The Man Who Wasn’t All There
by David Handler
The latest installment of David Handler’s Edgar Award-winning Stewart Hoag mystery series, set in 1990s’ New York, sees the ghostwriter-sleuth and his faithful basset hound Lulu inadvertently make a dangerous enemy.
After six glorious weeks of hard work on his long-overdue second novel, celebrity-ghostwriter Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag has hit a crossroads in his plot. He thinks a change of scenery will do him good – and he knows just the place. His ex-wife, the actress Merilee Nash, has offered him the use of her idyllic Connecticut farmhouse, while she’s away shooting a movie in Budapest.
Hoagy and his beloved basset hound Lulu settle in for a few days’ rest and relaxation. Hoagy expects fall splendor, long walks and crisp night air. He doesn’t expect Merilee’s eccentric, unwelcoming neighbor. Austin Talmadge warns Hoagy not to get on his bad side, but what harm can a country oddball like Austin do?
Quite a lot, it turns out. All Hoagy wants to do is relax and clear his head, but soon he’s caught up in a strange, complex mystery – and he’ll need all his wits about him, and Lulu’s unerring nose, if he’s to come out of this one alive . . .
“A gift to fans, while at the same time being an excellent way for newcomers to get to know Hoagy”
“An easy-listening whodunit that brings its likable hero one step closer to the success he dreams of”
“Intricately plotted ... Hoagy’s fresh narrative voice is a pleasure to read”
Publishers Weekly on The Man in the White Linen Suit
“Hoagy is a thoroughly engaging amateur sleuth ... This tenth installment in the series is pure pleasure”
Booklist Starred Review of The Man Who Couldn’t Miss
“Delightful ... Fans of light period mysteries full of famous names will be enchanted”
Publishers Weekly on The Man Who Couldn’t Miss
“The humor, charming lead characters, and Hoagy's desperate attempts to regain Merilee's love will appeal to admirers of Spencer Quinn’s ‘Chet and Bernie’ series”
Library Journal on The Man Who Couldn’t Miss
“Fun, clever ... Handler brilliantly combines wry humor with solid detection”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes
“The characters and dialogue don’t disappoint, and the sorely missed hero’s mixture of cynicism and sweetness plays as well as ever”
Kirkus Reviews on The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes
The Man Who Wasn’t All There by David Handler is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727892485||4th May 2021||145 X 222mm||208||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727892485||26th February 2021||145 X 222mm||208||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448305070||1st April 2021||N/A||208||$14.99|
|Ebook||9781448305070||1st April 2021||N/A||208||£12.99|
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|Paperback||9781780297699||26th October 2021||140 X 215mm||208||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780297699||26th August 2021||140 X 215mm||208||£12.99|
|Paperback||9781780297699||26th August 2021||140 X 215mm||208||£13.99|
The Stewart Hoag mystery Series