You Might as Well Die

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  • Title: You Might as Well Die
  • Author: J.J. Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780451235329
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. What a great book The author is a genius Oh, did I mention I wrote it OK, to anyone who s reading this, here s some fun background about this book you won t find anywhere else The idea for the mystery in this book comes from these three unlikely facts Tupac Shakur released albums after his death than during his life Elvis Presley earned 55 million in 2012 thirty five years after his death Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime for 400 francs , yet In the late 1990s, his Self Po [...]


  2. J.J Murphy s second mystery, You Might As Well Die, starring Dorothy Parker, is a zany, screwball comedy delight set in New York in the 1920 s People die well, that s debatable but I ll say no , but you will never feel sad The witty jokes and cynical appraisals of life s foibles fly as fast as you can read Along with the hilarious members of the Algonquin Round Table we met in Murphy s first book, Murder Your Darlings, including Dorothy s closest friend Robert Benchley, the characters in this b [...]


  3. Oh dear, Mrs Parker You and Mr Benchley are at it again No, not that The Algonquin Round Table gang is up to their necks in another mysterious death But this death is one that involves noted wit and writer Dorothy Parker before it even happens Second rate artist and illustrator Ernie MacGuffin slips Dorothy Parker an envelope during one of the famed Round Table lunches at New York s Algonquin Hotel Shortly after giving Mrs Parker the envelope, he jumps off the Brooklyn Bridge and is presumed dea [...]


  4. I enjoyed this second in the Algonquin Round Table series.All the elements from the first that I loved the members of the vicious circle, lots of Keystone cops ish sleuthing, snappy repartee, and murder and mayhem are in this book too.The addition of Harry Houdini adds some extra fun and flash to this one, which has the gang investigating the apparent suicide of a sometime member of the round table group As always there s much to it, and all kinds of confusion and behind the curtain shenanigans [...]


  5. Dorothy Parker is confronted at the Algonquin by painter Ernie MacGuffin It appears he wants to entrust an envelope to Dorothy with the request she not read it until midnight Now that request was mysterious in itself but that it was the follow up to a short discussion on suicide made Dorothy all the anxious.Robert Benchley by her side Dorothy opens the envelope a few minutes ahead of schedule and finds it to be what she feareda suicide note While all this is going on Tony Soma , manager at thei [...]


  6. This wonderfully amusing book is a great sequel to Murder Your Darlings The wisecracking Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and the other members of the Algonquin Roundtable get to work solving another mystery with the help of famous contemporaries, Harry Houdini and Harpo Marx.Ernie MacGuffin, an annoying second rate artist who hung on the fringes of the Round Table Group slips Ms Parker a suicide note, instructing her not to read it until after midnight Hours later he apparently leaps to his deat [...]


  7. This is the second in the Algonquin Roundtable Mystery series featuring poet Dorothy Parker and writer Robert Benchley Second rate illustrator Ernie MacGuffin slips a suicide note in Dorothy s purse that leads the amateur sleuth to the scene of his death on the Brooklyn Bridge Dorothy is full of remorse that she didn t arrive in time to prevent his death Along with Benchley, Dorothy agrees to write an article about the deceased for the fledgling New Yorker magazine When Dorothy begins to doubt t [...]




  8. Ernie MacGuffin is a truly bad artist No one likes his art and no one much likes him He decides to end it all and gives his suicide note to Dorothy Parker figuring she ll understand Yet Dorothy feels that something is not quite right when she sees the scene of the crime on the Brooklyn Bridge Something doesn t add up, and to top it off, New York seems to be going cuckoo, now they all love MacGuffin and his work The paintings values have skyrocketed Ernie s ex mistress decides to make a little ex [...]


  9. Second rate illustrator, Ernie MacGuffin, slips dear Dorothy a note that she later finds out is a suicide note Seems he threw himself off the Brooklyn Bridge at midnight and Dorothy found the note too late to save him Soon after his works of art have tripled in value and no one really seems sad that the man is even dead.Dorothy believes there is to the story and enlists the help of Harry Houdini, magician and skeptic They attend a s ance where the dead artist is expected to be contacted from th [...]


  10. FTC Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This book was released on December 6th As I mentioned in the disclosure I received a copy in advance My goal was to have my review posted on the release day, but life got in the way My husband and I were involved in a bad car wreck and that combined with the schedule at school totally messed up my blogging schedule Summary When second rate illustrator Ernie MacGuffin s artistic works triple in value [...]


  11. This is the second book in the punny and funny An Algonquin Round Table Mystery series Many of the characters and the Algonquin room are real, but the story itself is fiction Not a page goes by that there isn t a pun or the reader won t chuckle.Dorothy Parker has the dubious honor of being selected by Ernie MacGuffin, an artist of covers for pulp magazines, to what turns out to be his suicide note Parker and and Benchley, shortly before midnight, are leaving their favorite speakeasy when Parker [...]


  12. You Might As Well Die by You Might As Well Die is a great romp into history with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Harpo Marx and Houdini and other historical figures.I enjoyed this book mostly for the clever dialogue between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley I think that J.J Murphy depicted both them correctly with their dependence on alcohol, her depression and a hint of a possible affair to come The mystery starts when not so good illustrator hands Dorothy an envelope that she later finds out [...]


  13. Another wonderful book by J.J Murphy The wise cracks that the Algonquin table companions make are just too funny not to share with friends and the historical details are just great In this book we learn that Dorothy tried to commit suicide at some point in her life and her friend, Ernie Macguffin asks her about it It seems Ernie wants to commit suicide to make his name famous As Dorothy reads a note from him in a speakeasy where they owe than 500, she learns that Ernie planned on committing sui [...]


  14. So excited to have won this on First Reads What a great second installment in the Algonquin Round Table Series Our protaganist is handed a letter by a fellow acquaintance, Ernie MacGuffin She is noted as the perfect person to receive the letter but she doesn t want the responsibility Once she realizes the letter is really a suicide note, she and Benchley take an exciting ride out to the Brooklyn Bridge to find that the deed has been done Ernie has left behind his shoes and a painting of his last [...]


  15. The second book in J J Murphy s Algonquin Round Table mysteries, this mystery novel pays homage to the great literary wits who frequented the Algonquin Hotel during the 1920s Its heroine, Dorothy Parker, is delightful company, as are her friends, Robert Benchley, New Yorker founder Harold Ross, and many other famous writers and journalists of the time.This novel begins when a failed illustrator, Ernie MacGuffin, decides to throw himself off the Brooklyn Bridge in order to increase the value of h [...]


  16. Now that I ve gone out and read some works from the Algonquin Round Table, it took me a little bit to get back into the story I kept thinking of the beauty and sadness of Dorothy Parker s writing However, I also quickly realized how seeped J.J Murphy must be in her work I concluded with a greater appreciation for the series Plus, beginning with Parker s poem R sum caught my immediate attention It was a good mystery, allowing the reader to guess the twist and then throwing in another twist A tad [...]


  17. I received a copy of this book through first reads giveaways I enjoyed this mystery, and think it s even better than the first book in the series a very good sign The author is finding Dorothy Parker s voice and the quotes blend in better Altho the book is meant to be frothy and humorous madcap frequently comes to mind while reading , I find my favorite parts are the darker, melancholy sides of Mrs Parker and Mr Benchley Their relationship is very interesting to follow, and I look forward to the [...]


  18. As mysteries, these books are a tad predictable However, they are totally worth reading solely based on the entertaining characters and historical aspects This book returns us to our old friends at the Algonquin Roundtable, and introduces us to Houdini and Charles Norris, the first real forensic medical examiner Because when you meet Chuck Norris, you d best be dead first See what I did there I even enjoyed the fictional characters in this one, which was a slight improvement over the first Onto [...]


  19. J.J Murphy crafts an entertaining fictional story with historical tidbits from the Prohibition Era with this Round Table Mysteries story A true fan of real life writer Dorothy Parker, Murphy places his heroine in the middle of a serious web of lies, booze and magic as she tries to figure out why an associate committed suicide.There are some predictable areas of within the story, but the characters including Harpo Marx and Houdini are diverse and fun to run along with It s a fast read and definit [...]


  20. I wasn t sure about picking this book up, since I thought the first one was only so so, and You Might as Well Die languished on my TBR for some months before desperation for something to read forced me to pick it up I m glad I did I won t say I loved it, but it was a much stronger effort and I enjoyed the story quite a bit The book held my attention, it had a nice pace, not an overabundance of introspection, and engaging characters the croquet was cracking me up.All in all a good story and I ll [...]


  21. A small time illustrator asks Dorothy Parker not to open his note until after midnight When she does, she finds a suicide note, and it s too late to save him from jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge Asked to write a story about the illustrator for the yet unpublished new magazine that Harold Ross is starting, Dotty agrees, because she needs the money to pay off her speakeasy bill Complications, as they say, ensure, including appearances by Houdini and Harpo Marx.


  22. Dorothy Parker and crew are back This time they get mixed up in the nutty world of art as a friend of their kills himself jumping of the Brooklyn Bridge, only to see his so so art jump up in price Their quest to find out what happened to him takes them to the den of Mickey Finn and Harry Houdini performances at the Hippodrome A fun adventure with Parker and Benchely coming to the rescue yet again


  23. I haven t quite figured out this series The book itself seems to start slowly of course there are a number of characters and situations that have to be established, and as I trudge through it I think to myself no I had the murderer figured out long before they did, but then suddenly it picks up speed and a kind of slap tick rhythm develops, I laugh, it speeds to an end and all is well Hmmm I am not wild about them like I have been some others but it is a nice read.


  24. As appealing as the first Murder Your Darling A step back into the NY of Prohibition the beginning of the NewYorker and insights into the leading lights of the day Thoroughly enjoyed the first, not quite halfway thru 2nd and looking forward to his 3rd A Friendly Game of Murder coming soon Learned where term a Mickey Finn came from.


  25. This is even better than Murder Your Darlings Wow I wish he d write a book every week Murphy is amazing This book made me laugh out loud And let s talk about the suspenseI couldn t turn the pages fast enough Don t ever stop writitng, Mr Murphy There need to be mystery books like this.


  26. This book is set in the 1920 s New York City during prohibition and is based on real people, although not real events I like the time period and all the snappy dialogue between the characters people just aren t like that any Lots of fun solving the murder or was it of a third rate painter I also loved when Dorothy Parker told Houdini how he did one of his tricks.


  27. Mom liked this sequel better than she did the first book In retrospect, she thinks the reason she didn t enjoy the first book was because of the time needed to introduce the full cast of characters Even so, she gives this one a shaky three stars Better than okay was how she described it, but still strong enough that she ll read the next book in the series.


  28. Just received in the mail today What a nice surprise from the author I went immediately and downloaded the first in the series Off to read, review forth coming.Finished both books this past two weeks and a movie on Dorothy Parker.I throughly enjoyed lurking into the lives of the round table patrons and especially Dorothy Parker s wit I look foward to the next in the series.