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Publisher's Summary

Palm Beach private investigator Archy McNally takes on the murder of a socialite and uncovers a thorny tangle of blackmail and deceit, south Florida style.

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. Gallant Archy takes the case and escorts grown-up and gorgeous Veronica home to the McNally manse. Rumors fly, and some of them may be true.

Veronica is no damsel in distress though, and she's certainly not sorry her stepfather is in the grave. When her story doesn't match Melva's, which doesn't match Geoff's, Archy realizes he does indeed have a dilemma on his hands. Someone's lying, and the one person who knows the truth, Geoff's perky playmate, has gotten away.

A delectable combination of high society and high jinks, and featuring some of the most eccentric characters to populate Florida's Gold Coast, McNally's Dilemma is as witty and charming as Archy McNally himself.

©1999 Lawrence A. Sanders Enterprises, Inc. (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Listeners will truly enjoy this whodunit. It is full of twists and turns as well as hilarious dialog. The story is well written and will hold one's interest until the bitter end, leaving you wanting more. Tony Award-nominee Boyd Gaines is an extremely gifted reader and does a masterful job interpreting this novel." (Library Journal)

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too short, not worth the money

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would not recommend this version to anyone

I read the book a long time ago, it was a great story. Loved the book. This audiobook was only a little over 3 hours, all the other books by this author have been 7-8 hours. I felt gyped that i got the short quick version for the same price as a longer book by author. Really not worth the money. the book is great, read it instead of listening to this short version

Who was your favorite character and why?

Archis is always the favorite, lady Cynthia is intriguing as well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

playboy works the town.

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too short, same price as a full length. not a good value

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ABRIDGED

only 3 hours with abridgement
made no sense
angry I didn't see it was abridged

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Archy McNally and Boyd Gaines: perfect

I like to get lost in the world of Archy McNally, a perfect mix of the good life and excitement. I love his appetite for the most important meal of the day- the one he’s having right now. With his culinary tastes and fashion sense, he reminds me a successful magician I know. Truly, your lifestyle is what you make it. Love his father’s character. He makes me miss the time when people respected the rules of polite society. The cop Al is great. I forget that Boyd Gaines is going all the voices. They sound like all different people. I’d rather have him than different actors reading parts. He’s the best.