Inherit the Dead

Inherit the Dead

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"Pericles "Perry" Christo is a PI with a past--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. Her father, her best friend, her boyfriends all have agendas of their own. Angel, he soon realizes, may be in grave danger. and if Christo gets too close, he just might get caught in the crossfire. 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, each writer brings his or her distinctive voice to a chapter of Inherit the Dead, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451684759
1451684754
Characteristics: viii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Santlofer, Jonathan 1946-

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LuvReadingStuff
Feb 09, 2016

I wonder, are there more novels out there like this one where every chapter is written by a different author? I will do some research. A fun easy read.

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Dreamstime
Nov 25, 2014

Concept is interesting but the execution is mediocre, like stumbling through a story.

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AitchmarkB52
May 16, 2014

nice change from the Jack Reacher books. Tangled and interesting.

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StarGladiator
Apr 07, 2014

This book is for a good cause, so I hope it sells, but it is really a submediocre book. The characters simply didn't hold one's interest, too mundane, too banal, just not quality mystery writing, suggesting that many of the authors can get away with a lengthy novel, but few can do the short story format.

ziggys Jan 11, 2014

neat concept. overall very enjoyable.

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3dblus
Nov 28, 2013

Way too slow a story plot for me. Didn't finish - No rating

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