Love Is Murder

By Linda Palmer
Read by Celeste Lawson

The Daytime Mysteries: Book 1

7.53 Hours 08/01/2004 unabridged
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Getting killed off is a soap star’s worst nightmare, especially when it happens off camera. Morgan Tyler is a beautiful, sassy young widow who lost the love of her life before she turned thirty and now puts all her romantic energies into her job as the head writer of the award-winning soap opera, Love of My Life. When one of the show’s starlets is injured in a hit-and-run accident, Morgan crosses paths with the homicide detective Matt Phoenix, who is immediately attracted to her. But their budding relationship becomes complicated when Morgan’s boss is murdered and Morgan is revealed as the sole heir to his estate—despite their prickly relationship. Morgan’s life is starting to look like one of her scripts. Does Matt suspect her? Now a real-life killer is after her. And her time—like sand through an hourglass—is running out.

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Summary

Summary

Getting killed off is a soap star’s worst nightmare, especially when it happens off camera.

Morgan Tyler is a beautiful, sassy young widow who lost the love of her life before she turned thirty and now puts all her romantic energies into her job as the head writer of the award-winning soap opera, Love of My Life.

When one of the show’s starlets is injured in a hit-and-run accident, Morgan crosses paths with the homicide detective Matt Phoenix, who is immediately attracted to her. But their budding relationship becomes complicated when Morgan’s boss is murdered and Morgan is revealed as the sole heir to his estate—despite their prickly relationship. Morgan’s life is starting to look like one of her scripts. Does Matt suspect her? Now a real-life killer is after her. And her time—like sand through an hourglass—is running out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Lawson slips easily into the character of vulnerable Morgan Tyler…The characters’ exchanges are fast-paced and often tinged with sarcasm, but Lawson shines in this arena, switching seamlessly among various intonations and accents…This tale is perfect for audio adaptation, and Lawson does a fine job of bringing it to life.” Publishers Weekly
“Linda Palmer’s debut mystery is fast paced and filled with quirky characters, including a long list of suspects with viable motives…Lawson makes the repartee between the characters snap and crackle…Together Palmer and Lawson bring the world of daytime drama to life.” AudioFile
“Divine…the juicy behind-the-scenes soap opera details are to die for!” Jerrilyn Farmer, award-winning author of the Madelin Bean catering mysteries
“I couldn’t put it down! [A] vivid backstage portrait of the world of daytime drama…a wonderful read and a fun mystery…spot-on.” Barbara Rush, formerly of All My Children and Flamingo Road
“Witty and fast-paced.” Kelly Lange, author of the Maxi Poole mystery series
“One terrific read…a delicious mystery…clever and smart.” Linda Dano, formerly of Another World

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Author Bio: Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer was born in Georgia, grew up in Florida, and later moved to New York City before going to East Africa, where she became a successful wild life photographer. Returning to America, she earned her living photographing children and families and began to write again. She has written for television, for the screen, and became a production vice president of TriStar Pictures. Finally, she found her true creative love: writing mystery novels. She published four as Linda Palmer, and is currently writing a second series of mysteries as Melinda Wells. In addition to writing mystery novels, she teaches novel-writing in the UCLA Extension Writers Program. She lives in California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English