I have to find a title for a story about two inventors, the Short brothers, who ended up writing hundreds of letters, containing lies, to various entrepreneurs, trying to get them to invest money in their projects. Finally they teamed up with one of their physics' teachers who reluctantly started to send fraudulent letters to investors claiming he had witnessed their experiments. At one point, the eccentric William Carbide, got involved in this scam, writing a few articles in a little known magazine with few readers. The story is mainly about this William Carbide who in the end did nothing.
The original title is something like (1) or (2). However, I am not sure if they sound good in English. I am looking for a suitable title that keeps the main idea in (1) or (2).
(1) William Carbide, the fourth liar in line after the Short brothers and their mentor, Dr. Thompson
(2) William Carbide, the fourth most important liar after the Short brothers and their mentor, Dr. Thompson