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Inherit the Dead: A Novel Hardcover – October 8, 2013
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Chapter 1 by Jonathan Santlofer sets up an ordinary premise: Ex-cop turned private detective Perry Christo is asked to find Angel, Julia Druscilla's missing twenty-year-old daughter. If Angel doesn't sign some trust documents on her twenty-first birthday, her share of a sizeable trust will be forfeited to Julia. Christo was booted off the police force for misconduct that remains unspecified until chapter 2's writer fills in the details, but we're given to believe that the accusations were false, making Christo a typical wronged-cop-turned-PI. Santlofer also appends a first-person narrative to the end of the chapter, voiced by someone who is following Christo. Some of the other writers do the same, but that aspect of the novel is largely abandoned by its midway point.Read more ›
Naked came the Manatee started the multiple-author genre. This book should end it.
It's not the round robin writing style that makes this a boring read, it's the quality of the writing. A book like this needs to start well in setting up the premise, and the editor Jonathan Santlofer of this one, decided to go with, well himself to do that. His situation was pretty average, and nothing unique, a washed up ex cop now PI desperate for a case to pay the bills gets a phone call from a rich woman that her daughter is missing. Her daughter by the way is an adult, and doesn't actually live with her. PI Perry Christo also couldn't be any more boring if he tried. He's just your another hard crime noir leftover guy in a trench coat with no personality.Read more ›
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When a story is told in the first person and only that point of view and that person's reflections and and reactions are telling the story and the thoughts and motivations - and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by RBeck
Rating #1---the book, itself. I will have to give the book a 3* rating. It was an interesting story; not great, just interesting. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Len
I think the story line was good, but the different writing left a lot to be desired. The men were much better writers, the women I think tried too hard, one of them was pretty foul... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
If twenty mystery writers got together and decided to wirtie a book, each one penning a different chapter, you might expect mayhem
Surprisingly this book turned out well... Read more
Great read. Twenty authors and you can't tell where one stops and the next one starts.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was really looking forward to reading different style of murder authors when I ordered this book. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing story given that 20 writers each write a chapter and they flow flawlessly. I didn't know a lot of the authors, but it didn't matter Fun to read. Good mystery. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LATeach