By Al Roker
Cherished television character, depended on weathercaster, and all-around Renaissance guy Al Roker keeps his most modern winning occupation with the exciting sequel to his dynamite secret debut, The Morning express Murders. specialist chef became novice sleuth Billy Blessing once more unearths himself in sizzling water, while a brutal killing cancels a television show—and its host—during its debut. Billy hasn't ever cherished going to the West Coast, but if he runs into high-energy comedian Desmond O’Day, he reluctantly is of the same opinion to play moment banana at the funnyman’s new late-night speak exhibit. l. a. holds bad—and bloody—memories for Billy. 20 years in the past, he had suspected obnoxious chef Roger Charbonnet of murdering his ex-starlet female friend there, and informed the police officers. A tricked-up alibi freed Roger, who vowed vengeance. And now Billy can be at the verge of having burned. After a frightening explosion in the course of a television taping kills greater than Desmond O’Day’s likelihood at excessive scores, Billy believes that he used to be the meant target—and that Roger Charbonnet was once by some means concerned. And whilst politics, infidelity, and excessive finance are sprinkled in, the case seems to have extra constituents than Billy may ever have imagined. quickly a stunning girl television manufacturer convinces Billy to discover the wrongdoer himself—on digicam. And the table’s set for a conspiracy with too many chefs and much too many killers. choked with the high-style hilarity, insider information, and surefire suspense which are Al Roker’s sequence trademark, The dead night express Murders is a four-star ceremonial dinner for any fan of top-flight secret fiction. As James Patterson says, “Maybe Al Roker should still hand over his day job!”
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Some were portraits of celebrities with inscribed messages of friendship. There were several daguerreotypes—his parents or grandparents? —and others in what appeared to be a foreign locale with a lovely brunette and a little girl, probably Dani. There were pictures of a beautiful young bride, definitely Dani, in a wedding gown, with Stew at her side, wearing a morning suit and looking dashing if slightly in the bag. I paused in my photo perusal, distracted by the aroma of something intriguingly spicy that had drifted into the room, when one of the staff entered through a kitchen door.
And so it went for the next ninety minutes, at which time, as promised, my collaborator departed. Without a decision being made on the title. Having picked up on Harry’s anxiety, I strolled over to the villa, where I found Des, Fitz, and a newcomer—short, soft, with a pug nose, tiny ears, and a shock of jet-black hair—in what appeared to be a big-boy’s playroom, complete with dartboards, pinball machines, and the like. Fitz was playing pinball, while the other two men were stretched out on leather chairs and ottomans in front of a giant flat TV screen, engrossed in a videogame called Brütal Legend.
I couldn’t respond. I couldn’t even remember her name. And I’m usually very good with names. My problem was that I’d just lost twenty-two years. I was no longer a moderately self-assured adult attending a dinner party. I was a hesitant, self-conscious, out-of-work kid being faced down by a seething lunatic with a gun tucked under his belt. Roger Charbonnet smiled suddenly. Not a pleasant sight. He raised his hand, made a gun with thumb and forefinger, and pointed it at me. Then, continuing to face me, he bent down and whispered something in Dani’s ear, draped his arm around her shoulders in a possessive gesture, and escorted her back into the house.
The Midnight Show Murders: A Billy Blessing Novel by Al Roker