McNally's Bluff

McNally s Bluff Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereWhen self styled impresario and former human cannonball Matthew Hayes rents a luxury villa on Palm Beach s famed South Ocean Boulevard the locals roll t

  • Title: McNally's Bluff
  • Author: Vincent Lardo Lawrence Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780425204375
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereWhen self styled impresario and former human cannonball Matthew Hayes rents a luxury villa on Palm Beach s famed South Ocean Boulevard, the locals roll their eyes But when he scuttles the traditional backyard accoutrements of swimming pool and tennis court in favor of a grand garden hedge maze modeled after the one at HamptonAlternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereWhen self styled impresario and former human cannonball Matthew Hayes rents a luxury villa on Palm Beach s famed South Ocean Boulevard, the locals roll their eyes But when he scuttles the traditional backyard accoutrements of swimming pool and tennis court in favor of a grand garden hedge maze modeled after the one at Hampton Court, the South Florida smart set can t wait for their invitations to the gala opening of the Amazin Maze of Matthew Hayes The big night arrives and gasps of wonder and delight are replaced by those of horror, as Hayes s ladylove, Marlena Marvel, in the role of Venus, is discovered at the center of the maze, very dead indeed The authorities are stumped, as Hayes s carnival background gives rise to a number of possible suspects and the huge crowd at the unveiling included its fair share of questionable characters Or are there other forces and devious minds at work And Hayes s flair for the dramatic only complicates a mystery that has false leads than his Amazin Maze It s up to Archy McNally to see through the scam and catch a killer.

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    1. Rather weak outing -- has Archy run his course ??We've enjoyed the entire Archy McNally series, including the seven by Sanders and the now six by Vincent Pardo writing for the estate. However, we have to agree with those feeling this is the lightest of the light. Most of these books have us hobnobbing with the rich (if not famous) in Palm Beach and the various happenings, sometimes including murder, that cause them to seek McNally's "discrete" private eye services. While solving a mystery that i [...]

    2. Someone abandoned this book at the airport and I can see why.This book was alright, not bad, but not great. The whole murder storyline was very iffy. The random facts about England were annoying. A character from the United States said "arse" one too many times, which I found odd. If I met a guy, born and raised in New York and he said "arse" I would beat his ASS to a pulp.

    3. 2.5 starsSo i really like the Archy McNally character. The books always make me chuckle.I hadn't realized that Lawrence Sanders was dead. I could tell this was different. While it is always a difficult task to continue writing a series after the original author has died, Lardo does an ok job. I did find it more wordy than usual. Also, the humor wasn't as strong.But I'm glad that further cases of McNally & Son are being told. I do enjoy the stories was also a good mystery to try & figure [...]

    4. Good book to pass the time but the later books by Vincent Lardo don't have quite the same charm as the ones written by Sanders. I also didn't have need to look up a word in my dictionary or google a literary or pop culture reference once, which is something I enjoy while reading the Archy McNally series written by Lawrence Sanders.

    5. I used to really enjoy reading the Archie McNally series and picked this up dirt cheap. Still fun but I wasn't all that interested in this story.

    6. Pretty lame. The one thing it had going for it, a fairly novel murder mystery involving a carnival madame winding up dead in the middle of a hedge maze, is pretty much nullified by all of its weaker aspects, especially the plotting. My case in point: When I read a mystery, I want to read about the mystery. Period. I don't want to read paragraph after paragraph about what they had for dinner, or what scandalousness the sexy young man in the pool was wearing, which seemed to make up about one four [...]

    7. McNally's Bluff is about a private detective that gets caught up in a murder of a rich carny and is found in the center of a maze during a party at the diseased house. It does not give a date but by the evidence in the book im guessing its more modern and takes place in a rich area on the west cost. Archy McNally is the main character in the book he is hired on the spot by the carnies husband to investigate the murder of his wife. He is an smart man, you get the feeling he comes from a rich fami [...]

    8. All of Palm Beach society is gathered at the home of a new arrival--former carnival owner Matthew Hayes. The party, a first look at a huge maze the carney built on his expensive property. But the prize turns out to be something none of the party-goers expected--a dead body at the center of the maze. Private Investigator (and man about town) Archy McNally was at the party and now Matt is asking for Archy's help in finding his wife's killer. Archy resists at first--but the case just might tie into [...]

    9. Archy McNally, Discreet Inquirer, is attending the party of Palm Beach newcomer and former carnival owner, Matthew Hayes. The party involves finding one's way to the center of a maze.The goal in the center yields an unwelcome surprise in the form of Matt's dead wife, Marlena Marvel. It is almost impossible that she appeared as a performer and without anyone seeing a thing turns up dead in the centre of the maze.No one seems to have a motive but when more dead bodies turn up McNally must sift thr [...]

    10. And we've come to the end of Archy McNally. I really enjoyed the series and the characters. But now that's it's done I figured out one of the differences with the two McNally's. It's like watching your favorite TV show and ha;f way through the season the lead actor is replaced. And no one says anything about it. Sure they dress the same, act the same and even get into the same trouble. But they are different. Still good but different. I would have liked to have a little more resolution with Arch [...]

    11. I really would like to know who thought that Vincent Lardo writes in the same manner as Lawrence SandersI get that they wanted to carry on the McNally franchise after Sanders death, but they should have let it die with it's creator. It isn't that Lardo is awful, he just gives a different vibe to Archy McNally. It's no longer like climbing into bed with an old friend, it's more like getting to know someone after they've made some kind of major life change. (And not necessarily a life change you a [...]

    12. Archy is unwillingly roped into working for the obnoxious impresario Matthew Hayes, who can't bring himself to retire from the illusion business even though he has sold his carnival. To Archy's familiar friends are added rich people from the genteel to the crass, all with secrets to keep; and all so vividly painted that I already miss them.I read McNALLY'S BLUFF with delight and dismay, because it is so much fun and it is the last of the series.

    13. Adequate. Lardo is a workmanlike writer and he hits the McNally high points, but he just doesn't have the Sanders voice for detail or twisty hand for mystery. Lardo's Archy is less bon vivant and more plodding wanna-be sophisticate, which drains out some of the more pleasurable aspects of the character.

    14. Archy McNally rocks! I love the way this series has been written - the wit is super and the language pretty darn good.But for some reason I prefer the ones written by Lawrence Sanders over Vincent Lardo.

    15. This was a pretty light read. Not much depth to the characters, perhaps because it is part of a series and most readers know the main character already. Fortunately, the book got better then further into I got.

    16. The disappointment of Mr. Lardo's attempts to carry on the Archy McNally series is finally over. A decent plot was marred by the lack of continuity of facts established by the original author distract from what might have been more enjoyable.

    17. A good mystery with quirky characters. The characters are not particularly realistic, but they are fun. A light beach read.

    18. Latest of the Archy McNally series. A cocky private eye that doesn't take himself too seriously. This is all based around a maze that was built. I had it solved waaaaaay before he did.

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