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Publisher's Summary

More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel - a collaboration that combines the skills of America's greatest storytellers to produce a 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 25 best-selling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale.
With contributions from David Baldacci (Introduction), Jeff Lindsay, Alexander McCall Smith, Jonathan Santlofer, Sandra Brown, Faye Kellerman, Kathy Reichs, Benjamin Kelly, John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker, Gayle Lynds, Matthew Pearl, J. A. Jance, Michael Palmer, Marcia Talley, P. D. James, Diana Gabaldon, Philip Margolin, Tess Gerritsen, Katherine Neville, Lisa Scottoline, R. L. Stine, Jeffery Deaver, Laurie H. Armstrong, Brian Gruley, Robert Dugoni.
©2011 Sandra Brown, David Baldacci, R.L. Stine, Lisa Scottoline, Jeffery Deaver, David Baldacci (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Twenty-six fantastic writers + one good cause = irresistible mystery nirvana." (Lee Child)
"Brilliant…. If you like your mysteries smart, with a great twist, then you must read this book.” (Linda Fairstein)
"Wow, what a line up! You can't go wrong here." (Michael Connelly)
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By Carrie on 07-12-11

Not as good as expected

I was so excited to download a real who-dunnit by some of the greatest authors ever but... I don't know. It was good, but not as good as I had expected. I never really felt a significant connection to any of the charachters. It felt choppy, and not that surprising at the end. Not bad for a summer listen, but there's better out there for sure!

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By Orlando Girl on 08-07-11

Good book/bad recording!

The book is interesting and definitely worth a listen. The narrators do a fine job, and the plot moves forward fairly seamlessly considering each chapter is written by a different writer. However, Part 2 of the book is not broken down into segmented chapters for listening, as Part 1 is. I accidentally hit rewind on my Ipod and had to manually fast forward through 2 hours of listening to get back to the chapter I had left off on (unable to simply scroll back to the correct chapter). I don't know if my download was some kind of fluke since no other reviewer mentions this problem. But for the sake of future readers, I hope this problem has been corrected.

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By Philip on 08-22-15

Well worth a listen

I liked the use of multiple authors and readers. The story has a good pace and you do care about the "victim". A very good crime drama.

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By Mr P D Harrison on 07-26-15

Don't download it

What would have made No Rest for the Dead better?

A refund of my credit

What will your next listen be?

Either the new Lee Child book or a Clive Cussler one.

How could the performance have been better?

It's just my opinion but I like the same voice telling the story from start to finish and this one confused me when women were reading parts previously read by men and then men as women.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, it was boring. I was confused, bored and disappointed especially as the writers have done other works that I LOVE but not this one.

Any additional comments?

Don't wast a credit on this book, sorry.

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By Larry on 06-03-15

No Rest for the Dead.

Loved the story, the unusual presentation by a number of different writers each of whom I enjoy.
One thing I don't like about books is when the lead up is approx. 95% of the thrill and the ending is 5% of suddeness.
This sudden ending is a slight disappointment to me. However, I never put it down from start to finish.
Where was Mr.King?

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By Petr on 11-06-17

Riverting story

My favourite narrator, riverting story and nice twist at the end. The beginning of the story is quite tough as it describes execution to a level of detail which some people can struggle to handle.

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