No Rest for the Dead - David Baldacci

No Rest for the Dead

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2011-07-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 621 Ratings


In this New York Times bestseller, twenty-six renowned thriller authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel—a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a single gripping, spellbinding mystery.

“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.


  • No Rest for the Dead

    By CajunNewsGirl
    Sadly, I have to say this book was a terrible disappointment... With all the different writers with writing styles and story pieces and then trying to make it all flow cohesively was never accomplished... A very disappointing book... The plot could have been an awesome read, but not with so many writers... I would get upset with every chapter and their incredible differences and smutty language... David is a clean writer and I enjoy that but some of his writers were not... A waste of time and money!
  • Just like hopscotch!

    By Itashi Darkfire
    Square by square you can't wait to reach the top.
  • No Rest for the Dead

    By Trashaevaowe
    This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I have not read anything by most of the contributors. A great story!!
  • No Rest for the Wicked

    By Super Clock
    The book was outstanding. It had the reader changing his mind on who was the killer/killers. The various authors of the chapters wove all their skills to keep the book flowing for the reader.
  • No rest for the dead

    By drdavedsb
    Disappointing. A mash up like this may sound coo On glee but even these very talented writers can't smooth out the bumps in the tempo, Good idea, didn't work,
  • No rest for the dead

    By nananan1
    While this book was somewhat interesting I found there was a lack of character development that typically comes from one author who knows his characters well. Too many authors made for a disjointed read. However it was done for a good cause.
  • Awesome!

    By Raiders5150
    This was a great first book for this group of authors & I hope to see more. The flow of the storyline from person to person never faltered and it read like it was from one author. Genius!
  • Great Read!!

    By AppleProMaster
    Wonderful book, keeps you in until the end. Please release more like this one, definitely worth the price!!
  • Interesting book ...

    By Princesschristu
    Great plot twists. Enjoyed it.
  • No Rest For The Dead

    By Librty
    This was a fun read. It was a good "who done it" and amazing to see how well all the authors contributed to continuing the story. It's a bonus that profits are going to such a great cause. I highly recommend it!