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Book Feature: The Case of the Missing Links

By GolfPublisher Staff, Staff Report

Who stole the new golf course design from the world-famous and universally despised architect Sheldon R Moore III? And was it the same person who used a sand wedge on his head and sent him to that Nineteenth Hole in the sky?

There's only one way to find out: read The Case of the Missing Links, a new murder mystery by golf travel columnist Lee Tyler.

Tyler, the "Traveling Golfer," turns her talents to fiction for a fun-filled, action-packed, suspenseful and hilarious romp set in one of the world's most cherished golf resort areas.

Golfing sleuths Harry "Win" Winslow and June Jacobs are called upon to solve a mystery in Pebble Beach, California, the mecca of golf fanatics worldwide. At first the problem seems simple: somebody has stolen the route plan for a golf course from the architecture firm of Sheldon R Moore III.

It could have been anyone connected with the business-the assistant designer, the agronomist, the computer nerd, the business manager (Moore's former mistress), or the office gofer (his current mistress). Or perhaps it was somebody outside the business, like the rival designer, or the rabid environmentalist, or even Moore's wife, who has plenty of reasons to wish him the worst.

Win and June consider this an easy par-three case, a little light sleuthing and a chance to play a few rounds at Pebble Beach, until Sheldon Moore's dead body is discovered stretched out across the coffee table in his own living room. All of a sudden they have a full-blown murder mystery to solve.

Set along the spectacular scenery along Seventeen Mile Drive, here's a whodunnit for anyone who loves golf. (There are an estimated 26 million golfers in America today.) And for everyone who loves a good yarn, full of humor, suspense, romance, danger-and golf!

"If you're a golfer who likes mysteries, you'll enjoy the latest exploits of June Jacobs and Harry Winslow. And if you've ever been lucky enough to play Pebble Beach or the other Monterey Peninsula courses, you'll find it doubly enjoyable." - Robert D. Thomas, Editor and Publisher, Fore Magazine

"As fascinating as the first round on a new golf course....an intriguing story that will tantalize golfers and mystery buffs as well." - Robert Muir Graves, A Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

About the Author

Lee Tyler has been writing about golf for over twenty years. Her column The Traveling Golfer appeared every Sunday for seven years in the Los Angeles Times and is now a monthly newsletter featured online on GolfWeb. She began her career as a society reporter for the Boston Herald, then worked as a travel writer for American Express, and later as publicist for several other travel firms. Since deciding to specialize in golf writing, she has published more than 550 newspaper and magazine articles. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Golf Writers Association of America. She lives in Burlingame, California.

Library Journal

"In this charming bit of mystery fiction from golf writer Tyler, a famous golf course architect 'loses' his only set of plans to a new course. Sheldon R. Moore III, the greedy, egocentric, and much-hated Pebble Beach architect, then calls in June Jacobs and Harry Winslow, private detectives and lovebirds who have a reputation for finding lost golf items. The pair interrogate the architects colorful staff, discover a contingent of environmental activists, and witness an explosion of violent action and murder. Despite the lightweight plot, this is well focused, crisply written, and often humorous; recommended for larger collections." The book was published by Fithian, Box 1525, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. $10.95 paperback. Or you can order at www.amazon.com.

GolfPublisher Staff, Staff Report

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