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Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland author B. Davis Kroon for an in-store reading from her new mystery novel, Revenge Hit.
About Revenge Hit:
What if there was another person inside you waiting to get out? What if he was your big brother? Beeker Beacham knows how that feels. He still lives in his big brother's shadow even though Deek the football phenom has been dead 30 years. When Beeker witnesses a player die because a football official messed up, he can't let it go. He fires off warnings to the worst of the worst––retire or regret it––then waits for those fools to drop out of the game. But nobody quits, nobody retires, they just call Security. And Security calls former NFL sensation Ben Leit. Ben knows threats happen all the time, but when one of those 'worst officials' is killed right in front of him, well, that's a game-changer.
B. Davis Kroon grew up in a family of story tellers, most notably, her father's eldest brother, Pulitzer Prize winning Oregon writer, H.L. Davis. She's been addicted to mysteries and suspense books since her teen years. Though she studied music theory and piano at Willamette University, it was theatre that captured her imagination. During her senior year, she wrote the book and lyrics to the musical comedy, The Lady's Game. After Willamette, she worked in law to support her theatre habit. Eventually, though, she turned from theatre to writing poetry. Her work appears in numerous literary journals and as one section of a book of poetry, Millennial Spring: Eight New Oregon Poets. Her father first introduced her to football. She also shared her interest in football with her husband, David. Every fall they could be found in their seats on the 50-yard-line of Husky Stadium, rooting for David's beloved Huskies. Barbara now lives in Portland, Oregon. She continues work on her suspense/thriller series—Trap Play (published in 2020), and now Revenge Hit. She has a third book in the Ben Leit series in process, as yet untitled, and is also working on The Truth of It, a story of the perfect couple's entanglement in a white-collar crime.