Jeff Maysh

Smithsonian Magazine - - Contributors -

“I write mainly about im­pos­tors, peo­ple in dis­guise or pre­tend­ing to be some­one they’re not, whether that’s an un­der­cover cop or a spy or a smug­gler,” says the Bri­tishAmer­i­can au­thor of The Spy With No Name, about an iden­tity-steal­ing Czech in the Cold War, and Hand­some Devil, about an Aus­tro-Hun­gar­ian con artist. The crime writer, who now lives in Los An­ge­les, ex­plores per­haps the strangest case of iden­tify theft in Amer­i­can mu­sic in “The Coun­ter­feit Queen of Soul” (p. 84), about a singer who was forced to im­per­son­ate Aretha Franklin in the late 1960s.

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