale district – the trendy aspects as well as the darker side – teems with life.Striking Out places Alison Gordon in the front ranks of Canadian crime fiction writers.
Reviews: 4
Worla
PLOT OR PREMISE:
This is the fourth in the Kate Henry series and is the best so far. Kate is bored -- there is a strike in the major leagues and she doesn't know what to do with herself. So she focuses on her home life. Then Andy Munro gets shot in the line of duty, and Kate is pretty much on her own while Andy recuperates. Lots of tension as Andy deals with the aftermath of being shot.
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WHAT I LIKED:
The focus of the story is on a homeless woman named Maggie who has disappeared, and one of her favorite resting places is covered in blood. On top of that, a mutilated corpse turns up with a very large knife that Maggie used to own. A corpse of someone who knew who Maggie really was, knew her past, and was therefore a threat to Maggie's security. Some really seedy characters populate the story, including a two-bit child pornographer who has a heart of gold for helping street people.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
Of course there is the requisite protagonist-in-jeopardy part, but at least Andy isn't automatically there to save the day
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I was not personal friends with the author, but I did interact with her online.
Ungall
I read a couple of Alison Gordon books many years ago and liked them very much, so when I saw a copy of this novel in a secondhand bookshop recently I decided to give it a try. Good choice; this was a very engaging novel with plenty of likeable, interesting, and sometimes quirky characters. The dialogue was crisp and clever, and the story flowed well.

This series features sportswriter Kate Henry (in real life, Gordon was also a sportswriter, the first female to cover the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball) as a reluctant crime-solver, and always incorporates a baseball theme of some sort in the plot. In this novel, however, the baseball players are on strike and Kate doesn't have her usual games to cover and write about, so the focus is more on her personal life. However, during this period of relative inactivity, a whole lot of weirdness takes place in Kate's neighborhood; a religious group called God's Law who are picketing a nearby clinic that performs abortions; her boyfriend is shot and hospitalized; a beloved homeless woman goes missing, and a dead body is discovered. Who was it? Or more to the point, Whodunit? Well, that's the catch, and Gordon spins a compelling tale that keeps the reader guessing until the end.

Although this novel was first published in 1995, and oozes a very delightful '90s vibe, there is a very intriguing racial sub-plot to this novel, one that bears relevance to events that have been in the news in this current decade too. Kate's boyfriend is a police officer, and in this novel he is shot while trying to arrest a suspect. The police officer's partner in turn shoots and kills the suspect, a young black youth. This incident, however, was not the only one where a black citizen was controversially shot by police officers in the city, thus sparking a wave of protests and accusations. Sound familiar?

All in all, this was a very enjoyable read, although I thought the ending, especially the last chapter, felt rushed and not as fluid or convincing as the rest of the story. Nevertheless, after finishing this novel, I'm reminded of how much I enjoyed the other books in this series and will now seek out the ones that I've missed or may want to re-read. A good series that will appeal to crime fiction fans even if you aren't a baseball fan.
SiIеnt
The story takes place in 1994 at the beginning of the baseball strike and baseball reporter Kate Henry has no games to cover.She is at home in Toronto contemplating the strike.She and two teenage friends share some concern for an apparently homeless woman,Maggie, who lives in an alley near their apartment. Their is some racial unrest in Toronto since the shooting of a black man by the police...This is a well written,well plotted and fascinating study of the homeless,the difficulties of policework, and the affects of trauma on relationships. A very enjoyable read with an active, intelligent, and capable heroine.The other characters are believable and fun.
Vojar
The wry wit and evocative description of the characters and places while solving a well-plotted mystery have made Allison Gordon one of my favorite crime writers.