Big Leagues (A Cat McDaniel Mystery #1)
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Big Leagues (A Cat McDaniel Mystery #1)

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Rookie sportswriter Catriona McDaniel is on deck in Sin City for the job of a lifetime with baseball's hottest team. The Las Vegas Chips have the best record in baseball, snagging two trophies in their first three years. Two men are vying for the position of "boyfriend of summer." Her new boss, Erich Konig, is a German wunderkind and the Desert's most eligible bachelor. Th...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Camel Press (first published November 17th 2011)
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Michael Murphy
Idealistic Cat McDaniel has landed a dream job in the major leagues as a sports reporter with the hottest team in baseball, the Las Vegas Chips. Her handsome German boss has brought championships to Sin City in a short period of time and her charming neighbor is someone she could fall for.

Everything is perfect. Well, not everything. The team's physician is more secretive than he should be, the manager doesn't like her, a key member of team security is a troll of an ex-con is far more interested...more
Michael Murphy
Dec 13, 2011 Michael Murphy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Idealistic Cat McDaniel has landed a dream job in the major leagues as a sports reporter with the hottest team in baseball, the Las Vegas Chips. Her handsome German boss has brought championships to Sin City in a short period of time and her charming neighbor is someone she could fall for.

Everything is perfect. Well, not everything. The team's physician is more secretive than he should be, the manager doesn't like her, a key member of team security is a troll of an ex-con is far more interested...more
Peanut
It captures your senses from page one: sportswriter Cat McDaniel reluctantly emerges from the sleepy warmth of her comforter to a phone call which informs her of a fellow reporter's death. Such begins the story of Big Leagues: A Cat McDaniel Mystery, a cautionary tale so relentless and fast-moving that readers could not help but be pulled along for the ride. Laced with wit and unrelenting humor, author Jen Estes presents a delicious story of deception and suspense in a setting baseball fans ever...more
Snarky Mom
What better thing to do on Opening Day than to open up a baseball mystery book? Well, other than watching the game, of course!

This is a "cozy" sports mystery with a plucky heroine, hints of family trauma/drama, a cute neighbor/boyfriend, and sleazy "big business" practices that can't be ignored! Best of all - it gives you a perspective into some of the things that have tainted professional baseball - steroids, owner greed, etc... and makes you wish there were more folks like Cat out there to hel...more
Dena Scroggins
I had the pleasure of reading a new mystery novel over the last couple of days. Big Leagues was available as a FREE download on Amazon.co and is a fun novel by Jen Estes that is a perfect blend of mystery and baseball. This is the first book from the Cat McDaniel series and I thought it was great. Now, I'm looking forward to the second book which comes out October 1st. This book is very compelling and sort of reminds me of a Stephanie Plum type novel but with a sports theme. Cat is a very dynami...more
Joel Adams
That was the first "baseball" themed book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed it.

As a result I stumbled across this one, and thought I'd give it a try. I was really surprised that this author I'd previously never heard of was up to par with the great John Grisham.

I tend to follow author's because of their writing style, not the content. I can read anything as long as it's well written and Jen Estes has now become of those writers!
Jules
Since I've been trying to get into baseball this summer I thought this would be a fun read...which it was. I enjoyed the writing and felt that Estes was able to put together a good story. However, it seemed to take forever for the mystery to unfold. This book felt long as it covered the same ground many times over. I found the character of Cat endearing and would probably read the next book in this series.
Bryan
Amazingly good read! Found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it....the mark of a great book!
Skeeter Jorgensen
This is a story about baseball, the inside workings, reporters and such. I liked it okay. A little mystery and some romance. I will read the next book if I have a chance. LSS-NoG
Emily
Very good mystery; quite a page turner at the end, I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the Las Vegas and baseball team background. A very enjoyable read.
Dave Frye
Baseball and Mystery -- What a great double play combo!
Beckie Rousseau sloan
It was a quick read.
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Jen Estes is the author of the Cat McDaniel Mystery Series and the forthcoming FIFTEEN (The Dreamwalker Diaries).

Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen had to choose between detassling corn or reading books. Corn husks just didn't have the appeal of the Baby-Sitters Club, and so a reader was born. Reading later turned into writing and in 2011, Jen published her first novel. After releasing four book...more
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