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Death by Publication

A Mystery

J. J. Fiechter


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Paperback (7/1/2013)


Winner of the Grand Prix de Litt rature Polici re: An "ingenious" and darkly comic novel of love, obsession, and revenge set among the literary elite (The New York Times Book Review).

Sir Edward Destry, the head of a distinguished London publishing house, and French novelist Nicolas Fabry have been friends for more than thirty years. Over time, however, Sir Edward's affection has soured into envy. So when his dashing friend's latest book becomes a bestseller and garners the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Sir Edward is enraged--especially since Fabry's latest novel is no work of fiction.

The sensational tale is actually a thinly veiled account of Fabry's affair with Yasmina, the only woman Sir Edward ever loved. Sir Edward had always blamed himself for Yasmina's tragic suicide, never realizing it was Fabry's seduction and abandonment that had driven her to take her own life. While Fabry is feted by the French literary world, Sir Edward plots his revenge. With precision and passion, he devises a plan guaranteed to cause disgrace, ruin--and death by publication.

"This tale of revenge should, like Martin Amis's . . . The Information, be of considerable interest to book people." --Publishers Weekly

Arcade Publishing, 9781611454574, 181pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014