Murder Your Darlings (Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series #1)

Murder Your Darlings (Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series #1)

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by J. J. Murphy
     
 

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One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers someone under Manhattan's famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn't it? But he's not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts.… See more details below

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One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers someone under Manhattan's famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn't it? But he's not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts.

It's up to the Algonquins to outwit the true culprit-preferably before cocktail hour-and before the clever killer turns the tables on them.

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Publishers Weekly
Murphy's debut, the first in a new series set in the 1920s, will intrigue Dorothy Parker fans, but those expecting more than a superficial look at Parker and the legendary Algonquin Round Table will be disappointed. Parker shows up early for lunch one day at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel only to find Leland Mayflower, the drama critic for the Knickerbocker News, under her usual table, stabbed to death with a pen. The police take an interest in the members of "the Vicious Circle," as the group was sometimes known, along with a budding Southern author, William Faulkner, who's come to New York City to get Parker's verdict on his writing. By making nonstarters like Faulkner, Robert Benchley, and Alexander Woollcott suspects, Murphy doesn't present much of a puzzle for readers drawn in by the mystery. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101476796
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
437,670
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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