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David Handler
Edgar Award-winning author of the Stewart Hoag and Berger & Mitry mystery novels. Recovering journalist and sitcom writer. Refugee from Los Angeles.
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David Handler 22h
Replying to @JeffAbbott
I was floored by THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA. I didn't think he still had the chops to pull it off. But he did. In fact, he got even better as he got older, which I'm old enough to find very inspiring.
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David Handler May 23
Replying to @HarlanCoben
He was my first literary hero. First there was Sandy Koufax, then there was Philip Roth.
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David Handler May 20
Replying to @terryteachout
He even made "Cash McCall" worth watching.
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David Handler May 13
Replying to @BenMank77
When I first started dating my now long-time girlfriend I convinced her to come see my favorite movie, "Out Of The Past," with me at the Little Carnegie by assuring her that, yes indeed, it did have a happy ending. Almost ended the relationship, but noir always wins out.
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David Handler May 11
Replying to @DavidHandler4
Woo-hoo! A rave for Hoagy and Lulu's newest adventure from Publisher's Weekly!
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David Handler May 11
Fiction Book Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Miss: A Stewart Hoag Mystery by David Handler. Morrow, $15.99 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-0-06-241285-0 via
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David Handler May 10
Replying to @DanaSchwartzzz
Happens all of the time. It's burn out. We're not machines. Take a day or two off and don't write a word, and that includes social media. Unplug. Do something you don't usually do. Go for a drive. Take a long walk on the beach. Resist the urge the tweet about it.
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David Handler May 8
Replying to @LauraMLippman
I experienced that a lot in the movie business. Can't count the number of times I warned someone: "Just wait, you're going to wake up one morning and discover that he's turned on you for no apparent reason."
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David Handler May 5
Replying to @joanwalsh
And let us not forget he marched proudly in the St. Patrick's Day parade with his mistress on his arm while his wife and children sat at home watching him on TV.
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David Handler May 5
Replying to @alafairburke
They can't help themselves. He's a crepuscular vampire who has the power to mesmerize the greedy and weak. I sure do wish he would crawl back into his crypt.
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David Handler May 5
Replying to @emilynussbaum
He was refreshingly irreverent in those days. Now, when we have a scamster in the White House, a scamster Senate, scamster House of Representatives and scamster"news" network, not so much.
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David Handler May 4
Replying to @AngPompano
I think that's already happened, Ang. Likewise Norman Mailer.
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David Handler May 1
And Gig Young gave the performance of his life in that film. The Horace McCoy novel is great, too.
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David Handler Apr 28
Replying to @TBradleywrites
I hope it stands the test of 22 years, Tom! It has my favorite ending of the original eight Hoagy novels. Hoagy's long delayed return last year in "The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes" has my new favorite closing scene.
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David Handler Apr 28
Replying to @LauraMLippman
Perfect. I was covering Broadway and trying mightily to write something smart and insightful about a huge flop that closed the next day. I stopped cold and said to myself "I wasn't put here to do this."Started my first novel the next day. A mere ten years later, it was a book.
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David Handler Apr 28
Replying to @LauraMLippman
I was the same way. I did good work but somewhere did down inside I knew it wasn't my ultimate destination and so I was never All In the way some of my colleagues were. It was a learning experience along the way to writing fiction, same as writing sitcoms were.
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David Handler Apr 25
A VERY nice review of Hoagy's return to a life of crime from the folks at the wildly popular Fresh Fiction.
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David Handler Apr 20
Replying to @_ElizabethMay
The same could be said of Richard Nixon.
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David Handler Apr 20
Marvin absolutely kills it in that film.
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David Handler Apr 20
Sullivan's Travels The Third Man A Face in the Crowd The Manchurian Candidate (original version)
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