WorldCat Identities

Handler, David 1952-

Works: 65 works in 282 publications in 6 languages and 15,883 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A4637, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Handler
The bright silver star by David Handler( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitch Berger has been accepted at least on the surface by some of the posh families in the small enclave to which he's moved - even his open affair with the beautiful black policewoman is looked upon peaceably. But when a member of the small group of men who gather for early-morning walks is found dead, the subsequent investigation, involving both Mitch and Desiree, opens a very large container of personal evil that has no place in any society
The cold blue blood : a Berger & Mitry mystery by David Handler( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York film critic Mitch Berger is sent to do a piece on the Connecticut Gold Coast to help him get over his wife's death. The discovery of a body in his landlady's backyard brings Mitch in contact with Lt. Desiree Mitry, an enigmatic and beautiful member of the Connecticut State Police
The hot pink farmhouse by David Handler( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new resident of wealthy Dorset, Connecticut, New York film critic Mitch Berger finds himself investigating a homicide when the daughter of famed American sculptor Hangtown Frye is found murdered
The snow white Christmas cookie : a Berger and Mitry mystery by David Handler( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blizzard-marked first Dorset Christmas for Des Mitry is overshadowed by the drug-related death of Mitch's neighbor, a shoplifting Kylie, and a mail thief whose activities are linked to a prescription drug gang
The sour cherry surprise by David Handler( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desiree Mitry is furious to discover that a major drug cartel has been operating in Dorset, Connecticut, right under her nose. Matters escalate when a troubled Sour Cherry Lane resident turns up dead. Desiree pursues the case in her own way. The problem is that her way gets her in way too deep. And there's only person who can possibly get her out--New York film critic Mitch Berger
The blood red Indian Summer by David Handler( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a famously volatile and suspended NFL superstar linebacker and his entourage decide to spend his season in exile in bucolic Dorset--much to the dismay of his early-to-bed, ultra-white neighbors--Des Mitry is put on the spot. And when his 17-year-old sister-in-law washes up on Mitch Berger's beach, bloodied and barely alive, Des is on the case"--
The shimmering blond sister by David Handler( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under pressure to capture a flasher who has been targeting wealthy women in the Dorset Historic District, police officer Desiree Mitry becomes convinced about the culprit's identity and is wrongly accused of murder when her suspect turns up dead after a heated public confrontation
The woman who fell from grace by David Handler( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoagy and his neurotic basset hound trek to a ancestral Virginia home to ghost write a literary sequel and finds a freak series of deaths
The sweet golden parachute by David Handler( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police officer Desiree Mitry is considering New York film critic Mitch Berger's marriage proposal, and the two just might be able to come to an agreement if they can solve the latest puzzle--the death of a homeless man in Dorset
Runaway man : a mystery by David Handler( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benji Golden works in his family's struggling mom-and-pop business above a twenty-four-hour diner: Golden Legal Services, a private detective agency. Benji specializes in tracking down teen runaways. One day, when a lawyer in fancy shoes arrives from Park Avenue's classiest law firm offering a job and lots of money, Benji and his mother can't say no. Bruce Weiner, a senior at prestigious Canterbury College has gone missing
Phantom angel by David Handler( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it comes to tracking down teen runaways there is no private investigator in New York City better than street-wise Benji Golden. His newest client is Morrie Frankel, the last of the great Broadway showmen. Morrie's current extravaganza, a lavish $65 million musical adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, is the biggest unfolding disaster the Great White Way has ever seen. Rumor has it if he doesn't find a deep-pocketed "angel", or investor, soon, he might go down and take the production with him. Morrie tells Benji he thought he had found such an investor in hedge fund billionaire R.J. Farnell, who promised to keep the teetering production afloat. But Farnell and his $12 million vanished. Benji tracks Farnell to his girlfriend, Jonquil Beausoleil, who tells him he's never going to find R.J. because there is no such person. Morrie Frankel made him up. But no sooner does Benji quit the case than Morrie is found gunned down on 42nd Street. Now Benji is smack in the middle of a high profile murder investigation. Phantom Angel is the next entertaining installment in David Handler's newest mystery series, sure to delight both old and new fans"--
The coal black asphalt tomb by David Handler( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The historic New England village of Dorset has actually elected a living, breathing woman as its First Selectman. And now she's about to undertake the Historic District's biggest public works project in a generation--the widening and re-grading of Dorset Street. The job has needed doing for ages but the previous First Selectman, Bob Paffin, always opposed it. So did a lot of Dorset's blue-blooded old guard. The long put-off dig uncovers a body buried underneath the pavement in front of the Congregational Church. It belongs to Lt. Lance Paffin, Bob Paffin's older brother, a dashing U.S. Navy flyer who went missing off his sailboat the night of the country club's spring dance more than forty years ago. Everyone had assumed he just left town. But now it's clear Lance has been under Dorset Street this whole time, and that he was murdered. Des and Mitch soon discover that there are deep, dark secrets surrounding Dorset's elite, and some very distinguished careers have been built on lies. Coal Black Asphalt Tomb is the tenth in David Handler's original and very funny Berger and Mitry mystery series featuring this engaging biracial couple"--
Click to play by David Handler( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electrifying thriller from an Edgar Award-winning crime writer - A dying TV star reaches out to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with an explosive revelation: the truth behind an infamous Hollywood murder spree, which will destroy a US senators bid for the presidency. For former star reporter Hunt Liebling, its a chance to get his career back on track until he walks in on an all-new Hollywood massacre, and becomes the prime suspect himself
The Lavender Lane lothario : a Berger and Mitry mystery by David Handler( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every year, the Gant family performs an annual ritual desecrating the tomb of Aurora Bing. The Gants have held a grudge against the legendary silent film star for almost eighty years, but for Shem Gant and his son, things have become personal. Aurora's only grandchild, Hubie Swope, has shut down Shem's notoriously rowdy beachfront bar, and refuses to allow The Pit to reopen until Shem undertakes expensive upgrades. This means war. And when The Pit catches fire and Hubie Swope's charred remains are found in the rubble, it also means murder. Who killed Hubie Swope? Crime-fighting duo Mitch and Des have no idea. Not only are Shem and his son prime suspects, but so are the women in Hubie's life. To their surprise, Mitch and Des discover that Dorset's building inspector, a quiet widower who repaired cuckoo clocks in his little house on Lavender Lane, was secretly juggling four girlfriends at once. And then there's Gaylord Holland, a builder who had a beef of his own with Hubie. Dorset is in turmoil, and only New York City film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Police Resident Trooper Des Mitry can put it back together. This is the eleventh in David Handler's original, hilarious and charming series featuring the engaging biracial couple that fans love"--
The man who lived by night by David Handler( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dapper Upper West Side detective, Hoagy Hoag, and his finicky sidekick, the basset hound Lulu, are a favorite duo in mystery-lovers' hearts. Join them in their latest adventure, one filled with fashionable flair and dry-martini wit
The man who would be F. Scott Fitzgerald by David Handler( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Malay and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag. Once the toast of the publishing world himself, Hoagy is now reduced to eking out a living as a celebrity ghostwriter and reluctant amateur detective, aided by his neurotic basset hound, Lulu. Hoagy agrees to help Cam write his new book, a tell-all account of his meteoric rise that promises to expose the greed and corruption that fester beneath the shiny surface of the publishing industry. As Hoagy digs deeper into Cam's past, however, he becomes more and more convinced that something doesn't smell right - and it isn't just Lulu's breath. Because the corpses are starting to pile up faster than the pages of Cam's manuscript. Now Hoagy finds himself in a desperate race to uncover the secret of Cam's past - and nab the killer who will do anything to keep it hidden
The man who loved women to death : a Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag mystery by David Handler( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York, a serial killer writes reports of his murders as they occur and sends them to a ghostwriter as chapters for a book. But the ghostwriter, Stewart Hoag, is a sleuth and he goes after the killer
The boy who never grew up : a Stewart Hoag novel by David Handler( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faithful, neurotic basset hound, Lulu, back out to Tinseltown, where the Santa Ana winds are blowing and some of the deadliest sharks in Hollywood are circling, all of them lusting for blood and money. It isn't long before Hoagy finds one of those sharks shot to death--and himself trying desperately to uncover the awful truth in a place where there is no such thing as the truth, where everything is possible and where nothing, but nothing, is real. The Boy Who Never Grew
The girl who ran off with daddy : a Stewart Hoag novel by David Handler( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man runs off with his wife's 18-year-old daughter in this novel. They arrive at the farm of Stewart Hoag, ghostwriter, sleuth and friend, and ask to be put up. He takes them in, but soon after the man is found murdered. Suspects include the girl's mother, the girl's father and the girl's boyfriend. By the author of The Man Who Cancelled Himself
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The hot pink farmhouse
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controlled identityAndrews, Russell

Andrews, Russell


ハンドラー, D

ハンドラー, デイヴィッド

The cold blue blood : a Berger & Mitry mysteryThe hot pink farmhouseThe sour cherry surpriseThe blood red Indian SummerThe shimmering blond sisterThe woman who fell from graceThe sweet golden parachuteClick to play