Book pak Recorded Books 2001
CS ISBN 0788748777 $64.00 Seven cassettes
A would-be writer calling himself the Answer Man sends Hoagy the first violent installment of an alleged work of fiction. In it someone stalks a beautiful young woman, then strangles her. Shortly after Hoagy receives the manuscript, the young woman described in the chapter is found murdered. With each new chapter, a new murder is uncovered. Tom Stechschulte provides the perfect voice for the wisecracking Hoag, erstwhile novelist, ghostwriter for the rich and famous, and NYC aficionado. Handler's ironic take on life in the City is given an insider's ring of truth by Stechschulte's intelligent narration. His performance of peripheral characters is equally engaging, including police Lt. Romaine Very; Hoag's ex-wife and live-in love, Merilee Nash; Vic and Pam, the couple's bodyguard and housekeeper; and, while she doesn't say much, Hoag's ever-present fish-eating basset hound, Lulu. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]
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