Alexis Peterson is a soap star. Just as she goes to present a Daytime Emmy award her co-star and co-presenter turns up dead and dripping blood all over her. Alexis realizes she can really help the police solve the mystery because she knows the industry inside and out. The police in the form of handsome detective Frank Jakes whom Alex has an attraction for find out there have been other similar murders of young handsome young actors. Although Jakes is only too willing to allow Alex to help, his boss and partner are not at all happy with his decision.
Alexis has some time to help out as she has sent her daughter away to a reunion because her ex is threatening to want to see his daughter and Alexis does not want this. This sub-plot was only a minor story and not resolved but I suspect will be given more time in the next book in the series.
This is a cozy mystery. The plot was a bit unsubstantial for me. Although second in a series this book could be read as a stand-alone. There was a bit of referral to the first book but nothing that hindered the read.
First Line: "Alex!"