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The Man in the White Linen Suit: A Stewart Hoag Mystery (Stewart Hoag Mysteries, nr. 11)

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The next clever, witty, and touching installment in the Edgar award-winning Stewart Hoag mystery series finds the beloved ghostwriter-sleuth and his faithful neurotic basset hound, Lulu, back in 1990’s New York City, investigating a bestselling author’s stolen manuscript and three murders linked to the crime.

Washed-up celebrity ghostwriter Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag has finally rediscovered his voice and is making progress on what he hopes will be his long-awaited second novel. Burrowed up in his less-than-luxurious, sweltering fifth floor walk-up, he tries not to think of the disparities between himself and his ex-wife, celebrity actress Merilee Nash, who is sifting through film offers—and also her fickle feelings for Hoagy—from her elegant eight-room apartment looking over Central Park. When Merilee offers her home for Hoagy’s use while she’s shooting on location, hope blossoms that he might finally get some real work done… and solidify their rekindling romance.
Then Hoagy receives a call from his literary agent asking if he can meet with publishing’s most ruthless and reviled editor, Sylvia James, for a drink at the Algonquin Hotel. After disclosing that aging literary genius Addison James—also Sylvia’s father and main client—has not in fact written his last two bestselling historical sagas, Sylvia reveals her suspicions that Addison’s assistant Tommy O’Brien—the true author—has run away with their most recent manuscript and is holding it for ransom. Tempted by Sylvia’s offer to bid a hefty advance for his novel-in-progress, Hoagy agrees to help unearth Tommy’s sudden disappearance. If only he’d known exactly what he was getting himself into, he might’ve saved himself from the ensuing grief that follows in his hot pursuit of Tommy. But then, that wouldn’t be a normal day in the life of Hoagy.
With clattering claims of a mugging, a stolen manuscript, and three murders, now it’s up to Hoagy and his short-legged sidekick Lulu to unravel this baffling, bizarre case.
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ISBN-13: 9780062863300
ISBN-10: 0062863304
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 135 x 203 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.2 kg
Editura: HARPERCOLLINS;
Colecția William Morrow Paperbacks
Seria Stewart Hoag Mysteries


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Washed-up celebrity novelist turned ghostwriter Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag is finally making progress on his long-awaited second novel. Burrowed away in his sweltering fifth-floor walk-up, he’s also trying not to think about the fine summer that he and his ex-wife, celebrity actress Merilee Nash, have just spent together on her bucolic Connecticut farm. Sort of together, that is. She was generous enough to offer him the use of her guest cottage. But now Merilee is offering to let him stay in her elegant eight-room apartment overlooking Central Park while she’s away shooting a film on location. This is a major step. Could it mean that their on-again, off-again romance is back on for real?
Then Hoagy receives a call from his literary agent asking if he can meet with publishing’s most ruthless and reviled editor, Sylvia James, for a drink at the Algonquin Hotel. After disclosing that her father, the aging literary superstar Addison James, has not in fact written his last two bestselling historical sagas, Sylvia reveals her suspicions that Addison’s assistant, Tommy O’Brien—the true author—has run away with their most recent manuscript and is holding it for ransom. Swayed by his friendship with Tommy, not to mention Sylvia’s offer of a hefty advance for his novel-in-progress, Hoagy agrees to help investigate Tommy’s sudden disappearance. If only Hoagy had known exactly what he was getting himself into, he might have saved himself from the grief that follows in his hot pursuit of Tommy. But then, that wouldn’t be a normal day in the life of Hoagy.
Now it’s up to Hoagy and his short-legged sidekick, Lulu the basset hound, to unravel this baffling, bizarre case.

Recenzii

“Hoagy is a thoroughly engaging amateur sleuth, as appealing to readers as he is enraging to the authorities, who can’t abide his unconventional methods. This tenth installment in the series is pure pleasure.”

“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.”
“Hoagy and Lulu tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.”
“David Handler is the master of the sly, comedic mystery.”
“Kept me turning the pages... The plot is influenced by a range of mystery masters, from Ross Macdonald to Agatha Christie.... The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes will help you remember the sun-crazed Hollywood excess of what now seems like an innocent time.”
“As usual, Hoagy’s narration is the bright spot in a tangle of intrigue wilder than Noel Coward ever could have imagined.”
“Fans of light period mysteries full of famous names will be enchanted.”
Kaleidoscope Eyes is Handler at his best, drawing us close to his hero and the hero’s beloved pooch, Lulu, while introducing us to some of scuzziest Hollywood characters this side of James Ellroy.”