Book Reviews of McNally's Puzzle (Archy McNally, Bk 6)

McNally's Puzzle (Archy McNally, Bk 6)
McNally's Puzzle - Archy McNally, Bk 6
Author: Lawrence Sanders
ISBN-13: 9780399141355
ISBN-10: 0399141359
Publication Date: 2/23/1996
Pages: 311
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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Archie McNally takes on the deadliest puzzle of his career in this delicious mystery complete with the most eccentric characters of Florida's Gold Coast
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Sanders' McNally series is compelling and funny too. This one is an engaging page turner. Great for an airplane!
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Bird store owner Hiram Gottschalk is a wealthy widower with a paranoid son and heir, twisted twin daughters, and shady employees. As the owner of Parrots Unlimited, Hiram believes that his life is in danger, so he hires playboy-turned-Palm Beach private investigator Archy McNally and his sidekick Binky to protect him. Apparently Hiram had good reason to be frightened, Archy soon realizes - when the bird shop owner's mutilated body is found sometime later.

Hiram has been stabbed in his sleep, so Archy tries to solve the deadliest case of his career. But for Archy and Binky, the biggest piece of this scandalous puzzle is still missing - who has the motive to kill two more birds with one stone.

Although I eventually enjoyed reading this book, I did have some slight trouble at first getting into the style of the writing. I suppose it just took me a while to get used to the way Archy McNally expressed himself - to me, he seemed affected and somewhat pedantic. It was annoying at first, but I did eventually get used to Archy McNally as a character. This book was certainly enjoyable, and I have several more books from this series sitting on my bookshelf, but McNally's Puzzle was the first Archy McNally book that I've actually read. I give this book a strong A!
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I simply loved this book. I've been captured by Archy, He is funny and smart. He really loves to sink his teeth into a good mystery not to mention a huge onion sandwich.
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The perfect beach book - Sanders' style is witty and breezy, and his protagonist Archy McNally is wonderfully cheerful and snarky.
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This series is a lot of fun. Great beach read.
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When I want to read a mystery with humor and not too heavy story I turn to Sanders', McNally's series, this book is a good read.
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Archy is at it again. This is a good story from the series.
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McNally solves the murder of a bird-store with his usual pals and enjoying the good life. Good book
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Archie Mcnally definately has a way with word's. Sanders captured a style of writing that has bit's amount's of humor blended in with the story. Mostly proper english,language we hardly hear these day's. I'd recommend any of McNally's trail's & trib's.
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Amusing, light reading.
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This book is my father's--he must have loved it, because he gave me two copies and has a whole collection at home!
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I love that FOP Archie McNally and you must too in order to follow him from book to book. He is refreshing, funny, and a little self-absorbed. Sounds like me without the cash. Oh Wel.
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Suspense, sex, murder and secrets lead Archie on a a merry chase. This is a great read!
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Hiram Gottschalk is a wealthy, elderly widower living in Palm Beach and the owner of a bird store called Parrots Unlimited. And Hiram Gottschalk is convinced his life is in danger. After all, a photo of Hiram with his deceased wife has been slashed, a mass card is found taped inside his closet door, and his pet mynah is discovered strangled - a very dead bird indeed. In despair, Hiram turns to McNally & Son for answers. With his sidekick, Binky Watrous, in place posing as a salesman and cage cleaner in the bird store, Archy feels that his client's life will soon return to order. But Hiram Gottschalk is murdered in his sleep, stabbed through the eyes; his manic-depressive son, Peter, is named the prime suspect; and two clerks from Parrots Unlimited are abducted and their bodies found in the Everglades, both of them shot. It remains for McNally to use every ounce of his skill to put together the pieces of the puzzle - and stay alive in the process.
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Palm Beach private investigator Archy McNally takes on the deadliest puzzle of his career in this delicious mystery, complete with some of the most eccentric characters ever to inhabit Florida's gold Coast.
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McNally - MY HERO
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Sex, secrets and suspense-nobody writes them like Lawrence Sanders. And nobody lives for them like Archy McNally, the playboy-turnedPalm Beach P.I. who has charmed his way through five bestselling thrillers, including McNally's Caper and McNally's Trial. Wealthy bird-store owner Hiram Gottschalk feels his life is in danger. And he's right-as McNally realizes when his mutilated body is found.
Between Gottschalk's shady employees, his paranoid son and heir, and his twisted twin daughters, there's no shortage of pieces to this scandalous puzzle. But for Archy and his sidekick, Binky, the biggest piece is still missing-the killer with a motive to kill two more birds with one stone.
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Wealthy bird store owner Hirem Gottschalk feels his life is in danger. And he's right as McNally realizes when his mutilated body is found. Between Gottschalks's shady employee's his paranoid son and heir, and his twisted twin daughters, there's no shortage of pieces to this scandalous puzzle. But for Archy and his sidekick Binky, the biggest piece is still missing-the killer with a motive to kill two more birds with one stone...
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(From the back of the book)

Sex, secrets, and suspense nobody writes them like Lawrence Sanders. And nobody lives for them like Archy McNally, the playboy-turned-Palm Beach P.I. who has charmed his way through five best selling thrillers, including McNallys Caper and McNallys Trial. Wealthy bird-store owner Hiram Gottschalk feels his life is in danger. And hes right as McNally realizes when his mutilated body is found. Between Gottchalks shady employees, his paranoid son and heir, and his twisted twin daughters, theres no shortage of pieces to this scandalous puzzle. But for Archy and his sidekick, Binky, the biggest piece is still missing the killer with a motive to kill two birds with one stone
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This is not large print.