The Blood Red Indian Summer by David Handler
A Berger and Mitry Mystery (Berger and Mitry Mysteries)

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This newest mystery featuring Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Trooper Des Mitry presents Des with her first genuine racially charged case in the historic New England village of Dorset, the gem of Connecticut’s Gold Coast.

Tyrone “Da Beast” Grantham, the famously volatile NFL superstar linebacker, has just been suspended for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the league.” When Tyrone and his entourage decide to spend his season in exile in bucolic Dorset---much to the dismay of his early-to-bed, ultra-white neighbors---Des is put on the spot. And when Tyrone’s eighteen-year-old sister-in-law, Kinitra, washes up on Mitch’s beach one morning, bloodied and barely alive, Des is on the case. Especially when it turns out that Kinitra is eight weeks pregnant. Good thing there’s nothing else serious going on in our heroes’ lives right now.  Like, say, Mitch’s parents arriving from Florida at long last to meet the new woman of color in their nice Jewish boy’s life.

The Blood Red Indian Summer makes a fine and entertaining addition to David Handler’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed series.


About David Handler

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David Handler has written eight novels featuring the mismatched crime-fighting duo of Mitch Berger and Des Mitry. His first, The Cold Blue Blood, was a Dilys Award finalist and BookSense Top Ten pick. He is also the author of eight novels about the witty and dapper celebrity ghostwriter Stewart Hoag and his faithful, neurotic basset hound, Lulu, including the Edgar- and American Mystery Award--winning The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald. David lives in a two-hundred-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Published October 11, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 255 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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State Trooper Desiree Mitry, arriving to cool things down, meets paparazzi in the driveway filming Stewart Plotka’s rant about suing Da Beast for accosting his girlfriend in a restaurant encounter.

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An overnight trip Mitch makes to his grimy New York pad gives us a feeling of the hot city in summer, and we're as glad as he is to get back to the island, with its cooling breezes, despite its being under siege from the tabloid press.

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Review: When the neighbors start complaining about the newest resident of their tony neighborhood — and then start turning up dead — journalist Mitch Berger is drawn into the middle of it all when the near-dead body of one of the newcomers washes up on his property in The Red Blood Indian Summer,...

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Here's another fine mystery series that you're probably missing out on, one in which the latest entry gets down-and-dirty, yet still drips drollery as only one of its two main characters, film critic Mitch Berger, can.

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