Reporter Charley Hubbs has the story that any reporter would kill for. The problem is that he may have done just that.
As the dead bodies pile up around him, Charley sets out to prove to himself that he’s not the homicidal maniac the press has made him out to be. Enlisting the aid of seductive, whip-smart bartender Elizabeth “Lizzy” Zapler, he makes a daring courthouse escape. From that point on, it’s a race against time for the truth. Along the way, Charley discovers that he can run, but not hide, from his past.
Against the backdrop of Chicago's storied Wrigley Field, a baseball shrine cursed by a billy goat, Charley is caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that plays out in two seasons--one of futility and the other of hope. Only by unlocking the mysteries of his past and opening his heart again will he be able to find if hope truly does spring eternal
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"This is a comfortable, enjoyable, quirky and clever read and I highly recommend it." -- Linda Sharp, author and creator of SanityCentral.com.
"This is a great first novel and will leave you hoping for more." -- Kathy Thomason, The Dusty Bookshelf.
"I read your book in one sitting. I loved it. I fell in love with it and I couldn't stop reading it...You captured me." -- Megan Willingham, host of AdviceRadio's Writers, Authors N' More.
"Baseball fans, as well as lovers of a good mystery, will find themselves lost in the story of one man's search for self." -- Joanne Zerkel, The Star newspapers.
"A well drawn cast of characters and well developed background atmosphere add to the interest of this tale, flavoring it with old-fashioned hints of what Wrigleyville is like and what it means to be a Cubs fan." -- Anne K. Edwards, New Mystery Reader Magazine.
"Great story and one that deserves the time to read." -- Louise Riveiro-Mitchell, Book Review Cafe.
"Colorful, life-like characters make this an enjoyable read that you do not want to put down." -- Shirley Roe, AllBooks Review.
Randy Richardson hits it out of the park with his dazzling fiction debut, Lost in the Ivy (ISBN:1-4137-7750-3). Drawing on his experience as an attorney and award-winning journalist, he has crafted a winning page-turner that will leave you breathless until the final jaw-dropping twist. A long-suffering, die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, he has thrown that same passion into this truly spell-binding story that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, rooting for its ill-fated anti-hero to finally come out on top.
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Or listen to an interview with the author . Randy was recently interviewed on a program called "A Story to Tell." His segment is the second in the show, nearly 13 minutes into the broadcast. The link is to an audio clip of that revealing interview.