Death Likes It Hot (Peter Cutler Sargeant II #3)
In Death Likes it Hot, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargeant travels out to a posh beach community to help a wealthy socialite plan an end-of-summer party. His enjoyment of the sun, the surf, and the company of a lovely young fashion reporter is interrupted by the death of the socialite's niece: she mysteriously drowns while swimming on a crowded beach. No one suspects murder un...more
The murder mystery was pretty much a fair play type although it wasn't too hard to settle on a perpetrator, albeit for the wrong reasons. Vi...more
This was the third and final mystery that Vidal wrote under the pen name Box. It was likely a good thing, too, since the plots were beginning to become much of a sameness. It is still a readable mystery patterned after the Golden Age mysteries of people like Agatha Christie. Our continuing hero is, again, Peter Sergeant, our erstwhile P. R. professional. This time he has been called to the Hamptons to help a wealthy dowager plan a...more
When Peter Cutler Sargeant II decided to mix business with a smart weekend in the Hamptons, he wasn't aware that the guest list was loaded. He found himself hobnobbing with a crown of sophisticated weirdos and the scene was anything but congenial. Besides the usual back biting, two timing and triple crossing that passed for fun in the Social Register sun, was someone had invented a trendy new game - and the trend was murder.
Vidal ran for political office twi...more