McNally's Gamble [NOOK Book]


A risky gamble might not pay off when Lawrence Sanders’s dilettante detective plunges into a quagmire of greed, passion, and murder

At first, Archy McNally was unofficially enlisted to verify the bona fides of a deal for a rare Fabergé Imperial egg, created exclusively for the doomed Czar Nicholas in 1917. But when Edythe Westmore’s...
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A risky gamble might not pay off when Lawrence Sanders’s dilettante detective plunges into a quagmire of greed, passion, and murder

At first, Archy McNally was unofficially enlisted to verify the bona fides of a deal for a rare Fabergé Imperial egg, created exclusively for the doomed Czar Nicholas in 1917. But when Edythe Westmore’s son and daughter become convinced the trinket is a fake and their mother is being conned, McNally is asked to deep-six the whole deal.
He gets more than he bargained for when Natalie Westmore and her brother’s wife, Helen, both try to seduce him. The Palm Beach detective will need to employ some fancy footwork as he reveals a mess of lust, greed, and murder that smells worse than a rotten egg. Now it’s his own neck McNally’s risking to lay a trap for someone who’s counting dividends before they hatch.
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Sanders's venerable creation, playboy sleuth Archy McNally, finds yet more greed, envy, and murder among Florida's rich and famous-and all because of the Faberg Imperial egg that, much to her children's consternation, the widowed Edythe Westmore would like to buy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453298299
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Series: Archy McNally Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 59,958
  • File size: 611 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Sanders (1920–1998) was the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty mystery and suspense novels. The Anderson Tapes, completed when he was fifty years old, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first novel. His prodigious oeuvre encompasses the Edward X. Delaney, Archy McNally, and Timothy Cone series, along with his acclaimed Commandment books. Stand-alone novels include Sullivan's Sting and Caper. Sanders remains one of America’s most popular novelists, with more than fifty million copies of his books in print.       
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2006

    Silver Ghost Rolls In Faberge Egg. Roll The Dice

    This one opened with a fast-moving, jazzy rescue of a kidnaped child, capturing me with Archy¿s warmth to the victim¿s father, and the hint of a crime to come which was billed to be more heinous than a child kidnaping. Following quickly on the heals of the rescue, I settled into the main plot, riding along with Archy¿s loving machinations in prep for his father¿s birthday dinner, after which the family cocktail hour sported the pater¿s introduction to Archy of his new assignment. The mater was invited into the act by a request from her husband to describe how her friend and contemporary, Edythe Westmore, a client of the McNally law firm, seemed to have been taken in by a flimflam financial advisor with egg on his agenda, which would eventually be on his face, if justice prevailed and Archy¿s Discrete Investigations got a clue. No unsettling, Gothic castle with Adams family cast offs in this one. Whereas McNally¿s CAPER captured like a dark, luxuriously rich ale, GAMBLE captured with quality champagne easing the pain of a soured budget diminishing in a cash flop (executed by the financial wizard fop). Archy fizzed nicely through this plot with just the right amount of bubble and bounce, keeping the light hearted intrigue moving until the enigma-of-the-egg enhanced entertainment to arrive at an all time high in this series. One of Archy¿s enduring and endearing characters, the old, moldy, Antique shop owner, Sydney Smythe warmed his way into my heart in this one, worming in through a few choice words from Sanders describing Mr. Smythe¿s actions and reactions to Archy¿s interjections. It¿s amazing how much empathy for a character Sanders develops with light, limited touches of syntax, especially in contrast to the heavyweight, plethora of mouth-fulls he pours through Archy¿s mug. Given the entertaining way Archie danced his way through this plot labyrinth and its resolution, if GAMBLE were to become a movie, it may have to be billed as a complexly delightful musical, no con intended.

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