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No Rest for the Dead | [David Baldacci (introduction), Laurie H. Armstrong, Sandra Brown, Jeffery Deaver, Robert Dugoni, Brian Gruley, J. A. Jance]

No Rest for the Dead

More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
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Publisher's Summary

More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel - a collaboration that combines the skills of America's greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.

"The lineup of writers who have contributed to this mystery is akin to the Murderers' Row of the 1927 New York Yankees. There is not a weak spot in the bunch."
—David Baldacci, from the Introduction

Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, "as it passes from one creator's mind to the next."

When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco's McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. With the help of the dead woman's friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn's last chance for redemption… but the shadowy forces behind Christopher's death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.

In this innovative storytelling approach, each of 25 best-selling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale.

With contributions from David Baldacci (Introduction), Jeff Lindsay, Alexander McCall Smith, Jonathan Santlofer, Sandra Brown, Faye Kellerman, Kathy Reichs, Benjamin Kelly, John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker, Gayle Lynds, Matthew Pearl, J. A. Jance, Michael Palmer, Marcia Talley, P. D. James, Diana Gabaldon, Philip Margolin, Tess Gerritsen, Katherine Neville, Lisa Scottoline, R. L. Stine, Jeffery Deaver, Laurie H. Armstrong, Brian Gruley, Robert Dugoni.

©2011 Sandra Brown, David Baldacci, R.L. Stine, Lisa Scottoline, Jeffery Deaver, David Baldacci (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Twenty-six fantastic writers + one good cause = irresistible mystery nirvana." (Lee Child)

"Brilliant…. If you like your mysteries smart, with a great twist, then you must read this book.” (Linda Fairstein)

"Wow, what a line up! You can't go wrong here." (Michael Connelly)

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    Claudia Roswell, GA, United States 01-24-15
    Claudia Roswell, GA, United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2010
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    What did you love best about No Rest for the Dead?

    I was amazed that I could see such a difference in writing styles, chapter to chapter. This must have been a real challenge to put this story together with so many gifted minds creating it. The story itself was good, but the variety of writing styles in the book was captivating. I am definitely going to look for more books by a couple of these writers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I wasn't endeared to any particular character.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I find some readers are just easier to follow and listen to than others. I enjoyed the readers of this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I probably listened to it in 3 segments.


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    Pint-sized Bookworm 07-14-14

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

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    "An innocent woman executed?"
    What did you love best about No Rest for the Dead?

    The great line up of crime writers and narrators that have teamed up to create the book and audio book ensure that this is an excellent read. With many twists and turns and everyone a suspect with a strong motive. A very enjoyable read and listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery and the plot and the great ending with a little dark humour thrown in for good measure. I also loved the way the story comes together in the end. This is an excellent collaboration.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a brilliant collaborative work written by some of the best crime and mystery writers around today. It is also well read by a great team of narrators. I loved the concept and the storyline, a must read and listen for mystery enthusiasts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Richardson Auburn, AL US 06-29-14
    D. Richardson Auburn, AL US 06-29-14 Member Since 2013

    I'm a bored Alabamian looking for a way to escape!

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    "Interesting Experiment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Rest for the Dead to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the audio version enhanced the print version for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Rest for the Dead?

    The most memorable moment for me was the execution of Rosemary Thomas. It was absolutely heartbreaking and I wondered if that was what truly happened to people when prisons carry out the death penalty.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Since there were six narrators, I couldn't really pick out one particular performance. I recognized the difference between the two female narrators. One I preferred over the other. However, it was more difficult to identify each male narrator. What I liked most, the seemingly deliberate attempt to separate narrators for the different characters. It made listening easier. There were six narrators: James Colby, Jonathan Davis, Richard Ferrone, Eliza Foss, Carol Monda and Tom Stechschulte.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The execution scene was the most emotional for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished the audiobook and acknowledge that it was an interesting experiment to use so many different writers to create one story. And it was a good story. It didn't bother me listening to the different voices. But since some chapters were short, I often took five to ten minute breaks to keep the characters in my head.

    Yes, sometimes the different voices of the writers were clearly defined, and a bit jarring from one chapter to the next, but not enough to completely ruin the story. Perhaps it's because I'm not familiar with all the writers. I think it an excellent accomplishment to get so many minds focused on one story. And it was a treat to listen to the work of R. L. Stein and it not be Goosebumps-related!

    No Rest For The Dead reminded me of Christie's novel, Evil Under The Sun. It felt very 1970s whodunit. And I enjoyed it! Good story, good narration, fair experiment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    South Pasadena, California United States 10-14-12
    South Pasadena, California United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Love Tess Gerritsen"
    If you could sum up No Rest for the Dead in three words, what would they be?

    The Iron Maiden (I want one)


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    More, more, more - couldn't stop walking!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they found husband in his torture chamber. Hopefully he was alive when they put him in it!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Who's sitting while they listen!! I'm walking my dog for miles.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good thing I don't listen to comments. I read them, and laugh at all the negative comments. There hasn't been a Tess Gerritsen book I haven't liked. I've liked them all, particularly the "Rizzoli & Isles" series. (Of course I've Also watched the "Rizzoli &Isles" TV series - every one of them!!) I read all the "Rizzoli & Isles" first, and while waiting for the next "R & I", I listened to all her others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Arlington, TN, United States 09-29-12
    Dennis Arlington, TN, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Mundane, tells the same story over and over!"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

    I keep thinking will this book ever be over! It had good reviews and I was very disappointed.


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    Cathleen SUMNER, WA, United States 09-19-12
    Cathleen SUMNER, WA, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not as well spent as other books I have listened to


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will stay away from 'group' works


    Any additional comments?

    I found the change of voice and writing distracting. I had listened to a previous group work, but found this one more difficult to stay with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 09-13-12
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "An Author for Each Chapter-What An Idea & It Works"
    Would you listen to No Rest for the Dead again? Why?

    Yes. I'm sure it would be even better and that I would hear bits that I glossed over in the first listen. It is a complex story but very well done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Rest for the Dead?

    When it was revealed who was actually murdered. I had an inkling that the dead guy might be a surprise but I had no idea.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All the narrators were terrific. I bought the book because of the authors. I've read all of them before and every one of their books by others. It was surprising to see them join up for this book. Might be a new way to write a novel without taking a year out of their lives.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I always want to listen to a book in one sitting but know it can't be done. One has to sleep.


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    Caroline Chance Bowie, MD, US 08-28-12
    Caroline Chance Bowie, MD, US 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book because it was interesting hearing how each author provided clues and tied in the clues from the authors in the previous chapters.


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There were multiple narrators in the story. This made it feel a bit disjointed and also hard to follow characters. One narrator would have been ideal.


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    Julie Lane New York 08-26-11
    Julie Lane New York 08-26-11 Member Since 2007

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    "Worth your time"

    Don't be turned off by those who complain about too many voices disrupting the flow of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Some chapters were better than others, but it all hung together well and I'm glad I made the decision to buy this one. It was a good listen with a good twist that I certainly didn't see coming.

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    Laura Williston, ND, United States 07-16-11
    Laura Williston, ND, United States 07-16-11 Member Since 2013
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    "What a great idea!!"

    I loved how the writing style changes from one character to another (just like real peoples personalities come about differently) the book was very entertaining! I tip my hat to some of my favorite authors joining with some that I had never had the chance to read for some superior writting.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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