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by David Handler

  • ISBN: 0312574851
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: David Handler
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Other formats: mobi txt lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1386 kb
  • EPUB size: 1635 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 847
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Each book is a mystery, and Berger (a white Jewish film critic and amateur sleuth) and Mitry (a black female state police officer assigned to Dorset, CT) solve the mysteries together.

Each book is a mystery, and Berger (a white Jewish film critic and amateur sleuth) and Mitry (a black female state police officer assigned to Dorset, CT) solve the mysteries together. In addition, throughout the series, they become friends, fall in love, get engaged, break their engagement, but remain lovers. As interesting are the small town doings and the difficult former lives and worries that Mitch and Des bring forward once again.

David Handler has written a half dozen 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 a BookSense Top Ten pick. He is also the author of several 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 carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. In this delightful new adventure featuring the mismatched crime-fighting duo of film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut state trooper Des Mitry, Mitch's New York City past and his Dorset present collide head on. Back when Mitch was a chubby thirteen-year-old living in Stuyvesant Town, Beth Breslauer, a lovely blond single mother, lived across the hall with her son, Kenny.

Mitch Berger is a film critic and Desiree Des Mitry is a Connecticut police trooper. Berger and Mitry Series. 11 primary works, 11 total works. Shelve The Shimmering Blond Sister. Mitch Berger is a film critic and Desiree "Des" Mitry is a Connecticut police trooper. Who hasn't fallen in love with an admired older person - the first great love of your life? David Handler pushes people and events to the limits of "things are not always what they seem' in The Shimmering Blond Sister. Mitch Berger, journalist and his life squeeze Des Mitry, Connecticut State Trooper are out to corner a killer who stalks Dorset striking down drunk who asked Mitch for help.

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.

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In this delightful new adventure featuring the mismatched crime-fighting duo of film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut state trooper Des Mitry, Mitch’s New York City past and his Dorset present collide head on. 

Back when Mitch was a chubby thirteen-year-old living in Stuyvesant Town, Beth Breslauer, a lovely blond single mother, lived across the hall with her son, Kenny. These days, she’s a wealthy widow who owns a condominium in the Captain Chadwick House, the Dorset Historic District’s most exclusive condo complex. Kenny is engaged to marry Mitch’s yoga teacher, Kimberly Farrell. Kimberly’s parents are Beth’s neighbors. They are also social pariahs. Her father was one of the Wall Street power brokers responsible for the sub-prime home loan meltdown and her mother is praying that Kimberly’s elaborate engagement party will endear them to their lost friends.

Meanwhile, Augie Donatelli, a retired police detective who manages the Captain Chadwick House, is positive he’s figured out the identity of the infamous Dorset Flasher, an elusive, ski-masked figure who has been terrorizing wealthy widows after dark. He also believes that Beth is the proud descendent of a long line of professional thieves. He demands that Des do something about it, but Des dismisses his charges as the wild rants of a lonely, bitter drunkard, which is rather unfortunate---because when Augie turns up dead, Des is included in the round-up of suspects.  That leaves it up to Mitch to find out what really happened, even though it means he’ll have to find out more about the people in his life than he ever wanted to. 

The Shimmering Blond Sister is David Handler’s most emotionally gripping book in the series yet.


Reviews about The Shimmering Blond Sister: A Berger and Mitry Mystery (Berger and Mitry Mysteries) (7):
iSlate
I happened upon a book in the Berger and Mitry series in the library one day several years ago. I noticed it was a series, so I read the first one and was absolutely hooked. I love the series, and there isn't a bad book in the bunch. Each book is a mystery, and Berger (a white Jewish film critic and amateur sleuth) and Mitry (a black female state police officer assigned to Dorset, CT) solve the mysteries together. In addition, throughout the series, they become friends, fall in love, get engaged, break their engagement, but remain lovers. The author develops these characters wonderfully. In each book, there are other recurring characters which are also well-developed. In a way, I am reviewing the series because I'm not sure you could read this book and fully understand the characters. It's wonderful to read the series in the order written to learn as much as possible about Mitch Berger and Desiree Mitry and see how they grow and change in each book. The mysteries are not cozy but they are not intense or scary, either. There's always a murder and, of course, many suspects. The little beach town of Dorset in Connecticut is a wealthy one that doesn't always welcome strangers. The author's writing is crisp and mostly serious with a touch of humor at times. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.
Tantil
Who hasn't fallen in love with an admired older person - the first great love of your life? David Handler pushes people and events to the limits of "things are not always what they seem' in The Shimmering Blond Sister.
Mitch Berger, journalist and his life squeeze Des Mitry, Connecticut State Trooper are out to corner a killer who stalks Dorset striking down drunk who asked Mitch for help.
Emotions from the past collide with the present to make this an good "whodoneit."
Arlana
I love everything David Handler writes, and this is no exception! His team of movie reviewer Mitch and state trooper Des are enmeshed in a case which, as the story unfolds, involves a flasher, a murder, and generations of underworld gangsters. As interesting are the small town doings and the difficult former lives and worries that Mitch and Des bring forward once again. It's a great book and a great series!
Kann
very good
elektron
I have been looking forward to more stories in this series and this did not disappoint. I will admit that the story was a little slower than the others but it also had some more depth to it as well (enjoyed seeing more of her father and their relationship). I have placed it along with the others on my keeper shelf and know that i will reread it soon.
Manris
I love this series because I like the characters. It is interesting to see the interactions of the characters because they are from different cultures. There is also a nice mystery to be solved. This is about the 7th book in the series and the characters are evolving as time passes, just like real life.
Mitars Riders
This is the 7th or 8th Berger and Miltry mystery that I'v read and ran true to form and was nicely entertaining
Just finished reading this a second time and I was not disappointed. I love Des and Mitch! They're as charming and funny as Nick and Nora from the old "Thin Man" movies. In fact, it would be awesome if this series was optioned for movies. The mystery, as usual, was well plotted and the twists and turns had me squirming. Handler is always worth the money.

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