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Author Talk with David Handler: “The Man Who Wasn’t All There”

June 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

The Man Who Wasn't All There by David Handler book cover

Essex Library welcomes back David Handler In a virtual talk on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. for the latest installment of his Edgar Award-winning Stewart Hoag mystery series. Handler’s mystery, 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 . . .

This virtual event is on Zoom and is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please see https://www.youressexlibrary.org/adult-services/adults-featured-events/ or call the Library at 860-767-1560.



June 17, 2021
7:00 pm
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