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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vincent Lardo Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Archy McNally Series Release Date: August 2000 ISBN: 9780743519298
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South Florida’s premiere sleuth-about-town strikes again—in a deliciously daffy caper that takes a decidedly deadly turn.

When the Palm Beach Community Theater needs a director for its production of Arsenic and Old Lace, Archy tosses his megaphone into the ring. After all, Hollywood legend Desdemona Darling will lend her considerable talents to the production. While resident grande dame Lady Cynthia Horowitz wants a little of the spotlight to fall on her latest live-in hunk, Buzz Carr, she has no intention of letting Buzz rehearse all day with the actress, who, like Lady C, has made marriage a cottage industry.

For poor Archy, there’s more drama backstage than onstage, and plenty of confusion everywhere, especially with the fuzzy-headed Binky Watrous serving as stage manager. And when an actor takes a sip of prop wine and drops dead, the Palm Beach police suddenly take a special interest in the local theater scene.

In a play filled with murders, only Archy can separate the actors from the genuine article and bring down the curtain on the latest and most enjoyable of McNally’s follies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wickedly funny.” 

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  • “Gaines’ dry, humorous reading is perfect.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicola Barton | 7/16/2013

    " farcical and fun, I know not many people like ole Archy, but I enjoyed! Worth a look , I will read more of Mcnally's stories "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/27/2013

    " I guess nobody writes McNally like Sanders! I could tell it was a different writer, & lost interest in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Powersamurai | 1/5/2013

    " Predictable, but a great air plane book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorma | 9/28/2012

    " Ninth in the series, I don't think I read them all or in order for that matter. Enjoyable, great for mindless beach reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 8/4/2012

    " Much prefer his books with Detective Delaney. I fing Archie and friends boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/27/2012

    " This is an Agatha Christie type book, where the principals are part of high-society Palm Beach, and the suspects are limited to the cast of a community theater play, plus one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/14/2012

    " This is a fun mystery dealing with a "missing" husband, a film meant to be hidden, adoption, and paternity, set in southern FL. I like Archy McNally's character and the author's writing style. I will probably read more of these. =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 5/6/2011

    " Always have enjoyed the McNally series, obviously not fine literature but great for mindless beach reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda Norton | 12/22/2010

    " I love Archie!!! Will look forward to reading more books with Archie as the detective!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/22/2010

    " Not as good as the original, but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/13/2010

    " This is an Agatha Christie type book, where the principals are part of high-society Palm Beach, and the suspects are limited to the cast of a community theater play, plus one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/26/2009

    " This is a fun mystery dealing with a "missing" husband, a film meant to be hidden, adoption, and paternity, set in southern FL. I like Archy McNally's character and the author's writing style. I will probably read more of these. =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 2/14/2009

    " Much prefer his books with Detective Delaney. I fing Archie and friends boring. "

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About the Author

Vincent Lardo is the author of The Hampton Affair and The Hampton Connection, as well as novels in Lawrence Sanders Archie McNally series, including McNallys Dilemma and McNallys Folly. He now lives in the Hamptons, after a successful career in advertising and public relations.

About the Narrator

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.