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Dead False

Length: 230 pages3 hours


A must-read for fans of noir crime fiction. A manuscript worth killing for.
Mickey Finnegan's journalism career is in the doldrums after a tragic outcome to his article on a political scandal. Mickey, lost and depressed, answers a strange phone call that catches his interest — a call that leads Mickey back to his well-honed investigative skills, his old haunts and his questionable contacts. A cat-and-mouse game in the high-stakes world of rare book and manuscript collecting, a search for a lost play ... has Cardenio, one of Shakespeare's lost manuscripts, been found? And who would kill for it? Who can he trust? Follow Mickey in his pursuit from drive bars to the halls of academia, from friends to foes and from despair to dare in this masterful thriller.

About the Author
M.R. Carroll is a book editor and writer who lives in Toronto. He has been at times a farm labourer, a history teacher in Africa, a magazine editor, and a theatre critic. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, George Straight and Vancouver Sun.

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