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Secret Life Of E. Robert Pendleton by Michael Collins
  

Secret Life Of E. Robert Pendleton

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Murder and literary ambition meet head on in this thrilling and well crafted novel set on a US college campus. Fact meets fiction when a real-life unsolved murder appears to have all the hallmarks of a murder in a novel written by one of the chief characters. The many strands of the cleverly wrought plot are brought together in a clever denouement.

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Synopsis

Secret Life Of E. Robert Pendleton by Michael Collins

It's been over a decade since Robert Pendleton published his brilliant short story debut, and his hopes for a dazzling literary career now lie in tatters. Hanging on to his tenure in literature at Bannockburn college by the slimmest of threads, Pendleton's simmering despair boils over with the arrival on campus of his one-time friend, now nemesis, the bestselling author and king of the coffee-table book, David Horowitz.

For Pendleton, death seems to be the only remaining option, but his attempt to kill himself is wrecked by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. Whilst Pendleton recovers from his suicide attempt, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, bitter story with a gruesome murder at its core.

The publication of Scream causes a storm of publicity, a whirlwind into which Adi and Horowitz are thrust - along with the sister of a young girl whose real-life, unsolved murder bears an uncanny resemblance to the crime in Pendleton's novel and a burnt-out cop with secrets of his own, who is determined to prove that in this case fact and fiction are one and the same.

About the Author

Michael Collins

Michael Collins was born in 1964 in Limerick, Ireland. He is the author of six novels, and two collections of short stories. His work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pushcart Award for Best American Short Stories, The Kerry Ingredients Irish Novel of the Year, along with being shortlisted for The Booker Prize and IMPAC Prize. Collins is also an extreme athlete and has won The Last Marathon in the Antarctic and set a record time in winning both The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and The Everest Challenge Marathon.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th April 2006

Author

Michael Collins

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780297850830

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