Dana talks about writing her chapter of serial novel Inherit the Dead

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Last week Inherit the Dead hit #15 on the NYT ebook bestseller list, and #18 on the combined e/hardcover list. All due to fans of that amazing assembly of authors lining up to buy the book–I’m still sort of incredulous to see my name there.

David Pitt in Booklist says, “There are some stylistic variations between the 20 authors—John Connolly doesn’t sound like Charlaine Harris—but, for the most part, the story moves as though there were a single hand on the tiller. Not merely a genre curiosity, the book is a well-told mystery that stands on its own two (or 40) feet.”

Publisher’s Weekly agrees: “The chapters move seamlessly as clues and storylines set up by one author are expanded by the next.”

That, friends, is editor and contributor Jonathan Santlofer’s fine hand at the tiller. He was a joy to work with, and he didn’t even mind me standing the nanny character on her head in my chapter–in fact, he cheered me on. How can you not do your best for an editor like that?

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  1. Love serial novels! Can’t wait! Ordering. Thanks for publishing hardback! So much easier for these tired old eyes! And, ereaders are great for increasing the text size; but I still like to hold the book!

    Enjoyed No Rest for the Dead.

  2. What’s that sound? Oh, it’s the e version of this book hitting my Kindle Fire. Thanks Dana for letting us know about Inherit the Dead. Perfect day for reading. It’s raining in Wisconsin.

  3. Hi Dana-LOVE the sound of, “Inherit the Dead”-but having trouble getting it on my Kindle here in Australia. Maybe soon-??
    **Hey-while u r there,any chance of a “print friendly” version of the MAPS (perhaps on your website) which I find so useful when immersing myself in your novels-?? A bit tricky to “decipher” on the Kindke at times.
    Thanx so much for all the many hours of enjoyment in a world soooo different to this,” wide,brown land” downunder-!!

  4. Almost through reading this – on my kindle, because I didn’t see it at the book store. I tend not to notice titles of each chapter, but would realize it was a different author so had to go back to see who was writing the one I was reading.
    It’s a fun read – thanks for taking part in it.

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