Just a Few In Death Again!

Posted June 4, 2018 by Berls in Just a Few Books I Read, Review / 6 Comments

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This feature is for short reviews, reviews of books in a series where it might feel repetitive, or (as Michelle suggested) books I was too lazy to write a “real” review for. Today’s books are from the In Death series, again. Y’all I just love this series and I’ve been binge reading it hard lately. The books I’m reviewing here are from a while ago, but needless to say they’ll keep coming for a while. I’m trying to intersperse with out series though 🙂

Somehow I missed reviewing these three… it’s hard to keep track when I’m reading books in the 30s but still reviewing books from the teens! So a quick back track today (because it bugs me to not have them complete).

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few In Death Again!Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #10
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 28, 2007
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 10 hours
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

1 MP3-CD / 10 hours

Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high profile, celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness - and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything . . . and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth - and really good acting.

Awesome as always! I just live the relationships – Eve and Rourke, Eve and Peabody, Peabody and McNabb, etc. Great mystery, great detective work. Looks like we may have another cop getting ready to join the crew, which is exciting. Love it all 🙂
4 stars Pretty Great

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few In Death Again!Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #11
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 28, 2007
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 12 hours 21 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon is a baseball bat. The motive is a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that is more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your most intimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation…

I’m frustrated with myself because I didn’t write any kind of review after finishing this book. And I know it was a favorite. It deals with corruption in the police force and when those issues come up, I always love the books. Eve is such a good cop, so having to deal with men and women who don’t take their oaths as seriously is so hard for her. I remember really enjoying Eve and Roarke’s dynamic in this book – they’re both trying to protect each other and it leads to some great (aka interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes sweet) power plays between the two. But the fact I remember all that (after reading it in December 2016) tells you how good this book was.
4.5 stars I loved it

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few In Death Again!Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #12
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 1, 2001
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown - and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility - that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke...

Loved it, as always! I suspected one layer of betrayal from the beginning, but not all the layers. Loved Eve and Rourke’s relationship dynamics (again as always). I love the way JD Robb keeps their relationship so fresh by showing how they rely on each other to get through so many situations.
4 stars Pretty Great

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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6 responses to “Just a Few In Death Again!

  1. I totally love this series but I read them. I did try one audio for Secrets in Death earlier this year. Susan Erickson also narrates the VI Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky. VI is probably 10-15 years older than Eve so now Susan Erickson sounds too old to be Eve in my head. That’s just how it is sometimes. I can’t listen to the Mercy Thompson series either. Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

    Loved all three. Did you know Witness was a takeoff on the movie Witness for the Prosecution? Judgment brought out Scary Roarke and that’s always entertaining. The end of Betrayal gets me every time.

    Glad you’re still loving this series.

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