Secret Life Of E. Robert Pendleton

by Michael Collins

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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.

Secret Life Of E. Robert Pendleton Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780297850830
Publication date: 13/04/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780297850830
Publication date: 13th April 2006
Author: Michael Collins
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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