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This looks like the '80s to me - but I don't know for sure...Anyone? Anyway - That is Eileen Davidson on the right!

BOOK

Dial Emmy for Murder, by Eileen Davidson, RATING: VERY GOOD

I've been asked to review this book which I am eagerly awaiting in the mail. I hope I like it - You know what your mother always told you - if you can't say anything nice about somebody, don't say anything at all. So I am locking myself into saying something. Plus Eileen Davidson is a daytime soap star from The Young and the Restless; she plays "Ashley Abbott". I have never watched The Young and the Restless - When I did watch soaps, I watched General Hospital and All My Children - back in the Luke and Laura days when she was married to Scotty Baldwin and Scorpio was hunting the Kasseldines or however that is spelled - can you believe I still remember all those names? I swear, I didn't have to look them up or anything! I love Erica Cane from AMC - I am sure Ashley Abbot is wonderful too, it seems she left and came back to The Young and the Restless on more than one occasion - which tells me people like her - and anyone who has been doing soaps since 1982 knows soaps inside and out - so I have high hopes for this book! Now I just need a beach to read it on! Would somebody be so kind and send me one of those?

SUMMARY
Soap operas can get so dirty
Tabloids and fans are stunned when daytime soap opera star Alexis Peterson leaves her show. She’s too busy with her new job as presenter at the Daytime Emmy® Awards to even notice. But when a co-presenter goes missing on award night, Alexis is determined to find who is killing Hollywood’s biggest and brightest before another burns out…
REVIEW

I finished the book several weeks back - Dial Emmy for Murder is a very quick read. You could say it opens with a bit of a bang and keeps up a pretty good clip right up to the end. (Actually, it is more of a thud, really but thud sounds dull, and that would be giving the wrong impression. Dial Emmy For Murder is not dull). When I saw the book cover and heard the title, I suspected I had a perfect book to relax with and read on the beach, and by golly I was right. I had a lot of fun reading Dial Emmy for Murder. I must step lightly, because I don't want to give the plot away, so I will simply describe it as follows: Kinsey Milhone mind melds with Erica Cane to solve a mystery.  (Kinsey Milhone of Sue Grafton's ABC female detective series, Erica Cane of All My Children)

There is one very unique aspect to this book: Eileen Davidson's Hollywood is very believable. That makes sense of course considering that Eileen Davidson has a day job as an Emmy nominated soap opera star, but I don't think there are many novelists out there with those credentials. It just struck me, for example, that when the main character was getting ready to go to the Emmys (it's in the title - not giving anything away), I as the reader was getting a first hand glimpse of what it is like to get ready to go to the Emmys. That was really cool.

Finally, the romantic scenes will get you hot under the collar without anything more than a kiss taking place. Now when's the last time you read something where you can say THAT?

RETRO HOUSEWIFE, 2009-05-21

Book Cover: Dial Emmy for Murder

Dial Emmy for Murder

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