Claudia Lester is a blonde with a problem. She needs someone to give a blackmailer fifty thousand dollars and tells Archy he would make the perfect bagman. But then Archy wakes up with a bump on his head he realizes she really meant he was the perfect patsy. The other peerson who wants to find Claudia is Decimus Fortesque, an eccentric Palm Beach character known for his even more eccentric collection habits. He thinks that what Claudia actually has - besides his fifty thousand dollars - is a long-lost work by Truman Capote. Archy has enough problems on his plate. The love of his life has been dining out with an eminently eligible Cuban hunk, while a stunningly sexy policewoman called Georgia has just walked into his world. But when Fortesque offers to fire him to find Claudia, Archy can't resist.
From the cover: When a millionaire collector hires Archy McNally to locate the Holy Grail of missing tomes--the complete text of Truman Capote's Answered Prayers--Pal Beach's premier P.I. becomes Palm Beach's #1 suspect. This, after the supposed owner of the manuscript is found murdered in a sleazy hotel--and Archy's red Miata is seen zipping away from the scene. to all to Archy's woes, his favorite gal, Connie Garcia, is being courted by a dashing Cuban liberator who wishes to liberate Connie from Archy. But fear not, for should Archy lose Connie, there just might be a lovely lass ready to fill the void--so what if she's packing heat? With both the fairer sex and foul play, Archy would do well to heed the old adage: Beware of answered prayers...
Another fun read with that lovable discreet investigator, Archy McNally.
Archy McNally is caught up in a scheme to defraud that leads to murder and finds a new lady. Good read
Palm Beach Private Detective Archy McNally is at it again. Fun easy reading.
Archy McNally is the funny protagonist of this series of books set in Palm Beach Florida's wealthy crowd. Fun read.
Typical story but still a good read. Lighter than the heavy stuff and that's fine.
When a million collector hires Archy McNally to locate the Holy Grail missing tomes- the complete text of Truman Capote's ansered prayers- Palm Beach premirer P.I. becomes Long Beaches number one suspect. This, the supposed owner of the Manuscript is found murdered in sleezy hotel - and Archy red Miata is seen zipping away from the scene. To add to Archy's woew, his favored gal, Connis Garcia, is being courted by a dasking Cuban liberator who wishes to librate Connis from Archy. Fear not, for should Archy loose Connie, there just might be a lovely lass ready to fill the void-so what if she is packing heat? With both the fairer sex and foul play Archy would do well to heed the old addage : beware of answered prayers.