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2010 – New Release Puts Humorous Spin on Murder Mystery

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury: A Clive and Esther Tale of Humor and Intrigue is released by author Clive Endive Ogive IV

This clever tale is another perceptive look into the wonderful and fascinating world of private clubs. Board of Directors President Clive Ogive and waitress-extraordinaire Esther team up again, this time to solve a gruesome murder at one of the world’s most private clubs – the Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club. These colorful characters, first introduced in Ogive’s Private Clubs in America and Around the World, once again give readers a behind-the scenes look at the exclusive world of private clubs. The author’s insights, off-beat humor and wit provide plenty of humorous moments – and political jabs as well.

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury provides a tongue-in-cheek tale about private clubs, which have significant influences throughout U.S. history and the present. From the moment police and other officials arrive to investigate longtime member Alfie Johnsons’s demise on the golf course, the club is thrown into mayhem. The case has plenty of suspects: Johnson’s ex-wives, loan sharks and husbands of married women he entertained all had motive to do away with him. So why is Clive not relieved when Esther says she’ll investigate on her own? Old Bunbury is rocked by multiple arrests and an assault before the tale comes to its surprising conclusion.

Author Clive Endive Ogive IV belongs to at least 18 exclusive, private clubs. This is his second book. For more information, visit

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Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury: A Clive and Esther Tale of Humor and Intrigue
Clive Endive Ogive IV
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-682-7
182 pages

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Welcome to Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury.

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, Clive Endive Ogive IV’s eagerly awaited follow-up to his extremely successful and hugely influential Private Clubs in America and around the World, is another VERY perceptive look into the special world of private clubs. In this clever tale of humor and intrigue, President Clive and waitress-extraordinaire Esther team up to solve a gruesome murder at one of the world’s truly great private clubs: the Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club. Along the way Clive and Esther reacquaint you with many wacky old friends and introduce to some even zanier new ones.

Private clubs are inextricably woven into the very fabric of America’s history, traditions and culture—and for that matter, those histories, traditions and cultures of ALL free societies around the world—and members, employees and guests alike (well, maybe not guests) will enjoy the author’s penetrating insights, off-beat humor, blatant irreverence and sarcastic wit. EVERYONE with a sense of humor (club member or not) will laugh his or her socks off at this latest Clive tale.

“Clive has done it again! Nobody, but nooooooobody, knows the world of private clubs like Clive Endive Ogive IV.”
- Wendell and Monica Wilkens, Provisional Members, Australian Immigrant Club of New South Wales

“An edgy, searingly memorable, razor-sharp, high-octane read.”
- Bernice Mangosteen, Ladies’ 9-Hole Handicap Committee Member, Whistling Bandits Golf and Sewing Club

“I believe that Clive Endive Ogive IV is, without question, the most insightful and most accomplished writer EVER regarding the world of private clubs. Clive’s writings are an absolute must read for anyone who has ever been associated with private clubs. I am a true fan.”
- Terrence Quincy Glimmer, Veteran Private Club General Manager

“Clive’s writings just keep getting better and better. He is ‘da man’—bar none—when it comes to the wacky and zany world of private clubs!”
- Genghis and Sylvia Khan, Members, Boca Schmoca Country Club & Spa

“While it’s very tough to argue that ALL of Clive’s books aren’t destined to become instant classics, I, for one, was not particularly thrilled with the ending to this one.”
- Hamish P. Tumorington, Aspiring Pillow Committee Member, Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club

“Clive’s books, in their essence, are ultimately about truth, justice, and the American way of life. Democrats will learn a LOT reading them.”
- Charles Philpot Wyatt, Voracious Reader, Private Club Expert and Political Pundit

“Simply the best.”
- William Ockham, Retired Razor Purveyor to Private Clubs, the (former) Schick Safety Razor Company

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