A Friendly Game of Murder: An Algonquin Round Table Mystery

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Dec 31, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
21 Reviews
Why should Dorothy Parker’s friends be the only ones making “enviable names” in “science, art, and parlor games”? Dorothy can play with the best of them—as she sets out to prove at a New Year’s Eve party at the Algonquin Hotel. Since the swanky soiree is happening in the penthouse suite of swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks, some derring-do is called for. How about a little game of “Murder”?

Each partygoer draws a card to be detective, murderer, or victim. But young Broadway starlet Bibi Bibelot trumps them all when her dead body is found in the bathtub. No one knows who the killer is, but one thing is for sure—they won’t be making gin in that bathtub.

When more partiers are put in peril, it becomes clear the game is indeed on, and it’s up to Dorothy, surprise guest Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the members of the Round Table to stay alive—and relatively sober—long enough to find the killer…

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Review: A Friendly Game of Murder (An Algonquin Round Table Mystery #3)

User Review  - Joanna McDarby - Goodreads

I liked this book, it has screwball comedy and vicious oneliners, but I'm not sure if I would read another as I felt the comedy supplanted the mystery. The Dorothy Parker of this book was a little bit ... Read full review

Review: A Friendly Game of Murder (An Algonquin Round Table Mystery #3)

User Review  - Nancy Wilson - Goodreads

This appears to be the last of a trilogy and I have to admit I am relieved. These are bad books, but they are tedious. This one is set on New Year's Eve and the game of "Murder" turns real--but there ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

J. J. Murphy has been a life-long Dorothy Parker fan and is the author of two previous Algonquin Round Table Mysteries: Murder Your Darlings and You Might as Well Die.

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