Fan Mail by Ronald Munson

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In a thriller narrated entirely through e-mails, letters, faxes, messages, memos, and transcripts, beautiful newscaster Joan Carpenter is stalked by a crazed fan. By the author of Nothing Human. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.

About Ronald Munson

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Ronald Munson is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Harvard University. He has been a visiting professor at University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. A nationally acclaimed bioethicist, Munson is a medical ethicist for the National Eye Institute and a consultant for the National Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Washington University School of Medicine Human Studies Committee. In addition to being the author of a number of science and ethics books, he is also the author of the novels NOTHING HUMAN, FAN MAIL, and NIGHT VISION.
Published August 1, 1993 by Dutton. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Modest suspense is generated as The Watcher's letters and then actions turn ominous, as he--or she?--sends the ratings soaring by first castrating a critic who panned Nightbeat, then by killing Joan's coanchor.

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Joan Carpenter, assertive, high-strung TV news anchor in St. Louis, starts receiving creepy, literate, sexually suggestive crank letters from a nut who calls himself ``The Watcher.'' When Joan, at the insistence of her ratings-obsessed boss Charlie Fishwater, opens a package sent by The Watcher o...

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Los Angeles Times

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The Watcher castrates the critic and mails his testicles to Joan in a manner intended to boost the ratings of Joan's sinking show.

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Letters have long been the stuff of literature, but Munson, a University of Missouri professor, brings the style into the electronic age with this novel about an obsessive fan stalking a TV newswoman.

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