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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Palmer Narrator: Celeste Lawson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Daytime Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455181476
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Getting killed off is a soap star’s worst nightmare, especially when it happens off camera.

Morgan Tyler is a beautiful, sassy young widow who lost the love of her life before she turned thirty and now puts all her romantic energies into her job as the head writer of the award-winning soap opera, Love of My Life.

When one of the show’s starlets is injured in a hit-and-run accident, Morgan crosses paths with the homicide detective Matt Phoenix, who is immediately attracted to her. But their budding relationship becomes complicated when Morgan’s boss is murdered and Morgan is revealed as the sole heir to his estate—despite their prickly relationship. Morgan’s life is starting to look like one of her scripts. Does Matt suspect her? Now a real-life killer is after her. And her time—like sand through an hourglass—is running out.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Lawson slips easily into the character of vulnerable Morgan Tyler…The characters’ exchanges are fast-paced and often tinged with sarcasm, but Lawson shines in this arena, switching seamlessly among various intonations and accents…This tale is perfect for audio adaptation, and Lawson does a fine job of bringing it to life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Linda Palmer’s debut mystery is fast paced and filled with quirky characters, including a long list of suspects with viable motives…Lawson makes the repartee between the characters snap and crackle…Together Palmer and Lawson bring the world of daytime drama to life.”

    AudioFile

  • “Divine…the juicy behind-the-scenes soap opera details are to die for!”

    Jerrilyn Farmer, award-winning author of the Madelin Bean catering mysteries

  • “I couldn’t put it down! [A] vivid backstage portrait of the world of daytime drama…a wonderful read and a fun mystery…spot-on.”

    Barbara Rush, formerly of All My Children and Flamingo Road

  • “Witty and fast-paced.”

    Kelly Lange, author of the Maxi Poole mystery series

  • “One terrific read…a delicious mystery…clever and smart.”

    Linda Dano, formerly of Another World

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 holls | 1/4/2014

    " Three and a half stars. Entertaining. Will give the following books in the series a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 11/22/2013

    " A good beach read. Likeable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia | 9/19/2013

    " really enjoyed this and just requested the rest of the series from my library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 6/7/2013

    " Enjoyed the cast of characters even though the plot was pretty predictable. Listened to the audio book while walking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 6/3/2013

    " I want to be Linda Palmer when I grow up. She has taken from her own past to create a mystery series in which a former wildlife photographer turned soap opera writer uses knowledge accrued while doing research for the soap to solve the murder of her boss. Great fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 3/16/2013

    " Very likable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss Mouse | 1/27/2013

    " This is the first in the Daytime Mysteries. It was a fun, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Luttrell | 1/5/2013

    " If you like mystery with a little romance mixed in, it is a great read. Entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 12/22/2012

    " Light, snappy fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 8/4/2012

    " Silly, quick "read" mystery. Not much else to say about it. Picked it up at the Library as a new author - one is enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 3/30/2012

    " Not sure I would like this, but a very good read. Run details about how soap operas are written a produced, likable heroin, good paced and interesting plot. Looking forward to reading more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 2/5/2012

    " Murder in the world of daytime soaps - actually, surprisingly enjoyable!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 10/8/2011

    " I am reading this book on audio. It is fun so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 7/17/2011

    " Bright and breezy romantic mystery in a daytime drama (i.e., soap opera) setting. Likable characters, unlikable victim, and a not totally unexpected twist at the end. Interesting info about the workings of soaps. Great reader (audiobook). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T White | 5/19/2011

    " I am listening in the car as I travel across Texas--It is easy to keep up with and some laugh out loud moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanita | 3/31/2011

    " This book is an enjoyable light read. I was disappointed that I'd guessed the culprit early on, but then I read a lot of mysteries! A plus for this book is that it's available free as an audiobook through Kentucky Libraries Unbound! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 3/17/2011

    " Not sure I would like this, but a very good read. Run details about how soap operas are written a produced, likable heroin, good paced and interesting plot. Looking forward to reading more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 6/14/2010

    " If you enjoy soap operas and cozy mysteries you will enjoy this Daytime mystery. I liked the behind the scenes descriptions of soaps and the mystery was entertaining. I look forword to reading the other three in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 holls | 3/14/2010

    " Three and a half stars. Entertaining. Will give the following books in the series a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T | 10/1/2009

    " I am listening in the car as I travel across Texas--It is easy to keep up with and some laugh out loud moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 9/16/2009

    " Murder in the world of daytime soaps - actually, surprisingly enjoyable!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 3/19/2009

    " I am reading this book on audio. It is fun so far. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer was a wildlife photographer in Africa before she turned to writing. She teaches screenwriting classes at UCLA Extension and lives with several pets in Studio City, California.

About the Narrator

Celeste Lawson is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She was a dancer and an actor before finding her niche in the intriguing, challenging, and extremely satisfying world of narration.