The Man Who Hated History

The Man Who Hated History
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The Man Who Hated History is a suspense novel that borrows from both whodunnit and psychological mystery genres to fashion a political whowuzitdunto. French police inspector Robert Frenaud, as meticulous about his image of middle-class respectability as he is about his professional investigations, is intrigued when academic firebrand Mario Salerno shows up in his office inquiring about the recent suicide of an American painter. Intrigue turns into suspicion when Salerno admits he never knew the painter. Soon enough Frenaud has convinced himself that other lives may be in jeopardy and is off through Denmark, Italy, and Holland in what he views as a deadly race with Salerno. Only when he reaches the end of his obsessive pursuit (and the discovery of another body) does Frenaud realize that Mario Salerno isn't the man who hated history.


Donald Dewey has written some 40 books of fiction and nonfiction, as well as contributed scores of stories to magazines and other periodicals. He has also had some 30 plays staged in Europe and the United States. Donald's awards include those named after Nelson Algren and the Actors Studio. Dewey is a widower with one son and lives in Jamaica, New York. At one point he lived in Europe for 14 years, writing screenplays and working for the Italian news agency ANSA. Dewey was editor of the ASME-award winning magazine Attenzione and was editorial director of the East-West Network, overseeing a dozen in-flight magazines and the PBS organ Dial. He has also been a theater critic for WNYC in New York and spends far too much time for his health watching the Mets.

by Donald Dewey
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .7
176 Pages
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
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