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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