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Publisher Comments:

If Jim Thompson had gotten an MBA, he might have written Cold Caller, a ravingly readable story of a downwardly mobile yuppie who'll just kill to get ahead. Once a rising VP at a topflight ad agency, Bill Moss now works as a "cold caller" at a telemarketing firm in the Times Square area. He's got a bad case of the urban blues, and when a pink slip rather than a promotion comes through, Bill snaps....Now he's got a dead supervisor on his hands and problems no career counselor can help him with. Jason Starr has retooled the James M. Cain novel of cynical suspense and murder for the fiber-optic age.

Review:

"A thriller which has more twists and turns than an ice-dancing championship and which proves just as chilling." London Times

Review:

"Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, Cold Caller is a bitterly funny tale of a life spiralling madly out of control....Bill Moss is as sympathetic a lying, cheating, murdering scumbag as you could hope to meet." Crime Time Magazine

Review:

"Cool, deadpan, a rollercoaster ride to hell." The Guardian

Review:

"[P]atrons who liked Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho will enjoy the dark humor." Library Journal

Review:

"Starr's unsettlingly funny debut, running as hot and cold as Bill's moods, is just the thing for fans who miss the acid noir that Jim Thompson dispensed in The Grifters." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A ravingly readable tale of a downwardly mobile yuppie who'll just kill to get ahead. Think Jim Thompson with an MBA.

Synopsis:

Once Bill Moss was a rising VP at a topflight ad agency, but now he works as a "cold caller" at a telemarketing firm in the Times Square area. He's got a bad case of the urban blues. Still, he's good at his work and (he thinks) about to be promoted, when out of the blue he's fired. So Bill snaps . . . and the next thing he knows he has a dead supervisor on his hands and problems no career counselor can help him with.

In Cold CallerJason Starr retools the James M. Cain novel of cynical suspense and murder for the fiber-optic age.

About the Author

Jason Starr is the multi-award-winning author of six previous novels. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393317671
Author:
Starr, Jason
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Telemarketing - New York - Fiction
Subject:
Murder - New York - Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Paperback
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.23x5.53x.66 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393317671 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A thriller which has more twists and turns than an ice-dancing championship and which proves just as chilling."
"Review" by , "Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, Cold Caller is a bitterly funny tale of a life spiralling madly out of control....Bill Moss is as sympathetic a lying, cheating, murdering scumbag as you could hope to meet."
"Review" by , "Cool, deadpan, a rollercoaster ride to hell."
"Review" by , "[P]atrons who liked Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho will enjoy the dark humor."
"Review" by , "Starr's unsettlingly funny debut, running as hot and cold as Bill's moods, is just the thing for fans who miss the acid noir that Jim Thompson dispensed in The Grifters."
"Synopsis" by , A ravingly readable tale of a downwardly mobile yuppie who'll just kill to get ahead. Think Jim Thompson with an MBA.
"Synopsis" by , Once Bill Moss was a rising VP at a topflight ad agency, but now he works as a "cold caller" at a telemarketing firm in the Times Square area. He's got a bad case of the urban blues. Still, he's good at his work and (he thinks) about to be promoted, when out of the blue he's fired. So Bill snaps . . . and the next thing he knows he has a dead supervisor on his hands and problems no career counselor can help him with.

In Cold CallerJason Starr retools the James M. Cain novel of cynical suspense and murder for the fiber-optic age.
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