Lawrence Sanders McNally's Alibi

Lawrence Sanders McNally's Alibi

by Vincent Lardo
     
 

When Decimus Fortesque, the millionaire collector of wives and rare manuscripts, hires Archy McNally to locate the Holy Grail of missing tomes—the complete text of Truman Capote's Answered Prayers—Palm Beach's premier P.I. uncovers nothing but scandal.

Luscious Claudia Lester claims to have had the manuscript but declares that her lover, Matthew

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When Decimus Fortesque, the millionaire collector of wives and rare manuscripts, hires Archy McNally to locate the Holy Grail of missing tomes—the complete text of Truman Capote's Answered Prayers—Palm Beach's premier P.I. uncovers nothing but scandal.

Luscious Claudia Lester claims to have had the manuscript but declares that her lover, Matthew Harrigan, ran off with it; a lover scorned, Harrigan says Claudia is lying. And Rodney Whitehead, a shady antiques dealer, maintains that neither Claudia nor Harrigan is to be believed. When the supposed owner of the manuscript is found dead in a sleazy motel, the investigating officer, Georgia O'Hara, suspects Archy knows more than he's willing to admit about the murder, the manuscript, and its ardent pursuers composed of ne'er-do-wells and flimflam artists.

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From the Publisher
"McNally is a raffish combination of Dashiell Hammett's Nick Charles and P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster." -New York Times Book Review

"Vincent Lardo continues [the] McNally sleuth series in superb style."-Tennessean

Library Journal
Archy McNally is hired by Decimus Fortesque to locate Truman Capote's manuscript Unanswered Prayers and along the way finds scandals and scalawags. Archy discovers that Claudia Lester had the work, but her lover, Matthew Harrigan, took it; Matthew then accuses Claudia of lying. Later the supposed owner of the manuscript is found dead in a hotel, and the detective on that murder, Georgia O'Hara, suspects Archy is withholding information. Archy declines to disclose anything that may interfere with his completing the investigation and receiving his fee. His girlfriend, Connie, is still in the picture, but Georgia adds some intrigue to the romance. Lardo keeps the McNally tales on track, and Adam Henderson's well-paced reading makes this title enjoyable. Recommended.-Denise A. Garofalo, Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425191194
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Archy McNally Series, #11
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
636,547
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.67(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"McNally is a raffish combination of Dashiell Hammett's Nick Charles and P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster." -New York Times Book Review

"Vincent Lardo continues [the] McNally sleuth series in superb style."-Tennessean

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