The Talk Show Murders (Mass Market Paperbound)
Al Roker returns with his most tantalizing mystery to date as celebrity chef turned sleuth Billy Blessing finds his plate full of danger and secrets from his long-buried past threaten to make a comeback.
Before Billy Blessing was tapped to co-host the morning show "Wake Up, America , " the celebrity chef 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, and has successfully kept that part of his past covered up ever since. But when Eddie Patton, a nosy ex-cop with a long memory, tries to blackmail him, Billy may have to pay up or to see the embarrassing truth blogcast to the world. And when Patton winds up dead, it's just the first in a string of killings that has America's most beloved TV host scrambling for clues and desperate to clear his name. 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.
Great fun Al pulls back the curtain to reveal what really goes on when the cameras go off. Harlan Coben
Great fun, full of nifty twists and turns. Carl Hiaasen
An engaging performance . . . "The Talk Show Murders" has all the charm and depth of a network morning show. The characters are pithy and colorful. " Mystery Scene"
As well-paced and thoughtfully prepared as an Alice Waters tasting menu. "Kirkus Reviews"
For fans old and new, "The Talk Show Murders" is a book not to pass up. " The Philadelphia Tribune.
About the Author
Al Roker is known to more than thirty million TV viewers and has won thirteen Emmy Awards, ten for his work on NBC's Today. He also hosts Wake Up with Al, a weekday morning program on the Weather Channel. A New York Times bestselling author, Roker lives in Manhattan with his wife, ABC News and 20/20 correspondent Deborah Roberts, and has two daughters and a son.
Dick Lochte, author of crime novels and screenplays, is a native of New Orleans. His recent books include a collaboration with the Today show's Al Roker (The Talk Show Murders) and a new novel, Blues in the Night. His debut mystery, Sleeping Dog, won a Nero Wolfe Award. Lochte is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America.
PRAISE FOR AL ROKER’S AND DICK LOCHTE’S
The Midnight Show Murders
“Great fun, full of nifty twists and turns.”—Carl Hiaasen
“Roker and Lochte offer a satisfying entrée to follow the appetizer they provided in The Morning Show Murders.”—Kirkus Reviews
The Morning Show Murders
“This is a funny, funny, very funny mystery that really gallops along and has several cool twists.”—James Patterson
“Dazzling . . . If you like your crime with a brilliant plot, crackling dialogue, a dash of celebrity and plenty of suspense, then The Morning Show Murders is an absolute must-read.”—Linda Fairstein
“Roker brings his A-game to the table when it comes to giving readers a birds-eye view into the behind-the-scenes action on a television show.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Action-packed, fast-paced, and fun to read.”—The Oklahoman