Inherit the Dead

Inherit the Dead

A Novel

Book - 2013
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TWENTY THRILLING WRITERS. ONE CHILLING MYSTERY.


More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel--a collaboration among some of the most popular mystery and thriller writers in the English-speaking world today, producing a "well-told mystery that stands on its own two (or 40) feet" ( Booklist ).

Readers will enjoy an introduction by Lee Child, an afterword by Linda Fairstein, and chapters by bestselling authors Mary Higgins Clark, John Connolly, Charlaine Harris, CJ Box, Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Alafair Burke, Stephen L. Carter, Marcia Clark, Max Allan Collins, James Grady, Heather Graham, Bryan Gruley, Val McDermid, SJ Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, Dana Stabenow, Lisa Unger, and Sarah Weinman. What's more, the editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensation to Safe Horizon, the leading victim assistance agency in the country--making it a worthy and winning triumph.

Pericles "Perry" Christo is a PI with a past--a former cop, who lost his badge and his family when a corruption scandal left him broke and disgraced. When wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla summons him one cold February night, he grabs what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case.

The socialite is looking for her beautiful, aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there's much more to the lovely "Angel" than meets the eye. Her father, her best friend, her boy#65533;friends all have agendas of their own. Angel, he soon realizes, may be in grave danger...and if Christo gets too close, he just might get caught in the crossfire.

This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean streets and along Hamptons' beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2013
ISBN: 9781451684759
Branch Call Number: M INH
Characteristics: viii, 265 p. ;,24 cm

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LuvReadingStuff
Feb 09, 2016

I wonder, are there more novels out there like this one where every chapter is written by a different author? I will do some research. A fun easy read.

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Dreamstime
Nov 25, 2014

Concept is interesting but the execution is mediocre, like stumbling through a story.

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AitchmarkB52
May 16, 2014

nice change from the Jack Reacher books. Tangled and interesting.

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StarGladiator
Apr 07, 2014

This book is for a good cause, so I hope it sells, but it is really a submediocre book. The characters simply didn't hold one's interest, too mundane, too banal, just not quality mystery writing, suggesting that many of the authors can get away with a lengthy novel, but few can do the short story format.

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jonnyquick
Mar 24, 2014

This is a book that could have/should have been written as a very short story. The chapters were strung out so that each author could contribute. A waste of time read. So disappointed with so much literary talent. Will not read a compilation book again.

ziggys Jan 11, 2014

neat concept. overall very enjoyable.

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3dblus
Nov 28, 2013

Way too slow a story plot for me. Didn't finish - No rating

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