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Inherit the Dead

A Novel

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Description

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 boy­friends 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 19, 2013 – Despite the usual serial-novel pitfalls, C.J. Box, Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Charlaine Harris, Val McDermid, and the 15 other distinguished crime authors who each contribute a chapter to this team project succeed in fashioning an engaging and cohesive plot. Each author maintains his or her distinctive style and storytelling approach. Marcia Clark’s offering is a mini–legal thriller, for example, while Heather Graham’s is heavy on the romance. Wealthy Julia Drusilla hires former NYPD homicide cop Pericles “Perry” Christo to find her missing 20-year-old daughter, Angelina, who’s set to inherit a fortune. The trail to Angel, as her family calls her, twists from Manhattan’s Upper East Side to the Hamptons and Brooklyn. Everyone in Angel’s life has an ulterior motive, including her father, boyfriend, and best friend. The chapters move seamlessly as clues and storylines set up by one author are expanded by the next. Royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensations go to Safe Horizon, America’s largest provider of services for domestic violence victims.

Customer Reviews

Disappointment

I love Charlaine Harris, which is the only reason I bought this book. However, every chapter is written by a different author, so the flow of the book feels wrong. If you can get over that, then your stuck with a "hero" who personally I didn't find very likable but that could be because he seemed different in each chapter. Then your stuck with a damsel in distress who couldn't be more cliche. It's so bad I'm having a hard time even finishing it...still love Charlaine though. It just proves that authors have their own voice, so when you have 20 authors telling a story from one persons point of view it just doesn't work...sorry guys.

Inherit the dead

How disappointing! Multi authors just confused the story because each felt they had to begin their respective chapter retelling the storyline. So much so they left out much needed dialogue. I just Couldn't get into it!

Inherit The Dead

This novel is a very mysterious mystery of a PI searching for the daughter of a very wealthy-but dying patron of NY. Avery good read, perfect book for anyone into mysteries.

Inherit the Dead
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Oct 08, 2013
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
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