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"A true delight. Chock-full of wry observations and propelled by a compelling plot."—Jeffery Deaver, author of The Blue Nowhere and The Empty Chair
"Handler has created an engaging odd couple, whose further adventures promise to win the same strong following as his Stewart Hoag series."—Publishers Weekly
Posted December 9, 2008
Though only thirty-two years old, New York City film critic and author Mitch Berger feels his life ended the day his beloved wife died from ovarian cancer. His editor Lacy Mickerson worries that Mitch rarely leaves his Greenwich Village home, passing time watching classic films. He even rejected a trip to Cannes for the festival. Because she cares, Lacy sends Mitch to Dorset on the Connecticut Gold Coast, allegedly to write an article, but more to get him out of his apartment. <P>Surprisingly, Mitch finds the town charming and even rents a home from Dolly Seymour on exclusive Big Sister as he sees this as an opportunity to start over again. However, his need for a new type of tranquillity is disturbed when he finds a corpse in his garden. Police Lieutenant Desiree Mitry of the State Major Crimes Squad leads the official investigation even as Mitch makes his own brand of inquiries. As they run into one another, Mitch and Desiree form an attraction, but he feels guilty and she hurts from the abandonment of her first spouse, making it obvious that once the case is solved the relationship is over or is it? <P> Renowned for his Hoag novels, David Handler begins a new series starring two attractive and complex individuals. A die hard New Yorker, Mitch remains in mourning until he arrives at Big Sister while Dolly is a beautiful Amazonian African-American who mistrusts males except if they are cats. Thrown together in an interesting police-procedural-amateur sleuth who-done-it, they form the basis for a wonderful opening novel. <P>Harriet Klausner
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Posted August 22, 2013
My sister turned me on to this author/series and I am glad she did. Love the characters, it is well written and love the locale since I am an ex-Connecticut Yankee. My husband has become a fan as well. We are rapidly working our way through each of the books. Hope there are many more but, if not, David Handler has another series that I will certainly check out. I like his writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 3, 2009
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