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Talent Show Murders
     

Talent Show Murders

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by Bob Moats
 

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A big talent competition in Las Vegas brings in participants from all over the United States. Millions of dollars and a huge contract is the prize for that one act that will headline on the Vegas Strip in one of the casino showrooms. Someone wants to stop the show, but do they want it bad enough to murder people? Or a judge? Jim goes in search of the killer as Penny

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A big talent competition in Las Vegas brings in participants from all over the United States. Millions of dollars and a huge contract is the prize for that one act that will headline on the Vegas Strip in one of the casino showrooms. Someone wants to stop the show, but do they want it bad enough to murder people? Or a judge? Jim goes in search of the killer as Penny becomes a celebrity judge for the contest. Will her life be in danger or will Jim prevent the killing before there are no more competitors? On the side, Trapper must find out why his lady friend, Samantha, is being accused of killing a past client of her former escort service. All in a days work for the Richards Investigation and Security firm, and more fun for Jim and Penny in this 23rd book of the series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015111972
Publisher:
Magic 1 Productions
Publication date:
09/03/2012
Series:
Jim Richards Murder Novels , #23
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
792,407
File size:
658 KB

Meet the Author

Detroit area resident, Bob Moats, has been writing short stories and plays for as long as he can remember. He has lost most of his original stories, typed or handwritten, in the numerous moves he has made from his hometown of Fraser, Michigan to Northern Michigan, to Las Vegas and back to Fraser, where he now lives. He also wrote the short fantasy novella "Crystal Prison of Kyr" and is a published playwright with his three act comedy "Happily Ever After".

Moats became one of the causalities of unemployment early in 2009, and had time on his hands to finally pursue a life long dream of writing a full blown crime novel. Thus was born the first book, "Classmate Murders".

What followed was a series of twenty-two murder novels starting with "Classmate Murders" which introduces the main character, Jim Richards, who has to admit he has become a senior citizen, reluctantly. Richards, one day, receives an email from a childhood sweetheart asking for his help, but by the time he reaches her, she has been murdered. His life turns around and he is pulled into numerous murders of women from his high school who he hasn't seen in forty years. Along with a friend of his, Buck, a big, mustached biker, they go off to track down the killer before he can get to one former classmate, Penny Wickens, a TV talk show host who Jim has fallen for while protecting her. The killer is also murdering the women right out from under police protection, driving homicide detective Will Trapper crazy, and he slowly depends on Jim to help.

Jim and his fellow crime fighters, continue in the other books, traveling to Las Vegas twice, back to Detroit and out to New York to solve murders involving dominatrix; mistresses; Bridezillas; magic; strip clubs and an ocean cruise. Previews and comments are available on the website, murdernovels.com.

Book titles in order: Classmate Murders; Vegas Showgirl Murders; Dominatrix Murders; Mistress Murders; Bridezilla Murders; Magic Murders; Strip Club Murders; Made-for-TV Murders; Mystery Cruise Murders; Talk Show Murders; Sin City Murders; Black Widow Murders; Vegas Vigilante Murders; Area 51 Murders, Mortuary Murders; Hypnotic Murders; Sunshine State Murders; Blue Suede Murders; Honky Tonk Murders, Dark Carnival Murders, Lipstick Murders, and Pasta Murders.

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Talent Show Murders 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
I have read the series from the beginning. Apparently Bob Moats does listen to the reviewers. His earlier books were very poorly edited with tons of typos, missing or duplicate words, transposed words, wrong verb tense and just downright poor sentence structure. This last 2 books have a new editor and it really shows. It is such a pleasure to be able to just read the story through without being interrupted by all those previously described errors. The series itself has very likeable characters that compel you to keep reading just to see how their lives progress. The actual mysteries in some of the earlier books , especially the Area 51 Murders, were unrealistic and contained inaccurate quotes from movies, etc. However, the later stories are much improved either due to Mr. Moats doing better research and/or the new editor. They are more realistic and believable. I plan to continue reading the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u want to perform choose a result that nobody has performed in yet. No doing things people have already done. Good luck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development and storyline. Fewer problems with grammatical errors in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim, the senior slueth, once again had to protect Penny from a murderer. I didn't want to pit this one down and I read Bob's last three books in five days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all 20 of Bob Moats books. Funny and a different to twist to each of them. Good to read about senior peopel for a change instead of model perfect people!!!! Loved everyone of them!
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