The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes (Stewart Hoag)
by David Handler
Cover Artist: Illustration by Olga Ptashko / Getty Images,
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William Morrow Trade Paperback / eBook ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062412843
Date: 15 August 2017 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: David Handler returns with the first book in the Hoagy & Lulu series in two decades, a madcap mystery about an eccentric family of influential artists, and how Hollywood's obsession with the spotlight can sometimes turn deadly--full of delicious LA folklore and 90s nostalgia.
The year is 1992. Clinton is on the road to the white house, Kurt Cobain fever has taken over America's youth, and cell phones are the size of your head. Hoagy is pulled back into the orbit of the brilliant, erratic, maddening poet Reggie Aintree, whom he was deeply in love with before he met his ex, Merilee Nash. Reggie and her sister Monette believe they've been contacted by their long-lost father from whom they've been estranged for decades. Richard Aintree wrote one captivating novel that is read in every high school English class. But he fell off the face of the earth after his wife (the girls' mother), a distinguished American poet in her own right, committed suicide on a bad acid trip in the '70s.
Into this crazy mix comes Hoagy, who is staying in the pool house at Monette's Brentwood mansion after he's been hired as a ghostwriter to document the tell-all book that could result from this mess. But when murder strikes, it's more important than ever for him to pull fact from fiction as he races to catch a clever, sinister killer.
(Source: William Morrow)