A Friendly Game of Murder

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 316 pages
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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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A Friendly Game Of Murder is the third book in the An Algonquin Round Table Mystery series. I'll admit that when I started the first book it took me a little while to appreciate all the one liners and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
20
Section 4
30
Section 5
37
Section 6
44
Section 7
52
Section 8
58
Section 24
167
Section 25
175
Section 26
183
Section 27
190
Section 28
197
Section 29
204
Section 30
212
Section 31
220

Section 9
67
Section 10
72
Section 11
82
Section 12
92
Section 13
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Section 14
102
Section 15
109
Section 16
116
Section 17
120
Section 18
127
Section 19
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Section 20
136
Section 21
143
Section 22
154
Section 23
159
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
315
Section 44
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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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