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Sports mystery at its best!

Murder Is My Racquet: Fourteen Original Tales of Love, Death, and Tennis by Today's Great Writers (Original Tennis Mysteries)
Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Mysterious Press (June 2005)

Genre: Fiction/Mystery

ISBN: 0892960159

Hardcover: 336 pages


Also available in Paperback and Audio cassette


Rating: Highly Recommended


June 27,2005


There's something for everyone in Penzler’s anthology. From a tennis player with anger-management issues to Lisa Scottoline's "Love Match," to a baffling murder of a Sante Fe, New Mex., tennis pro.


Murder is My Racquet is a dark-suspense novel and an excitingly new way to read about the elite game of tennis. Murder and mayhem seeded deep within the world of aristocratic tennis. From eye-popping vile drop shots, to overhanging smashes, and butchering serves, this is certainly a side of tennis you've never encountered before.


Readers will get a first-hand glimpse and salty taste of ordinary human beings trampling over one another as they deal with the eminence of a high-strung race in becoming an international tennis star. No matter what your level of understanding is of the game, readers will learn of the many promotional opportunities these misfits may garner upon winning, the elimination of tournament competition, and the strategy of tennis in general.


Some of the genre's best are on display within the pages of Murder is my Racquet and just to name a few: Lawrence Block, James W. Hall, Stephen Hunter, Peter Lovesey and Judith Kelman. Tennis enthusiasts and mystery fans are sure to sink their teeth into this thematic compilation!


Reviewed by Betsie

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