(Edited from the book
was ready for a nostalgic treat--or so the United Broadcasting System thought when it
revived one of television's most popular game shows after a twenty-year absence from the
air waves. Little did the network know that it was setting the stage for murder...
A member of the original celebrity panel of "The
Murder Game" show, Steve's vivacious wife, Jayne Meadows, was invited to a reunion
with the other show business personalities of the original cast to solve imaginary
homicides on live, prime time television in a battle of wits and lively banter. But
a series of murders that were anything but imaginary quickly turned lively banter into
deadly threats and recriminations, one by one, the stars of "The Murder Game"
became very real victims of a killer whose motives were as mysterious as the
murders themselves. And as the program's ratings soared with the discover of each
new body, Steve and Jayne suddenly found themselves in a race against time to figure out
whodunit and why before their names were crossed off the killer's list.
Written with wit and a stylish sense of fun, THE MURDER GAME
combines Steve Allen's show business savvy with all the charm and wry humor that readers
expect from one of he television's most familiar, talented and beloved personalities.