|Wealthy bird-store owner Hiram Gottschalk feels his life is in danger. And he's right--as playboy-turned Palm Beach P.I. Archy McNally realizes when his mutilated body is found. Between Gottschalk's shady employees, his paranoin son and heir, and his twisted twin daughters, there's no shortage of pieces to this scandalous puzzle. But for Archy and his sidekick, Binky, the biggest piece is still missing--the killer with a motive to kill two more birds with one stone.|
From the Publisher:
Palm Beach private detective Archy McNally is hired by the wealthy owner of a bird store to investigate threats against his life, but the case soon becomes complicated by the murder of McNally's client and the kidnapping-killings of two store clerks
After earning a B.A. from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Lawrence Sanders wrote and edited for a number of magazines including "Mechanix Illustrated" and "Science and Mechanics". His first novel, "The Anderson Tapes", appeared in 1970 and is a compilation of fictional documents and transcripts tracing the electronic surveillance of a shady real estate deal. His best-known protagonist is NYPD Captain Edward "Iron Balls" Delaney, a tough cop featured in a series of police procedurals, including one of Sanders's most popular novels, "The First Deadly Sin".