“Sparkles with a wit to match the original Algonquin Round Table.
I devoured it, chuckling all the way.”

—Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of the Royal Spyness mysteries

A FRIENDLY GAME OF MURDER
Dorothy Parker can play games 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 parlor game of "Murder"? But when young Broadway starlet Bibi Bibelot’s dead body is found in the bathtub, it becomes clear the game is indeed on. Now 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…


YOU MIGHT AS WELL DIE
One must be careful never to pick up a stray piece of paper at the Algonquin Round Table—it might be the check. But when second-rate illustrator Ernie MacGuffin slips Dorothy Parker an envelope, she’s none the wiser. Only later does she discover it’s a suicide note. And when MacGuffin’s works triple in value following his apparent suicide off the Brooklyn Bridge, Dorothy smells something fishy. Enlisting the help of magician and skeptic Harry Houdini, she goes to a séance held by MacGuffin's mistress, where Ernie's ghostly voice seems hauntingly real…


MURDER YOUR DARLINGS
One morning, legendary wit Dorothy Parker finds someone under Manhattan’s famed Algonquin Round Table. But he’s not dead drunk—just dead.
When Billy Faulkner, an aspiring writer from Mississippi, becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting the help of Robert Benchley and other famous literary cohorts. With a marvelous Manhattan mystery on their hands, 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…


HAIR OF THE DOG (short story)
Dorothy Parker just wants a quiet meal with her dog at the Algonquin Round Table. But when her waiter, and then her dog, become suspects in the theft of some missing veal, Dorothy takes it on herself to get to the bottom of the purloined provisions—and get to the bottom of a good glass of wine…


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