The team at Prospect Park is so excited that it’s baseball season again (Go Dodgers!) and even more excited to be launching the latest mystery by Naomi Hirahara, Sayonara Slam. This latest installment of her Mas Arai series takes place at the World Baseball Classic at the iconic Dodger Stadium. Trouble, sleuthing, and danger follow wherever the curmudgeonly widower goes, and the backdrop of Dodger Stadium—along with World War II intrigue—make this new mystery one of Hirahara’s finest.

To celebrate, we’re giving away TWO sets of good loge-level tickets, each complete with Stadium Club passes, to the July 7th home game against the San Diego Padres. Two of the tickets will be given away in a drawing at Naomi’s official launch party at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on May 2 (must be present to win). The other two, which include parking, will be given away online, according to the following entry rules:Sayonara_cover_small_RGB

To compete in the online giveaway, just take an “in the wild” picture of your copy of Sayonara Slam and send it to us at info[at]prospectparkbooks[dot]com. The book (paper or on an e-reader) can be featured snuggling up to your cat, at your kid’s baseball game, or getting ice cream—it’s up to your imagination! The deadline is 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 9th. (No worries about getting the book—it’s already in bookstores and on

The fine print: All pictures sent to us will be ours to post on social media at our discretion. All lewd or inappropriate pictures will be automatically disqualified. Only adults 18+ may enter. Prospect Park Books will not cover travel, gas or lodging expenses for the winner. If you are reading an e-reader version of the book, just take a picture of the downloaded book on your device. One entry per person. The winner will be drawn at random from all submissions and will be notified via email. The seats are in section 125LG, and parking is in Section F.




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