Oct 25, 2013

Inherit the Dead,by twenty different thriller writers

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.

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Page 56:
"Could you tell me how well you know the family?" he asked her.
"We run in the same social circles," she said, as if that should explain all.
"So you don't really know her?" he asked.
Book beginning:
The call had been unexpected. The reference - a friend of a friend of a friend - too complicated to follow. But the job - if it turned into a job - was simple enough, a missing person. Or so the caller had said. But Perry Christo, former NYPD homicide detective turned private investigator, knew nothing was ever simple. (Jonathan Santlofer)

Title: Inherit the Dead: A Novel
Published October 8, 2013; Touchstone
Genre: mystery

Book description:
"Pericles “Perry” Christo is a former cop who lost his badge and his family when a corruption scandal left him broke and disgraced. When wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla summons him one cold February night, he grabs what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. The socialite is looking for her beautiful, aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there’s much more to the lovely “Angel” than meets the eye.

This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York’s mean streets and along Hamp­tons’ beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide. In an inventive storytelling approach, twenty different writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of Inherit the Dead, building the ten­sion to a shocking, explosive finale." (publisher)

Ever read a novel in which each chapter is written by a different author? Here is one!
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8 comments:

  1. Yes! I've read a couple of books where different authors contributed a chapter: NAKED CAME THE STRANGER and NAKED CAME THE MANATEE. In fact, there seem to be quite a few "Naked Came The ..." books out there. This one sounds like a winner.
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  2. Not an author or book I am familiar with. Thanks for the intro!

    Happy weekend!

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  3. Nice way to "mix" memes, Harvee! I hope you enjoy this book.

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  4. I don't know this book or this author...thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  5. hmmmm...Inherit the Dead sounds intense.

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  6. The each chapter written by a different author thing sounds intriguing. PleaseDo share your thoughts on the final effect when you are are done with this. I am very curious!

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  7. I saw Lee Child speak at a conference once talking about this collaborative project or one like it -- it sounds interesting!

    Thanks for the instructions about posting comments. I finally figured it out!

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  8. why is that most people assume that if people are in the same social circle that they know each other? it's like saying ... i grew up in [insert town here] ... do you know greg? ;P

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