Murder at First Pitch
Ball Park Mysteries
Take me out to a murder? Will Madeline Boucher strike out trying to find a killer?
BALLS, BATS and BODIES…
32-year-old Madeline Boucher’s Grandfather instilled a love in the Boston Red Sox into her from an early age and increased that love by purchasing a local Independent League Baseball team, the Abington Armadillos.
After losing her corporate job in Boston, Madeline realizes her best option is to join the family baseball business. As the new “Social Media Director” for the team, Madeline attends her first business function and witnesses an argument between her brother Ben, and a strange man.
A few days later when walking the ballpark during her early morning hours, she finds the body of a man beaten to death with a baseball bat in the Visitor’s Dugout. It was the man her brother was arguing with at the party. Madeline is concerned that her brother would be considered a suspect. Through the local Detectives and Davis – the head of security for the ballpark she learns the victim is Christopher Dailey, a local baseball scout and prior felon.
When her brother is arrested and taken to the police station, she realizes she needs to figure out who the real culprit is, so her brother doesn’t take the fall for something she knows he didn’t do.
Nicole Asselin grew up the child of a Navy Officer, moving around with her family as her father was stationed in various US locales including Monterey, Hawaii, and Florida. She spent her formative high school years in the middle of Pennsylvania, but always identified with her New England roots.
Nicole graduated from Curry College in Milton Mass with a degree in English/Creative Writing, minoring in Dance in 2004.
Now working just south of Boston as a technical writer with a health care company, she lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with her three cats Julia, Jacques, and Madeline (no relation to the main character of her book).
Nicole is a current member of Sisters in Crime (National and New England) and the Mystery Writers of America (National and New England). She is the social media liaison for the SinCNE and also sits on the social media board of the NE Crime Bake held every November.
“Murder at First Pitch” is her first cozy mystery, published by Pandamoon Publishing in 2019. Inspired by her Grandpa and Grandma Asselin, the book combines her two loves, mystery and baseball (Go Red Sox) into a new cozy genre. Book two in the Ballpark Mystery series is currently in the works.