A Friendly Game of Murder (Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series #3)

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Why should Dorothy Parker’s friends be the only ones making “enviable names” in “science, art, and parlor games”? Dorothy can play with the best of them—as she sets out to prove at a New Year’s Eve party at the Algonquin Hotel. Since the swanky soiree is happening in the penthouse suite of swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks, some derring-do is called for. How about a little game of “Murder”?

Each partygoer draws a card to be detective, murderer, or victim. But young Broadway ...

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Overview

Why should Dorothy Parker’s friends be the only ones making “enviable names” in “science, art, and parlor games”? Dorothy can play with the best of them—as she sets out to prove at a New Year’s Eve party at the Algonquin Hotel. Since the swanky soiree is happening in the penthouse suite of swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks, some derring-do is called for. How about a little game of “Murder”?

Each partygoer draws a card to be detective, murderer, or victim. But young Broadway starlet Bibi Bibelot trumps them all when her dead body is found in the bathtub. No one knows who the killer is, but one thing is for sure—they won’t be making gin in that bathtub.

When more partiers are put in peril, it becomes clear the game is indeed on, and it’s up to Dorothy, surprise guest Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the members of the Round Table to stay alive—and relatively sober—long enough to find the killer…

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
Praise for the Agatha Award-nominated Murder Your Darlings:

“Sparkles with a wit to match the original Algonquin Round Table. I devoured it, chuckling all the way.”—Rhys Bowen

“Dorothy Parker—satirist, poet, and one of the great wits of the twentieth century—is the feisty heroine of this delightful mystery…I loved it!” —Suspense Magazine

“A brilliant first novel ... Murphy has courageously ventured into [Dorothy] Parker's world, and does quite a creditable job ... And the mystery ain't bad either.” —Mystery Scene

Praise for You Might as Well Die:

“Pure entertainment with some very funny scenes…Well researched and well written…Murphy [is] a talented and intelligent writer, whose fictional characters remain true to the spirits of their originals… You Might as Well Die and its predecessor, Murder Your Darlings, are bonbons for fans of the 1920s.” —Gumshoe Review

“[A] charming 1920s period piece…With a strong sense of time and place, fans will enjoy this engaging Americana as the superb twisting investigation enhances a feeling of being part of the Round Table.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Agatha Award-nominated Murder Your Darlings:

“Sparkles with a wit to match the original Algonquin Round Table. I devoured it, chuckling all the way.”—Rhys Bowen

“Dorothy Parker—satirist, poet, and one of the great wits of the twentieth century—is the feisty heroine of this delightful mystery…I loved it!” —Suspense Magazine

“A brilliant first novel ... Murphy has courageously ventured into [Dorothy] Parker's world, and does quite a creditable job ... And the mystery ain't bad either.” —Mystery Scene

Praise for You Might as Well Die:

“Pure entertainment with some very funny scenes…Well researched and well written…Murphy [is] a talented and intelligent writer, whose fictional characters remain true to the spirits of their originals… You Might as Well Die and its predecessor, Murder Your Darlings, are bonbons for fans of the 1920s.” —Gumshoe Review

“[A] charming 1920s period piece…With a strong sense of time and place, fans will enjoy this engaging Americana as the superb twisting investigation enhances a feeling of being part of the Round Table.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451238993
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 532,659
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

J. J. Murphy has been a life-long Dorothy Parker fan and is the author of two previous Algonquin Round Table Mysteries: Murder Your Darlings and You Might as Well Die.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    A Friendly Game Of Murder is the third book in the An Algonquin

    A Friendly Game Of Murder is the third book in the An Algonquin Round Table Mystery series.

    I'll admit that when I started the first book it took me a little while to appreciate all the one liners and double meanings that go on, for the most part, between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley. This series will give you a chuckle or laugh on just about every page.

    It's New Years Eve at the Algonquin Hotel and Alexander Woollcott is trying to get everyone interested in the game of Murder that they usually play. Before they can get started Dr. Hurst, a guest, announces that there is a case of smallpox at the Algonquin and the hotel is put under quarantine. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford then invite all the guest to their penthouse to party hearty until the end of the quarantine. As the party is beginning to get underway, Bibi Bibelot, sheds her silver fox coat and doesn't have stitch on. She heads for the bathroom and order for champagne to be brought so she could take a bath and invited everyone to watch. The one thing she did have on was a silver locket, which Dorothy saw Dr. Hurst hand to Fairbanks when they first got to the penthouse. Then Dorothy hears a heated argument between Dr. Hurst and Bibi. Soon after Dorothy goes to check on Bibi and finds her dead in the bathtub with no real apparent injuries. And it is a locked room mystery, as the door is locked and a bath towel is up against the door on the inside. It is also a locked hotel mystery, too. And the "valuable" silver locket is missing also.

    With the help of friends from "The Table", Woollcott thinks of him self as a detective, but this time they Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to help. Dorothy adoringly calls him Artie. Only Dorothy would do that.

    If you are looking for a lot of quick one liners and a few come backs, this the series to check out. Never a dull moment when you are sitting around the Algonquin Round Table.

    One example of the humor: Dorothy and Benchley are riding in the elevator with Sir Arthur and Benchley asks Dorothy what school she attended, she quips back--Elementary, my dear Benchley, Elementary.

    Love the humor in this series and certainly looking forward to the next book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I loved this book, as well as the first two in the series - Murd

    I loved this book, as well as the first two in the series - Murder Your Darlings and You Might as Well Die. Of course I was always a big fan of Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley having discovered them back in the 1970s. If you are looking for a witty, and yet well-written mystery that takes place during Prohibition, this is it!

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

    Well, I think this book is just awesome. Of course, I'm the auth

    Well, I think this book is just awesome. Of course, I'm the author, so what do you expect? 

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