|Factiva has announced that, as of January 8, it will begin publishing
a six-part serialized mystery on the Factiva InfoPro Alliance Portal (http://www.factiva.com/infopro).
The mystery, written by published author Jane Kelly, is titled Trouble
According to the announcement, the setting for Trouble at Risk-eGames.com
is a dot-com company where nothing is as it appears. The heroine is Isabella,
the firmís information professional, who ultimately solves the mystery.
Others in the cast of characters include a CEO with a large ego and an
unusual wardrobe, a Web developer who is suspected of living at the office,
and a couple of MBAs who lack compassion for each other and everyone else.
As the dot-com dream begins to fade, everyone has a motive for creating
A new chapter will be published on the Web site every month through
June, and the conclusion of the mystery will be revealed at the Special
Libraries Associationís (SLA) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas,
on June 13. Beginning in mid-May, readers will be able to enter a raffle
where they can guess which character perpetrated the crime. A drawing of
all correct entries will be held, and the winner will receive an all-expense-paid
trip to the SLA Conference in Los Angeles in June 2002.
Kellyís published works include Killing Time in Ocean City and
Mayhem, both of which are published by Plexus
Publishing (an imprint of Information Today, Inc.). She holds a master
of science degree in information studies from Drexel University in Philadelphia
and is a former chair of the ITE Division of SLA. She currently works at
a dot-com in Boston (which, unlike Risk-eGames.com sells a product with
actual intellectual content and employs a much nicer staff than does her
Source: Factiva, Princeton, NJ, 609/627-2000; http://www.factiva.com.