Stay Tuned For Murder by Mary Kennedy is the third book in the “Talk Radio” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian (Penguin), January 2011

Maggie Walsh is a natural on the radio, but she’s still learning how to play the ratings game. Her big guest star is self-proclaimed oracle Madame Chantel, whose on-air “chats” with the dead are the talk of Cypress Grove—until Chantel makes some grim predictions at a seance and one of the town’s most beloved citizens is found murdered.

Meanwhile, WYME is busy promoting the opening of a fifty-year-old time capsule. But the more Maggie learns about what might be unearthed, the more she suspects that the timing of the murder was no coincidence. The appearance of another body has Maggie rushing to find the killer—and wondering if there might be something to Chantel’s ghost stories.

When Maggie’s talk show guest, psychic Chantel, invites her to a séance and makes a dire prediction, Maggie is stunned when a friend is found murdered. When another person dies, Maggie questions if their deaths are connected either to the opening of the time-capsule and the secrets that may be contained within or something more troubling. The plot and tone of this book kept me glued to the pages as I tried to fit the pieces to the mysterious puzzles in Cypress Grove. I loved the interaction among this great cast of characters and I especially like when Maggie stepped out of character and talk to the reader, being both humorous and quirky. The insights on the art of deception also enhanced my reading pleasure. I look forward to reading the next book in this fun and entertaining series.

FTC Full Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book

previously posted on the Cozy Chicks blog

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