Broadcast Blues | R.G. Belsky

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by R.G. Belsky

January 1-26, 2024 Virtual Book Tour

Wendy Kyle took secrets to her grave— now, Clare Carlson is digging them up

New York City has no shortage of crime, making for a busy schedule for TV newswoman Clare Carlson. But not all crimes are created equal, and when an explosive planted in a car detonates and kills a woman, Clare knows it’ll be a huge story for her.

But it’s not only about the story—Clare also wants justice for the victim, Wendy Kyle. Wendy had sparked controversy as an NYPD officer, ultimately getting kicked off the force after making sexual harassment allegations and getting into a physical altercation with her boss. Then, she started a private investigations business, catering to women who suspected their husbands of cheating. Undoubtedly, Wendy had angered many people with her work, so the list of her suspected murderers is seemingly endless.

Despite the daunting investigation, Clare dives in headfirst. As she digs deeper, she attracts the attention of many rich and powerful people who will stop at nothing to keep her from breaking the truth about the death of Wendy Kyle—and exposing their personal secrets that Wendy took to her grave.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: January 2, 2024
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781608095315 (ISBN10: 1608095312)
Series: Clare Carlson Mystery Series, 6 | All of the novels in the Clare Carlson Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order

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When I was in my early teens, I pondered the idea of becoming an investigative journalist. Although that is not the career path I ended up choosing, it’s still something that draws me into characters related in nature. Clare Carlson immediately had my attention as I dove into Broadcast Blues. Clare is tenacious – a quality I find invaluable when it comes to someone who investigates for a living (be it a detective, journalist, etc.).

I love the first person narrative because we get to experience the story through Clare’s eyes. Her character is fully-fleshed, making you feel like you literally stepped into her shoes to investigate through her instead of looking over her shoulder. Clare has a penchant for the truth in her work and is unstoppable once she sets her nose into action for finding that truth. Makes me wish for more like her in today’s world!

Belsky really grabbed my attention by giving us plenty of flaws in Clare’s personal life to make her relatable. We’ve all seen it in the industry – 50 is an age where women start to fade into the background, often replaced by perky younger versions. Clare refuses to accept that her fate is going to be one of those who fades out. She brings to light all the things that the world would like to keep underwraps – crime that encompasses sex and money — and of course, murder — with influential names and reputations.

I wish I had read the first books in the series, but I felt like it was fairly easy to jump into with the characterization being so strong. Perfectly paced and a plot of full of events and detail that keep your eyes open and reading!

About the Author:

R.G. Belsky is an award-winning author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His newest mystery, BROADCAST BLUES, was published on January 2 by Oceanview. It is the sixth in a series featuring Clare Carlson, the news director for a New York City TV station. The first book, Yesterday’s News, was named Best Mystery of 2018 at Deadly Ink. The second, Below the Fold, won the Foreward INDIES award for Best Mystery of 2019. Belsky has published 20 novels—all set in the New York city media world where he has had a long career as a top editor at the New York PostNew York Daily NewsStar magazine and NBC News. He also writes thrillers under the name Dana Perry. And he is a contributing writer for The Big Thrill magazine and BookTrib.

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy B

    Fabulous review! I am a huge fan of Clare myself.
    You definitely should go back and real all the other books in this series!

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