With his first foray into the mystery genre, Al Roker presents us with a terrific plot, whip-smart dialogue, and enough action to keep the pages turning. His snappy prose and well-developed characters will leave readers wanting to see more of Roker’s likable protagonist, Chef Billy Blessing.
Here are the facts:
The players: Chef Billy Blessing—well-known New York City restaurant owner, and charming host of Wake Up America!, a popular morning show program.
The situation: It seems network TV can be murder, and Billy Blessing finds this out the hard way when his network’s head honcho is found dead. Even worse, it seems the death was caused by a fatal coq au vin that came from Billy’s restaurant… which means he’s the prime suspect.
Opening line: “The big guy lumbered toward me, waving the cleaver. Weeping like a baby.”
What others have said: “This is a funny, funny, very funny mystery that really gallops along and has several cool twists. Maybe Al Roker should quit his day job.”
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