Humorous Look at Private Clubs in New Book Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury

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Clive Endive Ogive IV's new book Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury is a very funny, perceptive look at exclusive members-only clubs throughout the United States and around the world. Private clubs, a key component of the fabric of Western Civilization, have millions of loyal members and dedicated employees. Club members, employees, and guests will enjoy the author's penetrating insights, offbeat humor, blatant irreverence, and sarcastic wit.

"An edgy, searingly memorable, razor-sharp, high-octane read." Bernice Mangosteen, Ladies 9-Hole Handicap Committee, Whistling Bandits Golf & Sewing Club

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury is a new title released by author/humorist Clive Endive Ogive IV. The book, a sidesplitting and insightful look into the amazing, unique subcultures of private clubs, will be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone with a sense of humor.

In the book, a follow-up tale of humor and intrigue to the author's Private Clubs in America and Around the World, Club 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 and Reading Room. Along the way Clive and Esther reacquaint you with many wacky old friends and introduce you to some even zanier new ones.

Veteran private club General Manager Terry Gilmer said, "I believe that Clive Endive Ogive IV is, without question, the most insightful and most accomplished author ever regarding the world of private clubs."

Clive Endive Ogive IV belongs to at least eighteen private clubs—certainly all the ones that matter. The fact that he has a Roman number IV after his name and is exclusive heir to a trust fund with annual interest sufficient to pay all his annual club dues in perpetuity—and also somehow manages to write all this money off on his taxes as "legitimate business deductions"—is more than enough to qualify him to author this groundbreaking and awe-inspiring sequel.

Clive (or, more likely, his surrogate) is available for personal appearances, comments, interviews and readings. For every book purchased on the author's website ( the author will donate $1.00 to The Club Foundation (, the only 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the private club industry.

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury
Clive Endive Ogive IV
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-682-7; 184 pages; $25.00 U.S.

The book is available on the author's website and through Dog Ear Publishing (, Ingram, Baker&Taylor,, Barnes&Noble, Borders and fine bookstores everywhere.


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