Inherit the Dead

Overview: Can twenty different authors manage to tell a seamless story? We are about to find out. You see, Perry Christos has been hired by an elderly woman. She wants to find her estranged daughter. It seems like a rather straight-forward case doesn’t it? But, where would the fun be in that?

Story Telling: This is a detective novel. In fact, the forward refers to it as a noir novel.

Dislikes: This book has some pretty dark spots. That probably comes from the noir aspect, and this was my introduction to the sub-genre. But really, did Perry’s wife have to treat him like that? She didn’t even wait for both sides of the story when he was accused of impropriety as an officer of the law.

Likes: The story runs smoothly. The authors’ individual voices didn’t even clue you in when there was a switch. You have to rely on the chapter headings to know who’s writing at any given time.

And Perry was able to work with just about anyone to get one more step further along in the case.

Favorite Character: Out of all of the novels that I’ve read, there aren’t many characters as honorable as Perry Christos. He just has a way of keeping his head in the game.

Favorite Scene: This one would be when Perry is watching his daughter’s play rehearsal.

Conclusion: This was a fun story. Enjoy the ride along with Perry. I’m not so sure about noir novels though.

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