I read this book for two reasons. The first to see if 26 authors could write a mystery serial novel that made sense, was entertaining, and remained true to the mystery genre. The second was to expose myself to a variety of mystery writers that I have not read.
I was very satisfied with the compilation put together to create one serial novel. Yes there were differences in writing style. However, the story was concise and continuous. Is this a 5 star mystery? Not really - my first thoughts on the rating was 4 stars. It is that good. I read the afterword where I learned that all revenue, minus the various author fees and printing costs, go to the leukemia research charity. A noble purpose to be sure.
I now have a longer list of writers to read. This book exposed me to many new names and I look forward to reading them.