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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (806 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 1995 ISBN: 9780743540834
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As an investigator for his father’s Palm Beach law firm, Archy McNally has discreetly handled scores of unusual cases for the firm’s upscale clientele. But when Sunny Fogarty, the attractive comptroller for Whitcomb Funeral Homes, approaches McNally & Son to investigate an unexplained rise in her company’s fortunes, Archy soon finds himself conducting a most peculiar investigation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Here is the fifth outing for Archibald ‘Archy’ McNally, the playboy son of and private investigator for prestigious Palm Beach attorney Prescott McNally…The fun here isn’t in the plot; it’s in Archy’s descriptions of life among the monied classes. Whether he is describing the sumptuous meals served at least twice a day in the McNally manse or the joys of tooling around southern Florida in a fire-engine-red Miata, Archy demonstrates such an eye for the telling detail and such obvious joie de vivre that the reader can only be amused by his upper-crust ostentation. The novel also boasts a delightful assembly of supporting characters, especially Archy’s pal, the totally dissolute, utterly inept would-be detective Binky Watrous. A pleasant diversion from the bestselling author of the Ten Commandments mystery series.”

    Booklist

  • “Suggesting a morally bankrupt, sun-tanned Bertie Wooster, Archy McNally sleuths among Florida’s well-heeled Palm Beach set in this lightweight crime series from the author of the Deadly Sins and Commandments thrillers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Affluent private investigator Archie McNally cracks yet another case in this newest addition to the author’s bestselling series.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 9/28/2013

    " good fun book to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 11/11/2012

    " I borrowed the audiobook version of this from my mom so that my Arkansas to Texas drive wouldn't be so boring. It was a perfect listen-while-driving book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrice Benoit | 10/26/2012

    " This was a great book, read a bunch of McNally's series after this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 10/9/2012

    " Archy is at it again. Sanders must write with a Thesaurus at his elbow to make Archy sound like such a stuffed shirt. But the craziness goes on in south Florida. This time the rich and famous are dying at an alarming rate and Archy and Binky have to discover why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 5/26/2012

    " The McNally books are always an interesting read. I like that it isn't completely required to read these in order (although I prefer to read any series in order if I can) and they have twists and turns even in the most mundane of plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 5/14/2012

    " This book is a delightful and entertaining read. A break for me from the more intense fiction that I commonly read. Archy's lofty language and peculiar taste in clothing help make him an amusing and complex character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurean | 4/15/2012

    " Another Palm Beach caper with my favorite sleuth, Archy McNally, and the suspicious case in the upturn of business within the Whitcomb Funeral Homes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 11/25/2011

    " It was good for the time period in which it was written in...funny and odd. I liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shishir | 11/15/2011

    " 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 Sue Scully | 1/20/2011

    " Another fun McNally book. It wraps up a little too quickly but other than that, enjoyable, light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/13/2010

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Archy McNally and family; funeral home smuggling scam "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 HBalikov | 7/10/2010

    " Archy McNally is Palm Beach's snob, satiric observer and sleuth. This is a fine summer read. Fast, funny and with just enough plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/7/2010

    " Just plain fun. Fun, fun, fun. To all you wanna be critics out there, lighten up! This is not Shakespeare; it's Sanders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/2/2010

    " Another enjoyable McNally book. If it weren't for the bizarre vocabulary and attire, I'd be just like McNally. These are fun, non-detective detective books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom | 4/26/2010

    " Archibald McNally, a quirkey PI who works as a PI for his father's law firm in Palm Beach, Florida. Zany, fun read, Archie is a great character "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 2/24/2010

    " First person stories are not my favorite story telling strategy. But, it always fun to try and figure out "who done it?". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurean | 2/9/2010

    " Another fun installment of Archy McNally, Palm Spring's sleuth-about-town; I luv Sanders writing, how he mixes a smart, suspenseful whodunit, with amusing prose and a smooth wit, and he does it best with his McNally books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 3/25/2009

    " The McNally books are all quick and entertaining to read. I loved the description and found these books to be well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 3/24/2009

    " What can't you love about these books - the food descriptions alone are enough to keep me reading. I listened to this one on a road trip and was surprised at the voiced they used for Archie. He was actually masculine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marzmom | 11/3/2007

    " read the whole series. Fun , good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nivi_pooh | 6/23/2007

    " If interested in Beauty and seduction and same time enjoy death you will enjoy the book "

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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.