[bksvol-discuss] Re: SUBMITTED: Naked Came The Phoenix: a serial novel

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 23:55:53 -0700 (PDT)

Although I haven't read any of these authors, I have
heard of most of them. The concept does sound
interesting. I'll have to add it to my lists of things
to read.  I wonder how they decided who would write
the ending.


-- Gerald Hovas <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As the subject says, this is a serial novel.  Each
> of the thirteen chapters
> was written by a different popular female mystery
> writer.  The authors
> weren't allowed to rewrite anything from a previous
> chapter or ask the
> author of a chapter to change any details for them. 
> They had to work with
> what they were given, and they weren't allowed to
> create a cliffhanger that
> the author of the next chapter couldn't resolve. 
> Other than that,
> everything was fair game.
> I thought the concept sounded interesting, and I
> recognized some of the
> authors, so I decided to scan it.  It's a bit
> whacky, but I liked it.
> You'll find a list of the authors below in the
> synopsis.
> It's been proof read and spell checked.  I stripped
> the headers, but put a
> header at the top of the pages where chapters begin
> because the page numbers
> are at the bottom of the page and wouldn't protect
> the chapter headings.
> 274 pages.
> Gerald
> long-overdue reconciliation
> with her mother-draws Caroline Blessing, the young
> wife of a newly elected
> congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her
> first night in the
> beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to
> find the rich-and-famous
> guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa's
> flamboyant and ambitious
> owner has been murdered. As the secrets come out-and
> the body count
> rises-can Caroline keep herself from becoming the
> next victim?
> In the tradition of such collaborative classics as
> Naked Came the Manatee
> and The Floating Admiral, each chapter in this
> serial novel is written by
> one of today's most talented mystery novelists.
> NEVADA BARR?s ninth and latest in her Anna Pigeon
> series is Blood Lure, and
> she is now writing the tenth. She is published
> worldwide and has won the
> Agatha and the Anthony awards and the Grand Prix des
> Romans d'Aventures.
> J. D. ROBB is the New York Times bestselling author
> of the futuristic
> romantic suspense series featuring Lieutenant Eve
> Dallas. Her most recent
> titles include Betrayal in Death and Judgment in
> Death.
> NANCY PICKARD is the author of the popular Jenny
> Cain mystery series and of
> a new series starring true-crime writer Marie
> Lightfoot. Her books include
> Ring of Truth and The Whole Truth.
> LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling
> author of legal thrillers,
> most recently The Vendetta Defense and Moment of
> Truth. She has won theEdgar
> and is published in over twenty countries.
> Author of five New York Times bestselling novels,
> really two sisters, Pamela and Mary, who collaborate
> on a series of legal
> thrillers and short stories.
> J. A. JANCE writes two police procedural series:
> twelve books featuring
> Detective J. P. Beaumont and nine with Sheriff
> Joanna Brady. She also has
> two Arizona-based thrillers: Hour of the Hunter and
> Kiss of the Bees.
> FAYE KELLERMAN is the New York Times bestselling
> author of the Peter
> Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery series. She has also
> written a historical novel,
> The Quality of Mercy, and Moon Music, a thriller.
> Her most recent novel is
> The Forgotten.
> MARY JANE CLARK is a producer and writer at CBS News
> and the author of three
> media thrillers, including Let Me Whisper in Your
> Ear, two of which were
> national bestsellers. Her fourth, Close to You, is
> due to be published in
> 2001.
> MARCIA TALLEY is the author of Unbreathed Memories
> and the award-winning
> Sing It to Her Bones.. Her third Hannah Ives
> mystery, Occasion of Revenge,
> is due to be published in 2001. She is also the
> editor of Naked Came the
> Phoenix.
> ANNE PERRY, author of the acclaimed Victorian series
> starring William Monk
> and Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, has written over
> thirty novels, including The
> One Thing More. Her many awards include the
> Herodotus for Lifetime
> Achievement and the Edgar.
> DIANA GABALDON?s The Fiery Cross, fifth in the
> Out-lander.series, is due to
> be published late this year.She is also working on a
> contemporary mystery.
> VAL MCDERMID has published fifteen novels and one
> work of nonfiction and has
> won the Gold Dagger and the Grand Prix des Romans
> d'Aventures. Her most
> recent novel is A Place of Execution.
> LAURIE R. KING writes two crime fiction series as
> well as stand-alone
> novels, most recently Folly. She has won the Edgar,
> the Creasey, and the
> Nero Wolfe awards and been nominated for many
> others. She is published in
> seventeen languages.
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