Arthur Cathcart

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

Dead Anyway Summary

Imagine this: You have a nice life. You love your beautiful, successful wife. You’re an easygoing guy working out of your comfortable Connecticut home. The world is an interesting, pleasant place. Then in seconds, it’s all gone. You’re still alive, but the world thinks you’re dead. And now you have to decide: Make it official, or go after the evil that took it all away from you.

Arthur Cathcart, market researcher and occasional finder of missing persons, decides to live on and fight by doing what he knows best - figuring things out without revealing his status as a living, breathing human being. Much easier said than done in the post-9/11 world, where everything about yourself and all the tools you need to live a modern life are an open book. How do you become a different person? How do you finance an elaborate scheme without revealing yourself? How, as a dead man, do you force a reckoning with the worst people on earth?

Mystery writer Chris Knopf, who has examined complex what-ifs in eight other novels, tackles these intriguing questions in a tale of mindless venality, phantom identity, impossible obstacles, and the triumph of intellect and imagination over brute force.

Chris Knopf’s mysteries have received exceptional accolades, with critics comparing him to Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, and Ross Macdonald.

©2012 Chris Knopf (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Anyway

    • By: Chris Knopf
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Imagine this: You have a nice life. You love your beautiful, successful wife. You’re an easygoing guy working out of your comfortable Connecticut home. The world is an interesting, pleasant place. Then in seconds, it’s all gone. You’re still alive, but the world thinks you’re dead. And now you have to decide: make it official, or go after the evil that took it all away from you. Arthur Cathcart, market researcher and occasional finder of missing persons, decides to live on and fight by doing what he knows best - figuring things out without revealing his status as a living, breathing human being.

    Regular price: £15.89

  • Book 2

    • Cries of the Lost

    • The Arthur Cathcart Series, Book 2
    • By: Chris Knopf
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When market researcher Arthur Cathcart emerged from a coma and set out to track down whoever murdered his wife, the results were far from preordained. Wounded and alone, grief stricken and hiding off the grid, he thought the only mystery was who killed Florencia - and why. But the quest for justice uncovers a host of fresh mysteries, beginning with an elaborate fraud and embezzlement scheme, complete with dummy corporations and offshore numbered accounts.

    Regular price: £16.29

  • Book 3

    • A Billion Ways to Die

    • By: Chris Knopf
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Cathcart and Natsumi Fitzgerald wanted to believe they were free of the nearly invisible, malignant forces they had pursued, and been pursued by, across continents and oceans. The slightly brain-damaged tech-freak researcher and the blackjack-dealing psychologist had convinced themselves that life aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean, incognito and in love, could be a lasting refuge.

    Regular price: £23.69