HARLAN COBEN calls it "One of my all-time favourite series! ...David Handler is so stable at writing one clever, humorous page-turner after one other that he makes it glance easy."
Fans of JANET EVANOVICH and CARL HIAASEN, prepare. If you have not but chanced on wisecracking sleuth Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag and his trustworthy basset hound Lulu, you are in for a pointy, hilarious treat.
Once upon a time, Hoagy had all of it: a highly winning debut novel, a stunning megastar spouse, the glamorous international of latest York urban at his ft. nowadays, he scrapes by way of as a star ghostwriter. a celeb ghostwriter who reveals himself investigating murders extra usually than he'd like.
And as soon as upon a time, Richard Aintree was once the most famous writer in the US -- highschool scholars around the state learn his one and in basic terms novel, a latest vintage on par with The Catcher in the Rye. But after his wife's dying, Richard went into mourning... after which into hiding. not anyone has heard from him in twenty years.
Until now. Richard Aintree — or somebody pretending to be Richard Aintree — has finally reached out to his estranged daughters. Monette is a way of life queen à los angeles Martha Stewart whose empire is crumbling; and as soon as upon a time, Reggie used to be the affection of Hoagy's life. Both sisters have bought mysterious typewritten letters from their father.
Hoagy is already at the case, having been employed to ghostwrite a tell-all ebook about the afflicted Aintree kin. yet no faster does he organize store within the pool house of Monette's l. a. mansion than murder moves. With Lulu at his aspect — or extra usually cowering in his shadow — it is as much as Hoagy to resolve the secret, capture the killer, and pour himself that excellent single-malt Scotch... prior to it truly is too late.