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The Sweet Golden Parachute (Berger and Mitry #5)

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A storm is brewing in Dorset.

Poochie Vickers, the local aristocrat, is becoming even more eccentric in her old age. She's taken up shoplifting and reckless driving but refuses to see a doctor. Her worrisome daughter, Claudia, is angling to take over the family fortune, which makes some of the would-be beneficiaries uneasy. Two of Dorset's biggest troublemakers are being r
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Minotaur Books
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Dec 13, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it
The Sweet Golden Parachute is the 5th book in the Berger and Mitry series. Some mystery books start out slow and at about page 200 a murder is committed. Not so, in the Berger and Mitry series. In the 5 books that I have read, the crime is committed in the prologue so they start out fast. There are always more crimes to follow.

The books center around Mitch Berger who writes movie reviews for a major New York City newspaper and Des Mitry who is the resident trooper of Dorset Connecticut. They are
Apr 06, 2010 Spuddie rated it really liked it
#5 in the Mitry and Berger series, featuring Desiree Mitry, the local Trooper for Dorset, Connecticut and Mitch Berger, film critic for a New York newspaper who now lives in Dorset. Rumor has it that Berger and Mitry have split up after she said "No" when he asked her to marry him, but that's not true. They're still very much together, although Des did put off Mitch's proposal for the time being.

When the local "Can Man," a strange hobo-like character named Pete who rides around on a bike collec
Chi Dubinski
Jan 19, 2015 Chi Dubinski rated it it was amazing
A local homeless man is hot by a car and killed while collecting cans by the side of the road. Two local troublemakers are just released from prison, and the matriarch of a local founding family, Poochie Vickers, has been driving recklessly and shoplifting. It’s up to local state trooper Desiree Mitry to sort it all out, with the help of her main squeeze, film critic Mitch Berger.
The characters of Mitch and Des are what make this series special. Fifth in the series.
Nancy H
Jun 16, 2014 Nancy H rated it really liked it
Another excellent entry in the Berger and Mitry mystery series.
Gretchen Stein
Jan 22, 2014 Gretchen Stein rated it really liked it
Another Mistry and Berger Mystery this one better than the last few
Aug 01, 2011 Suelibevg rated it really liked it
I've not read a good mystery in awhile, and this qualifies as a good mystery. Funny and suspensful, this is not the first book in the series, but I wasn't lost for back story. Enough is given to understand the past stories. I do want to start from the beginning of the series, so this is recommended.
Amanda Meggs
Oct 15, 2012 Amanda Meggs rated it really liked it
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Excellent mystery, I kept thinking I'd guessed it and then changing my mind. Very well done. Good character development and great storyline. I have read a few of this series but out of order and it doesn't seem to matter except that you know where Berger and Mitry's relationship is going.
Chris Burland
Jul 20, 2011 Chris Burland rated it it was ok
I thought that with this Mitry/Berger novel, Handler had begun repeating himslef. While the mystery plot was adequate, it didn't have the panache of earlier plots and the lovey-dovey romantic sub-plot of the main two characters hade begun to become stale!
Mar 15, 2011 Carrie rated it really liked it
Well, now why did he have to go and do that?! Messed up a perfectly good book! That's what I get for finishing a book during the Ides of March...
Mary Seely
Apr 15, 2012 Mary Seely rated it liked it
A good mystery book without a lot of blood and gory details.
Dec 16, 2013 Tom rated it liked it
Congenial story and characters .
Apr 23, 2009 Divisionred rated it it was amazing
Great story. Thanks
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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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