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Rita mulled it over long and hard before she said, “I don’t think so.”

“Okay, no prob. Except, Rita, we’ve known each other how long?”

“Forever.”

“So why can’t we go out to dinner together?”

“You mean like two friends?”

“Of course. What did you think I meant?”

“Nothing. Pay no attention to me. You’re trying to forget about your troubles and I’m rattling on like a total idiot.”

“So does that mean yes?”

“Benji, I don’t think so.”

I shrugged my shoulders. “Okay, whatever.”

“After all, why do we need to go to some restaurant? We could pick up a pizza, head back to my place and…” Rita hesitated, glancing me shyly. “I could dance for you. I still have all of my moves. Would you like to see them?”

 

Also by David Handler

FEATURING BERGER & MITRY

The Snow White Christmas Cookie

The Blood Red Indian Summer

The Shimmering Blond Sister

The Sour Cherry Surprise

The Sweet Golden Parachute

The Burnt Orange Sunrise

The Bright Silver Star

The Hot Pink Farmhouse

The Cold Blue Blood

FEATURING HUNT LIEBLING

Click to Play

FEATURING STEWART HOAG

The Man Who Died Laughing

The Man Who Lived by Night

The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Woman Who Fell from Grace

The Boy Who Never Grew Up

The Man Who Cancelled Himself

The Girl Who Ran Off with Daddy

The Man Who Loved Women to Death

FEATURING DANNY LEVINE

Kiddo

Boss

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

D
AVID
H
ANDLER
is an Edgar and American Mystery Award winner and a Dilys Award finalist. He is the author of the Berger and Mitry mysteries, as well as the Stewart Hoag mystery series. David lives in a two-hundred-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

 

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

 

A THOMAS DUNNE BOOK FOR MINOTAUR BOOKS

An imprint of St. Martin’s Publishing Group

RUNAWAY MAN.
Copyright © 2013 by David Handler. All rights reserved. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.

www.thomasdunnebooks.com

www.minotaurbooks.com

Cover illustration by Rob Wood / Wood Ronsaville Harlin, Inc.

 

The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as follows:

Handler, David, 1952–

    Runaway man: a mystery / David Handler. — First edition.

            pages cm

    “A Thomas Dunne Book.”

    ISBN 978-1-250-01162-6 (hardcover)

    ISBN 978-1-250-02047-5 (e-book)

  1.  Private investigators—New York—Fiction.   2.  Family-owned business enterprises—Fiction.   3.  Murder—Investigation—Fiction.   4.  New York (N.Y.)—Fiction.   I.  Title.

    PS3558.A4637R86 2013

    813'.54—dc23

2013011922

e-ISBN 9781250020475

First Edition: August 2013

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