T. T. Monday

Fall 2016

T.T. Monday is the pseudonym of SJSU fiction professor and novelist Nick Taylor. As T.T. Monday, he creates a mashup of baseball and mystery, featuring Johnny Adcock as the major league relief pitcher who moonlights as a detective. The series debut came in 2014 with The Setup Man, followed by 2016’s Double Switch, which Kirkus describes as “[showing] off the author’s skill at seamlessly mixing genres.” Under his own name, Taylor has published two historical novels, beginning with the Civil War tale The Disagreement in 2008 and Father Junípero’s Confessor in 2013. Join us in September to fan your postseason baseball fever as the author takes us on a tour of the dark side of professional sports.



September 22, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, MLK 225/229



Double Switch is a fast-paced, crisply written mystery novel…that balances baseball against underworld vices like sex, drugs, violence, human trafficking — and oh yeah, several dead bodies….Monday’s prose is witty and sharp, and he packs a lot into the plot, which moves briskly to a tidy conclusion.”
— The Tampa Tribune

“Rollicking good fun for anyone who loves baseball and mysteries, T.T. Monday takes you inside a modern-day baseball clubhouse and imagines a world in which a left-handed bullpen specialist moonlights as a real-world fixer.”
—Molly Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Team Money Can Buy

“T.T. Monday’s prose is wry, funny and just smartass enough…It helps in the pleasure if the reader knows baseball — Monday rates very high on the game’s inside stuff — but even if you can’t tell a hanging slider from an RBI, you’ll still likely appreciate the book’s sense of fun.”
Toronto Star

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