On Flashback Fridays I will share with you the books I missed when they were first
released that have been screaming at me from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.
So when I heard about the Sleuthing Women bundle that I posted about earlier today. I sorted through my To-Be-Read bookshelf. I knew I had Mary Kennedy’s Talk Radio Mysteries waiting not so patiently there. I grabbed the first one to read and share with you today!
A Talk Radio Mystery
Release Date – January 5, 2010
1st in Series
Setting – Florida
An Obsidian Mystery
Published by New American Library
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pagesOut of Print
ISBN-13: 978-0451228772 –
E-Copy Publication Date: April 15, 2015
When a psychologist hits Florida’s airwaves, there’s no telling who she’s reaching…
…and there’s no telling who wants to reach back.
Maggie left her clinical practice in Manhattan and moved to sunny Cypress Grove, Florida, where she became host of WYME’s “On the Couch with Maggie Walsh.” From co-dependent wives to fetish fiends, all the local crazies love her show.
Then threats start pouring in against one of the station’s special guests-self-styled new age prophet Guru Sanjay Gingii. When one of the threats becomes a deadly reality, Maggie’s new roommate, Lark, is surprisingly the prime suspect. Now, Maggie has to prove Lark innocent while dealing with a killer who needs more than just therapy…
Talk radio is all my husband listens to but I don’t think he has ever tuned in to a program like “On the Couch with Maggie Walsh.” She gets some very unusual callers. First time and long time callers call in to talk about a variety of topics. She even has special guests like the controversial Guru Sanjay Gingii. He has his followers but he also has his enemies. Maggie has even received a threat at the station to scare her from having him on the show. Shortly after appearing on her show the guru is found dead in his hotel room. Maggie is surprised when the police show up at her door, but they are not there for her, they are there for her roommate, Lark. What that’s crazy! Lark wouldn’t kill anyone or would she???
Mary Kennedy introduces us to a variety of characters. Maggie, of course, who seems to be a very intelligent woman but not a lot of common sense at times, which was funny in a book, wouldn’t be so funny in real life. Her roommate Lark has a past and Maggie finds out she didn’t know her as well as she thought. Her producer, Vera Mae Atkins, is a hoot, the first chapter is just the start of radio romp. The guru’s followers, staff, and exes make for a large pool of suspects. Maggie’s mom, Lola was my favorite character. She wanted to help Maggie investigate and she was crazy funny. Maggie is also trying to impress a certain detective which adds to the fun.
The radio show theme was unique for me. It did remind of the Frasier television show, his relationship with Roz was very similar to Maggie and Vera, only with a dead body added. The behind the scenes complete with a foreign receptionist who is learning English to a pompous sports announcer all blended together to make this a very interesting read.
The mystery plot was full of twists including the final one that was a total surprise. I was sure I had it all figured out and you guessed it, wrong again.
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