No Rest for the Dead
No Rest for the Dead
Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781451607383, 256pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
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 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. 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 Rest" "for the Dead "is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only America's very best authors could achieve.
David Baldacci is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of both adult and young adult novels. He published a novella for the Dutch entitled Office Hours, written for Holland's year 2000 "Month of the Thriller" and authored a short story, "The Mighty Johns," as part of a mystery anthology published in 2002. His works have been in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals, and publications worldwide. He has authored seven original screenplays, and his books have been translated into more than forty-five languages and sold in more than eighty countries. All of his books have been national and international bestsellers. Over one hundred million copies of his books are in print worldwide. He and his wife also founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at FeedingBodyandMind.com. He lives with his family in Virginia.
"'No Rest for the Dead’ is more than just a stunt. Anyone who loves a good mystery will love this book and to top it off proceeds go to a good cause.”
--CNN.com, 'Hot Summer Reads'
“The plot was gritty, suspenseful, and compelling. It was definitely everything I would expect from authors I've come to love, and authors I'm hoping to get to know better.”
“It's a fast-paced mystery that will have the reader guessing until the final chapter."
"The end result is an interesting mystery that deftly weaves the contributions of these great authors into a surprisingly cogent and surprising mystery."
“There's a little bit of suspense, a few instances of character insight, a little action, a little bit of forensics. The book reads straight with a consistent voice."
“An A-list collaboration.”