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The Kid from Tomkinsville

Thumbtack    The Kid from Tomkinsville by John R. Tunis

Shortly before a serious accident ends his dream of pitching, Roy Tucker is called up from a small-town team in Connecticut to help the Brooklyn Dodgers out of a slump.

Year: 1940
Genre: Baseball

World Series

Thumbtack    World Series by John R. Tunis

Roy Tucker and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammates summon every ounce of their collective skill to fight for the greatest title in baseball--World Series champs.

Year: 1941
Genre: Baseball

Keystone Kids

Thumbtack    Keystone Kids by John R. Tunis

Two brothers called up from the minor leagues try to turn around the Brooklyn Dodgers’ dismal prospects It’s late in the season, and the Brooklyn Dodgers have been flagging, dropping through the ranks as the Pittsburgh Pirates take the league.

Year: 1943
Genre: Baseball

Deadline at Dawn

Thumbtack    Deadline at Dawn by Cornell Woolrich

“Bricky” and Quinn discover that they both come from the same town and the two quickly bond. They make a pact to leave together on the dawn bus after they have returned the money Quinn stole from the safe of a former client. However, on re-entering the man’s home, they discover he has been murdered. They have until dawn to track down the killer before the police are called and Quinn will be blamed for the crime.

Year: 1944
Genre: Noir FictionSuspense

Rookie of the Year

Thumbtack    Rookie of the Year by John R. Tunis

The complex web of relationships that make up a major-league baseball team is the heart of this story about a rookie pitcher who becomes a threat to his team's chances for the pennant.

Year: 1944
Genre: Baseball

The Kid Comes Back

Thumbtack    The Kid Comes Back by John R. Tunis

Roy Tucker left the Dodgers to become a war hero—and now he’s fighting to get back onto the baseball diamond Roy Tucker was one of the best prospects the Dodgers had. If the Dodgers aim to have any chance at the pennant, the kid from Tomkinsville will have to fight his way back into the game once more.

Year: 1946
Genre: Baseball

Highpockets

Thumbtack    Highpockets by John R. Tunis

Cecil “Highpockets” McDade is known for his ego, his ambition, and his batting average—but a freak accident may help him discover what’s really important.

Year: 1948
Genre: Baseball

The Catcher in the Rye

Thumbtack    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

Year: 1951
Genre: Literature

Nightmare in Pink

Thumbtack    Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald

Travis McGee's permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn't a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it wasn't for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there's a damsel in distress.

Year: 1964
Genre: Murder Mystery

The Warriors

Thumbtack    The Warriors by Sol Yurick

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed.

Year: 1965
Genre: Coming of AgeCrime Fiction

 

 

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Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1940The Kid from Tomkinsville by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1941World Series by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1943Keystone Kids by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1944Deadline at Dawn by Cornell Woolrich Noir Fiction, Suspense, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1944Rookie of the Year by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1946The Kid Comes Back by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1948Highpockets by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1951The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Literature, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1964Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald Murder Mystery, Travis McGee, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1965The Warriors by Sol Yurick Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1966Fertig by Sol Yurick Satire, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1969The Godfather by Mario Puzo Antihero, Crime Fiction, Organized Crime, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1972334 by Thomas M. Disch Speculative, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1977Players by Don DeLillo Literature, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1978Fools Die by Mario Puzo Organized Crime, Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1981Bread Upon the Waters by Irwin Shaw Family Drama, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1992Lullaby Town by Robert Crais Private Eye, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1997Underworld by Don DeLillo Literature, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2003Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo Literature, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2003The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem Coming of Age, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2007Exit Ghost by Philip Roth Realism, Zuckerman, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2007Falling Man by Don DeLillo Literature, Terrorist, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2008Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2016The Gangster by Clive Cussler Organized Crime, Isaac Bell, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2017The Force by Don Winslow Police Procedural, Corruption, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2018The Spider: The Doom Legion by Will Murray Hero Pulps, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2020The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Magical Realism, The Great Cities Trilogy, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2020The Silence by Don DeLillo Humor, Literature, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2021Later by Stephen King Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, Horror, Whats New, New York City

 

 

 


 

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