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Author: David Handler Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Stewart Hoag Mysteries Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9780062882530
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In the next novel in David Handler’s Edgar Award–winning series, Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag and his beloved basset hound, Lulu, investigate a murder in a fabled Connecticut summer playhouse.

Hollywood ghostwriter Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag has chronicled the rise, fall, and triumphant return of many a celebrity. At last he’s enjoying his own very welcome second act. After hitting a creative slump following the success of his debut novel, Hoagy has found inspiration again. Ensconced with his faithful but cowardly basset hound, Lulu, on a Connecticut farm belonging to his ex-wife, Oscar-winning actress Merilee Nash, he’s busy working on a new novel. He’s even holding out hope that he and Merilee might get together again. Life is simple and fulfilling—which of course means it’s time for complications to set in …

When the police call to ask if he knows the whereabouts of a man named R.J. Romero, Hoagy learns of a dark secret from his ex-wife’s past. It’s already a stressful time for Merilee, who’s directing a gala benefit production of Private Lives to rescue the famed but dilapidated Sherbourne Playhouse, where the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, and Merilee herself made their professional stage debuts. Her reputation, as well as the playhouse’s future, is at stake. The cast features three of Merilee’s equally famous Oscar-winning classmates from the Yale School of Drama. But it turns out that there’s more linking them to each other—and to their fellow Yale alum, R.J.—than their alma mater. When one of the cast is found murdered, it will take Hoagy’s sleuthing skills and Lulu’s infallible nose to sniff out the truth before someone else faces the final curtain call.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of my all-time favorite series.”

    Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “One of my all-time favorite series!…David Handler is so good at writing one smart, funny page-turner after another that he makes it look easy.”

    Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “If not for David Handler, I wouldn’t be a writer. He’s one of my very favorites…Love stylish, deftly plotted whodunits? Read David Handler. Love warm, witty, snort-out-loud comedy? Read David Handler.”

    A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

  • “David Handler is the master of the sly, comedic mystery.”

    Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Delightful…Fans of light period mysteries full of famous names will be enchanted.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As usual, Hoagy’s narration is the bright spot in a tangle of intrigue wilder than Noel Coward ever could have imagined.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Hoagy and Lulu tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.”

    Carolyn Hart, author of Walking on My Grave, praise for the author

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About the Author

Author David Handler

David Handler is an Edgar and American Mystery Award winner and a Dilys Award finalist. He is the author of the Berger and Mitry mysteries as well as those featuring Stewart Hoag. He lives in a two-hundred-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

About the Narrator

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.