Inherit the Dead - Lee Child

Inherit the Dead

Author: Lee Child

  • Publication Date: 2013-10-08
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4
(From 111 Ratings)


This New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, is a collaboration between twenty bestselling mystery novelists who have joined forces to create a spellbinding story of love, betrayal, and intrigue. “Readers can’t go wrong with this juicy thriller” raves Library Journal.

Pericles “Perry” Christo is a PI with a past—a former cop who lost his badge and his family when a corruption scandal left him broke and disgraced. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla summons him one cold February night, he grabs what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case.

The socialite is looking for her beautiful, aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there’s much more to the lovely “Angel” than meets the eye. This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York’s mean streets and along Hamptons' beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.

In this inventive “serial novel” storytelling approach, each of the twenty bestselling writers brings his or her distinctive voice to a chapter of Inherit the Dead, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. The editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensation to Safe Horizon, the leading victim assistance agency in the country.


  • Inherit the Dead

    By Jeffs1121
    A girl is missing and her mother hires a disgraced former NYPD detective to find her. She must be found quickly as she has to sign trust papers giving her and her mother hundreds of millions of dollars on her 21st birthday...not the day before or the day after. The hunt is on. This book is choppy at best as many authors collaborated in the writing if this novel each writing one chapter. Each author has their own writing style and it just doesn't mesh at all.
  • Inherit the Dead

    By Skeptic625
    Was written well but the plot was transparent. I had figured the hook by chapter three. Don't want to give anything away but I also had the big 'what was it?", immediately. That said it is a good cause and I have no regrets for the purchase.
  • Inherit The Dead

    By jt0706360
    This novel is a very mysterious mystery of a PI searching for the daughter of a very wealthy-but dying patron of NY. Avery good read, perfect book for anyone into mysteries.
  • Inherit the dead

    By Not a mindreader
    How disappointing! Multi authors just confused the story because each felt they had to begin their respective chapter retelling the storyline. So much so they left out much needed dialogue. I just Couldn't get into it!
  • Disappointment

    By Crimsonsasquatch
    I love Charlaine Harris, which is the only reason I bought this book. However, every chapter is written by a different author, so the flow of the book feels wrong. If you can get over that, then your stuck with a "hero" who personally I didn't find very likable but that could be because he seemed different in each chapter. Then your stuck with a damsel in distress who couldn't be more cliche. It's so bad I'm having a hard time even finishing it...still love Charlaine though. It just proves that authors have their own voice, so when you have 20 authors telling a story from one persons point of view it just doesn't work...sorry guys.