Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Extra Innings: Can You Go Home Again? by Don Massenzio

Hot off the press and released yesterday… the new book from Don Massenzio Extra Innings: Can You Go Home Again?

About the book

Joe McLean hates his life. A lonely, divorced, middle-aged man, stuck in a cramped apartment, the only bright spot in Joe’s life is cheering on his hometown baseball team. Now, the local stadium, the place of many childhood and adult memories is being replaced. Joe desperately wants a piece of this iconic venue to preserve his memories and have some memorabilia from his happier past. That’s when unusual things begin to happen, and Joe begins to rethink the direction his life has taken. Can Joe take a different path in life? Can he use the special ability that he has acquired to change the course of his life? Will he realize the truth about old adage, you can never go home again? Follow the twists and turns in this supernatural story, Extra Innings, to find out.

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A selection of other books by Don Massenzio

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Here is a review for Frankly Speaking on Goodreads

Feb 06, 2018 John W. Howell rated it  Five Stars

A 16-year-old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents are sure she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.

Frank Rozzani, a transplant to Jacksonville, Florida from Syracuse, New York, must find the young girl despite the obstacles launched at him from the local police and others whose interests may be compromised by his investigation. Frank enlists the help of his associate Clifford “Jonesy” Jones to find the girl, uncover the conspiracy, and stay alive. While solving the case, Frank must deal with the demons that drove him from Upstate New York causing him to leave traumatic memories and his children behind. (Blurb from Amazon)

Frankly Speaking is the first book in the “Frank detective novel,” series. When I started the book, I was half expecting a formula detective story. You know the kind. A hard-drinking private eye who used to be on the force but was kicked off for shooting someone who deserves it. A beautiful blond who adores his roughness and a bunch of clients who have dark secrets exposed one by one. If you are expecting that kind of story, you will be surprised to find Frankly Speaking is a more profound and more vibrant story. The detective is a human being with a subtle way of finding out the truth. He has friends and a sweet dog. The friends help him cope with what was a catastrophic event in his life while also helping him solve the crime du jour. Without going into spoilers let me say the author Don Massenzio has developed a set of characters that resonate as authentic and believable. He moves them adroitly around the world he has created. He tells a great story with the sights, smells, and ambiance of Jacksonville and in later books of Syracuse. I would recommend this

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51w8ilqqnkl-_ux250_About Don Massenzio

Like his character, Frank Rozzani, Don was born in Syracuse, New York to first generation Italian American parents. He’s an avid reader. Some of my favorite authors are Harlan Coben, David Morrell, Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, and Hugh Howey. His favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird.

He started writing as a way to combat the long hours of travel and numerous hotel stays that are part of the ‘glamorous’ world of corporate life. He use writing as a therapeutic outlet to combat his homesickness.

His first published book, Frankly Speaking, rose to the top of the Amazon charts. It was the first in a series of books focused on the character, Frank Rozzani, a Florida private detective. The series is a throwback to the days of pulp detective novels with a tip of the hat to Jim Rockford from the 70’s television show, The Rockford Files. He’s also released a collection of short stories called Random Tales that is available for your Kindle or in paperback.

Also, look for his non-fiction book, The Ultimate Guide For Independently Published Authors: Tips for improving quality and selling your work, now available on as an eBook or in paperback

He moved to Jacksonville, Florida 22 years ago where he currently lives with his wife, daughter, and three dogs.

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