10 Questions for Al Roker

The Today weatherman's first novel, The Morning Show Murders, is on stands. Al Roker will now take your questions

Al Roker

What inspired you to write a mystery novel?

John West, DURHAM, N.C.

I have always loved mysteries, from when I was 7 years old. The Hardy Boys, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe. I always thought someday I'd love to write a murder mystery. The obvious way would have been to write about a weatherman who's an amateur sleuth, but that would be a little too obvious. I've made my hero a chef. The chef is African American, a little on the stocky side and bald. Which pretty much rules out Will Smith or Jamie Foxx playing me in the movie.

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