Who's Killing the Great Writers of America?: A Satire

Overview

What do best-selling writers Sue Grafton, Danielle Steel, Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep) and Tom Clancy all have in common? They've all been shockingly murdered in a manner both gruesome and appropriate to their style. Now, an extremely paranoid Stephen King is convinced that he will be the next victim. With great trepidation, he leaves his heavily barricaded fortress in Bangor, Maine, to discover Who's Killing the Great Writers of America? This hilarious send-up of the world of publishing takes us from Venice to Paris...

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Overview

What do best-selling writers Sue Grafton, Danielle Steel, Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep) and Tom Clancy all have in common? They've all been shockingly murdered in a manner both gruesome and appropriate to their style. Now, an extremely paranoid Stephen King is convinced that he will be the next victim. With great trepidation, he leaves his heavily barricaded fortress in Bangor, Maine, to discover Who's Killing the Great Writers of America? This hilarious send-up of the world of publishing takes us from Venice to Paris to Swan's Island and offers cameo appearances by Steve Martin and G????????rard Depardieu, among other surprises. A must-read for anyone who loves to laugh!

What do bestselling writers Sue Grafton, Danielle Steel, Curtis Sittenfeld ("Prep") and Tom Clancy all have in common? They've all been murdered in a manner both gruesome and appropriate to their style. An extremely paranoid Steven King is convinced that he will be the next victim, and so he must leave his heavily-barricaded fortress in Bangor, Maine, to discover WHO'S KILLING THE GREAT WRITERS OF AMERICA? This hilarious send-up of the world of publishing by the author of ME AND ORSON WELLES and THE CAT WHO KILLED LILIAN JACKSON BRAUN takes us from Venice to Paris to Maine and offers cameo appearances by Steve Martin, Gerard Depardieu, plus a few surprises.

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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.
—Anthony Pucci

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597776004
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 222

Meet the Author

Robert Kaplow is a teacher and writer best known for the satirical songs and sketches he writes for NPRs "Morning Edition," where he created Moe Moskowitz and the Punsters. His award-winning young adult novels include "Alessandra in Love" and "Alex Icicle: A Romance in Ten Torrid Chapters,"

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