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No Rest for the Dead

No Rest for the Dead


No Rest for the Dead

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Sep 6, 2011
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9781442339750
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More than 20 New York Times bestselling 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.

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. 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 26 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 accomplishment that only America's very best authors could achieve.

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David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. With his books published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, and with over 110 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favorite storytellers. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com, and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.


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  • (3/5)
    hard to follow thought with that many authors writing it would be different it was couldn't keep up with it
  • (2/5)
    Story doesn’t flow. It feels choppy. I think too many writers and styles. Cool idea but no.
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. The idea that each chapter was written by a different author and was both intriguing and amazing. You could sense the different styles but each chapter carried the characters,
    the edge and momentum.
  • (5/5)
    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 him/her. And, this was a good one that I couldn't put down.It has a little of everything, money, greed, art, death, betrayal, guilt, suspense and an ending difficult to predict.When a rich heiress is put to death via lethal injection, the evidence pointed to her killing of her husband.A curator of a successful museum, a consummate liar and cheater, he was missing after she had a public meltdown at a prestigious art gala, announcing to the public that he was basically a slime ball for wanting a divorce after all she did to bring him where he was.His body is found weeks later in Germany in a torture device called the Iron Maiden. On loan at the San Francisco museum, it was returned to a prestigious German museum with a well-decomposed body inside.The main character is a detective, Jon Nunn, who worked on the case and had a large hand in pointing the evidence toward the heiress, resulting in her execution.Nunn's life was ruined by guilt, and in the ensuing years as alcohol took over, he lost his wife and position. He always felt she might have been innocent.Ten years later, a group of savory and successful characters are called to the museum on the anniversary of the wife's execution.This action packed novel takes the reader to both the upper crust and the lower, poorer people who do the bidding of the rich.It is Jon Nunn who returns to place all the savory threads together, confirming just how wrong he was to lack the ability to follow his instincts that she was not guilty.This is a great page turner. And, it was a great buy for only $1.99 at Bookcloseouts.com back in January when I went on a buying spree during their sale.Highly recommended.
  • (4/5)

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    I enjoyed the story. I think they should have stuck to one narrator.

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  • (2/5)

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    Nothing new. Predictable. Characters not well developed. Lacked emotion and belivsa ft

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  • (5/5)

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    Fabulous! I loved the different authors. Kept the book fresh. I could almost imagine them passing it on to the next person so they could put their twist on the story.

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  • (5/5)

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    I was immediately captivated by this story. The drama, suspense, and edginess began on first page. I had fun trying to figure it out and did in the last few chapters. The most exciting part is the fact that almost all my favorite authors were writers. Great read!!!!

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  • (3/5)

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    Twenty-six mystery writers combine their talents to create one story about a woman who is put to death after being wrongly accused of her husband's murder. The ending is not unexpected in this depressing story, which tracks the mystery and the lives of each character before and after the execution. The authors' voices and styles are blended well except for the beginning of a few chapters which may throw readers for a bit as the story changes authors. The best part of the story is the fact that proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • (2/5)

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    You would think that 26 bestselling mystery writers could come up with an incredible plot, scintillating dialogue and an unforgettable read. Well, they didn't -- not in this story. It was very predictable, not interesting at all and very forgettable.

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  • (2/5)
    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 years ago Jon Nunn was convinced he had the right suspect and had even gone to her execution. However, the case always haunted him in some of its inconsistencies eventually costing him his job and his marriage. Can the case finally be solved on the eve of an odd memorial to Rosemary ten years after her execution.

    The interesting thing about this book is that it was written by 26 different authors. A virtual who’s who of mystery and thriller writers including, Sandra Brown, Diana Galbaldon, Tess Gerritson, Alexander McCall Smith, Kathy Reichs … the lists goes on and on. With a talent pool as deep as this one would expect a well crafted story. And it was. The thing that did not work for me was the fact that the writing styles were so different and the fact that some of the book was narrated and some of the book was written in first person. It detracted from the flow of the story. Despite that it was a good who-done-it, with a suspect list as long as the book’s list of authors. An interesting twist at the end, that a reader may or may not see coming wrapped it all up nicely.
  • (5/5)

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    Excellent stories!!!!! Brilliant!!!

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  • (3/5)

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    slightly predictable, but wow, what a collection of authors!

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  • (5/5)

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    Loved the different authors and narrators! Story line had a great twist!

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  • (3/5)
    It was interesting to read a book by 26 authors, but I felt this story was just a normal bestselling mystery; and I was hoping from something more than that. The change in the writing style between chapters was only slightly different and possibly undetectable for people who aren’t trying to find the differences. While it felt a little generic for me, I’m still glad I had the chance to read this book. There was some interesting twists and turns through this book to keep me going; some I saw coming, some I didn’t. Trying to pick the real killer of Chris was sometimes difficult; the guy was a real prink and I think everyone wanted him dead. If you enjoy any of these authors, or just want to test drive their style then this book is a good place to start.
  • (5/5)
    Twenty-six of the best mystery writers get together to write a book. Normally you would think, yeah, a bunch of short stories but not in this case, they actually write a complete mystery and Wow, what a mystery they write.

    There is a good explanation about how they manage this feat but it doesn't really explain the magic. This is a solid, tight mystery with plenty of twists and turns. I did wonder at one point if I had the solution but I certainly didn't come up with the entire finish!

    I'm not even going to try and explain the story, it needs to be read to even follow. I was actually a bit hesitant because of the premise but it was done so well that I didn't even notice how fast I was flying through the chapters. I had a family picnic and a six hour drive home in the middle of this book and still finished it in two days!

    One thing I wanted to do was see if I could retain who wrote which sections and keep track of some of my favorite authors. Wrong, the pages kept turning and as soon as I started the next chapter I completely forgot who was writing that particular chapter.

    The proceeds from this book are going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, something that just makes it more worth buying.
  • (4/5)
    I was particularly wary of this novel, only because I have never read a collaborative work before. With that said, the contributing authors included many of my favourites, and I trusted their judgement – feeling that they would not be involved in such a project if it wasn’t worthwhile. I’m glad I gave it a shot, because No Rest for the Dead is nothing short of spectacular and magnificent. With an extraordinary line-up of authors including Alexander McCall Smith, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffrey Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Jeff Lindsay, R.L. Stine and Kathy Reichs, the story flows seamlessly and each author brings something unique to each chapter to create one of the better crime novels I’ve read in 2011.

    I read the opening couple of chapters on the bus ride home, and was instantly moved. Without giving too much away, the opening chapter describes the process of administering a lethal injection in such graphic and uncompromising detail. I was completely hooked. What follows is the extraordinary tale of Rosemary and Christopher Thomas and the art world in which they live in. Christopher is potentially the most loathsome character I’ve read about in years – a womanising and shady man and curator at a San Francisco gallery, who will stoop to incredible levels to make more money. What could have been a promising career turned sour as his greed and ambition destroyed any chance of happiness or fulfilment – he simply can’t help wanting more. And yet without his wife, he would be nothing. Rosemary comes from an incredibly wealthy family, and helped establish a life for her husband and children. Sick and tired of watching her husband flaunt his ways, Rosemary causes a scene at a public event at the gallery and after a vocal argument, the two leave the gallery. Christopher Thomas is never seen again.

    With overwhelming evidence pointing to one suspect, Detective John Nunn has no choice but to follow the trail and arrest Rosemary. The case takes its toll on Nunn and his personal life, and we re-join him some ten years in the future; a shadow of his former self and still unsettled over the Thomas murder. When a ten-year memorial is raised by a friend close to the Thomas family, Nunn seizes the opportunity to have all the original suspects back together on the same night. No Rest for the Dead is no Agatha Christie novel, where the detective pieces the puzzle together. Nor is it a game of Cleudo, where logical deduction solves the case. Everyone had motives, everyone had means. If Rosemary was innocent – who killed Christopher Thomas?

    The twists and turns that lead to the stunning conclusion are expertly delivered by some of the world’s greatest crime writers and with an ample pool of suspects, the revelation of the killer’s identity, as suggested by David Baldacci in the introduction, came as a huge surprise to me. I love nothing more than being surprised. Read this!
  • (4/5)
    When Christopher Thomas, a curator at San Francisco's Museum of Fine Arts, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in Berlin, his wife Rosemary Thomas is the prime suspect. Long suffering under Christopher's unfaithful ways, Rosemary is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, becomes convinced that the wrong person was put to death. Along with financier Tony Olsen, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth about what happened that fateful evening. Could it have been the ne'er do well brother Peter Hausen, interested in his sister's trust fund having got through his own; the curatorial assistant Justine Olengard, used and betrayed by Christopher; the artist Belle who turned down his advances only to see her career suffer a setback; or someone else all together?My Thoughts:Just like when you get all the currant pop stars together to create a charity single, this book is one story by 26 of well known authors for a charity.The story was really good and in true crime fashion there is the big reveal at the end and I did guess who it was. There was plenty of tension and enough to keep me turning the pages. I just cannot say enough how this good this book was.There wasn’t a problem for me that the book was by 26 different authors and it seemed that they all worked well together for the final story and the book flowed as if it had been just one author.I would highly recommend this book for any crime fan and well done at all the authors for such a unique reading experience for me.
  • (3/5)
    A woman is accused of the murder of her unscrupulous husband. She is tried and convicted and later punished.Years later, the private investigator is convinced they convicted the wrong woman.
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed reading the book especially because of the chemistry between de writers.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed every chapter. It wasn't too suspenseful or gripping, which was fine by me.
  • (4/5)
    First of all, this book is interesting because twenty-six authors collaborated to write this story. You would think with this many authors (with different writing styles) the story would not flow well and would equal disaster. That is not the case with this book.The prologue really drew me into this book. It was gripping and a very strong start. As the story continued, it took many twists and turns and had me changing my "who-did-it" list over and over. It wasn't until page 199 (out of 256)that I truly had it figured out.I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery-thriller read that keeps you guessing!One last thing that I thought was very special about this book is that all the proceeds (after author compensation) is donated to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • (4/5)
    No Rest For the Dead is unique in that it is a single story written by a collaboration of over 20 authors including Jeffrey Deaver, Faye Kellerman, Kathy Reichs and Alexander McCall Smith to name just a few. I imagine it was a huge project for David Baldacci to coordinate such a high profile stable of authors.In No Rest For The Dead, a museum curator disappears only for his body to be discovered in a medieval museum piece that has been shipped half a world a way. His wife, Rosemary, who has tolerated her philandering husband’s arrogance for years. is the primary suspect and despite the lack of definitive evidence, she is sentenced to death and summarily executed for the crime. Ten years later, the investigating officer, whose life collapsed in the wake of the case, and close friends of Rosemary, hold a memorial for her. They hope the gathering will at last expose the real killer and clear her name.While the individual nuance’s of each author’s voice is evident, the story flows effortlessly and cohesively. It is a masterful plot that delves into the lives of Rosemary and her husband, unearthing a cast that is rife with suspicious characters involved in corruption, theft, drugs and adultery. Several of the main characters have the opportunity to share their perspectives and theories of the crime. Each has a piece of the puzzle that they are loathe to share but even as the story unfolds and the suspect pool narrows, the truth is still the shock it is intended to be.As a fan of mystery/crime , and with several of my favourite authors contributing to No Rest For the Dead, I simply could not resist the offer to review this title. It is a gripping mystery from some of the genre’s best writers – and not to be missed.