Murder Your Darlings: Algonquin Round Table Mystery

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers someone under Manhattan's famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn't it? But he's not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts.

It's up to the Algonquins to outwit the true culprit-preferably before cocktail hour-and before the clever killer turns the tables on them.

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User Review  - murderbydeath - LibraryThing

I was really looking forward to this one, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The writing seemed a bit manic to me, as if it were more important to the author to pack in the witticisms ... Read full review

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User Review  - JanicsEblen - LibraryThing

Such a fun book to read. The banter between the famous authors makes it almost worth the read by itself. The plot is a good one. For a very, very "serious" mystery reader - this may not be the book for you. Read full review


Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Epigraph Foreword
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31

Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Historical Note
Acknowledgements About the Author

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About the author (2011)

J. J. Murphy has been a lifelong Dorothy Parker fan and is the author of several Algonquin Round Table Mysteries, including Murder Your Darlings and You Might as Well Die.

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