Murder puts Lawrence Sanders's Palm Beach PI in the prime suspect spotlight in the series "effortlessly written to be effortlessly enjoyed" (The Boston Globe). Hired to retrieve a client's kiss-and-tell-all diary from her blackmailing ex-lover, Archy McNally doesn't expect the mission to go awry. He makes the exchange easily enough, but as the Palm Beach private investigator returns to his sports car, he's knocked out cold. When he wakes up, the diary is gone. Except it wasn't a diary McNally was playing go-between to collect. It was the Holy Grail of lost literature—the original manuscript of Truman Capote'sAnswered Prayers. McNally will need some divine intervention of his own when he becomes the prime suspect in a homicide investigation headed by vampy, green-eyed blonde Georgia O'Hara. With everyone trying to seize the Capote opus, it's up to McNally to write off a killer who's waiting to close the book on him—permanently.