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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Sanders, Vincent Lardo Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Archy McNally Series Release Date:
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The dowager duchess of Palm Beach dies, leaving behind a fabulous fortune and a handsome young heir—and Archy McNally is left trying to figure out who’s who.

When a young waiter working Malcolm “Nifty” MacNiff’s annual Tennis Everyone! benefit is found dead in Nifty’s otherwise pristine swimming pool, it’s Archy McNally, south Florida’s most famous Discreet Inquirer, who rushes in to salvage the town’s reputation and solve the unfortunate crime. Palm Beach is already in a tizzy over the arrival of its newest millionaire, Lance Talbot, just in from Switzerland to claim his inheritance after the demise of his grandmother.

Poor Jeff Rodgers has barely been pulled from the water when Palm Beach’s rumor mill goes into overdrive. Why has Dennis Darling, crack reporter for Bare Facts magazine, descended on the fair island? Just how did handsome Lance escape that avalanche that took his mother’s life, and brought him back to his Florida family? And just who is the alluring Baroness Holga von Brecht, the well-preserved woman on Lance’s arm whose ageless features have Palm Beach matrons lusting after her beauty secrets? When an old school chum of Holga’s is made redundant, Archy works overtime to snare a double murderer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ Archy McNally is a raffish combination of Dashiell Hammett's Nick Charles and P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster. ”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “ McNally is as amusing and rich as Dorothy Sayer's great creation of Lord Peter Wimsey. ”


  • “ Lardo continues the series in superb style.”


  • “ Talented mystery writer Vincent Lardo takes the engaging character invented by Lawrence Sanders on a tongue-in-cheek tour of Palm Beach high society. ”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristan | 1/21/2013

    " The McNally books are always fun to read... although this is the first I've read that wasn't written by Lawrence Sanders. I could tell the difference. Not bad, but it was there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jennifer | 11/19/2012

    " So I've read a few of the McNally books and I've just got to say....OMG this book was boring. I found myself just waiting for something to happen that was remotely interesting. The plot line was thin and it was poorly written. I'd never recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 6/2/2012

    " Quick read and always entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 12/29/2009

    " fun but not up to Block or many others language but plot was good "

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