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My Musing ~ Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb is the 42nd book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Berkley, February 2016

Brotherhood In DeathSometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy. . .

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.

I don’t know how she does it year after year after year, but J.D. Robb always seems to have me buried deep into her books that I can’t stop reading until Eve has the killer in the box and this did not disappoint me as I hurriedly turned each page just to get closer to when Eve knew who did it and I just love watching it all come together and when she pulls in that core team…you know that take down is eminent. Every time Mr. Mira is in a scene, he just pulls my heart strings and in this one he takes center stage in his interactions with Eve, which was brilliantly done. And of course, there’s Peabody who I just makes me smile and we cannot forget the devilish and handsome Roarke because he’s Roarke. A nice done mystery with all the twists and turns to keep me reading and wanting more.

My Musing ~ Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

Obsession In DeathObsession in Death by J.D. Robb is the 40th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, February 2015

Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks the thin line between love and hate in this fabulous 40th thriller from #1 New York Times–bestseller J. D. Robb. . .

Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She—and her billionaire husband—are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation.

But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her—again and again. . .

With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate—and dangerous—psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall. . .

As always I enjoy watching Eve and her team when they are on a case. Eve is so focus but she always have time when necessary to appreciate her life. In this latest case, someone is killing people with the presumption of helping Eve and Eve will do all in her power to capture this person and put her in the cage. Best moment is when Eve is left alone with Bella and Bella wants her ba-bas. Too darn funny. My heart was suspended when the capture came down…that’s how intense this drama concluded. The familiar people including, Peabody, McNabe, Dr. Mira, Nadine and Mavis were present. But let us not forget the ever handsome Roarke. This is one of my long-reading series and I hope it never ends. This is a great read that quickly became a page-turner and I can’t wait for the next case with Eve and her team.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb

Festive in DeathFestive in Death by J.D. Robb is the 39th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, September 2014

Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

I just finished Festive in Death by J.D. Robb and I loved it. It wasn’t your typical “In Death” drama, but more of a Christmas story with a murder to be solved with Dallas, Roarke and friends. Once again, I love Peabody and her jubilation.

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb

Concealed in DeathConcealed in Death by J.D. Robb is the 38th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, February 2014

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling Eve Dallas series.

In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.

I don’t know how she does it again and again, but Nora Roberts continues to entertain me with her “In Death” series. In the latest adventures, twelve skeletal remains are found and it’s up Eve and her team to put a name to the remains and bring justice to these young teens and that she does splendidly as I could not put this book down because each scene captured my attention. With painstaking skills and using her own past, Eve will knock down the walls to expose a secret well hidden and make the guilty parties culpable for their long ago action. This book was a bit different from the others as it mostly focused on Eve, Roarke and we got to learn more about Mavis’ past life. Very interesting indeed. I also enjoyed Eve’s interaction with one of the teens that she encountered. This is a great read and I can’t wait for the next book in this fantastically thrilling series.

Taken in Death by J.D. Robb

Taken in DeathTaken in Death by J.D. Robb is part of the “Mirror, Mirror” anthology, the 9th in the series. Publisher: Jove, September 2013

Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she’s drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.

But Eve knows that there’s no time to waste on the past, and with every passing hour her determination to bring the children safely home strengthens. Eve and her team find themselves following an electronic breadcrumb trail left by a boy desperate to escape the evil witch. Their investigation into the kidnapper’s sordid past reveals violent coercion, ritualistic killings, and chilling bloodlust—making her terrifying plans for the children abundantly clear.

I love it. In this fast-paced and action-filled drama, time is running out for two children and it’s up to Eve to use her skills and that of her team to save their lives before tragedy befalls them. This is a great read that I devoured as I had to know how it will all end for the perpetrator, because you know who will win this game.

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

Thankless in DeathThankless in Death by J.D. Robb is the 37th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, September 2013

In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke’s big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.

Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned—and heartbroken by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn’t made a great impression on the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him—but they didn’t think he was capable of this.

Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he’s stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry’s going to strike next.

I know that whenever I pick up a Eve Dallas story I will taken on a fast-paced, adrenaline-fuel roller-coaster ride as Eve races against time to nab a killer before more bodies are found. From the moment the killer struck, I knew Eve was going to be on the hunt and as each page was turned quickly, Eve gets closer to her target and then WHAM, the non-stop action flows to a speedy chase and I was so glad to be there when it all comes crashing down on the murderer. In between Eve has to deal with the approaching holiday with Roarke’s family and friends visiting. The best part in this story is the present that Nixie gives to Eve. This is the best one yet and I don’t know how J.D. Robb does it with every book, but she pulls me in and I love it.

Calculated In Death by J.D. Robb

Calculated in DeathCalculated In Death by J.D. Robb is the 36th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, February 2013

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta’s murder was the work of a killer who’s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

But when someone steals the files out of Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait. . . .

This was a good read, although it wasn’t at the frantic pace of oh my gosh what is going to happen next stage, but nonetheless, I always enjoy my time with Eve, Roarke, Peabody and the gang. There were a couple of chuckles that had me laughing out loud. Overall, a great read and I look forward to the next one.

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb is the 35th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, September 2012

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics gives its report, the mass delusions make more sense: It appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive anyone to temporary insanity—if not kill them outright.

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror—or why. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne. . .

Someone is spreading an airborne poison and it’ll be up to Eve and her team to nip this in the bud and what a job they do in narrowing down the suspect. Eve and her team are on the hunt and the best part is watching Eve commit the killer to confessing in a fast paced mode to thwart another incidence. As always the suspense kept me turning the pages and it was fun seeing the gang, especially Peabody, do what they do best with assistance from our favorite civilian consultant, Roarke. Nadine, Mavis and even Belle make a wonderful appearance. I love this series and I can’t wait for the next thrilling adventures with Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb is the 34th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, February 2012

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody—drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K. T. Harris had made an embarrassing scene during dinner. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene—and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.

J. D. Robb has done it again, she pulled me right into the Eve’s world and I didn’t not want to let go. When an actress falls prey to her evil machinations, Eve must stand for her and sift out the one person who had the balls to shut this woman down. When Eve works a case, her dedicated pursuit of the killer will end when they are locked up in a cage and the irony is they don’t think they belong there. Everything is in place for a great story, the murder, the apprehension of the killer, the romance, the friendship and in this book, that precious moment with Eve and Bella. This was another great read in this wonderfully awesome series.