Death of A Writer

Death of A Writer

A Novel

Book - 2006
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From Booker Prize nominee Michael Collins comes "a wonderfully creepy murder mystery" ("People"), about a novelist whose last hope for fame may be the deepest secret in his past. For E. Robert Pendleton, a professor clinging to tenure and living in the shambles of his once-bright literary career, death seems to be the only remaining option. But his suicide attempt fails, and during his long convalescence, a novel is discovered hidden in his basement: a brilliant, semi-autobiographical story with a gruesome child murder at its core. The publication of "Scream" causes a storm of publicity and raises questions about its content--in particular, about the uncanny resemblance between Pendleton's fictional crime and a real-life, unresolved local murder. How did Pendleton know the case so well? And why did he bury "Scream" in his basement? A rare blend of suspense, humor and insight, "Death of a Writer" is "dark, disturbing and damnably good." ("Baltimore"" Sun").
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Pub., 2006.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781552786376
Branch Call Number: COL
Characteristics: 307 pages


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