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<h2>The latest mystery in the Edgar Award-winning series from David Handler. Ghostwriting sleuth Stewart Hoag investigates a trail of murder amidst Hollywood's rich and famous. </h2><p>Stewart 'Hoagy' Hoag hasn't written any fiction since his debut novel rocked the literary world then left him with a paralyzing case of writer's block. Since then, he's been reduced to ghostwriting celebrity memoirs. But his newest project could have him diving back into the world of fiction in a way he never imagined.</p><p>Nikki Dymtryk is Hollywood's hottest reality TV star, known for her wild party lifestyle and series of partners from the music, film, and sports industries. But when the ratings for her show <i>Being Nikki</i> begin to drop, the Dymtryk family engineers a new plan to keep Nikki in the limelight: reinventing the young star as a best-selling author.</p><p>Nikki's team hires Hoagy to ghostwrite a steamy romance novel set in the glamour of Hollywood. Reluctantly, Hoagy flies out to L.A. with his trusty basset hound Lulu in tow to see what he's gotten himself into. But when he finally meets the starlet, she's nothing like the 'airhead' image she presents to the media. This project may just be the key to getting Hoagy's creative juices flowing again... and staying in L.A. might also give him a chance at getting back together with his actress ex-wife, Merilee.</p><p>But spending time with Nikki isn't all parties and poolside lounging. As Hoagy gets closer to the young woman, he begins to uncover the Dymtryk family's dark secrets. Secrets that are worth killing for.</p>

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9781837933020
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Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
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Fiction
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320
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<p>The new Stewart Hoag mystery by Edgar Award-winning author David Handler. Hoag visits LA to ghostwrite a reality TV star's book and gets embroiled in a murderous plot.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR DAVID HANDLER</b>: <br />
'One of my all-time favorite series!' Harlan Coben. <br />
'David Handler is the master of the sly, comedic mystery' Adriana Trigiani. <br />
'Full of dark secrets and potential suspects, so many of each that they threaten to overwhelm Hoagy, although it should be noted that they never overwhelm author Handler, who keeps a sure hand on the steering wheel' Booklist. <br />
'Handler's breezy, unpretentious and warm-hearted hero provides a breath of fresh air in a world of investigative angst' Publishers Weekly. <br />
'Adultery, blackmail, trick-or-treaters, unseemly ties to organized crime, and New York in the 1990s. What's not to like?' Kirkus. <br />
'David Handler is a hoot, and his books are just the thing for what ails you. I find it hard to begrudge him his Edgar!'

Parnell Hall, author of You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled

Editions
ISBN
9781837933006
Format
eBook
Title
The Girl Who Took What She Wanted
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7.99
ISBN
9781837933020
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Hardback
Title
The Girl Who Took What She Wanted
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20.00
ISBN
9781837933037
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Trade Paperback
Title
The Girl Who Took What She Wanted
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15.99
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<p>New mystery in Edgar Award-winning series by Connecticut resident Handler. </p>

<p>David Handler is a critically acclaimed screenwriter and producer.</p>

<p>MARKET: Sue Grafton; Carl Hiaasen.</p>

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