Verses for the Dead (Special Agent Pendergast Series #18)

Verses for the Dead (Special Agent Pendergast Series #18)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781549142222
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 12/31/2018
Series: Special Agent Pendergast Series , #18
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 26,088
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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Verses for the Dead 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Not my favorite Pendergast novel, moved a bit slower than usual, but still a good murder mystery. Preston/Child are still leaps and bounds ahead of other authors.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A series this long is bound to have lows, this is one of them. The mystery is generic and bland. The new partner is an empty suit, liking over brewed coffee is not intresting or funny. The FBI antagonist is introduced only to immediately back down then get promoted out of the picture. Feels like a filler book with no energy or direction. Hopefully the next book will be a return to form.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book, just as all of the previous Pendergast novels, was Great! I read them in a day & I’m always extremely disappointed when I reach the end.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I’m a serious Pendergast fan, so I really looked forward to this novel. It didn’t have any of the magic of the other novels. In fact, I really still couldn’t tell anyone the whole story. There were too many people to try to keep track of and not enough reminders of the characters by the authors. I still love the detective, but this story felt too disjointed.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
This 18th book in the series does not disappoint . I so enjoy S.A. Perdergast and his unconventional methods to solve crimes. His partner was enjoyable. All in all a good read!
Anonymous 3 months ago
A truely fast moving story. Well written and believable.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Their books are EXCELLENT reads move quickly
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Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed the story, but would have liked it more if it were told more from Pendergast's perspective.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Love the new characters introduced in this novel. Hope to see them again!
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Anonymous 1 days ago
Want More!!!
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Anonymous 4 days ago
Very good read. Certainly a page turner.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Loved this latest installment of the Pendergast series
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Anonymous 13 days ago
From the time I picked up the book until I put it down it was a terrific book! Preston and Child never steer us wrong when it comes to terrifying us!, PLEASE GIVE US MORE!!! DRD Louisiana
daveb48 14 days ago
A.X.L. Pendergast with a partner? Oh, the humanity! Not so fast, good sir, it seems to be working out, at least on the surface. Pendergast finds himself in Miami investigating a series of grisly murders where young women are being killed and their hearts removed, then the hearts are placed at the gravesites of other women who died by suicide many years earlier. A new director of the regional FBI office decides to assign a partner to Pendergast to attempt to reign him in (as if) and also to secretly report on his activities. Of course, anyone who has followed Pendergast for any length of time will realize that this plan will soon fall apart. The ending here is the real surprise. I truly never saw it coming. Preston and Child are still among the best in the business of writing thrillers and I am completely and totally hooked on their work. If there is any chunk in the armor here, it is that some parts of the book go a bit slow. These parts are few and far between and the whole here is much bigger than its parts. This one is a keeper.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Excellent novel
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Anonymous 22 days ago
It is difficult to put down once It is difficult to put down once you start to read. Can't wait for their next book
Anonymous 24 days ago
Edge of your seat reading. Best Pendergast novel yet!