Thursday, November 10, 2011

Copy That

The mini-scandal surrounding first-time novelist Q.R. Markham (aka Quentin Rowan), who’s been accused of plagiarizing the work of previous authors in his new spy thriller, Assassin of Secrets, continues to be fed by the print and online press. The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the controversy here, while Edward Champion looks at the numerous read-alike passages here.

READ MORE:Q.R. Markham’s Plagiarism Puzzle,” by Macy Halford (The New Yorker); “Assassin of Secrets” and “Highway Robbery: The Mask of Knowing in Assassin of Secrets,” by Jeremy Duns (The Debrief); “The Markham Affair,” by Duane Swierczynski (Secret Dead Blog); “Borrowing from Bond: The Amazing Q.R. Markham Plagiarism Scandal,” by Allan Massie (The Telegraph).


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