Verses for the Dead

Verses for the Dead

FBI special agent Pendergast must confront a strange, otherworldly circumstance - a new partnership. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York office, Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment--he must work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior FBI agent Coldmoon, are assigned the case FBI special agent Pendergast must confront a strange, otherworldly circumstance - a new partnership. After an ...

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Title:Verses for the Dead
Author:Douglas Preston
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Verses for the Dead
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Verses for the Dead Reviews

  • Christine
    Feb 11, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...

    While many thriller novel series tend to peter out after a while, Preston & Child are still going strong with their 18th Pendergast novel, Verses for the Dead. Preston & Child have mastered the art of two authors speaking with one voice. Well Done! Alas, I must wait another ...

    My blood alone remains. Take it, but don't let me suffer long. Preston and Child have another great entry in the Pendergast series, and redeem themselves from the mess that was The Pharaoh Key. Pendergast's longtime boss at the FBI's New York office, Longstreet, has died. Now Pe...

  • Liz Kirchhoff
    Jan 02, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

  • Marialyce
    Jan 23, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

  • Skip
    Jan 26, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

  • Darlene
    Feb 11, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

  • Lobstergirl
    Jan 29, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

  • Bob Milne
    Dec 27, 2018

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

  • Sue
    Feb 16, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

  • kartik narayanan
    Jan 01, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

  • it'chy
    Jan 03, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

  • Sonia Cristina
    Mar 22, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...

    While many thriller novel series tend to peter out after a while, Preston & Child are still going strong with their 18th Pendergast novel, Verses for the Dead. Preston & Child have mastered the art of two authors speaking with one voice. Well Done! Alas, I must wait another ...

    My blood alone remains. Take it, but don't let me suffer long. Preston and Child have another great entry in the Pendergast series, and redeem themselves from the mess that was The Pharaoh Key. Pendergast's longtime boss at the FBI's New York office, Longstreet, has died. Now Pe...

    Pendergast, de fato e gravata, numa sauna - hilariante, right? LOL Gostei muito mais deste livro do que dos anteriores. Finalmente, um policial como deve de ser, com uns assassinatos macabros como tudo, um assassino maluco (claro!), Pendergast no seu melhor agora com um parceiro im...

  • Roger
    Jan 30, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...

  • Bam
    Jan 25, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

  • Monnie
    Jan 15, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

  • Mark
    Jan 07, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

  • Jaksen
    Feb 14, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

  • Linda
    Feb 25, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

  • Steven
    Mar 04, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

  • WendyB
    Mar 04, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...

    While many thriller novel series tend to peter out after a while, Preston & Child are still going strong with their 18th Pendergast novel, Verses for the Dead. Preston & Child have mastered the art of two authors speaking with one voice. Well Done! Alas, I must wait another ...

    My blood alone remains. Take it, but don't let me suffer long. Preston and Child have another great entry in the Pendergast series, and redeem themselves from the mess that was The Pharaoh Key. Pendergast's longtime boss at the FBI's New York office, Longstreet, has died. Now Pe...

    Pendergast, de fato e gravata, numa sauna - hilariante, right? LOL Gostei muito mais deste livro do que dos anteriores. Finalmente, um policial como deve de ser, com uns assassinatos macabros como tudo, um assassino maluco (claro!), Pendergast no seu melhor agora com um parceiro im...

    Feels a bit more like the old Pendergast after a few books in the series that were a bit less than inspired. Wish there had been a hint of the supernatural as in some previous stories. (view spoiler)[ I do wonder about one scene that wasn't followed up on... Pendergast is in the room ...

  • Bill Powers
    Jan 12, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...

    While many thriller novel series tend to peter out after a while, Preston & Child are still going strong with their 18th Pendergast novel, Verses for the Dead. Preston & Child have mastered the art of two authors speaking with one voice. Well Done! Alas, I must wait another ...

  • Aditya
    Jan 15, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

  • Abby
    Jan 29, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

  • Faith
    Jan 01, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

  • Stewart Tame
    Jan 12, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

  • Lukasz
    Jan 04, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

  • L.G.
    Jan 05, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

    A new FBI director in NYC is cleaning shop, painting a target on Pendergast's back. He dispatches him to Florida (with a new partner, Agent Coldmoon) to investigate a strange murder where the victim's heart is removed and left on someone's grave. Rather than focus on the victim, Pender...

    In this the latest Pendergast novel from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, our familiar and somewhat eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast is confronted with a new dilemma. His new supervisor requires he work with a partner, something he has never done, in an effort to quell his ro...

    Pendergast and his elderly ward Constance finally in Volume 18 do what readers have been waiting three books for, have sweaty drippy hard-thrusting sex thoughtfully examine together a terrarium devoted to the propagation of imperiled carnivorous plants. Then Pendergast is off to Miam...

    This novel ends with somebody finding an human organ in a cemetery, which is rightfully the place for human parts albeit not partly but in a whole human package. It is placed upon a grave of woman who died in a suicide many years before. Without a doubt it is a first offering with so...

    Verses for the Dead is an excellent Pendergast story. It has a good serial killer plot, the trademark Pendergast wit and quirks. And to top it all, Pendergast has a partner who is actually tolerable. The presence of the partner,'coldmoon' adds to the story and their interactions we...

    3.5/5 This was a standalone novel within the Pendergast universe in which the title character takes on a case for the FBI in Miami. An apparent serial killer who calls himself Mister Brokenhearts is at large, and Pendergast has been given a partner to help investigate. Agent Coldmoo...

    Finally, a good entry in Pendergast series. Hopefully, it means the guys are back on track. Pendergast regained composure and behaves in an epically eccentric way I find fascinating and entertaining. He faces few obstacles - a troubled serial killer, a new supervisor, and a partner...

    Another Pendergrast novel - how exciting! This one, however, is a little different. Instead of creepy mansions-museums-castles-creaky old houses, etc., the locale is Miami, Florida and its environs. Special Agent A. X. Pendergrast is sent to investigate the murder of a local woman w...

    a bit short, but it's satisfying to see sa pendergast in action once again (view spoiler)[(against jack the ripper, no less) (hide spoiler)] ...

    The series has dipped into numerous genres over the years - sci-fi (Relic #1), supernatural (The Wheels of Darkness #8), action thriller (Cold Vengeance #11), and this one is a relatively grounded police procedural. Regime change in FBI ensures Pendergast is saddled with a partner to i...

    Everything comes to a halt when a new Pendergast novel is released. So I dropped what I was reading (temporarily) to jump into the eighteenth book in this series. If you'll remember the first book in this series, The Relic, was made into a pretty fun movie a while back-cutting out Agen...

    While many thriller novel series tend to peter out after a while, Preston & Child are still going strong with their 18th Pendergast novel, Verses for the Dead. Preston & Child have mastered the art of two authors speaking with one voice. Well Done! Alas, I must wait another ...

    My blood alone remains. Take it, but don't let me suffer long. Preston and Child have another great entry in the Pendergast series, and redeem themselves from the mess that was The Pharaoh Key. Pendergast's longtime boss at the FBI's New York office, Longstreet, has died. Now Pe...

    Pendergast, de fato e gravata, numa sauna - hilariante, right? LOL Gostei muito mais deste livro do que dos anteriores. Finalmente, um policial como deve de ser, com uns assassinatos macabros como tudo, um assassino maluco (claro!), Pendergast no seu melhor agora com um parceiro im...

    Feels a bit more like the old Pendergast after a few books in the series that were a bit less than inspired. Wish there had been a hint of the supernatural as in some previous stories. (view spoiler)[ I do wonder about one scene that wasn't followed up on... Pendergast is in the room ...

    This is one of the few series that I need to read each new book as soon as it is published. Not all of the books in the Pendergast series are great, but Verses for the Dead is a strong addition. I have read some reviews by other members mentioning that they appreciate that Constance ha...

  • Sandy
    Mar 13, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Chad
    Feb 06, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

  • Adrienne
    Feb 23, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...

    4.5 actually. Preston and Child have always been favourite authors of mine. And, I really like their character Special Agent Pendergast, who is portrayed as an intriguing character with a very different way of looking at events. An excellent plot with real characters I can relate too. ...

  • Denyse Prendergast
    Jan 01, 2019

    It?s a mystery to me why the plotting in this series is so much better than in the other series written by these authors together, and also in the books written by them separately. (I read one two days ago that was unpardonable.) I?ve read every book in this series and it?s still...

    Normally, I would say: "Pendergast, you're after my heart again in this one." However, there are other hearts involved in Verses for the Dead.....multiple ones. An elderly woman walks her dog in the wee hours of the morning in Miami. Their destination is the cemetery to visit the...

    The 'Agent A.X.L. Pendergast' series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is one of my favorite mystery/thriller series and I eagerly await each new offering. # 18 in the series, 'Verses for the Dead' was worth the wait. If you follow this series, then you're aware that at the end of t...

    With Verses for the Dead, the 18th novel in the Agent Pendergast series, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child continue the soft reset they began in City of Endless Night. Once again it's a standalone story, one that only touches on the wider mythology, completely devoid of any monstrous...

    Agent Pendergast is saddled with a new boss and partner as he investigates a serial killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them on the graves of suicides in Florida. The new director wants no part of Pendergast's unorthodox methods and is looking for any reason to get rid of him...

    While this was a good mystery with some great new characters, it lacked the depth and atmosphere that has been such a part of the rest of the series. The setup was fantastic and the mystery compelling, but the ending felt rather rushed. Still, it is always great to spend time with Pend...

    In the latest book in this long-running series, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is assigned a young partner, junior agent Coldmoon. Of course, Pendergast has no doubt that his partner's main job is to spy on him for their new chief, Assistant Director in Charge, Walter Pickett. Their ...

    Eighteen books and still going strong in this series. That's quite something and our authors never seem to run out of things to keep FBI special agent A.X.L. Pendergast busy and on his game. As a reader of this series, one knows full well that Pendergast is a loner when it comes to...

    What a joy it is to enjoy a book so much that you're sad when you reach the end! Over the years, I've become a fan of several series, including this one - never (or rarely) missing a new installment. And over those same years, I've watched way too many of them become rather stale; char...

    3.5 stars ...

    A serial killer is terrorizing Miami, removing the hearts of his victims and placing them on the graves of suicides. Agent Pendergast is sent to investigate, but will his new supervisor and partner cramp his style? Also, I?d like to add a single word, which will mean nothing to ne...

    Now THAT was a Pendergast book. I loved the last book, because, well, I love anything Pendergast, but let's be honest here... it felt a little like a retooled previous entry in the series. This one, on the other hand, was a top notch return to form. One of my favorite of the recent vol...

    Descent to the Ordinary A series I've always enjoyed, in large part due to its quasi-mystical overtones and interesting characters; the plots, though convoluted, are always coherent. However, the old crew are largely gone along with the hint of the supernatural; this is just another...