No Rest for the Dead: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 3, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Ten years ago Jon Nunn investigated the murder of a museum curator. A murder performed in a most unlikely way. All evidence pointed to Rosemary Thomas having killed her husband in a jealous rage. Ten ... Read full review

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It is a shining example of a brilliant work by 26 separate authors coming together to write one murder mystery. Each author contributing a separate chapter following the creativity of the one before ... Read full review

Contents

JEFFLINDSAY
19
ALEXANDERMcCALL SMITH
29
RAYMONDKHOURY
39
JONATHANSANTLOFER
47
SANDRABROWN
57
FAYE KELLERMAN
65
ANDREWF GULLI
73
KATHYREICHS
81
R L STINE
147
MARCIA TALLEY
153
THOMAS COOK
161
DIANA GABALDON
165
THOMAS COOK
167
DIANA GABALDON
171
PETER JAMES
173
TESS GERRITSEN
179

JOHN LESCROART
91
T JEFFERSON PARKER
103
LORIARMSTRONG
111
MATTHEW PEARL
117
MICHAELPALMER
125
J A JANCE
133
GAYLE LYNDS
135
ANDREW F GULLI
139
J A JANCE
141
ANDREWF GULLI
143
LISA SCOTTOLINE
185
PHILLIP MARGOLIN
187
JEFFERY DEAVER
189
KATHY REICHS
197
R L STINE
205
JEFFERY DEAVER
209
JEFFABBOTT
217
MARCUS SAKEY
229
ADDITIONAL POLICE REPORTS KATHY REICHS 247
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With contributions from: David Baldacci (Introduction), Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, Sandra Brown, Thomas Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F. Gulli, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Philip Margolin, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Palmer, T. Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, R.L. Stine, and Marcia Talley.

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