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The Midnight Show Murders (Billy Blessing Series #2)

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Easy read

    Good lighthearted easy murder mystery to read. Keeps you thinking of who didn't it. The second in the series you are getting to know the people better. Enjoyable

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Book NOT received

    This book was purchased for my Daughter in Law for Christmas. She has not received the book on her Nook. Needless to say I am very upset.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    Excellent!

    I've been a fan of Al's on the Today Show for years and have been impressed by both the Billy Blessing novels. I can hardly wait for the new one to appear. I had not realized til reading these that he also is an accomplished chef and has published cook books too.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Excellent murder mystery!!

    Midnight show murders book was great, great. Al Roker's 2nd murder mystery was not a disappointment. Read his 1st book, The morning show murders and was not disappointed by that book. His books are easy, light murder mystery books to read. Looking forward to his 3rd mystery book that comes out this year.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    Glad it was a library book and not something I paid for

    It isn't that this is a "bad" book; it's a "bad" mystery book. The writing is well done, characters interesting, and the plot moves along. All good for a novel; however, the author does the unthinkable for a mystery--in the last 40 or so pages, Roker sets up an entire back story that the reader had no way of knowing, introduces additional plot points that don't make a whole lot of sense, and then uses the biggest cop out imaginable to get a happily ever after (our hero doesn't get killed) ending. If you want a fun, behind the scenes of Hollywood type novel, read it. Looking for a good murder mystery? Look elsewhere.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Check it out!

    I liked this book, but not nearly as much as the first one, Morning Show Murders. Can't wait for your new one...love the way you incorporate "current" topics into both of the books. Funny, well written and good plots.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    2nd book so so

    Midnight show murders follows Billy Blessing out to LA. I would say he should have stayed in New York. The Morning show murders was so much better. There were too many characters introduced at the beginning and made the story hard to follow. The plot seemed thin too. With all the twists and turns and new characters that were introduced it was impossible to put this book down, or else you would totally forget what was going on. There were some funny parts but it wasn't a home run.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    An enjoyable read!

    The second in the Billy Blessing series, The Midnight Show Murders was most definately my favorite. Al's signature humor was obvious throughout the novel, blending wittiness and mystery well. I love the eclecticness of the characters in the novels and how they fit into the storyline without that formula feel to the mystery. There were times when I was able to guess what was going to happen next, but intead of making the story predictable, it had the opposite effect. It led the reader to what seemed to be an obvious conclusion, only to have it turn out to be totally different and unexpected. Definately a fun read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

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    A delightful amateur sleuth who done it

    Although his doubts creep up and down his spine without a respite, Manhattan's Blessing Bistro's owner and the Morning Show TV personality Chef Billy Blessing returns to Los Angeles for a job. He joins a new nighttime talk show O'Day at Night. Billy soon knows his gut was right when someone murders Des O'Day host of the show.

    Billy believes the homicide is tied to a cold case killing of his friend Tiffany Arden over two decades ago. That homicide is why Billy fled Southern California as the person Roger Charbonnet he suspected committed the crime threatened to kill him if he remained in town. To his shock Charbonnet asks Billy to investigate the murder of O'Day.

    The second Chef Blessing culinary amateur sleuth takes the hero across the continent where he becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. The culprit is relatively easy to spot, but no one will care as the fun in the story line is Blessing's tour of Hollywood. Readers will root for the writing team of Al Roker and Dick Lochte to cook up another entertaining tale of murder and TV meals.

    Harriet Klausner

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