Book Reviews of McNally's Secret

McNally's Secret
McNally's Secret
Author: Lawrence Sanders
ISBN-13: 9780399136757
ISBN-10: 0399136754
Publication Date: 1/16/1992
Pages: 317
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 9

3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

14 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed McNally's Secret on + 187 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I decided to read all of the McNally's series and started with this one. A delightful book, humorous, with enough mystery to keep it interesting. Arch McNally is a real character...the other books will be fun reads, too.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 657 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
From Library Journal: "Investigator Archy McNally agrees to handle a burglary case involving the theft of four valuable stamps for a Palm Beach society matron; from there he is led into a web of lies, sex, and blackmail. Murder is also involved, and Archy, who narrates the tale, has to sort out the scandal from the truth. A subplot involving Archy's affair with a beautiful antiques dealer may indicate his playboy days are over; he is suave and jaded but still capable of dropping names and bits of humor." Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"Glib, suave Archy McNally makes discreet investigations for the gentry of tony, decadent Palm Beach. This latest adventure begins with a stolen rare stamp, for which he searches through some skeleton-filled closets, including his own. But it hardly matters. For the reader, the delight of McNally's cases lies less in the plot than in the Dickensian characters he encounters (and beds), his banter with them, and his comments on them." Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I thought this was a great first book for McNally. I didn't start with this one, but I definitely would have gotten hooked with this one.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 70 more book reviews
Takes place in Palm Beach, Florida/ The playboy sleuth Andy McNally takes on cases of the righ and famous for his father's law firm.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 209 more book reviews
McNally - MY HERO
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 111 more book reviews
What can I say? Archie McNally is funny, witty, spoiled from Palm Beach.Son of a \"stiff upper lip\" conservative attorney who owns an old money law firm and hires his \"non-conforming\" son to do \"discreet inquiries. Then the fun begins. They are light, entertaining and addictive books, alas Sanders has passed, and the fellow trying to continue the series fails!
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 588 more book reviews
Playful, seductive, irrestible--this bestselling masterwork of fatal passion and greed introduces Lawrence Sanders' most wickedly charming sleuth. Meet Archy McNally, a freewheeling playboy who specializes in "Discreet Inquiries" for the rich and not-so-discreet. Beneath the glaring sun of Palm Beach - and behind the lowest crimes of high society--McNally is paid to keep family skeletons in the closet. But when it comes to sex and scandal, McNally has a few secrets of his own...
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 31 more book reviews
I wish I had been born into the role of Baby Sis McNally or Prescott McNally's little angel. Life would be exciting and oh so interesting. I love these series.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 1524 more book reviews
This author is new to me, and I didn't know what to expect. It has a tricky plot, unexpected do-gooders and do-badders, and a lot of people telling their own special versions of the truth. I didn't care much for the protagonist, Archie McNally, so I'll score it down a bit because of that.

From back cover: Playful, seductive, irresistible---this bestselling masterwork of fatal passion and greed introduces Lawrence Sanders' most wickedly charming sleuth. Meet Archy McNally, a freewheeling playboy who specializes in 'Discreet Inquiries' for the rich and not-so-discreet. Beneath the glaring sun of Palm Beach---and behind the lowest crimes of high society---McNally is paid to keep family skeletons in the closet. But when it comes to sex and scandal, McNally has a few secrets of his own...
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 33 more book reviews
Investigator Archy McNally agrees to handle a burglary case involving the theft of four valuable stamps for a Palm Beach society matron; from there he is led into a web of lies, sex, and blackmail. Murder is also involved, and Archy, who narrates the tale, has to sort out the scandal from the truth. A subplot involving Archy's affair with a beautiful antiques dealer may indicate his playboy days are over; he is suave and jaded but still capable of dropping names and bits of humor.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 1828 more book reviews
Typical Sanders, good series. Great characters.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 136 more book reviews
Easy, witty, charming read.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 39 more book reviews
playful, seductive, irresistible, of fatal passion and greed. A quick read.
reviewed McNally's Secret on + 279 more book reviews
Great book