Five O`Clock Lightning

Five O`Clock Lightning by William L DeAndrea

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A onetime baseball catcher confronts the murder of a McCarthyist politician at Yankee Stadium In 1953 America, McCarthyism is everywhere. Congressman Rex Harwood Simmons is among the leaders who single-mindedly hunt down suspected Communists; he even claims that Communism has infiltrated America`s favorite pastime. But while watching a Yankee game one afternoon, he becomes a target. As the crowd cheers for a homerun, Simmons is shot dead in his seat. The task of solving the crime falls to onetime ballplayer and Korean War veteran Russ Garrett, who collaborates with "Vicious Aloysius" Murphy, a Bronx homicide detective. The investigation won`t be easy, since there are plenty of people with a motive to plug Simmons. Several clues point to a blacklisted intellectual - but he was driven to suicide years ago. And as Garrett hunts for the killer, a new conspiracy comes to light: a plot to murder Yankee star Mickey Mantle.

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William L DeAndrea

A book by William L DeAndrea

William DeAndrea was born on July 1, 1952. At the age of 12, William read a book by Ellery Queen, which made a break in the youthful mind, after which DeAndrea fell ill with detectives. After graduating from college, he only managed to get a job at a factory, but William continued to study - he entered Syracuse University. After graduating from university, William tried to write. DeAndrea`s first novel, "Lost in the Rankings," introduced the readers to Matt Cobb, who later became the hero of a series of novels. The debut was incredibly successful, big sales and an Edgar Award for Best Debut - what could be better for an aspiring writer. For the second novel, The Murders of the Boar, the author received Edgar, for the novel in paperback. During his short life, William was three times awarded the Edgar Prize, the American Detective Association, the last, the third Edgar was awarded for the Encyclopedia of Mysteriosis, which collected more than 1400 articles on the history of the detective genre. DeAndrea also dabbled in the espionage genre, writing 4 novels about the adventures of Clifford Driscoll. William DeAndrea passed away on October 9, 1996.

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William DeAndrea was born on July 1, 1952. At the age of 12, William read a book by Ellery Queen, which made a break in the youthful mind, after which DeAndrea fell ill with detectives. After graduating from college, he only managed to get a job at a factory, but William continued to study - he entered Syracuse University. After graduating from university, William tried to write. DeAndrea`s first novel, "Lost in the Rankings," introduced the readers to Matt Cobb, who later became the hero of a series of novels. The debut was incredibly successful, big sales and an Edgar Award for Best Debut - what could be better for an aspiring writer. For the second novel, The Murders of the Boar, the author received Edgar, for the novel in paperback. During his short life, William was three times awarded the Edgar Prize, the American Detective Association, the last, the third Edgar was awarded for the Encyclopedia of Mysteriosis, which collected more than 1400 articles on the history of the detective genre. DeAndrea also dabbled in the espionage genre, writing 4 novels about the adventures of Clifford Driscoll. William DeAndrea passed away on October 9, 1996.