NY Press – Twenty Writers’ Worth of Crime in New York City

ny_pressThanks to NY Press for this great interview about Inherit the Dead.

“It is said that the generosity of crime fiction writers exists because the authors get their frustrations out on their twisted pages. There is no better tribute to their kindness than when they use their words to benefit charity. The book Inherit the Dead was born because 20 bestselling writers in the crime fiction world took time out from other projects to contribute a chapter each to this collaboration. Editor Jonathan Santlofer saw this gracious spirit first-hand after prolific writers like Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, and Charlaine Harris signed on immediately. To begin what would seem like a daunting task to most, Santlofer skillfully created the story’s outline and worked with all the writers by preserving their unique styles, while creating a cohesive thriller. The royalties from the sale of the novel, which is already a bestseller after only being released on October 8th, benefit Safe Horizon, the largest victims’ service agency in the country. New York-based Santlofer, who sets the book in a penthouse on the Upper East Side, put it best when he said, “What better place for crime writers to give their money than a place that helps victims of violent crime? Here are writers who make their living out of writing about violent crime, so let’s pay back.” Read more...


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