Inherit the Dead
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).
Author(s): see the above list for all 20(!!) names! :)
Genre: mystery, fiction, thriller, crime, anthology, law enforcement, private detective, proceeds go to charity. (Some swearing, though not much. Some violence - murder - adult innuendos but no sex).
Format: ebook via Samsung Galaxy 4 Nook ereader
Read: June, 2015
NOTE: proceeds from the sale of this anthology are donated to charitable organization: Safe Horizon. Safe Horizon is (VERY SUMMARIZED) a victim's ...more
I was amazed at how seamlessly the story flowed but what would you expect from such a fabulous line up of authors.
Perry Christo was forced out of the police department after a corruption scandal. Now a few years later he has a successful private investigation business.
Julia Drusilla calls Perry, claiming that her daughter, Angelina ...more
Several of the reviews noted the differences in writing style due to the fact that each chapter of this book being written by a different author. Some other reviewers had a problem with that, but that wasn't my issue, and the differences in style didn't bother me, possibly because I listened to this on audiobook so the style shifts weren't as noticeable as if I'd been reading a paper book.
My problem with this book was two-fold:
1) there wasn't ...more
Each chapter is written by a different author on the same story line. Perry, disgraced cop now PI, is hired to find Angelina "Angel" Loki. Even I, not aware of my Norse mythology and comic superheroes, have seen "Thor" and i know that Loki is a liar and trickster.
The first few chapters were rather boring and weren't holding my attention. In fact, I ...more
A NYPD homicide detective is fired from the job and becomes a private eye. A rich Manhattan socialite hires him to find her missing daughter. He quickly learns that this is more than just a mi...more
Jonathan Santlofer, himself a best-selling crime writer as well as renowned artist, had the unenviable task of n ...more
Having multiple authors contribute to an multiple story anthology tends to work better than having them write a chapter each for a one-story book. The anthology gives each person a chance to show their individual ideas. In this case it made the story seem like the main character was suffering from a case of multiple personalities. One writer would write Perry with a slowpoke depressive attitude and the next with a ...more
This book has a lot going for it. Each chapter is written by an established author. The proceeds go to a good non-profit organization. It's a classic missing persons case filled with money. It reads fast and easy.
I never expected it to flow so well. Despite being written by 20 different authors, it is a cohesive mystery. I don't like to discuss plot in reviews because that is available on the book page. At first, I was worried it was ...more
Perry Christo is a disgraced former cop turned P.I. When a wealthy 'uptown' woman summons ...more
John B. Rosenman
Yes, they can, and they do it in Inherit The Dead. Fortunately, this is no deliberately trashy, collaborative bestseller like 1969’s Naked Came the Stranger written by twenty-four journalists (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_C....)
This classic noir tale about a PI hired to locate a rich, icy matron’s daughter named Angel features twenty chapters by twenty well-known authors, and it is edited by Jonathan Santlofer and introduced ...more
Is she lying about dying? Is she ill or just a skilled actress? (view spoiler)[but as soon as I heard the story ...more
An ex-cop who was framed as corrupt and kicked off the force 6 years ago is now a private detective who is flawed in his personal life but is good at his job. I think the story tries to come off noir, but it's noir-lite. The story does ...more
Collaborative fiction is hardly a new concept, but carrying it out on the scope of Inherit the ...more