The Woman Who Lowered the Boom
A Stewart Hoag Mystery
A Stewart Hoag Mystery
Book 15 Now Available

Beloved ghostwriter-sleuth is finally on the precipice of reclaiming his previous literary fame when threats against his editor appear to put both his career and her life in jeopardy.

This is confection in the guise of a mystery novel; it goes down as easy as a milkshake.
—Sarah Weinman, New York Times Book Review
One of my all-time favorite series!
—Bestselling author Harlan Coben

The empathetic Hoag’s narrative voice compels.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Smooth, brightly written, professional-grade beach reading.
Kirkus Reviews
Each subsequent series installment has been delightfully entertaining. This one’s no exception.
Another deftly crafted mystery novel by an author with a true mastery of the genre.
Midwest Book Review
Love stylish, deftly plotted whodunits? Read David Handler. Love warm, witty, snort-out-loud comedy? Read David Handler.
—Bestselling Author A. J. Finn

About David

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 before resorting to a life of crime fiction.

Among many other mystery novels (including the Berger and Mitry series), he has written fourteen novels about the witty and dapper celebrity ghostwriter Stewart Hoag and his faithful, neurotic basset hound, Lulu. These include the Edgar® and American Mystery Award-winning The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald and the newest entry, The Woman Who Lowered the Boom.

Stewart Hoag Mysteries