’til Death Reviews: The Joy Never Grows Old
New Reviews are in – 5 Stars!
’til Death: The Man Who Balked is getting nice reviews. I’ve said before that this is my favorite Rockwell Return book so far. And while I try not to let reviews (positive or negative) impact my sense of importance or self worth, there’s something about seeing reviews for a labor of love. To create something that someone else not only connects with, but actually wants more of is…a joy.
One I don’t think I’ll ever get over.
I remember as a kid day dreaming about my favorite stories. Mostly those involved a galaxy far, far, away or a weaponized mutant named Logan. I just so desperately wanted more Star Wars books and movies (imagine my disappointment at Episode I). And I couldn’t wait for the next issue of Wolverine to release. I would beg my Mom to drive me to the now defunct O’leary’s Books & Music so I could pick up my folder of comics.
So to see people enjoy these stories, and actively hope for more…I’m happy and humbled.
When local baseball player Junior Jones receives death threats over the color of his skin, the team’s wealthy owner hires Sam Rockwell to solve the case and stop a murder before it happens. Sam goes undercover as a minor league pitcher to strike out the culprit. Follow the clues along with Sam’s curmudgeonly ghost of a father Frank Rockwell, and Sam’s wife Amelia, who holds a secret that will forever change the lives of the entire Rockwell family.
It’s another laugh-filled, madcap mystery in the warm, witty 1950’s Hollywood-style of author Jason Anspach.