Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala

I don’t know what’s worse, being unable to get Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” out of my head (thank you, FOX’s GLEE!) or racking my brain trying to figure out who Eileen Davidson’s characters in Dial Emmy For Murder might be based on. Now, the talented Y&R star says she hasn’t modeled them after anyone she knows, so that could be my problem. But still! What’s the fun in believing that? Much of my enjoyment of both her debut novel and its spankin’ new sequel comes from the hilarious soap opera in-jokes and that sense that you know this world that her savvy and often in-over-her-head heroine, Alexis is navigating. Davidson also has great comic timing and there are a lot of lines that made me giggle-snort whilst on the subway. 

In Dial Emmy For Murder diva (but DON’T call her that!) Alexis is dropped right back in the middle of murder and intrigue when a corpse literally drops in on her during a live telecast of the Daytime Emmys. Before you know it, the actress is putting her detective hat on, trying to figure out who offed her THE BARE AND THE BRAZEN co-star, Jackson Masters. Plus, there’s romance, too: because the case puts her back in the orbit of handsome and determined detective Frank Jakes. 

Dial Emmy For Murder hits bookstore shelves on June 2 and if, like me, you’re a sucker for the behind-the-scenes scoop, it’s a fun, breezy read!

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