Phantom Angel (Hardcover)

A Mystery

By David Handler

Minotaur Books, 9781250059734, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

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A wickedly funny private eye novel set in the dark underbelly of New York City, where the worlds of Broadway and organized crime meet

When it comes to tracking down teen runaways, there is no private investigator in New York City better than streetwise Benji Golden. But his newest client is Morrie Frankel, the last of the great Broadway showmen. Morrie's current extravaganza, a lavish $65 million musical adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, is the biggest unfolding disaster the Great White Way has ever seen. Rumor has it, if he doesn't find a deep-pocketed "angel," or investor, soon, he might go down and take the production with him.

Morrie thought he had found such an investor in hedge fund billionaire R.J. Farnell, who promised to keep the teetering production afloat. But Farnell and his $12 million have vanished. Benji tracks Farnell to his girlfriend, Jonquil Beausoleil, who turns the investigation on its head. When Morrie is found gunned down on 42nd Street, Benji finds himself smack in the middle of a high-profile murder investigation, and he'll have to pierce through a lot of Broadway gossip before he can find the killer.

Phantom Angel is the next entertaining installment in David Handler's newest mystery series, sure to delight both old and new fans of this award--winning, unique voice in crime fiction.

About the Author

DAVID HANDLER is a winner of the Edgar and American Mystery Awards. He began his career as a journalist and was the New York cultural correspondent and Broadway critic for Scripps-Howard News Service, as well as a frequent contributor to TV Guide and other national magazines before he began writing for television and then films. He's the author of the Stewart Hoag, Benji Golden and Berger & Mitry mystery series. Handler lives in a two-hundred-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.