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Clifford Irving

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Clifford Irving was an American novelist and investigative reporter.  Although he published 20 novels, he is best known for an "autobiography" allegedly written as told to Irving by billionaire recluse Howard Hughes. The fictional work was to have been published in 1972. After Hughes denounced him and sued the publisher, McGraw-Hill, Irving and his collaborators confessed to the hoax.
Eddie Mancuso and Vasily Borgneff (with Herbert Burkholz)
1. The Death Freak (1978)
2. The Sleeping Spy (1983)