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Mystery Writers of America Presents: The Rich and the Dead

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    interesting read

    "The rich and the dead" is a series of mystery stories surrounding the rich, compiled by writer Nelson DeMille. What attracted me to this book was the premise: there are a variety of stories to choose from, and characters are ever changing. If I don't like something, instead of dropping the book, I can just switch to a different story. In that respect, the format was perfect for me.

    Overall, there are about twenty stories in the collection. Authors include Nelson DeMille himself, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Ted Bell, Joseph Goodrich, Daniel J. Hale, Frank cook, and Peter Blaumer, among many others.

    Storylines varied. For instance: In Michael Connelly's "Blood washes off," a widow is interrogated by police about the murder of her husband, following the suspect breaking into their house and accusing the husband of duping him out of his investments. In Karen Catalona's "The Sadowsky Manifesto," an owner of a literary agency is contacted by the FBI, after they find out that a mass murderer mailed him the manuscript of his novel. In Daniel J. Hale's "The Precipice," a wife and her acquaintance are abducted on their way back from a wedding reception, left in a cabin, and nearly murdered in an elaborate plot orchestrated by the husband. In David Morrell's "The controller," the founder of a security company suffers a series of assassination attempts, and refuses to trust his own security team.

    My favorite stories were probably "The Sadowsky Manifesto," "The Precipice," "Lamborghini Mommy," "Happine$$," and "Papparazzo." At first I found it hard switching so quickly from one set of characters to another, but got used to it very quickly. I would definitely recommend this book to all the mystery-lovers out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Info

    Raenwing is dead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Lexies info

    Hey i just got the news a girl named molly is getting engaged

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Darkdream

    CrystalClan is located at Gemstone first result. StarClan is at Ice Chips all results. HurricaneClan is at Wind and Storm all results xD. ColorClan is at Color. SwiftClan is at Fog (I think). The Evil Within is at Evil Eye all results. –DD–

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Fangpaw

    There's a new Hunger Games RP (started by me :3 )! At District all results! The Games are starting VERY soon. More tributes are needed! A limit of 6 male and 6 female tributes per District. NO BEGGING, THREATENING OR CHANGING DISTRICTS! Well, you can change districts if this happens: Your tribute is killed in the arena. You make up a new character, but they're in a different district then your old one. IF YOUR TRIBUTE DIES, YOU ARE NO LONGER IN THE GAMES (unless you already RPed multiple people).
    ~Everett, reporter for the "??????"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Mistystar

    That's good. But that's not actual stories. Maybe you could talk about the sudden lockout at "Dawn of the Clans," when there were over 1,000 posts, but suddenly fell to just a mere 100, or another eye catching story that doesn't involve just one Clan.

    •••*Mistystar*•••

    P.S. You just gave me an idea! :3 We can put an advertisement part for the newspaper. But only 5 advertisements per paper, though. We don't want the newspaper to be an ad paper :-/

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

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    readers will enjoy this fine compilation by the MWA

    The premise of this anthology is that the ultra Rich can obtain anything they want but also can be the target of others who envy their affluence. The all new twenty contributions are well written and though adhere to the general theme provide a wide diversity. Harry Bosch stars in Michael Connelly's terrific "Blood Washes Off while Connecticut widower Detective Meigs visits vacationing in dreaded Key West in Roberta Isleib's "The Itinerary". Cholly the odious poison pen columnist learns what being a victim is in Ted Bell's "The Pirate of Palm Beach". Trip sees Dizz but this is no high school reunion in the "Precipice" by Daniel J. Hale and Frank Cook's "The Gift" will remind readers of O'Henry. The strong collection closes with a wonderful tale starring the queen of Greenwich Village, "Daphne, Unrequited" and her former husband (written by Angela Zeman). With writers like Harley Jane Kozak, Lee Child and S.J. Rozan, readers will enjoy this fine compilation by the MWA

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