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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 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: December 2011 ISBN: 9780307577429
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After waking up the neighborhood with The Morning Show Murders, and keeping readers and listeners up late solving The Midnight Show Murders, Al Roker returns with his most tantalizing mystery to date. Celebrity chef turned sleuth Billy Blessing finds his plate full of danger once again, as secrets from his long-buried past threaten to make a comeback.

Before Billy had his five-star restaurant in New York, before he was tapped to cohost the morning show Wake Up, America! and travel with it for a week in the Windy City—before he even assumed the name Billy Blessing—he lived a totally different life under a very different identity: as wily con man Billy Blanchard. Caught trying to run a scam on a shady Detroit businessman, Billy did time for his crimes, reinvented himself, and has successfully kept that part of his past covered up ever since. But when he and Eddie Patton, a nosy ex-cop with a long memory, are guests on a popular Chicago TV talk show, the off-camera chat turns to blackmail. And Billy may have no choice but to pay up or see the embarrassing truth being blogcast to the world on Patton’s true crime website.

This being Chicago, secrets have a way of getting out—and getting people killed. When Patton winds up dead in his apartment only hours after trying to shake Billy down, it’s just the first in a string of killings that has America’s most beloved TV host scrambling for clues, unsure who his friends are, and desperate to clear his name before he becomes the media’s latest poster child for celebrity scandal. Throw in a budding romance with a visiting movie star, and Billy Blessing may have finally gotten himself into one sticky situation even he can’t talk his way out of.

Fast-paced, funny, and bubbling over with inside scoop on the business they call show, The Talk Show Murders is Al Roker mystery fiction at its delicious, dishy best.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/25/2013

    " Loved it !!! Fast paced and in chicago .... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Vecciarelli | 12/7/2013

    " It was a cute mystery and a fast read. I believe I was in the mood for something not romantic, nor a heavy mystery and this fit the bill perfectly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Marshall | 9/30/2013

    " I couldn't even make it past page 5 without Al Roker inserting his garbage political views about how much Obama sucks and shouldn't be our president. Terrible. Keep your political shite out of your books, authors! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 7/16/2013

    " Not as good as the other books he has written. Very convoluted. If I had read this one first I would not have read any of his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Herrmann | 7/15/2013

    " An enjoyable mystery with not to many descriptions of gratuitous bloodshed. I had trouble keeping track of who some of the characters were. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 6/17/2013

    " Too cutesy for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Sivelle | 5/31/2013

    " Well, I actually listened to this going back an forth to work. I must say I really kind of enjoyed it. I will have to keep my eyes opened for other Billy Blessing novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Pelz | 5/18/2013

    " Fast pace fun read. I look forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin James | 2/10/2013

    " Not bad, a good book to read on the plane. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Warren Bumpus | 10/7/2012

    " I was majorly disappointed with this book. I have enjoyed the previous books in the series, but this was a major disappointment. The plot was forced, the characters were confusing... overall this may be the last one I'll read in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gybo1004 | 9/22/2012

    " Definitely not up to the standard of other suspense novels, but passable if you have nothing else to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Babette | 7/11/2012

    " Don't bother! Cliche, scattered and not good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 6/27/2012

    " Kept falling asleep reading this. "

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About the Author
Author Al Roker

Al Roker is known to over thirty million viewers for his work on NBC’s Today, a role that has earned him ten Emmy Awards. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Make Me Stop This Car!: Adventures in Fatherhood. An accomplished cook, Roker also has two bestselling cookbooks to his credit. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, two daughters, and a son.