Wow! Can you say audacity? I cannot believe anyone would go to this length and plagiarize books to this extent, and face NO CONSEQUENCES!
So here’s a depressing story. “Novelist” Joanne Clancy made enough syntactical changes to several out of print novels by Ingrid Black to pass them off as her own. As always, it was only because a keen-eyed reader called out Clancy as a plagiarist that it came to light.
As Eilish O’Hanlon (one half of the duo who wrote as Ingrid Black) dug around, she discovered this:
There was one burning question: Who was Joanne Clancy? All we knew about her is that she claimed to be from Cork, and had published 26 works in various genres from erotica to romance to crime, many featuring a recurring character who went by the name of Detective George Ellis.
Traceless . . . Killing Time . . . If You Tell Anyone . . . Open Your Eyes . . . Before I’m Gone – her production rate was almost industrial.
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