[McNally's Chance] Kindle Ý Vincent Lardo
As of a Palm Beach insider and Lardo sounds like a wannabe It was about fashion cars and food than mystery I ll finish the series just not very soon This was an enjoyable read with an old fashioned feel to it Sort of That s partly because our hero Archy evidently doesn t use modern technology such as computers and cell phones Murder mystery with little focus on the actual murder Well thought out characters in a Palm Beach Florida community with a private investigator Archy McNally who works for his lawyer father Good story line leading up to the murder and how it was solved Almost no violence represented Light reading and funny at times A book that doesn t take itself too seriously A look at how the rich and famous live including mouth watering descriptions of food Have you ever gone back to your home town back to the street where you grew up only to find that the beautiful old house where you spent the best years of your childhood is now a meth house If you have you now something of the feeling I got from what little bit of this piece of junk I managed to read I think I only got to about 15% before I had to either stop reading or seek the advice of a mental health professionalLawrence Sanders McNally books are fun irrevent and a perfect way to spend a rainy day Lardo s abominations are painfully bad with none of what makes the originals workIf you have never read a McNally book stay away from theseIf you are a McNally fan run away from these I enjoy these very light Archy McNally mysterys that are sprinkled with delicious descriptions of foodfashion and upper class digs No bad language descriprions of violence etc The main characters Archy his momdadcookhandimanpolice detectivegirl friend are all usually present Easy rea. Lueblood who paid Sabrina handsomely for his anonymity So it's up to Archy to find the fugitive family members before local gossips get wind of the story and start pointing fingers at some of Palm Beach's most prestigious nam.
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McNally's Chance Kindle Ý Vincent Lardo
Good Continuing character Archy McNally a famous author enlists McNally to find her husband and daughter which is uickly accomplished however the plot thickens as the daughter attempts to find her birth father of whom there appear to be multiple candidate all of whom prefer to remain in the shadows Too glib ArchieHalf of this book spent considerable time convincing the reader that Archie is the same glib guy as in the previous nine books He s not evolving and Connie should give him the brand new if she s really serious about wanting a family life or is she putting on an act The last half of the book gets in with the story and Archie reaffirms his lack of independence from his parents But the story gets around to the tension that managed to break through the farcical build up to the murder Archie puts on his big boy hat consults his father for advice and puts the story together about how and by whom Sabrina was murderedRegardless I enjoyed reading another Archie McNally story Only three to go view spoilerI found this story interesting mostly because of what I think it did wrong rather than what it did right The plot was fairly interesting dealing with a woman who convinced three different men that they were the father of her child and essentially blackmailed child support out of all three But the plot was lost in the background trivia and at least 1 silly subplot The author tried so hard to be cute and funny that he lost sight of the fact that the book was supposed to be a mystery The murder itself did not happen until near the end of the book and was solved almost immediately The book was about the murder but not about solving the murder Which leads to the second problem with the story it started way too early Maybe I m bei. When bestselling romance author Sabrina Wright asks for Archy McNally's help in finding her missing husband Archy is uick to write it off as a simple domestic case But this one's a page turner of the first order Sabrina's dau.
Ng old fashioned but I think the book should have started just before the murder and the sleuth should have found out about the background info while investigatingOne thing I did like about the story apparently the seeds for the next story have been set up in this one I like that idea It makes the transition seamless and the stories interconnectedThese stories have been taken over by Mr Lardo from Laurence Sanders much like Goldsborough took over the Nero Wolfe stories I think they have lost a lot hide spoiler Palms Beach Florida gossip has never been so tantalizing The feel of the waves and the setting of the book was so refreshing Lawrence Sanders s writing was so fun and rich with a touch of sass most characters were playful especially Archy McNally he brought a light wit with his eccentric personality and i freaking loved it The mystery aspects of the book was odd to me by the first half of the book but the author manged to bring it together in funny way I was obsessed with it It had me thinking and interested in the out come but in a fun and whimsical way The Characters were eccentric to say the least the main character is always in a colorful attire fine taste in whine and a very loud convertible car The book honestly surprised me and really loved it Never a dull moment with ArchyArch McNally never never stops being amusing from his wild assortment of clothing his lavish lifestyle and his never ending pursuit of beautiful women Fort Lauderdale digs and the rousing adventures into the realm of murder Auction never ceases and mysteries abound Great readThanks KenB I think I have read too many of these in a row even though I read other books in between finishing this I think Lardo is tiring too hard with Archie Sanders Ghter ran off she sent her husband to find her and now they're both missing in action If only Sabrina hadn't told her adopted daughter that she really is her natural mother That sent daughter looking for father a Palm Beach