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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After a successful career in advertising and public relations, Vincent Lardo now lives in the Hamptons. He is the author of The Hampton Affair and The Hampton Connection, as well as McNally's Dilemma and McNally's Folly.From AudioFile:
Some actors can carry a movie on the strength of their talent. Adam Henderson demonstrates the same skill in his reading of MCNALLY'S ALIBI, the latest Archy McNally murder mystery (written by Vincent Lardo, not Lawrence Sanders, who started the series). Henderson perfectly conveys the smug, pretentious, and egotistical McNally. He captures the essence of McNally, whether he is charming a female state trooper or demonstrating his superiority to Binky, the mailroom boy in his father's law office, where he works as a private investigator. Although Henderson's reading is masterful, he cannot cover up a weak plot. Fortunately for the listener, the best part of this book is the character development. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Coronet Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340834374