Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Six Novels and One Customer Service Guide


Through the Cracks by Barbara Fister. Chicago Private Investigator takes on case of rape victim. The man convicted for the rape 20 years was exonerated and the victim wants the real rapist caught.
Lets look at the author bio...Barbara Fister lives in rural Minnesota, where she works as a librarian at a small liberal arts college. Hmm. That sounds familiar. But,
1) It's not really all that rural (30,000 people).
2) Library? That sounds familiar, too.
3) College? Does the inside of the window still grow a sheet of ice in the winter?

Sleepless by Charlie Huston. Huston's previous novel was nominated for several awards. A plague of insomnia has spread around the world. LAPD undercover cop suffers the disease and is charged with stopping the illegal trade in the one drug that can bring sleep.

Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan. An adult novel by the uber-popular Young Adult novelist.

Junkyard Dogs by Craig McDonald. McDonald is another guy with good reviews and award nominations. He is also another writer I have not yet gotten to. Sheriff Longmire gets involved in a modern Wyoming range war between a junkyard and a would be land developer.

So Cold the River by Michael Koryta. That's a tough name for me to type. Filmmaker Eric Shaw is hired to produce biography of a rich millionaire. Shaw travels to the former resort town of the rich man. Staying at a recently renovated mineral springs resort Shaw starts to experience hallucinations.

Bodily Harm by Robert Dugoni. The cover makes this look like a thriller. It is. Attorney David Sloane is told that the medical malpractice case Sloane just won is an error. The real culprit is a toy company's faulty product. When Sloane visits the toy designer's apartment he finds the place ransacked and the designer missing.


Super Service: seven keys to delivering great customer service by Val and Jeff Gee. Revised and expanded version. With cartoon illustrations.

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