Twenty authors contributed a chapter each to this noir
tale. Mystery writers from Mark Billingham to John Connolly to Sarah
Weinman introduce readers to former NYPD detective Perry Christo, unjustly
forced to resign from his job six years prior to the story. Now he is a
barely-getting-by private investigator with an ex-wife and teen-age
daughter. Perry is hired by a wealthy Park Avenue woman to find her
missing estranged twenty-year-old daughter. The daughter, Angel, stands to
inherit several hundred million dollars on her twenty-first birthday in two
weeks. Who can Perry trust as he motors from Manhattan to Montauk in search of
clues to the woman’s disappearance? The parents? The friends? And who is
tailing Perry? Can you figure out the familial twists and deceits as time
runs out and a fortune is on the line? Inherit the Dead
is for readers who enjoy upper class domestic crimes with all of its
— From Adrean Darce Brent
TWENTY THRILLING WRITERS. ONE CHILLING MYSTERY.
More than twenty New York Times
bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel--a collaboration among some of the most popular mystery and thriller writers in the English-speaking world today, producing a "well-told mystery that stands on its own two (or 40) feet" (Booklist
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 boy-friends 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 Hamptons' beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.