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J.D. Robb
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In Death Series Book 1

Who recommends: Edith, Preeti, Robin, Lori, JW, Laurie, Julie, Linda, Shelley, Lynn, Kathleen, Isabel, Shelly, Leila, Catie, Danielle, Margaret
Who discommends: Tanya

Naked in Death (1995)
Glory in Death (1995)
Immortal in Death (1996)
Rapture in Death (1996)
Ceremony in Death (1997)
Vengeance in Death (1997)
Holiday in Death (1998)
Midnight in Death (1998, novella)
Conspiracy in Death (1999)
Loyalty in Death (1999)
Witness in Death (2000)
Judgment in Death (2000)
Betrayal in Death (2001)
Seduction in Death (2001)
Reunion in Death (2002)
Purity in Death (2002)

I've enjoyed all the J.D. Robb books so far.--Kathleen

Love the whole series but it reads more like a mystery/romance to me than SF. Wish there were more books in this category!--Isabel (31 Jul 99)

These are some of my favorite books. I love Roark. I would dump my husband for Roark. Well, I'd consider it. It's nice to read about a couple after the HEA and still have a HEA!--Shelly (31 Jul 99)

Please add me to the recommend list. Like Isabel, I'd see the book as Mystery/Romance rather than SF; the futuristic aspects do not seem important to the plot. But this was an enjoyable read, and what can I say? I've stocked up the rest of the series...--Catie (27 Oct 99)

Finally managed to read one - J.D. Robb's LOYALTY IN DEATH. I did enjoy it - but then I really tend to like these. They have a glance at science fiction as they are set in the future and fairly full of technology like androids, autochefs, flying cars, futuristic comminication devices and there are off - planet colonies and vacation areas, but I would not say that the science fiction is central to the plot.

This one did have more of Eve and Roark, but also had a good romantic entaglement for Peabody. We also got to see some of Peabody's family and hear more about her backround. The bad guys were pretty bad, but I thought a little predictable. I enjoyed following along even with that caveat.--Shelley (23 Oct 99)--I spent a couple of weeks reading the whole "...In Death" series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). I got them all at the library, but will probably buy succeeding ones. I like some more than others, but generally was pleased. Setting the mysteries in the mid-21st century doesn't really matter - the books are long on characterization and short on sf, but that was fine with me. And I really like the romance between the h/h. I can't think of too many other series where you can read about a committed relationship that isn't boring. There are still plenty of unresolved issues and enough sexual tension in the books to keep me intrigued.--Suzanne (13 Jun 00)

The SF is mostly window-dressing, but it's a great a romance & a solid mystery (even if there were some rather clichˇd plot points). I love Eve's character.--Danielle (18 Oct 00)

Discommended by me, too, I'm afraid: I only read the first one and found quite a few problems.--Tanya (19 Oct 00)

I just finished BETRAYAL IN DEATH by J. D. Robb last night. I really enjoyed it, but except for the slightly futuristic setting it is Science Fiction Lite (even for this series). I am impressed by the fact that I am still very interested in the characters even after 12 books. The next one, SEDUCTION IN DEATH, is due out in September. For those of you who have read BETRAYAL, regarding Peabody and McNab, I really think she has more in store for them. Now what I really want to know is who keeps stealing Eve's candy?!--Shelley (22 Mar 01)

I just finished reading BETRAYAL IN DEATH by J.D. Robb. The future setting for these books is so thinly developed that it's jarring when Robb inserts a throwaway mention to something like "East Washington DC". I hope one of her forthcoming books in the series turns more on some futuristic societal element.

So the theme of this one was betrayal. It worked for me. Roark, especially, gets betrayed in this one, and it's finally Eve's turn to prop him up. We didn't see as much of our regular supporting cast, and that was fine by me too. At the speed at which these books come out, and the quantity, there's absolutely no reason for a reader to become impatient.

My thoughts are all over the place, but I liked BETRAYAL IN DEATH too. Right from the beginning, in which Robb describes an assassin's gruesome killing, I wanted to read just to see Lt. Eve Dallas take him down. I just wish she'd gotten to pound on him more. :-) Also interesting to note that for the first time we have a "to be continued" villain.--Preeti (24 Mar 01)

Just finished J. D. Robb's PURITY IN DEATH. I thought this was a good entry into the series. The mystery involves a rather nasty computer virus, but where this book is good is in the characters. Eve and Roark are always great, but the supporting cast is really fun in this one and there is a lot of interesting interpersonal stuff going on.--Shelley (4 Sep 02)

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