The Man in the White Linen Suit
Stewart Hoag Mysteries #11
William Morrow Paperbacks
On Sale: August 13, 2019
Paperback / e-Book
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Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Suspense
The next clever, witty, and touching installment in the
Edgar award-winning Stewart Hoag mystery series finds the
beloved ghostwriter-sleuth and his faithful neurotic
basset hound, Lulu, back in 1990â€™s New York City,
investigating a bestselling authorâ€™s stolen manuscript
and three murders linked to the crime.
Washed-up celebrity ghostwriter Stewart â€śHoagyâ€ť Hoag has
finally rediscovered his voice and is making progress on
what he hopes will be his long-awaited second novel.
Burrowed up in his less-than-luxurious, sweltering fifth
floor walk-up, he tries not to think of the disparities
between himself and his ex-wife, celebrity actress
Merilee Nash, who is sifting through film offersâ€”and also
her fickle feelings for Hoagyâ€”from her elegant eight-room
apartment looking over Central Park. When Merilee offers
her home for Hoagyâ€™s use while sheâ€™s shooting on
location, hope blossoms that he might finally get some
real work doneâ€¦ and solidify their rekindling romance.
Then Hoagy receives a call from his literary agent asking
if he can meet with publishingâ€™s most ruthless and
reviled editor, Sylvia James, for a drink at the
Algonquin Hotel. After disclosing that aging literary
genius Addison Jamesâ€”also Sylviaâ€™s father and main client
â€”has not in fact written his last two bestselling
historical sagas, Sylvia reveals her suspicions that
Addisonâ€™s assistant Tommy Oâ€™Brienâ€”the true authorâ€”has run
away with their most recent manuscript and is holding it
for ransom. Tempted by Sylviaâ€™s offer to bid a hefty
advance for his novel-in-progress, Hoagy agrees to help
unearth Tommyâ€™s sudden disappearance. If only heâ€™d known
exactly what he was getting himself into, he mightâ€™ve
saved himself from the ensuing grief that follows in his
hot pursuit of Tommy. But then, that wouldnâ€™t be a normal
day in the life of Hoagy.
With clattering claims of a mugging, a stolen manuscript,
and three murders, now itâ€™s up to Hoagy and his short-
legged sidekick Lulu to unravel this baffling, bizarre
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