The Dead Celebrities Club
by Susan Swan
Format: Trade Paperback w/ Flaps
Size: 6" x 9"
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC000000 FICTION / General
FIC050000 FICTION / Crime
Publication Date: April 27, 2019
A timely novel about the hedge fund whale, Dale Paul, a witty, self-absorbed rogue and raconteur.
Charm and boarding school connections to billionaire media personality Earl Lindquist aren’t sufficient for Dale Paul to avoid being sent to an upstate New York white collar jail on multiple counts of fraud for gambling away US military pensions.
Promising himself to earn back his son’s previously gambled inheritance, Dale Paul dreams up an illegal lottery for his fellow inmates based on the death of old and frail celebrities..
Disgraced and for once in his life, penniless, Dale Paul’s relationships with his family deteriorate while he works on his scheme to make himself rich again.
Win or lose, Dale Paul goes through a sea change that may (or may not) make a new man of him. But will the enterprising gambler get caught in his own con?
“The Dead Celebrities Club is a timely tale that fits in with how current culture is portrayed in the media. Businessmen and our nation's leaders get positive above the fold coverage even though as a group they believe that the world is their playground without a whit for the average Joe.”
— KJ Mullins, Newz4U
“Most of us are waiting for Trump to go to prison… And The Dead Celebrities Club could be a trailer for that movie.” — Marni Jackson
“Dale Paul is the archetypal anti-hero of our era & Susan Swan compelling delivers his message.” — Jane Urquhart
“Susan Swan's salacious new novel, The Dead Celebrities Club, is a tale of greed, hubris and fraud — and the fallout that follows. In other words, it's a financial fable worthy of the age.” — The Globe and Mail
“Susan Swan's new protagonist, Dale Paul, is a self-obsessed hedge fund guy with a poncy way of speaking and a penchant for playing fast and loose with other people's money. Yes, he's terrible but he's also a terrific character and the reason you will want to keep turning the pages on Swan's latest novel, The Dead Celebrities Club.” — Post Media
“Make no mistake: this is a very funny novel.” — Literary Review of Canada
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