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Berger and Mitry Mysteries

David Handler’s engaging mystery series features the mismatched crime-fighting duo of New York City film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Trooper Desiree Mitry. The series starts with The Cold Blue Blood.

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The Lavender Lane Lothario
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The Lavender Lane Lothario

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 11)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

Every year, the Gant family performs an annual ritual desecrating the tomb of Aurora Bing. The Gants have held a grudge against the legendary silent film star for almost eighty years, but for Sherm...

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The Coal Black Asphalt Tomb
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The Coal Black Asphalt Tomb

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 10)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

The historic New England village of Dorset has actually elected a living, breathing woman as its First Selectman. And now she's about to undertake the Historic District's biggest public works...

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The Snow White Christmas Cookie
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The Snow White Christmas Cookie

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 9)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

The newest adventure featuring the mismatched romantic crime-fighting duo of New York City film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Resident Trooper Desiree Mitry presents Des with her first...

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The Blood Red Indian Summer
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The Blood Red Indian Summer

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 8)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

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...

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The Shimmering Blond Sister
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The Shimmering Blond Sister

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 7)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

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...

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The Sour Cherry Surprise
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The Sour Cherry Surprise

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 6)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

Something has gone very wrong on bucolic Sour Cherry Lane. A straight-arrow high school student has started throwing wild sex parties. The distinguished history professor across the lane has gone...

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The Sweet Golden Parachute
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The Sweet Golden Parachute

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 5)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

Handler's fifth novel in this charming and edgy series displays his deftness in creating memorable, distinctive characters and for crafting uniquely entertaining mysteries.

A storm is...

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The Burnt Orange Sunrise
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The Burnt Orange Sunrise

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 4)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

The legendary ninety-four-year-old Ada Geiger was one of the twentieth century's most illustrious, controversia,l and remarkable cultural figures--- the only person, living or dead, who had been...

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The Bright Silver Star
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The Bright Silver Star

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 3)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

Mitch Berger has been accepted at least on the surface by some of the posh families in the small enclave to which he's moved - even his open affair with the beautiful black policewoman is looked...

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The Hot Pink Farmhouse
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The Hot Pink Farmhouse

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 2)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

Mitch stammered, stunned. It had just hit him. He had not happened upon just any old wino. The man standing down in the bin was Dorset's most famous and reclusive resident, Wendell Frye, the...

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The Cold Blue Blood
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The Cold Blue Blood

Berger and Mitry Mysteries (Volume 1)
David Handler
St. Martin's Press

Mitch Berger, a top film critic with a major New York newspaper at a surprisingly young age, has become almost a recluse since his wife died one year ago. He spends his time secluded in his apartment...

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About the author

David Handler

David Handler's first book in the Berger and Mitry series, The Cold Blue Blood, was a Dilys Award finalist and BookSense Top Ten pick. David is also the author of eight novels about the witty and dapper celebrity ghostwriter Stewart Hoag and his faithful, neurotic basset hound, Lulu, including Edgar and American Mystery Award winner The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald. David lives in a two-hundred-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Photo: D. L. Drake