Alexis Peterson, one of the stars of the daytime soap opera The Bare and the Brazen, stepped on stage at the famed Kodak Theatre as a presenter of a Daytime Emmy award. As she took her place in front of the mike, she wondered why her co-presenter was missing. Just as she began to speak, her co-presenter presented himself in a most unusual way.
The next thing Alexis knew, she was not only involved in yet another murder investigation, she discovered a growing interest in the lead detective, Frank Jakes. She met Frank during her previous run-in with murder and once again finds her in increasing proximately to the hot detective.
As the number of bodies increase, it becomes apparent someone is targeting handsome young rising-star soap actors. Soon Alexis finds her own life in danger with still no clues as to who is committing the murders.
Although I did not know what to expect when I picked up author and daytime soap star Eileen Davidson's Dial Emmy for Murder, my expectations were not very high. After reading several disappointing light mysteries in a row, I thought I might be in for another disappointment. I love watching Eileen on The Young and the Restless, so I thought I would give her story a try.
I am so glad I did. Dial Emmy for Murder is a deeper and more compelling mystery than I thought it would be. Not having read her first book, Death in Daytime, I had a little catching up to do as far as her character changing shows and who a few of the players were, but that wasn't difficult at all.
This book has several threads going at once, which keeps things interesting. Also of interest is the relationship between Alexis and Jakes. There is playfulness between them that is fun to watch as the two draw closer together.
While reading this book, I could hear Eileen's character Ashley's voice in Alexis. She spoke much as Ashley does on Y&R. It was not distracting at all, but made the character of Alexis feel all the more familiar and real.
The plot heats up quickly as more murders occur and Alexis finds her own life in danger. How she and her favorite detective are able to stop the killings before it is too late for Alexis is, of course, what we enjoy most.
With her third book, Diva Las Vegas, on the way, we are more than ready to check in with Alexis and Jakes to see what they get into next.
Because I wanted to review one of the books in this series, I purchased Dial Emmy for Murder through Amazon.com. If interested, just click on the link and you can purchase any of the three books Eileen Davidson has written.