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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.

Genres: Mystery
 
Novels
   On a Darkling Plain (1956)
     aka The Quick and the Loving
   The Losers (1959)
   The Valley (1962)
   The 38th Floor (1965)
   Project Octavio (1976) (with Richard Suskind)
   Tom Mix and Pancho Villa (1982)
   The Angel of Zin (1984)
   Stranger to the Kingdom (2014)
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Novellas
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Non fiction
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Books about Clifford Irving
Hoax (1972) by Stephen Fay
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