xoxoxoe, #25, No Rest for the Dead Edited by Andrew Gulli, #CBR3

Here is an excerpt from my review of my #25 book, No Rest for the Dead, Edited by Andrew Gulli:

No Rest For the Dead is a newly released mystery novel with 26 authors. But the mystery is more than a stunt. It’s a fast-paced mystery that will have the reader guessing until the final chapter. No Rest For the Dead tells its story from many characters’ points of view, suiting the different voices of its many different authors. With so many threads being pulled into a story that includes murder, art theft, and forgery, the plot still runs seamlessly. It is an exciting read.

In the introduction, author David Baldacci (Absolute Power) claims that this novel is no Agatha Christie drawing-room murder. He’s only half right. Neither Poirot or Miss Marple are anywhere to be seen in the hard-boiled detective yarn, but there are echoes of a favorite theme of Christie’s — a murder that happened long ago and an accused innocent — as in her famous books Five Little Pigs, Sad Cypress, and Sparkling Cyanide. No Rest For the Dead’s unfairly accused, Rosemary Heusen Thomas, even shares a first name with Sparkling Cyanide‘s victim. And Rosemary, as Christie would surely want to remind the reader, means remembrance.

… The full list of participating authors: David Baldacci (Introduction), Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, Sandra Brown, Thomas Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F. Gulli, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Philip Margolin, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Palmer, T. Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, R.L. Stine, Marcia Talley.

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One response to “xoxoxoe, #25, No Rest for the Dead Edited by Andrew Gulli, #CBR3

  1. Tony Fusco

    Fantastic read! Tony

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