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"Diarrhea on the Orient Express" describes the unfortunate experience of Sue Grafton as she celebrates another series of books, starting with AA Is for Aardvark. Even more unfortunate for Grafton is her chance meeting with ramblin' guy Steve Martin. After dispatching Grafton, Kaplow, author of the Top Ten BookSense selection Me and Orson Welles, aims his satiric pen at best-selling writers Danielle Steel, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Tom Clancy. It is up to Stephen King to solve the murder mystery as he risks becoming the next victim. Along the way, Kaplow fires volleys at the likes of President George W. Bush, former shock jock Don Imus, and Deepa, a Verizon customer-service rep who prefers to be called Scarlett. In an unforgettable finale on Swan's Island off the coast of Maine, King encounters former Enron executive Ken Lay, a terrifying lizard, and Anne Bancroft, who reprises her role as Annie in The Miracle Worker. Funny. Irreverent. Fast-paced. Parody at its best. Kaplow's clever spoof will please everyone but its victims.