025A hearty welcome to the RiffelBooks website, the online home of author and journalist James R. Riffel.

Click the links above for information about the suspenseful UNDER FALSE PRETENSES, A COACH AT HEART, a novel of football and family, and the humorous baseball short story, THE TRADING DEADLINE, along with blog posts about the subject matter of the books — football, baseball and organized crime. Note that A COACH AT HEART has several “sub-pages” that add context to the story, so you can click the title for the novel’s main page or one of those additional pages in the drop-down menu.


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Purchase for Kindle or for print


On the blog page:

As the NFL draft approaches, the elite quarterback is a dying breed. Some thoughts on the devaluation of the position and the changing nature of the pro game.

The college basketball corruption scandal has been back in the news. Imagine being a college coach trying to navigate these troubled waters while trying to win games.

The FBI provided the mother of all reminders that corruption is rampant in college sports. Click here for my thoughts on the investigation.


Click the About page for more info about James R. Riffel and his writing.


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