Verses for the Dead - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Verses for the Dead

Author: Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  • Publication Date: 2018-12-31
  • Category: Police Procedural
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 1,014 Ratings)


In this #1 New York Times bestseller, FBI Agent Pendergast reluctantly teams up with a new partner to investigate a rash of Miami Beach murders . . . only to uncover a deadly conspiracy that spans decades.
After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.
Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide. But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.


  • Verses for the Dead

    By 42 mitz
    Over complicated, much more human, maybe they are trying to make him more approachable. Enjoyable but a bit pedestrian for my favorite writers! We are all getting older and there have been so many deaths
  • Verses for the Dead

    By Simple Mystery
    Normally great authors who lead you into suspense, carefully drawing you into a story, holding the door open to a tale you don’t want to put down. This time, the book reads like a typical murder mystery, nothing surprising or magical. I prefer their mystical writing style that is edgy, different, guides you into the unknown. This book deviates from their usual writing style. I guess it’s okay as a who done it.
  • Verses for the dead

    By KccOH
    Slow to start with plot and character development, but after Chapter 25, Agent Pendergast was front and center. I truly enjoy the Pendergast character and hope to read future books. Thank you.
  • Verses for the Dead

    By saintconstance
    I am used to a tiny thread leading to a deep mythic resonant mystery. Not this time. saintconstance
  • Verses for the dead

    By aib14
    Good but didn’t like the ending.
  • Perfect

    By gplain58
    It was such a good story. I thought this was one of the best reads yet. Thank you both!
  • Great only one suggestion

    By Meg6907
    I absolutely love Aloysius X. L. Pendergast! I’ve read the whole series multiple times! This book lacked the Aloysius quirks, inside his mind and also CONSTANCE! Other then that it was very well done! Great job to Preston and Child! I’m anxiously awaiting the next time I get to read a new Pendergast adventure!