SweetTater Tango

A Jake Eliam ChickenBone Mystery

Fiction - Sports
413 Pages
Reviewed on 11/15/2021
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

SweetTater Tango by Cliff Yeargin is the fifth book in the Jake Eliam ChickenBone Mystery series. Catfish loves his football while Jake prefers baseball. Catfish switches sides to invest in the Southern Nights Baseball League and becomes a part-owner of the Tully City Taterheads. Jake thinks something doesn’t smell right but he can’t resist the paycheck that comes with being the manager. Billy Bonz is the man behind the league but doesn’t have much time for baseball. The biggest promotion of the season is underway when a legendary TV show car crashes through the outfield fence and disappears. If the car cannot be found, nobody gets paid so Jake gets a new team together to find it. A team of misfits, what hope do they have when they come up against a backwoods clan, the Tully City Peanut King, and face a corrupt sheriff? Can they find the car or are all they out of pocket and out of luck?

SweetTater Tango by Cliff Yeargin is a must for baseball fans but you would probably benefit from reading the entire series in order to get a real feel for the characters. It’s full of intrigue and mystery with no small amount of humor thrown in for good measure. If you don’t understand Southern colloquialisms, go learn some now because there are plenty peppered throughout the book. A page-turning mystery, you won't want to put this book down once you start it so set aside plenty of time for some fun and sometimes deadly games with cool characters that you can’t help but like. Cliff Yeargin shows off his impressive knowledge of baseball in the book in a fast-paced plot with plenty of action. Great book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.