The Talk Show Murders: a Billy Blessing novel

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After waking up the neighborhood with The Morning Show Murders, and keeping readers 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 co-host 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 from 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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display_description 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
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series Billy Blessing, Thorndike Press large print mystery
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subject_facet Blessing, Billy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Celebrity chefs -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Ex-convicts -- Fiction, Extortion -- Fiction, Large type books, Murder -- Fiction, Television personalities -- Fiction
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title The Talk Show Murders a Billy Blessing novel
title_display The Talk Show Murders
title_full The Talk Show Murders Billy Blessing Series, Book 3, The talk show murders : a Billy Blessing novel [text (large print)]/ by Al Roker and Dick Lochte
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topic Blessing, Billy (Fictitious character) Fiction, Celebrity chefs Fiction, Ex-convicts Fiction, Extortion Fiction, Fiction, Murder Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Television personalities Fiction, Thriller
topic_facet Blessing, Billy (Fictitious character), Celebrity chefs, Ex-convicts, Extortion, Fiction, Murder, Mystery, Suspense, Television personalities, Thriller