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ISBN:0553297392
Author: David Handler
ISBN13: 978-0553297393
Title: Boy Who Never Grew Up, The
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Crimeline (August 1, 1993)

Boy Who Never Grew Up, The by David Handler



Matthew Wax, Hollywood’s hottest direct at just 38, simultaneously churns out blockbuster hit after blockbuster hit at his studio, Bedford Falls, but he doesn’t have the social skills or confidence of your average high-schooler. Unlike in It’s a Wonderful Life, there doesn’t seem to be a way for a happy ending. Or is there?Enter Stewart Hoag - dapper, erudite, debonair, and a first-class smart-aleck - who has taken on the assignment of helping Wax write his autobiography - one to compete with the tell-all that pretty Penny is writing.

The funniest sleuth around, Hoagy knows that quick wit can overcome any obstacle-even murder.

I discovered David Handler by winning his latest book of the Stewart Hoag series at Goodreads, and then had to get all the other books that came before. It had plenty of mystery and drama, dry sense of humor and even a touch of romance and most importantly a good storyline and great characters, I might just be a bit partial to Lulu. When Zorch and his boy toy turn up dead, Hoagy takes on the additional task of unraveling who amongst the many people who had reason to hate Zorch actually pulled the trigger - all the while wise-cracking with the best of 'em in this intelligent and humorous cozy. Readers will adore Hoagy's sophisticate humor and sardonic wit. In addition, author David Handler delivers an incredible denouement that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Handler (The Boy Who Never Grew Up, LJ 9/1/92) presents celebrity ghostwriter Steward Hoag who, on hand to author a book about television comic Lyle Hudnut, finds himself in the midst of mayhem and murder after Lyle's arrest in a porno movie theater. Stewart's dog, Lulu, and his ex-wife, actress Merilee, complicate matters. David Handler is so good at writing one smart, funny page-turner after another that he makes it look easy. Fans of JANET EVANOVICH and CARL HIAASEN, get ready.

Personal Name: Handler, David, 1952-. Physical Description: 10 sound cassettes. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

The Boy Who Never Grew Up. Try Storytel. The Boy Who Never Grew Up. 0 5 Author: David Handler. A famous director, mired in a nasty divorce, hires Hoagy to salvage his name. In Matthew Wax's films, politicians are honest, parents are respected, and nice guys finish first.

When Zorch and his boy toy turn up dead, Hoagy takes on the additional task of unraveling who amongst the many people who had reason to hate Zorch actually pulled the trigger - all the while wise-cracking with the best of ’em in this intelligent and humorous cozy. Readers will adore Hoagy’s sophisticate humor and sardonic wit. I never guessed the villain - nor did I see the startling end coming. Highly, highly recommended. I really enjoy and love this series, it is so much fun to read. I discovered David Handler by winning his latest book of the Stewart Hoag series at Goodreads, and then had to get all the other books that came before.

This time, celebrity ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag is caught in the middle of the biggest, ugliest divorce war in Hollywood history. The tabloids are calling it the House of Wax. The public can't get enough of it. In one corner is Matthew Wax, reclusive millionaire director of five out of the top ten blockbusters in movie history. All the books in the Stuart Hoag series are great reads, but this one was the best so far. There are not one, but two surprise endings and you won't know who the killer is until the final pages-I was totally wrong the entire time, and that doesn't happen very often! The story is about Stuart Hoage, a ghostwriter who has been hired to write the official biography for the wunderkind director, Matthew Wax, as a PR stunt to slant publicity in his favor as he battles in divorce court against his wife for control of his studio and custody of his baby son.

To tell Wax’s side of the story, Hoagy and his basset hound Lulu have to get closer to the boy wonder than anyone ever has. The true story of the man behind America’s most family-friendly films is even darker than the press suspects, and people will die to keep it hidden from view. On the way to a brisk finale, Handler sharply skewers and spoofs La-La Land until Hoagy can at last quip his way back home again.

Ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag becomes caught in the middle of the biggest divorce war in Hollywood history, which quickly turns into a headline-making murder. Reprint.
Reviews: 7
Stonewing
David Handler is simply the best there is when it comes to writing witty mysteries! I wish I could write like he does.His novels are fun, fast-paced, surprising, and frequently funny. And after inhaling all his Hoagy mysteries years ago, I was delighted to learn that he is coming out with a new one later in the year! I also enjoyed the Berger and Mitry series Handler wrote after his initial run of Hoagy books. I love the character of former literary wunderkind and now celebrity-biographer Stewart Hoag, his beret-wearing basset hound Lulu, and Hoagy's constantly-changing relationship with his former wife, a movie star.
Framokay
First of all, who would not love Hoagy! Of all the Handler mysteries I have read, this is by far the most suspenseful. I think any book with a serial killer holds certain promises to the reader, and he came through with flying colors! The one person that you most suspect slowly becomes the one you most pity and hate at the same time. It is a book that it is hard to put down. Handler always has developed and deeply dimensional characters, but keeps you guessing right until the end.
Cenneel
Loved it for 80%, and then is devolved into really hokey Perils of Pauline stuff. I was amazed at the Moments of Truth scene, all exposition followed by total confession and then ridiculous melodrama. Suffice it to say: this was decidedly not one of my favorite Hoagy stories.
Gavikelv
Thoroughly entertaining with rich characters, humor, and who wouldn't like a guy who owns the Batmobile? One of the best in the Hoag series.
Gaeuney
A fun read, I enjoyed it enough to purchase the rest of the series of books and wished there were more.
Vishura
Unusual, surprisingly engaging protagonist whose perspective on NYC drew me to him and thus, the story.
blodrayne
I have gotten so comfortable with Hoagy and Lulu that I'd follow them anywhere and do so usually with a smile on my lips.
I really enjoy and love this series, it is so much fun to read. I discovered David Handler by winning his latest book of the Stewart Hoag series at Goodreads, and then had to get all the other books that came before. You really don't need to read them in order to enjoy them which is always nice. It had plenty of mystery and drama, dry sense of humor and even a touch of romance and most importantly a good storyline and great characters, I might just be a bit partial to Lulu. Can't wait to see what will happen next, great fun and very entertaining.