Wednesday, October 21, 2009

An "In Death" Series Post

I really, really, really need to catch up on my reviews. And one way to do that is knock off two reviews with one stone and talk about one of my favorite series. As regular readers of my blog know, I love, love, love the In Death series by J.D. Robb (better known as Nora Roberts). I'm going to take the time to FINALLY review two of her books that I read awhile ago that are a part of this series.

Divided In Death is according to fantastic fiction, the 21st book in the In Death series and luckily for me this series is still going strong. In this book, Eve is investigating a murder that looks like a setup and the prime suspect is one of Roarke's own employees and a personal friend. What makes this book different than previous books in the series, is that Eve and Roarke are straddling different sides of the line. Roarke takes the murder as a personal attack against him while Eve has to view it from a more technical viewpoint and from a cop's eyes. I liked this one a lot because we (the reader) got to see a different side of their relationship. It made their relationship seem like it was stronger and I just can't help but love these books because of it. The mystery kept me guessing and involved and I flew through this book just as fast as the others. Definitely recommended.

Visions In Death is the next book in the series and was another strong addition to this series. In this book, Eve is up against a killer who is killing young women and removing their eyes. With little to go on, Eve may be on her most difficult case yet especially when she begins to work with a pyschic who seems to be having visions relating to the murders. Peabody played a more prominent role in this one which was a nice change. Plus, I just love the dynamics between her and Eve so I had a fun time reading this book. Another fast-paced mystery with a great ending that I didn't see coming whatsoever.

All in all, these are fun reads for me that never fail to draw me out of a reading slump. They always keep my attention and I end up turning the pages as fast as I can. I'd recommend these to anyone that enjoys a good mystery with some romance thrown into the mix. But start at the beginning with Naked In Death!
Series Order:
1. Naked In Death (hah, I'm going to have to stop there as there are just too many to list)
but I will leave you with a link to my 1st post that I did on this series which was Holiday In Death ...sorry I read all of the others before I started blogging. If I ever catch up on this series I plan on rereading them all :P


  1. I started reading this series years ago. I remember that I was floor to find it was futuristic and I loved it. Last beek I read Eve and Roarke had just gotten together so that was.. what? book three? I have them all but I would have to be VERY motivated to read them all.

  2. I hadn't even heard of this series before your blog posts (but I don't read many thrillers). Isn't it nice to really enjoy a series?!

  3. For a second there I thought you really were going to list them all!

    I'm not sure what I'm up to, but the eyes one seems recent to me. I should really look and see how far behind I am.

  4. Strlady- I think that might have been the very first book :P I just love this series which is why I continue to read them.

    Suko- It is..and especially a series with so many books in it!

    Lisa- LOL! I'm too lazy for that. Besides there really are a ton of them. I thought I was catching up on the series until I looked at fantastic fiction and realized there are over 30 of them.

  5. Hi Sam!
    I've only read the first FOUR books in this series and enjoyed them so much at the time that I bought a set of 20something of the books used on ebay. I recently decided to initiate an 'In Death' Reading Challenge for 2010. Stop by my blog if you think you might be interested in joining. I'd love your company while I catch up in this series myself! :)

    I invite Strlady, Suko, and Lisa to join, too!

  6. Christine- I'm going to have to check your challenge out! I'm a challenge addict if you haven't noticed..LOL!


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