Archy McNally lives a life most people only dream about. As Chief of Discreet Inquiries at his father's white-shoe law firm, Archy keeps tabs on the rich and famous while keeping hours only a barfly could love. When well-to-do widow Edythe Westmore is urged to buy a Faberge Imperial egg, her adult offspring violently oppose the investment and enlist Archy's services to put the kibosh on the deal. As he investigates the bona fides of the bejeweled trinket, the mysterious machinations of the siblings, family advisors, and an aged antiques dealer are revealed, and Archy is thrust into a whirling vortex of greed, passion, and murder that even he must fight to rise above.
The mystery of the Faberge Egg! Palm Beach, society and money fuel this great Archie book! I love, love Archie McNally
A well-to-do widow's children are horrified that she's taking too much of a risk purchasing a Fabrege Imperial egg. Archy McNally is asked by his father to make a discrete inquiry into the matter for the family.
This is my first Arhcy mystery. He is such a delight, has sense of humor, and such a great read. If you like mystery and humor at the same time, this is the book to have. Can't wait to read more. Sorry to hear the author has passed, but will enjoy all that I can.
Another great Archy McNally novel.
With over 20 best sellers to his name, Lawrence Sanders has thrilled and entertained millions of readers worldwide. Now his most popular character, playboy sleuth Archy McNally, returns in an enticing new novel of sun & sin in Palm Beach - where the rich count their schemes before they've hatched. Well-to-do Widow Edythe Westmore has announced her intent to invest a large part of her fortune in a Faberge Imperial Egg. Horrified, her children argue against the financial risk - and enlist Archy's services to put the kibosh on the deal. But when the sleuth sticks his nose in the widows business - closely watched by family & friends - the whole case begins to smell like a rotten egg, but much harder to crack.
"...Wonderfully infectious. You can't help but fall for him!" - The Washington Times
Another great McNally book. I love these! They're like potato chips - you get hooked!