Murder at the Stadium
Against the backdrop of a revolution in college sports— ─ paying athletes to play,─a family conflict emerges that is just as poignant and upsetting as any Saturday afternoon football rivalry. Eddie Williams, the father of three immensely talented football sons and one estranged daughter is found dead in a media trailer outside the University of Michigan stadium the day of the clash with Michigan State. The same day, college athletes from both teams stage a strike, wanting to make themselves heard: “No Pay, No Play.” In the aftermath of the event, a variety of suspects emerge, including university personnel, athletic directors, and even personnel from another power football program. Detective Lou Searing unravels the case, only to discover that even murder can rear its ugly head at one of the largest football arenas in the country.
About the Author
Richard L. Baldwin was a special educator and administrator. The last 7 years of his career he served as the State Director of Special Education for the State of Michigan. Following his retirement he established a second career as author and publisher. He has written (to date) 19 cozy mysteries set in Michigan. He formed a small independent publishing company, Buttonwood Press, and currently publishes the work of four authors. Richard speaks at conferences, schools, libraries, senior centers, and book clubs. He lives in Haslett, Michigan with his wife Patty and beloved cat, Sami.
Why are Baldwin’s books popular?
First and foremost his books and those he publishes are safe reads, free of profanity, sex, and graphic violence. Secondly, even though the books are murder mysteries, the story centers around justice, compassion for people, and places familiar to readers. Baldwin sets his fictitious stories in real cities. Third, the stories are suspenseful providing a challenge to discover “who done it?” Finally, Baldwin’s books are fun quick reads where people boast of reading his books in a day or two.