The Man Who Lived by Night
Book 2, The Stewart Hoag Mysteries
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Hoagy discovers a rock god’s deadly side is more than an act
From the first time they played on the Ed Sullivan Show, Us was the hottest band on earth. For more than a decade, the group tore through the charts and indulged in an endless cycle of drugs, women, and violence, until two musicians died—the drummer by drugs, the guitarist by a crazed gunman. Once the band was finished, lead singer Tristam Scarr retreated to the English countryside, hiding from the world until the day he hires an American to ghostwrite his memoirs. Stewart Hoag arrives in London in the company of Lulu, his ever-hungry basset hound, to find the rock idol of his youth reduced to a wheezing, frail fortysomething. The first thing Starr tells him is that their drummer never overdosed—he was murdered. And as their interviews progress, Hoagy learns that working for a rock star is almost as dangerous as being one.
“If you’re a fan of the genre, and even if you aren’t, these are ‘must reads’ for any lazy afternoon.” —Mark Schweizer, author of The Alto Wore Tweed “Some books deserve to go quietly into that good night, but the works of David Handler are not among them. . . . Handler brings his characters to life instantly—the voices are original and real. . . . And Lulu will steal your heart.” —Carolyn Haines, author of Ham Bones and Revenant “Hoagy and Lulu tickle your funnybone and touch your heart.” —Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Death on Demand mysteries
David Handler (b. 1952) is the critically acclaimed author of several bestselling mystery series. He began his career as a New York City reporter, and wrote his first two novels—Kiddo (1987) and Boss (1988)—about his Los Angeles childhood. In 1988 he published The Man Who Died Laughing, the first of a series of mysteries starring ghostwriter Stuart Hoag and his faithful basset hound Lulu. Handler wrote eight of the novels, winning both Edgar and American Mystery awards for The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald (1990). The Cold Blue Blood (2001) introduced a new series character, New York film critic Mitch Berger, who fights his reclusive nature to solve crimes with the help of police Lieutenant Desiree Mitry. Handler has published eight novels starring the pair, with another, The Snow White Christmas Cookie, due out in 2012. In 2009 Handler published Click to Play, a stand-alone novel about an investigative reporter. He lives and writes in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
- Category: British Detectives
- Published: Jun 26, 2012
- Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 180 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The Stewart Hoag Mysteries