Outskirts Press Announces Murder in the Backstretch, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Mystery & Detective Fiction Book from Glen Cove, NY Author Stuart Held

New York, NY, June 26, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Murder In The Backstretch: The Underbelly of the Horseracing Business by Stuart Held, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the Mystery & Detective Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $16.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/backstretch was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Backstretch is a story that takes place in the glorious world of the thoroughbred. It challenges the honesty of some of what goes on at the races. Does this book suggest that races are fixed? It does not. In no way does the writer seek to indict the racing industry as being crooked,dishonest or unsafe. Do dishonest things happen? Yes. Does baseball have a drug enhancement problem? Does basketball have a referee gambling scandal? Did college basketball have a point-shaving problem? The answer is yes three times: where money and glory intersect, temptation flourishes. The more the public is informed the better the chance of thwarting temptation. The historical sagas of Secretariat, Whirlaway and Man-of-War should not be blemished in any way. Backstretch is a story, most of it fiction, but, some of it experienced by friends of the author. This murder mystery is intended to give the reader a sense of what goes on in the Sport of Kings, and some of its inadequacies,particularly the grim conditions familiar to the men and women of the backstretch, the bowels of the racetrack.

Deftly constructed at 260 pages, Murder In The Backstretch: The Underbelly of the Horseracing Business is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Mystery & Detective Fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Murder In The Backstretch meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, Murder In The Backstretch can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432722265 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/backstretch

About the Author

Stuart Held, a vetern of the wholesale photographic industry, was one of the key team members - who made 'Nikon' the household brand it is today. Held is an experienced marketer with an engineering background. He has traveled extensively in the international and USA domestic markets promoting photography. Murder in the Backstretch is his third book. Blind Spot his second book and Behind The Yellow Filter his first. Mr. Held is involved in a breeding syndicate and ownership of thoroughbreds. He and his wife of over fifty years - Nina - reside in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. For more information, visit: www.outskirtspress.com/backstretch.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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