No Rest for the Dead

No Rest for the Dead

eBook - 2011
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In this New York Times bestseller, twenty-six renowned thriller authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel—a collaboration that combines the skills of America's greatest storytellers to produce a single 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 these twenty-five bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only America's very best authors could achieve.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781451607390
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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rlancaster31
Mar 30, 2015

I thought this was a good read - I read it over two days, can't remember when I last read something so quickly.
An interesting idea having 26 authors write it, and it worked for me.

readrater Jan 27, 2013

A good story with twists and turns leading to the murderer. With 26 authors, the book still read relatively smoothly.

fdenlinger Dec 29, 2011

This was an excellent compilation of writers and I was impressed by the detail. There are some hard POV changes, but other than tha5t an easy read.

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Deb_SS
Oct 10, 2011

The forward praised this book as exciting and suspenseful with a heart-stopping climax. To me this was a boring knock-off of an Agatha Christie who-done-it. It's premise was a typical "lets get everyone together in a room and try to figure out who the murderer is." The ending was flat and not much of a surprise. I expected so much more since each chapter was written by a different, well-known and well-praised author. Skip this one.

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emerge
Aug 28, 2011

I had to read this as it contains work by some of my favourite writers. The story itself has a clever, twisted plot with people that you come to care about...or not, in terms of the "bad guys".
What I really enjoyed was watching/reading how each author picked up what was given to them so far & how they decided to advance the plot & put a little of their own spin on the characters. Amazingly cohesive, considering there are more than 20 authors.

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ravensview
Aug 25, 2011

"More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel" - couldn't resist this review.
Read it - very well done concept and story

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