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Inherit the Dead: A Novel | [Lee Child, Lisa Unger, C. J. Box, Lawrence Block, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Santlofer (editor), Mary Higgins Clark]

Inherit the Dead: A Novel

Pericles "Perry" Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Julia needs Perry to track down the whereabouts of her beautiful yet aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young heiress.
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Publisher's Summary

Twenty thrilling writers. One chilling mystery.

Pericles "Perry" Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Julia needs Perry to track down the whereabouts of her beautiful yet aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young heiress.

But as Perry digs deeper, he discovers there's much more to the story of the lovely "Angel." Her father, her best friend, her boyfriend - they all have agendas of their own. This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean streets and around Hampton's beaches and back roads, during a bitterly cold and gray winter - where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.

Told in the same "serial novel" format that made 2011's No Rest for the Dead such a commercial and critical success, Inherit the Dead is a collaboration among 20 of today's best-selling mystery and thriller authors each taking a chapter of the narrative and infusing it with their signature style.

The editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensation to Safe Horizon, a leading provider of services to victims of violence and abuse, making this a worthy and winning accomplishment that showcases today's finest writers at their very best.

©2013 Lee Child, Lisa Unger, C.J. Box, Lawrence Block, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Santlofer, and Mary Higgins Clark (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Shannon San Dimas, CA, United States 10-12-13
    Shannon San Dimas, CA, United States 10-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Anti-climactic: Boring"

    I expected more from this book. Too much internal dialogue. I forced myself to hang in there until the end as I thought it would surely get good at some point, but it didn't and the ending was dumb. Don't waste your credit.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    JlL HAYS, KS, US 10-14-13
    JlL HAYS, KS, US 10-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who doesn't like a lot of action or suspense.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I just downloaded Twist, the newest book in the Frank Quinn series by John Lutz.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read most of these authors individually and love thier books. With each author doing a chapter, the flow just wasn't there. I know that part of the proceeds of the sale go to charity, which I think is great, but that wasn't enough motivation for me to even get through the whole book. This was a book I just couldn't wait to put down.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mel USA 10-09-13
    Mel USA 10-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth"

    Listening to this round robin collaboration was like watching the *Dream Team* lose the Olympics.

    The most interesting aspect was listening to each author perform in the line-up. Working with the same characters, and basic plot projection, their signature styles were highlighted, and individually, at least, entertaining. [But woe to "the one" that had the male characters all mindlessly swooning immediately over the poor imitation of a young Lauren Bacall -- really? Mercifully, this only happens during this author's chapter.] Obviously, with such a dream line-up, there was no Think Tank prior to pen hitting paper to map out the best possible scenario...I've read more intriguing plots in a bowl of alphabet soup. (My apologies to the chefs.) It was amazingly unimaginative, rote, and clichéd.

    The best thing I can say about this book is that some of the royalties will go to a worthy charity (Safe Horizon). If we all buy this, if there are enough sales to cover "editor and contributor compensation", we can hope our purchase becomes a contribution...so in that case, highly recommend, with the above caveats.

    23 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Nevs 04-09-15
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    "the narrator makes this book! Christopher evans"

    the story was good but the narrator couldn't have been better chosen.
    I'd recommend this book to friends in audio before paged.

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    Sarah 02-23-15
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    "Too many unanswered questions."

    I didn't really like the fact that you could tell the chapters were done by different authors. I didn't feel like the story really flowed.

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    Joanne C. Graham Pgh PA 02-06-15
    Joanne C. Graham Pgh PA 02-06-15 Member Since 2014

    amazon junkie

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    Such a great way to write and support Safe Haven. Thank you! Fantastic story from all the authors. Loved it

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    mary jae 01-29-15
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    "copy of movie Laura"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no one


    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

    no I have tried multiple authors and their stories are boring


    What character would you cut from Inherit the Dead?

    this was blatant copy of Laura


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    no 08-31-14
    no 08-31-14

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "Safe Horizons a great cause."

    This is a great story but the performance of Christopher Evan Welch could have been better. It is a story about a dying rich woman who hires the disgraced ex-detective Perry to find her missing daughter before it is too late. Not all is as it seems though and soon Perry is caught in a webs of deceit, family secrets and murder. The proceeds of this book go to a great cause in Safe Horizons, an organisation dedicated to helping families and victims of crime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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