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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (607 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Sanders Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Archy McNally Series Release Date: March 1997 ISBN: 9780743540797
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Palm Beach bon vivant and playboy sleuth Archy McNally returns in another tale of love and larceny among the wealthy denizens of south Florida.

Archy lives a life most people only dream about. As Chief of Discreet Inquiries at his father's white-shoe law firm, Archy keeps tabs on the rich and famous while keeping hours only a barfly could love. When well-to-do widow Edythe Westmore is urged to buy a Fabergé Imperial egg, her adult offspring violently oppose the investment and enlist Archy's services to put the kibosh on the deal.

As he investigates the bona fides of the bejeweled trinket, mysterious machinations of the siblings, family advisors, and an aged antiques dealer are revealed, and Archy is thrust into a whirling vortex of greed, passion, and murder that even he must fight to rise above. Mixing drama with highjinks, McNally's Gamble is Lawrence Sanders's most delectable offering yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lawrence Sanders presents another comic whodunit featuring Archy McNally, the foppish but likable head of ‘discreet inquiries’ at his father's law firm in Palm Beach, Florida.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Archy McNally…is a throwback to an earlier, more gracious age…The real pleasure in McNally's Gamble is Archy. Imagine Bertie Wooster as a detective, or Lord Peter Wimsey a Floridian, and you'll have some idea of Archy.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 1/10/2014

    " The "McNally" detective series is so entertaining to read. Love the quirkiness of the main character! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 columbialion | 11/22/2013

    " Another great Archie McNally adventure in Palm Beach "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 10/25/2013

    " Sanders can't write enough Archie McNally stories for me. Pure escape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 12/29/2012

    " I liked the charming main character, but it was funny how this 1997 novel had certain features which dated it terribly--like how everyone marvelled about a hotel that had caller I.D. that helped catch some kidnappers--Wow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/29/2012

    " Always entertaining. This is the third Sanders book I have read this year. Archy McNally is an endearing character. The story was fascinating. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanette | 8/15/2012

    " I really like this author. Good Vocabulary..I know I am a dork but I love learning new words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/17/2011

    " An amusing jaunt with a wry outlook from the lead character that will keep you amused to the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 11/30/2011

    " Once you get to know Archy and his family you just want to keep seeing the "tangeled web" that is always constantlly being woven. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shishir | 10/25/2011

    " Archy McNally rocks! I love the way this series has been written - the wit is super and the language pretty darn good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 8/30/2011

    " Wealthy Palm Beach matron being swindled into buying a Fabrege egg. Just the problem for Archie McNally. Where's my puce beret? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mazohyst (Edel) | 8/20/2011

    " I don't think that these kind of books are for me. I got tired of the atmosphere quite quickly. Although Archy is a very quirky and amusing character, I can't take the upper class scene. I just wanted to roll my eyes. First world problems at it's finest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/22/2011

    " Archie is on the trail of a pair of con artists who are about to bilk a rich widow out of half a mil by convincing her to buy a Faberge egg. The McNally stories were my best detective discovery of 2008. I'm looking forward to more of Archie in 2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy Caimano | 7/15/2011

    " McNally is a bad boy, but I can't help but like him anyway. Connie, his girlfriend, seems too smart to put up with his nonsense. But then, I'm putting up with him too, and expect to read another McNally book when escapism becons. Probably soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 6/25/2011

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Archy McNally and family; Archy assists in uncovering fraud and murder related to a scheme involving a Faberge egg "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/12/2011

    " Sanders can't write enough Archie McNally stories for me. Pure escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanette | 9/3/2010

    " I really like this author. Good Vocabulary..I know I am a dork but I love learning new words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maurean | 5/4/2010

    " The case of the Fabergé egg "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 3/13/2010

    " McNally is a bad boy, but I can't help but like him anyway. Connie, his girlfriend, seems too smart to put up with his nonsense. But then, I'm putting up with him too, and expect to read another McNally book when escapism becons. Probably soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 columbialion | 1/6/2010

    " Another great Archie McNally adventure in Palm Beach "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shishir | 11/13/2009

    " Archy McNally rocks! I love the way this series has been written - the wit is super and the language pretty darn good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/5/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Archy McNally and family; Archy assists in uncovering fraud and murder related to a scheme involving a Faberge egg
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 3/1/2009

    " I liked the charming main character, but it was funny how this 1997 novel had certain features which dated it terribly--like how everyone marvelled about a hotel that had caller I.D. that helped catch some kidnappers--Wow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 2/19/2009

    " The "McNally" detective series is so entertaining to read. Love the quirkiness of the main character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/22/2008

    " Archie is on the trail of a pair of con artists who are about to bilk a rich widow out of half a mil by convincing her to buy a Faberge egg. The McNally stories were my best detective discovery of 2008. I'm looking forward to more of Archie in 2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/18/2008

    " Once you get to know Archy and his family you just want to keep seeing the "tangeled web" that is always constantlly being woven. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Sanders

Lawrence Sanders (1920–1998) was an American novelist and short story writer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he worked as a magazine writer before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He is the author of the Edward X Delany series, the Archy McNally series, and the Commandment series, and a number of other standalone novels. He received an Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1971.

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.