In Death books 1-5 by JD Robb


Posted January 27, 2021 in review Tags: , ,

Why didn’t I read this sooner?!?! I think I thought it wasn’t romance at all, but that isn’t the case. So, I finally dove into the audio so I will summarize:

In Death books 1-5 by JD RobbNaked in Death by JD Robb
Pages: 340
three-flames

Series: In Death #1
Genres: Mystery
Setting: New York City, NY
Source: Audible
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Also in this series: Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, Conspiracy in Death, Loyalty in Death, Witness in Death
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Here is the novel that started it all- the first book in J.D. Robb's number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing: passion.

When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome... and the leading suspect in the investigation.

Naked in Death kicks off the series brilliantly. We meet Eve Dallas, a NYPSD homicide cop who is tasked with solving the death of a “licensed companion”. The setting is slightly futuristic and I was totally sucked in. Eve has more layers than an ogre-her childhood trauma, her nightmares, her dogged determination to bring killers to justice. Roarke is a PERFECT match for her and I love that he doesn’t try to change her.

In Death books 1-5 by JD RobbGlory in Death by JD Robb
Pages: 320
three-flames

Series: In Death #2
Genres: Mystery
Setting: New York City, NY
Source: Audible
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Also in this series: Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, Conspiracy in Death, Loyalty in Death, Witness in Death
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It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.

Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects -- including her own lover, Roarke.

Glory in Death picks up with another high profile case for Eve, and one that is, of course, tangentially connected to Roarke! We get more from her eclectic band of friends/coworkers and I loved it. Also, we see Eve and Roarke develop as a couple and its brilliant. Their love story doesn’t take away from the main plot, but allows readers to become totally involved in the character development.

In Death books 1-5 by JD RobbImmortal in Death by JD Robb
Pages: 324
three-flames

Series: In Death #3
Genres: Mystery
Setting: New York City, NY
Source: Audible
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Also in this series: Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, Conspiracy in Death, Loyalty in Death, Witness in Death
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Goodreads

When Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a top model, she is putting her career on the line, because the prime suspect is her best friend. Eve's investigations lead her into the glamorous world of high fashion.

Immortal in Death creates a situation where it appears Eve’s best friend is a killer. Eve will do everything to prove her friend is innocent, but that is a big challenge. I loved getting to see more of Eve’s compassionate side.

In Death books 1-5 by JD RobbRapture in Death by JD Robb
Pages: 294
three-flames

Series: In Death #4
Genres: Mystery
Setting: New York City, NY
Source: Audible
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Also in this series: Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, Conspiracy in Death, Loyalty in Death, Witness in Death
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They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims.

Rapture in Death was the first book where the crime was futuristic! The ideas that Robb puts forth as a method of murder are really creepy. I thought I had the killer pegged early (because so far, I have), but I was a little off the mark with this one, which was awesome.

In Death books 1-5 by JD RobbCeremony in Death by JD Robb
Pages: 327
three-flames

Series: In Death #5
Genres: Mystery
Setting: New York City, NY
Source: Audible
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Also in this series: Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, Conspiracy in Death, Loyalty in Death, Witness in Death
Amazon iBooks Audible
Goodreads

Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...

Ceremony in Death brings the age old occult element into Eve’s world. I thought this book was atmospheric, spooky, and savage all at once. While I felt confident in who the guilty party was, there were still some twists that kept me on my toes.

 

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5 responses to “In Death books 1-5 by JD Robb

  1. I think the reason I took so long reading this was the romance aspect, but once I started reading I was like….this is ROMANCE LOL And the series is one big epic love story with Roarke and Eve. I love it. I need to get back to these books, my library has all of them.

    Happy to see you are enjoying these books as well.

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