Saturday, June 4, 2011

No Rest for the Dead-Edited by Andrew F. Gulli and Lamia J. Gulli

No Rest for the Dead
Edited by Andrew F. Gulli and Lamia J. Gulli
Touchstone, Jul 5 2011, $24.99
ISBN: 9781451607376

The badly decayed corpse of San Francisco's McFall Art Museum curator Christopher Thomas is found in an iron maiden in the German Historical Museum of Berlin. All the evidence found by Police Detective Jon Nunn points at his wife Rosemary, whose fingerprints for instance were on the iron maiden. Convicted during a political election year, in 2000 Rosemary is executed by the state of California.

Over the next decade, Jon became convinced the wrong person was executed for the homicide. He began to find betrayal and lies amidst the Thomas circle in which others could have easily killed the ruthless Christopher. Feeling guilt for his role in the State sanctioned murder of Rosemary, Jon and one of the real victim’s two friends Belle McGuire team up trying to prove an innocent woman was executed though politicians, the media and those in the Thomas inner sanction a decade ago want the pair stopped.

No Rest for the Dead is a super collaborative investigative thriller in which twenty-five authors contribute entries to this strong novel. The story line is fast-paced with a great late stunning twist as obsessed ex cop Jon and still loyal Belle investigate who murdered Christopher Thomas.

Harriet Klausner

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