McNally's Secret Author:Lawrence Sanders Something is tarnished on the Gold Coast of Florida: behind Palm Beach's highfalutin fa?ade bubbles a lowdown brew of blackmail, fraud, adultery, and murder. — Playboy sleuth Archy McNally specializes in ?discreet cases? for his father?s old-line law firm. Plying his trade amongst the rich and privileged, Archy must make any little ?embarrassmen... more »ts? vanish-without letting the barest hint of scandal come to light. But when he?s called in to retrieve some property stolen from a wealthy matron?s mansion, Archy?s genius for soft-pedaling is put on the line.
The matron, Lady Cynthia Horowitz, is a sexy septuagenarian, and the missing object is a block of priceless stamps known as ?Inverted Jennies?. Assessing the theft as an inside job, Archy comes up with a plethora of suspects, from Lady Cynthia?s either dotty or disgruntled offspring to a chauffeur with a shady past. Then a local philatelist is slain, and the trail leads back to the Jennies. Before Archy solves the case of the purloined pane, he will encounter another death, a fine romance to test a bachelor?s mettle, and a shocking secret that hits too close to home?.« less