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David Handler

3.88 of 5 Votes: 1
Books by David Handler
The Snow White Christmas Cookie (2012)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 3
The Berger/Mitry series is so much fun with its believable portrayal of smalltown life with a mix of affluent, middle class, and working class people. The switchup of having the main female character, Des, always working to keep Mitch out of trouble is a nice touch.David Handler strikes a good ba...
The Cold Blue Blood (2002)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 1
David Handler triumphed with his Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag mystery series, each novel more excellent than the one before. Handler ended that series 1997, leaving his fans bereft -- until the publication of The Cold Blue Blood, the beginning of a new series featuring Mitch Berger, "the lead film critic...
The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald (2002)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag was at one time literature’s golden boy. But his second novel was greeted with a yawn, and his marriage to beautiful actress Merilee Nash failed not long after. Now Hoagy has been paying the bills by ghostwriting celebrity biographies. His latest assignment is Cameron Noyes, ...
The Hot Pink Farmhouse (2003)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 1
New York film critic Mitch Berger is spending the fall on a private island near a tranquil Connecticut village. Unfortunately the village has now become wracked with conflict between traditionalists and developers. Mitch gets to know Hangtown Frye, a famous and reclusive sculptor who owns a far...
The Bright Silver Star (2004)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 1
SYNOPSIS: Tito Molina and Esme Crockett are the Brangelina of Dorset, CT. They're famous, impossibly gorgeous and married. They, their publicist, their fans and van loads of paparazzi have descended on the peaceful, posh village of Dorset for a few weeks of relaxation. However, after a midnight e...
The Burnt Orange Sunrise (2005)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 1
The story and the mystery itself were fine, but the characters do not feel at all real to me. I loved the theme, though, best stated in this quote from Mitch, the film critic. "Hollywood keeps treating us like little children. That's how they rake in the big bucks -- by encouraging us to choose s...
The Man Who Cancelled Himself (1995)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 3
David Handler has written a series of Stewart Hoag mysteries in which Hoag is a ghost writer hired to collaborate on the autobiography of an individual. During the course of research and interaction with the subject he discovers a mystery which he then proceeds to solve (of course.) Hoag has been...
The Sweet Golden Parachute (2006)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 1
The Woman Who Fell from Grace (1991)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
The Girl Who Ran Off with Daddy (1996)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 3
When chest-beating author Thor Gibbs runs off with his 18 year old stepdaughter Clethra Feingold, the story is splashed all over the media. It’s not only the five decades that separate their ages, but Thor’s former wife and Clethra’s mother is the high profile feminist and former congresswoman Ru...
The Man Who Loved Women to Death (1997)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 1
Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag, ghostwriter to the stars, has received a puzzling letter in the mail. It’s the first chapter of a book, describing the murder of a beautiful single woman who manages a pet store. When the body of a woman is discovered by cops, Hoagy contacts his police friend Romaine Very, w...
The Boy Who Never Grew Up (1992)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 5
Ghostwriter to the stars extraordinaire Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag takes on a wunderkind director as his client — equal parts Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, and Bill Gates — in The Boy Who Never Grew Up, the fifth novel in the fabulous series. Matthew Wax, Hollywood’s hottest direct at just 38, simulta...
The Man Who Died Laughing (1990)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 4
The Man Who Lived by Night (1989)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 3
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