The Review Page
The Cooperstown Trilogy:
Redefining Baseball Fiction
What Readers Say
- "Dan Brown Meets George Will"
D. Bruce Brown, Curator Horsehide Trivia"I forgot where fact ended and fiction began."
Brian Harl, Editor Here's the Pitch IBWAA Newsletter"This is a gem of a novel.... Bravo!"
- "A fun, interesting read"
Steve Sisto, Co-Chair SABR Origins Committee"As much as I love history and historical novels, the setup of this one has me spoiled."
Ray Kuhn Fantasy Soports Writer and Podcaster"Definitely opens one's mind up to what actually happened...."
- "A great read. I was intrigued the entire 250 pages."
Francisco Rojas Baseball Journalist & Podcaster Rojas Media YouTube Channel"The book is great. I'm neglecting everything else around the house to finish it. My wife's not to happy about that."
Rob Goldman"Mind-Blowing Possibility.... Highly Recommended."
What Reviewers Say
JB Manheim writes extremely well. This book is a baseball story, a detective novel, and an overall great read....
The story is a modern story with such intrigue that the reader gets immersed in the mystery. The characters that Manheim develops who try to uncover the truth behind the mysterious papers they find are very real and very likeable. I found myself rooting for them....
In This Never Happened, JB Manheim hits a home run!
Paul Semendinger, Start Spreading the News Blog, November 14, 2021
"The story switches between characters and time frames. Like a Harlen Coben novel (or for that matter, the movie Pulp Fiction), the time jumps are clear, and a reader is able to follow the narrative with no confusion....
"From This Never Happened, readers can be entertained by a gripping story while still learning a lot of things that they never knew before."
The Inside Game, Society for American Baseball Research, August 2021
Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf, August 5, 2021