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Strike Three You're Dead

A Lenny & the Mikes Mystery by Josh Berk

Strike Three You're Dead by Josh Berk

Synopsis (from the publisher): 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.

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Strike Three You're Dead by Josh Berk

Strike Three You're Dead by Josh Berk — A Lenny & the Mikes Mystery

Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-87008-8
Publication Date: March 2013
List Price: $16.99

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