McNally's dare: an Archy McNally novel
The dowager duchess of Palm Beach dies, leaving behind a fabulous fortune and a handsome young heir-though Archy McNally has his doubts about the boy's bona fides. When a young waiter working Malcolm "Nifty" MacNiff's annual Tennis Everyone! benefit is found dead in Nifty's otherwise pristine swimming pool, it's Archy McNally, South Florida's most famous Discreet Inquirer, who rushes in to salvage the town's reputation and solve the un-fortunate crime. Palm Beach is already in a tizzy over the arrival of its newest millionaire, Lance Talbot, just in from Switzerland to claim his inheritance after the demise of his grandmother. There are those who believe Lance an imposter, and who he is-and was-becomes more of an enigma as Archy traces Lance's progress from the snowy Alps to the sands of Palm Beach. If he isn't the true heir, who is he? And who is the alluring Baroness Holga von Brecht, who is old enough to be his mother but claims to be his lover? When an old school chum of Holga's is made redundant, Archy must make some daring choices to snare a double murderer.
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|Grouping Title||mcnally s dare an archy mcnally novel|
|Grouping Author||lardo vincent|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-04-20 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-05-25 04:38:22AM|
|auth_author2||Sanders, Lawrence, 1920-1998.|
|detailed_location_santafe||Online Hoopla Collection|
|display_description||Lawrence Sanders's beloved sleuth Archy McNally returns in a novel by Vincent Lardo True heir or imposter? Archy McNally faces the biggest challenge of his career as he ferrets out the truth about a newly minted millionaire, and arouses the fury of a two-time murderer Malcolm MacNiff's annual Tennis Everyone! Fundraiser is the high point of the Palm Beach season. But the glittering A-list event hits rock bottom when a waiter is found floating face down in the pool. Archy McNally instantly suspects foul play. No sooner are his fears confirmed than he has another mystery to solve. Society's abuzz over the recent arrival of Lance Talbot from Switzerland to claim his half-billion inheritance from his grandmother's estate, but some claim that Talbot's a fraud. It falls to McNally to sift through the clues and uncover a murderous scam that stretches from the snowy Alps all the way to sunny Florida.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Mystery Lardo, V|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|series||Archy McNally mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Archy McNally mysteries|12|
McNally, Archy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Palm Beach (Fla.) -- Fiction
Private investigators -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Fiction
|title_display||McNally's dare : An Archy McNally novel|
|title_full||McNally's dare : An Archy McNally novel / by Vincent Lardo ;[based on the character created by] Lawrence Sanders|
McNally's dare : an Archy McNally novel [electronic resource] Lardo, Vincent.
|title_sub||an Archy McNally novel|
McNally, Archy (Fictitious character)