Glitter of Diamonds: The Case of the Reckless Radio Host

Genre: Mystery

For Fans Of

Alison Gordon, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, P. D. James

Book Summary

She’s a rookie detective. He’s a seasoned pro. They’ll have to play for the same team when murder strikes the major leagues…

Inspector Paul Manziuk wants nothing more than to focus on his work. But the recent death of a friend and being saddled with a newbie partner makes it almost impossible…

Jacqueline Ryan wants to prove that her veteran partner made the right choice by taking her on for a second case. Unfortunately, problems at home with her four live-in family members have started to take their toll on her cunning detective senses. Without much interest in baseball, Ryan doesn’t hear a sports radio host’s public suggestion to knock some sense into a Toronto big-league pitcher. But one listener takes the host literally… with deadly consequences…

As Manziuk draws on his love of the game to find clues, Ryan deals with another ballplayer’s ill-timed crush. Before the murder becomes a nationwide scandal, Manziuk and Ryan need to keep throwing the heat if they want to strike out the culprit…

Glitter of Diamonds: The Case of the Reckless Radio Host is the second standalone novel in a series of classic-style whodunnits set in modern-day Toronto. If you like large casts of characters, tongue-in-cheek humour, and plot twists as shocking as a change-up pitch, then you’ll love J.A. Menzies’ major league mystery.


“A finely drawn police procedural written in the style of Georgette Heyer, long considered queen of the British mystery genre… appealing characters, creative plot and classic Agatha Christie style writing.” -The Suspense Zone

“There are plot twists galore and you are guessing to the end. I had to stay up all night to finish it….” Natalie York, Armchair Interviews

“The writing has humour, the story-telling is edged with compassion, and the characters are well drawn.” Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator

“Baseball. There are few things that say lazy, hazy summer days than that sport. But this book is anything but lazy or hazy.” Vero Caravette, Mysterical

About the Author

I'm the author of the Paul Manziuk and Jacquie Ryan mysteries as well as a number of short stories. I write primarily in the "whodunnit" style of the classic Golden Age mystery writers.

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