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Publisher's Summary

The rich are very different from you and me. Blessed by great wealth, they can get what they want, even what they shouldn’t have. Cursed by great wealth, they become the targets of others who will risk everything to become affluent. In The Rich and the Dead, bestselling author Nelson DeMille introduces twenty original tales by today’s most elite mystery writers who explore the life (and death) styles of the rich and infamous.
In Ted Bell’s “The Pirate of Palm Beach,” an arrogant society columnist feels the unsociable - and deadly - backlash from his poison pen.
In Lee Child’s “Addicted to Sweetness,” a swaggering drug lord plots a nasty payback against a thieving underling.
In David Morrell’s “The Controller,” a seasoned protection specialist may need to be protected from the mercurial finance titan who purchases his services... and tests his loyalties.
From multinational boardrooms to palatial mansions to exotic playlands, these suspenseful, gold-standard tales reveal in scary, funny, and riveting ways just how much trouble money can buy.
Featuring stories by Nelson DeMille, Ted Bell, Peter Blauner, Karen Catalona, Tim Chapman, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Frank Cook, David DeLee, Joseph Goodrich, Daniel J. Hale, Roberta Isleib, Harley Jane Kozak, David Morrell, Carolyn Mullen, Twist Phelan, S. J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, Elaine Togneri, and Angela Zeman.
The full list of narrators includes: Joyce Bean, Sandra Burr, David Colacci, Jeff Cummings, Luke Daniels, Susan Ericksen, Phil Gigante, Dick Hill, Dan John Miller, and Natalie Ross.
©2011 Mystery Writers of America Inc. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Empress Karen on 03-02-15

Need To Name Authors

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, this was highlighting new writers, but it failed to give credit to all the writers! How can you buy their work if you do not know their names. Yes, some authors were credited but most were not. If you like hearing the readers, which I did, then this was not a disappointment as the readers do justice in just a few chapters. If you like hearing what a good writer can do in a few paragraphs, then this is a must listen for future mystery writers.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

All the readers are EXCELLENT

Did The Rich and the Dead inspire you to do anything?

I could only seek out authors that were named.

Any additional comments?

I purchased this a few years ago, and am now getting around to listen to it. Gads, I only hope I purchased on sale rather than use a full credit. Save this for the semi annual 25% off sale.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ellie Jordan on 03-13-17


had a bit of difficulty getting into this, but once i did, found each story interesting and most enjoyable.

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