Book Reviews of The Murder Game

The Murder Game
The Murder Game
Author: Steve Allen
ISBN-13: 9780821744529
ISBN-10: 0821744526
Publication Date: 1/1/1994
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

2.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Paperback
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It kept me going til the very end when I finally figured the killer.
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Entertaining "who-done-it" written by (and written about) Steve Allen, old comedian from the 60-70's and their Hollywood life.
Mystery surrounds this game show "the Murder Game" that they were on in the 70's and are invited to be on again. Only people from the "old" show start dying in real life. It's cute.
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Yes, the author here is THAT Steve Allen--early Tonight Show host and popular TV panalist back in the day. Here he and his wife, Jayne Meadows, are invited to be part of a revival of their old game show "The Murder Game" and then, one by one, the participants are killed off. Just accidents, or is there a murderer at work? As Steve and Jayne snoop around they enjoy light-hearted banter while dodging a number of life-threatening predicaments, and of course, they enjoy some celebrity sightings: Look! There's Steve and Eydie at a party. Hey! There's Susan Sarandon at a restaurant! It's all light fun and relaxing reading, and the mystery actually engaged me. Recommended!
***1/2 Three and a half stars!

As an aside: about half way through I found myself intensely jealous of this book and others like it. Not because they are vanity projects (which I believe books like these, written by celebrities, are) and not because it isn't good (I thoroughly enjoyed this one). But it must be sheer heaven to be able to indulge a whim and write a book wherein you put yourself into whatever arena you choose--and it gets published! Ah fame. Now and then it has its perks.