Clifford Michael Irving is an American investigative reporter and novelist who has written and published twenty books under his own name. He is best known for a fictional "autobiography" of Howard Hughes in the early 1970s. After Hughes denounced him and sued the publisher, McGraw-Hill, Irving confessed the hoax and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison; he served 17 months. He is most active now as the author of 18 ebooks on Kindle and Nook. His investigative true crime book Daddy's Girl is Kindle's # 1 Best Seller in the category of Courts & Law.