Twenty thrilling writers. One chilling mystery.
Pericles “Perry” Christo is a
P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been
struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious
corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia
Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to
work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Julia
needs Perry to track down the whereabouts of her beautiful yet aimless
daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young heiress.
But as Perry digs deeper, he
discovers there’s much more to the story of the lovely “Angel.” Her
father, her best friend, her boyfriend—they all have agendas of their
own. This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean
streets and around Hamptons’ beaches and back roads, during a bitterly
cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has
something to hide.
Told in the same “serial novel” format that made 2011’s No Rest for the Dead such a commercial and critical success, Inherit the Dead
is a collaboration among twenty of today’s bestselling mystery and
thriller authors—each taking a chapter of the narrative and infusing it
with their signature style. The editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged
to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor
compensation to Safe Horizon, a leading provider of services to victims
of violence and abuse, making this a worthy—and winning—accomplishment
that showcases today’s finest writers at their very best.