The Rich Shall Inherit [NOOK Book]

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Millions of dollars will belong to the person who can prove he or she is a descendant of the mystery woman called Poppy Mallory.  Millions of lies have been told along California's Gold Coast, in Paris's demimonde, and Italy's dangerous underworld, to hide the identity of her daughter . . . or son.  Millions of hopes grip the hearts of five desperate people, each of whom claim to be Poppy's heir and are willing to commit shocking acts of passion--or even murder--to prove ...
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Overview

Millions of dollars will belong to the person who can prove he or she is a descendant of the mystery woman called Poppy Mallory.  Millions of lies have been told along California's Gold Coast, in Paris's demimonde, and Italy's dangerous underworld, to hide the identity of her daughter . . . or son.  Millions of hopes grip the hearts of five desperate people, each of whom claim to be Poppy's heir and are willing to commit shocking acts of passion--or even murder--to prove it.  Millions of dreams buried in the past with Poppy's secrets are now about to be exposed if one determines investigative reporter can uncover the scandalous sin behind it all . . .


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Millions of dollars will belong to the person who can prove he or she is a descendant of Poppy Mallory, a woman whose past has been shrouded with secrecy. Claimants arrive from all over the world--until the pool is narrowed to five people desperate enough to commit any act to inherit Poppy's estate.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Adler's third novel ( Leonie ; Peach ), has the makings of a run-of-the-mill sex-and-Gucci jet-set frolic that condescends slightly to its readers (doesn't everyone know Geneva is in Switzerland?). Yet it rises above the genre to surprise, fascinate and eventually elicit a smile at its resolution. Mike Preston, an investigative journalist looking for a new subject, spots an ad in the L.A . Times seeking the heiress to the estate of Poppy Mallory (born in Santa Barbara, died in Italy). When he contacts the Swiss lawyer who placed the ad, advocate Lieber tells him that Poppy's estate is worth hundreds of millions, and agrees that if Mike finds the heiress, he can write a book about Poppy. The novel continues on two time lines. In the present, the various claimants, all somehow (but how?) linked with Poppy, gradually become aware of each other. Alternately, we learn that Poppy was seduced and abused, ran the most exclusive brothel in Paris, fell in love with a powerful Italian gangster, lost her son's love, died slightly gaga, very rich and utterly alone. But all is not cliche; here are scarlet herrings (men and women), genuine pathos, humor and inventiveness, and the rich actually reap the whirlwind while the riches are inherited by the meek and deserving. Troll Book Club main selection. (June)
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"Rises above the genre to surprise, fascinate . . . Genuine pathos, humor and inventiveness."
--Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307575074
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/7/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 204,250
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted December 2, 2010

    Highly Recommend - Awesome Book!

    Loved this book. If you love family sagas that span generations, you'll love this book. Keeps you in suspense to the point you can't put it down. I didn't want the story to end. Hope there's a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Great book.

    Read it years ago and I remember I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2001

    An Adler fan

    Finding out WHO gets the inheritance is nowhere near as fun as following through the book and getting to know the players. More of a mystery slant to it (like the 'Or' series of books) than the Adler books that have made her famous in my eyes (ie: Fortune is a Woman) but definitely worth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2001

    Wonderfull!!!!

    One of the best books I've ever read. . .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2000

    Terrific Mystery with a Little Romance!

    I enjoyed this book because it kept you guessing until the very end! I liked the way it went from past to present and back again while the clues given were subtle. I highly recommend this book to other readers!

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