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The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton

The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton

(2006)
(The Death of a Writer)
A novel by

 
For 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, halted at the last moment by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. During Pendleton's long convalescence, Adi discovers a novel 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: a whirlwind into which Adi, Horowitz and the still-incapacitated Pendleton are thrust. The novel is treated as an existential masterpiece and looks set to bring its author the success he's always sought - when, ironically, he is no longer in a condition to appreciate it - until questions begin to be asked about its content: in particular about the uncanny resemblance between Pendleton's fictional crime and a real-life, unresolved local murder. Enter Jon Ryder, a world-weary detective who could have walked off the pages of a police thriller, and the hunt for the murderer is on.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Death of a Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 1-59691-229-4 / 978-1-59691-229-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-297-85083-0 / 978-0-297-85083-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

September 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Death of a Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 1-59691-306-1 / 978-1-59691-306-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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April 2007 : Canada Paperback
Title: Death Of A Writer
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 1-55278-637-4 / 978-1-55278-637-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-7538-2060-9 / 978-0-7538-2060-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-7538-2067-6 / 978-0-7538-2067-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-7528-7735-6 / 978-0-7528-7735-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-297-84836-4 / 978-0-297-84836-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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April 2006 : Canada Paperback
Title: Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 1-55278-582-3 / 978-1-55278-582-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton
Author(s): Michael Collins
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Death of a Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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