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Strike Three, You're Dead
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Strike Three, You're Dead

Written by Josh BerkAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Josh Berk


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· eBook · March 12, 2013 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-98736-6 (0-375-98736-3)
Also available as a hardcover, hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.

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An Edgar Award Finalist

Lenny Norbeck is a die-hard baseball lover. Unfortunately, he's no player himself (according to him, he's "the worst there ever was.") But he'd make a heck of an announcer. He gets a lot of practice sitting with his best friends, Mike and Other Mike, watching Phillies games from their lawn couch—a sweet outdoor TV arrangement Mike's dad hooked them up with. Being a real announcer is his dream, and he gets his chance to prove himself when he enters an "Armchair Announcer" contest and wins. The prize: he gets to be the broadcaster, live, for one inning at a real Phillies game.

The game goes very wrong, though. Before Lenny gets to do his inning, a young, promising pitcher fresh out of the minors literally drops dead on the mound. The official verdict is that he died of a heart attack, but Lenny has a hunch there's something more going on. So he and the Mikes set out to investigate. The suspects are many, and though the trio barks up the wrong tree a few times, they are always right on the heels of the real killer. . . .


From the Hardcover edition.