The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

A Stewart Hoag Mystery

Paperback - 2017
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HARLAN COBEN calls it "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."

Fans of JANET EVANOVICH and CARL HIAASEN, get ready. If you haven't yet discovered wisecracking sleuth Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag and his faithful basset hound Lulu, you're in for a sharp, hilarious treat.

Once upon a time, Hoagy had it all: a hugely successful debut novel, a gorgeous celebrity wife, the glamorous world of New York City at his feet. These days, he scrapes by as a celebrity ghostwriter. A celebrity ghostwriter who finds himself investigating murders more often than he'd like.

And once upon a time, Richard Aintree was the most famous writer in America -- high school students across the country read his one and only novel, a modern classic on par with The Catcher in the Rye. But after his wife's death, Richard went into mourning... and then into hiding. No one has heard from him in twenty years.

Until now. Richard Aintree -- or someone pretending to be Richard Aintree -- has at last reached out to his two estranged daughters. Monette is a lifestyle queen #65533; la Martha Stewart whose empire is crumbling; and once upon a time, Reggie was the love of Hoagy's life. Both sisters have received mysterious typewritten letters from their father.

Hoagy is already on the case, having been hired to ghostwrite a tell-all book about the troubled Aintree family. But no sooner does he set up shop in the pool house of Monette's Los Angeles mansion than murder strikes. With Lulu at his side -- or more often cowering in his shadow -- it's up to Hoagy to unravel the mystery, catch the killer, and pour himself that perfect single-malt Scotch... before it's too late.

Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062412843
Branch Call Number: MYS HAN
Characteristics: 279 pages ; 21 cm

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Nov 28, 2017

Delicious journey back to the 80's replete with references to then current stars and recording artists. He keeps the tone of the 80's throughout which is as intriguing as the mystery itself. Interesting characters and a great read. Had never read this author before and can't wait to obtain more books by him.

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brangwinn
Oct 24, 2017

Traveling between New York City and Los Angeles, Hoagy, a writer and his dog, Lulu, reflect on the past as they become embroiled in a mystery with people from their past. It’s a fun mystery, with quirky characters, and the best character of all being Lulu the dog.

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