Beloved TV personality, trusted weathercaster, and all-around Renaissance man Al Roker continues his latest successful career with the thrilling sequel to his dynamite mystery debut, The Morning Show Murders. Professional chef turned amateur sleuth Billy Blessing once again finds himself in hot water, when a brutal killing cancels a TV show—and its host—during its debut.
Billy has never liked going to the West Coast, but when he runs into high-energy comic Desmond O’Day, he reluctantly agrees to play second banana on the funnyman’s new late-night talk show. Los Angeles holds bad—and bloody—memories for Billy. Twenty years ago, he had suspected obnoxious chef Roger Charbonnet of murdering his ex-starlet girlfriend there, and told the cops. A tricked-up alibi freed Roger, who vowed vengeance. And now Billy might be on the verge of getting burned.
After a horrifying explosion during a TV taping kills more than Desmond O’Day’s chance at high ratings, Billy believes that he was the intended target—and that Roger Charbonnet was somehow involved. And when politics, infidelity, and high finance are sprinkled in, the case turns out to have more ingredients than Billy could ever have imagined. Soon a beautiful female TV producer convinces Billy to find the culprit himself—on camera. And the table’s set for a conspiracy with too many cooks and far too many killers.
Filled with the high-style hilarity, insider info, and surefire suspense that are Al Roker’s series trademark, The Midnight Show Murders is a four-star feast for any fan of top-flight mystery fiction. As James Patterson says, “Maybe Al Roker should quit his day job!”
Also listen to the first book, The Morning Show Murders.
©2010 Al Roker (P)2010 Random House
Wow....this was a fun listen! If you like Al Roker then you will love Billy Blessing! Its like Roker died and came back as a chef. I know what you are thinking....Al Roker wrote a book about a character that solves murders AND is a gourmet chef? Yes, and what a great character he has created in Billy Blessing. He is a fun, smart, and gets a lady or two while poking around and solving murders. Like I say-lots of fun! Have a listen......
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