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No Rest for the Dead
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More than twenty 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.


“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 thatmake up the all-star lineup of authors behindNo Rest for the Dead, a tale ofvengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly,in the words of David Baldacci, “as it passes fromone 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 these twenty-five bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Restfor the Dead is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only America’s very best authors could achieve. 


From the Introduction of No Rest for the Dead:

There is always that case, the one that keeps me awake at night, the one that got away. It’ll always be there, gnawing at the edges of my mind. It doesn’t matter that ten years have passed, it doesn’t matter that the case is officially closed. An innocent woman was executed, I was the one who helped make it happen, and on the sad night when the needle was inserted into her arm, injecting her with death, part of my life ended too.

            It never felt right, never made sense. Sure, there was motive and opportunity, there was the physical evidence. But if you met her, if you knew her the way I got to know her . . . It wasn’t until later, after I’d taken a step back from the case, that I realized it had angles I hadn’t seen, layers I hadn’t uncovered, back when it mattered, back when I could have saved her….


With contributions from:

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

Genre: Mystery & Detective
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Touchstone Books
ISBN13: 9781451607376
ISBN10: 1451607377
Co-Author: David Baldacci
Editor: Sandra Brown
Pages: 256