Al Roker has written a novel about murders on a morning talk show, and now Star Jones is getting in on the action. The former co-host of The View will publish a book with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books "about the female hosts of a daytime talk show who learn that a former colleague—who departed under mysterious circumstances, and is privy to all their backstage secrets—is coming back with a splash."

Page Six has more dish on the novel:

Jones was pushed off The View by Walters in 2006 and famously said her co-hosts "were hateful." She now says of her TV career, "I've met some of the most fascinating people, heard the most surprising situations, and been privy to so many great stories and secrets. But while this novel will be dishy, it will be a work of fiction." But an insider said, "There will be tales in the book which will leave readers wondering if they are based on real events and characters. It's being carefully vetted by lawyers."

Jones is no stranger to publishing, having authored You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything, an essay collection, and Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love, an inspirational memoir.

But can she make the switch to fiction? Gallery's published several bestsellers, including Are You There, Vodka?  It’s Me, Chelsea; sTori Telling; and He’s Just Not That Into You. Will Jones's novel also climb to the top? Will you read it? (Will Barbara Walters?)

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