I conducted the following interview with my detective, Spencer Manning, based on questions posed by readers. Some questions led to follow-up questions, and I had to cull out some questions that would have given away plot occurrences. I’ll follow up with interviews of other characters in the future.
You are a big Cubs fan. Who is your favorite Cub?
(He laughs) “I’d have trouble coming up with one. How about three?”
All right, give me three, but then see if you can narrow it down to one.
“Hmmm. Okay. The three are Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, and Billy Williams. There were better players, but you just won’t find three who loved the game more. It was such fun to watch them. What a shame that they never got to play in a World Series.”
Can you pick one of those three?
“If you’re forcing me to, I guess it would be Ernie. ‘Let’s play two’ will go down in history. But that’s a really tough choice.”
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