Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Finds: One Book, 20 Authors


FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Brought to you by Should Be Reading.


Inherit the Dead, a novel by 20 authors

Readers will enjoy an introduction by Lee Child, an afterword by Linda Fairstein, and chapters by bestselling authors Mary Higgins Clark, John Connolly, Charlaine Harris, CJ Box, Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Alafair Burke, Stephen L. Carter, Marcia Clark, Max Allan Collins, James Grady, Heather Graham, Bryan Gruley, Val McDermid, SJ Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, Dana Stabenow, Lisa Unger, and Sarah Weinman. What's more, the editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensation to Safe Horizon, the leading victim assistance agency in the country making it a worthy and winning triumph.

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 Hampton beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.


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I found this book on the blog Minding Spot and I was immediately interested! The review was very favorable, which is a plus, but I also love the idea of one full-length novel being written by so many wonderful authors. I want to read more suspense/mystery novels and this is a book that falls under that category.

19 comments:

Hilda K said...

Oh wow, so many awesome authors in one book! Charlaine Harris is one of my favorites, so I definitely will check out this book later. It's great to hear that this book has positive reviews. I can't imagine how hectic it must be working on with very many authors. Almost like working with a whole classmates haha. xD

Thank you for telling us about this interesting book, Lauren! :)

Erika Sorocco said...

Inherit the Dead sounds awesome!

xx

Candace said...

I'm not sure if I'd like this or not, but I'm definitely curious now!

Eileen said...

Wow I'm really into mysteries even though I haven't read a good one in a long time. Definitely curious how the twenty different authors were able to pull off one continuous book though. Thanks for sharing, Lauren! <33

Christy @ Love of Books said...

Dang, that's a lot of authors. I like Lee Childs, but haven't read anything by him in a looong time. And how nice to donate the royalties. Thanks for sharing this book!

Jasprit said...

When I first saw this book I thought it was an anthology, but I too am liking the sound of so many authors contributing to one single book! Great find!

Giselle said...

Oh how cool this is a really neat idea and I like that it's an actual full novel vs like an anthology with a bunch of authors. Def a book I'd wanna try just to see how it worked out! :)

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

One book when 20 authors sounds really neat. I hope you get a chance to read this!

Medeia Sharif said...

I first thought it was an anthology, but a novel? That's awesome. I'm familiar with many of the authors.

Alise (Readers In Wonderland) said...

Yeah I thought it was an anthology as well! I love the concept of so many ideas and writing styles going into one book but it could go wrong in so many ways. I hope that's not the case!

DMS said...

This sounds fascinating. I can't recall ever reading a book that was written by so many authors. I am definitely intrigued to see how their styles come together. Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

DMS said...

This sounds fascinating. I can't recall ever reading a book that was written by so many authors. I am definitely intrigued to see how their styles come together. Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

Sophia Lin said...

TWENTY authors?!?!?!?!?! Holy monkeys. O_O *flips*

I've never heard of any of the authors before though so... :3

Melanie said...

I feel bad for not recognising any of the authors there o.o But sounds good!

Thanks for sharing, hun! <33

kimbacaffeinate said...

Wow this sounds cool, now I want to read it!

JaimeLovesStuff said...

Whoa!!! I was thinking (at first) this would be an anthology but it's one story!! Very awesome. I def need to get this especially since there are so many good authors a part of this!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What a great sounding book!

Candace said...

I hadn't heard of this one before but it actually sounds quite good!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

OMG so it's not an anthology, but a full novel with a tons of authors? So cool! I've never heard of that happening before!