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McNally's alibi
Lardo, Vincent.
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
352 pages ; 25 cm
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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. Luscious Claudia Lester claims to have had the manuscript but declares that her lover, Matthew Harrigan, ran off with it; a lover scorned, Harrigan says Claudia is lying and Rodney Whitehead, a shady antiques dealer, maintains that neither is to be believed. When the supposed owner of the manuscript meets with misadventure in a sleazy motel, and Archy awakens with a baseball-sized bump on the head, there is no end to the finger-pointing.

Author Notes

Author Vincent Lardo has written numerous novels including China House, The Hampton Affair, and the Hampton Connection. He also published a play entitled All About Steve. After the death of author Lawrence Sanders, he continued the Archy McNally Mystery series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Archy McNally is hired by Decimus Fortesque to locate Truman Capote's manuscript Unanswered Prayers and along the way finds scandals and scalawags. Archy discovers that Claudia Lester had the work, but her lover, Matthew Harrigan, took it; Matthew then accuses Claudia of lying. Later the supposed owner of the manuscript is found dead in a hotel, and the detective on that murder, Georgia O'Hara, suspects Archy is withholding information. Archy declines to disclose anything that may interfere with his completing the investigation and receiving his fee. His girlfriend, Connie, is still in the picture, but Georgia adds some intrigue to the romance. Lardo keeps the McNally tales on track, and Adam Henderson's well-paced reading makes this title enjoyable. Recommended.-Denise A. Garofalo, Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.