Murder for a good cause? Yes, in the case of fictional murder by best-selling writers in the new serial novel Inherit the Dead, the brainchild of author Jonathan Santlofer, which benefits local charity Safe Horizon. Mingle with the authors, and get your book signed at the release party, followed by dinner. “The proceeds from the sale of Inherit the Dead and the launch party will be vital to support our yearly assistance to 250,000 survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and other crimes in New York city,” Ariel Zwang, Safe Horizon CEO, told The Observer. Authors attending include honorary co-chairs Linda Fairstein and Lee Child, as well as Santlofer, Mary Higgins Clark, Heather Graham, Lisa Unger, Sarah Weinman, Alafair Burke and Bryan Gruley.
Exclusive Club in Midtown (location TBA upon ticket purchase), 212-577-4385, 6:30 p.m. (authors’ dinner at 8:30 p.m.), $200, safehorizon.org/inherit_the_dead/index.html