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When passion erupts into murder and McNally must dig even deeper to uncover the truth, he unearths a shocking secret that could expose his own family’s skeletons. Fiction Thriller & Crime Private Investigators. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

McNally's Secret book. The 'Archie McNally' stories by Lawrence Sanders are all essentially the same, small mysteries, sometimes murders, taking place in Palm Beach, Florida

McNally's Secret book. Sex, lies, blackmail  . The 'Archie McNally' stories by Lawrence Sanders are all essentially the same, small mysteries, sometimes murders, taking place in Palm Beach, Florida. Each book features descriptions of AM's food, clothing, girlfriends and lifestyle and while repetitive after two or more books, all stories make good, light, entertaining reading.

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McNally's caper (mcnally). When a rare coin vanishes, an appraiser tries to clear her name-and exposes one family’s lethal secrets. Appraising rare coins for Grandby & Sons, a venerable Madison Avenue auction house, is a dream come true for Mary Lou Bateson. She even gets a chance to inspect the Havistock Collection of priceless coins, which includes the Demaretion, a rare, ancient Greek silver piece. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Accustomed to helping the high society of Palm Beach cover up its scandals, private investigator Archy McNally agrees to assist a wealthy matron find a missing block of priceless stamps when the case uncovers a shocking secret from his own past.

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When passion erupts into murder and McNally must dig even deeper to uncover the truth, he unearths a shocking secret that could expose his own family’s skeletons. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Open Road MediaReleased: Mar 12, 2013ISBN: 9781453298237Format: book. McNally's Secret - Lawrence Sanders.

I received a copy of this book from Open Road Media and Netgalley. This is a re-issue of the first in the popular McNally mystery series by Lawrence Sanders. I had not read any of these books, but.

My books are tightly plotted, with the required dollops of sex and violence, and they have found a faithful readership

Lawrence Sanders McNally's Caper HOW IT ALL BEGAN I was in bed with J. Mark Hamilton, my brother-in-law. We had spent the night together because my sister, Laura, was in Park Central, recovering from plastic surgery. She’d had her tits elevated. My books are tightly plotted, with the required dollops of sex and violence, and they have found a faithful readership. I have had two movie sales, and last year I grossed almost a hundred thousand dollars.

Playful, seductive, irresistible--this bestselling masterwork of fatal passion and greed introduces Lawrence Sanders's most wickedly charming sleuth. Meet Archy McNally, a freewheeling playboy who specializes is "Discreet Inquires" for the rich and not-so-discreet. Beneath the glaring sun of Palm Beach--and behind the lowest crimes of high society--McNally is paid to keep family skeletons in the closet. But when it comes to sex and scandal, McNally has a few secrets of his own...

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First book in the series and introducing Archy McNally, a tribute to Rex Stout’s Archie Goodwin. Archy, a Palm Beach playboy of undeniable charm, has similar irreverent voice and critical detachment from his surrounding but attempts to take upon the role of a Great Detective as well. The first part works, the second one not so well. The plot itself is a bit thin, and sometimes I wished there were a bit less of sandwiches and bit more of an action. Forgoing a tight mystery plot however, is a small price to pay for several hours spent in Archy’s company. The characters are wonderful, and Sanders got his Palm Beach of early 1990’s right. Not only gilded little snobs inhabiting lavish mansions, but also colorful characters of South Florida less glamorous parts and even a certain type of a prim and proper Boston lady with an amazing capacity for sherry. Also, I really liked the loving depiction of Archy’s parents. The narrator’s voice is often mocking but never jeering, and there is a great deal of kindness and compassion that make these books true cozy mysteries.
At about the half way mark through this book I decided to look up the bio of the author, Lawrence Sanders, because of being so impressed with his writing skill and vocabulary. Very sad to see that he had passed away in 1998, however, very happy to see how many books he had written since he is now one of my favorite authors. I truly enjoyed the character Archy McNally – an endearing combination of intelligence and self-deprecating humor. I found all the characters in this book to be well fleshed out and look forward to reading more stories by Mr. Sanders.
For all those who have enjoyed P G Whorehouse's "Jeeves" and "Blandings Castle" novels & short stories, here a refreshing American equivalent, sans Jeeves and sans the London drizzle: the stories are set at sunny Palm Beech instead. Our hero, Archibald McNally, is just as delightful as Bertie Wooster -- albeit, less of a lost soul having been saved by an actual job: head of "discreet investigations" at his father's law firm. The stories are set in the late 90s (presumably) and Archie does not have the support of an inimitable Jeeves in his search for the truth lying beneath the convoluted detection path that is riddled with adventure: young ladies (galore), culinary quests, drinking, and sartorial disasters...

Archie's friends are the usual good natured, good-for-nothing-but-drinking-and-flirting/ swinging wastrels, just as ready to fall in love as Bertie's. But here, the intrigue derives from the mysteries and not the characters' blunders and love aches. In the McNally books, the mystery provides the backbone to keep you reading on about the character: it is Archie & Co we are following rather than the mystery intself. Of course, some the mysteries are craftily constructed and we want to get to the bottom of the case; but at the end of the day, it is Archie and his friends and the surrounding society that inspire us to keep on coming back for more.

It is worth mentioning that the sentence structure is exquisite for a change; accordingly, the authors' use of extensive vocabulary as well as many literary references are a delight (as well as a lesson!). The Archie dialogues are generally very good and very funny; at times, a masterpiece!

A final note lest I be misunderstood: in comparing & contrasting the Wodehouse stories with the McNally series, I do not wish to imply that the latter lacks originality or is a rehash; not in the least. As far as I am concerned the series successfully transposes the Wodehouse setting and characters at another age, society, and culture, and adds zest to the stories with the whodunnit.
The result is delightful read in its own right that keeps us turning the pages and yearning for more.

Thoroughly recommended for a happy, lightweight escape from reality and a laugh or two.
I had read many years ago, a lot of books with in the McNally’s series. I discovered, while checking a list of the series in the Kindle books, I had never read the first book. I was fast with my Prime finger, ordering it. Glad I did, as it cleared up original issues, I had not thought about,
at that time.
Just read McNally's Secret again, after first reading it several years ago, and enjoyed it just as much, if not more. The humor keeps the story moving, and keeps it light. In the hands of a less-skilled writer, Archie McNally, a ladies man who works as an investigator for his father's law firm and lives in his parents' house, would be crude or juvenile. Archie and the other characters are well-developed, thanks to Lawrence Sanders' skills. If you're looking for serious fare, this is not the book, or series, for you. Very fun read, in my opinion.
I wish more of Lawrence Sanders "Archie McNally" books were available for download on Kindle Readers. Entertaining from start to finish. Silly and sophomoric (yes) ... immature and goofy (sure), but great reading fun. Bring on the silliness.
The McNally series ( those under Sanders, not later under Lardo) is fantastic. In the first of the series, you meet a great cast of characters, each fleshed out. Archie McNally is interesting, quirky, and loveable ( except maybe to his father). Enjoy!
I am familiar with Lawrence Sanders' other novels and really liked the Delaney series and the Timothy Cone books so I thought I would give the McNally series a shot but this was disappointing. I just did not get as involved in the story as with his other work. Perhaps it was the rich, somewhat spoiled, don't-have-to-work-but-does-for-his-daddy detective running around looking for stolen stamps that the even owner was not really interested in. It just did not do it for me. I will not read the other McNally books.
McNally's Secret (Charnwood Library) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Lawrence Sanders
ISBN: 0708987192
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print); Large Print Ed edition (August 1993)