yes, those reviews I perused on the internet are correct-a-mundo...you don’t need to be any kind of football fan to enjoy this “fair play” Mystery. and, as most reviewers - not all, but most - I encountered exclaimed: it is a highly entertaining novel. if you’re wondering, there some key female characters. Slade, the author’s series detective, has made a positive impression so far. I am very happy with this one!