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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Roker, Dick Lochte Narrator: Al Roker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Billy Blessing Series Release Date:
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Professional chef turned amateur sleuth Billy Blessing finds himself in hot water when a brutal killing cancels a TV show—and its host—during its debut.

Billy has reluctantly agreed to fly westward and play second banana on a new late-night talk show hosted by comic Desmond O’Day in Los Angeles, a city that brings up bad memories. Twenty years ago, Billy had accused obnoxious chef Roger Charbonnet of murder there. A tricked-up alibi freed Roger, who vowed vengeance—and Billy’s arrival in the City of Angels just may give Roger his chance. When a deadly explosion during a TV taping kills more than Desmond’s chance at high ratings, Billy is convinced that he was the intended target. With politics, infidelity, and high finance sprinkled in, the case turns out to have more ingredients than Billy could ever have imagined. And when a beautiful female TV producer convinces Billy to find the culprit himself—on camera—the table’s set for a conspiracy with too many cooks and far too many killers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Roker and Lochte offer a satisfying entrée to follow the appetizer they provided in The Morning Show Murders.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Terrific plot, fast, funny, and full of action and adventure with even a touch of steamy romance.”

    Janet Evanovich, on The Morning Show Murders

  • A 2011 Nero Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vince | 1/13/2014

    " Fun read. Little contrived at the end, but still interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaje Harper | 12/16/2013

    " I really liked this book. The narrator, Chef Billy Blessing, has a smooth, witty, appealing voice and the mystery plot would seem predictable and then have turns and twists I didn't see coming. The thing keeping it from five stars in my opinion was some bad-guy-explains-all beyond what seemed natural. I have a hard time with villains who tie up their own loose ends in an exposition to the hero. And the final action sequence was a little over the top. But I really liked the book in most other ways. There were some great quips and lines: Roger was as close to rabid as a human can get without the help of an infected animal. or In Malibu, you can lie on the sand and look at the stars, or vice versa. Old jokes and new quips, nicely placed in the story. There was what I took to be just a bit of a swipe at Jonathan Kellerman in the person of a minor character named Dover, a child psychiatrist who helps the police with murders, writes books, and has an SO who is a luthier named Raven. A little unnecessary perhaps (I like Alex Delaware) but meant in fun. I'm going to have to go back and read the previous book by these authors and keep an eye out for more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Anna | 10/27/2013

    " Too many people involved and nothing seemed to tie in together, Too many stories going at one time. Glad to be done with it and on to something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christa | 10/17/2013

    " Not as good as the previous collaboration, "The Morning Show Murders". The first one had me guessing until the end. This one was more predictable. Would like to see a third book, in which Billy Blessing returns to New York, or maybe a new city. "

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