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The Man Who Died Laughing / The Man Who Lived by Night (Stewart Hoag #1-2)

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“One of my all-time favorite series.”—Harlan Coben

“When it comes to digging up the dirt, there’s nobody quite like natty ghostwriter Stewart ‘Hoagy’ Hoag. . . . As bitchily amusing as eavesdropping at Spago.”—People

“Sprinkled with clues and snappy one-liners in equal measure with some very nicely drawn characters.”—The Denver Post

“David Handler is a hoot, and his books are
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Busted Flush Press, LLC
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BJ
Jan 27, 2011 BJ rated it liked it
I liked both these novels despite the irritation I often felt while reading them. The main character, Hoagie, is a ghostwriter, and that is different and interesting. His basset hound, Lulu, seems a nice enough dog, but she is not really necessary and often feels out of place--I don't really like dogs in restaurants, especially drooling types (my son had a basset). Still, Lulu is okay, too. I liked this book enough to search for a used copy of the next omnibus of two books.

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Feb 21, 2010 Genie rated it it was amazing
The Man Who Died Laughing - David Handler

The Man Who Died Laughing is the first mystery in David Handler’s series featuring celebrity ghostwriter Stewart Hoagy Hoag & his cat food eating basset hound, Lulu. Hoagy & Lulu travel to Hollywood, where Hoagy has been hired as a ghost writer by down-and–out funnyman, Sonny Day. Hoagy, suffering chronic writer’s block, and is short of cash and owes a stack of unpaid bills. He reluctantly took on this writing job with the hope of reviving his wri
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Roberta
Aug 07, 2012 Roberta rated it it was ok
Stewart Hoag, AKA Hoagy, is a ghostwriting version of Monsieur Pamplemousse. Lulu and Pommes Frittes should have their own book.
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AKA Russell Andrews (with Peter Gethers)

David Handler, who began his career in New York as a journalist, was born and raised in Los Angeles and published two highly acclaimed novels about growing up there, Kiddo and Boss, before resorting to a life of crime fiction.

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Other Books in the Series

Stewart Hoag (8 books)
  • The Man Who Died Laughing (Stewart Hoag, #1)
  • The Man Who Lived by Night (Stewart Hoag, #2)
  • The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald (Stewart Hoag, #3)
  • The Woman Who Fell from Grace (Stewart Hoag, #4)
  • The Boy Who Never Grew Up (Stewart Hoag, #5)
  • The Man Who Cancelled Himself (Stewart Hoag, #6)
  • The Girl Who Ran Off with Daddy (Stewart Hoag, #7)
  • The Man Who Loved Women to Death (Stewart Hoag, #8)

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