When Decimus Fortesque, the millionaire collector of wives and rare manuscripts, hires Archy McNally to locate the Holy Grail of missing tomes, the complete text of Truman Capote's Answered Prayers, Palm Beach's premier P.I. uncovers nothing but scandal.
Playboy Geoffrey Williams is dead. But it's not a search for the killer that brings Archy McNally to the case; the lovely Melva Williams readily admits to the crime passionnel. After finding Geoff in a precarious position with an attractive young lady, she pulled the trigger on husband number two. It sounds like an open-and-shut case for McNally & Sons' Department of Discreet Inquiries until Melva asks Archy to shield her daughter, Veronica, from the press and paparazzi.
"Only a hint of Sanders."
In a play filled with murders, only Archy McNally - South Florida's premiere sleuth-about-town created by Lawrence Sanders - can separate the actors from the genuine article, and bring down the curtain on the latest and most enjoyable of McNally's follies.
"Archie is at it again, he is an interesting one"
Palm Beach's premier man-about-crime returns in a delightfully raucous romp among South Florida's fabulous and felonious.