Saturday, February 12, 2011
Mini Review: McNally's Luck by Lawrence Sanders
I love the Archie McNally series just because Archy is such a character filled with wit, joie-de-vivre and whose love of sartorial splendor is evident. The interactions between Archy and his Dickens- reading, wing-tip wearing, ever-so-correct father just make me laugh out loud. The cases are usually quirky but Archy manages to solve them in his own inimical, round-about way with a little help from his pal, Sargeant Al Rogoff.
The series was started by Lawrence Sanders and finished by Vincent Lardo with nary a variation from the original. Lardo managed to get Archy down to perfection. Any reader would be hard pressed to know where Sanders left off and Lardo picked up. Some of the characterizations and scenarios could be termed cliched and over the top but still the series is always a fun read. 4****
Disclosure: This book is from my personal library and was purchased by me.