Pendergast

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,176 ratings

The Cabinet of Curiosities Publisher's Summary

In 19th-century New York, the public flocked to collections of strange and grotesque oddities called "cabinets of curiosities." Now, in lower Manhattan, a modern apartment tower is slated to rise on the site of one of the old cabinets. But when the excavators break into a basement, they uncover a charnel pit of horror: the remains of 36 people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer.

In the aftermath, museum archaeologist Nora Kelly is visited by an enigmatic, silver-eyed FBI agent who is obsessed with the mystery of the bodies. Together, Special Agent Pendergast and Nora Kelly embark on an investigation that will take them from the gleaming skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan to the crumbling archives of the museum, from a mass grave under a Chinatown brownstone to a house of abominations on Riverside Drive. Their search unearths the faint whisper of a mysterious doctor who once roamed the city...a genius who carried out medical experiments on living human beings.

But just as Nora and Pendergast begin to unravel the clues to the century-old killings, a fresh spree of copy-cat murders and surgical mutilation erupts around them.

©2002 Splendide Mendax Inc. and Lincoln Child, All Rights Reserved (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group
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  • Book 1

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    • Relic

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    • Reliquary

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  • Book 4

    • Still Life with Crows

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 954
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    Medicine Creek, Kansas, has been slowly dying for the last century. In a town where nothing changes, the community is terrified after a series of grisly murders takes place. Even more alarming, the bodies are displayed in bizarre tableaus. With the entire town in shock, FBI Agent Pendergast arrives from New Orleans to investigate. From the fields to the local caves, Pendergast discovers the remnants of a Prohibition-era moonshine operation and the truth behind one of the town's greatest mysteries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Exciting! Like watching a film!

    • By Venice on 08-20-03

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  • Book 5

    • Brimstone

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Behind the gates of a fabulous Hampton estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers the carnage of a gruesome crime, a nightmare of seemingly supernatural origin. The smoldering remains of infamous art critic Jeremy Grove, a melted cross branding his chest, are found in a locked, barricaded attic. The hoofprint singed into the floorboards and the smell of brimstone recall the legendary horrors that befall those who make a pact with the Devil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't put it down

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 09-10-04

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  • Book 6

    • Dance of Death

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Praised as a "ruthless descendant of Holmes", agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dance of Death

    • By Frank on 08-16-05

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  • Book 7

    • The Book of the Dead

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness for abridged copies.

    • By Mike on 01-20-15

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  • Book 8

    • The Wheel of Darkness

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Wheel of Darkness shines Bright!

    • By Sarita on 09-03-08

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  • Book 9

    • Cemetery Dance

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Eyewitnesses claim and the security camera confirms the killer seen leaving the building was their strange, sinister neighbor--a man who, by all reports, was already dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy and cool

    • By BJG on 02-18-10

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  • Book 10

    • Fever Dream

    • By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shortens my commute!!

    • By Sue on 04-07-15

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  • Book 11

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    • Cold Vengeance

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