Just a Few In Death Books – that’s it for a while!

Posted March 12, 2018 by Berls in Just a Few Books I Read, Review / 1 Comment

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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 a combo – part of a series, so don’t want too many reviews… and yeah, I’m too lazy to write real reviews. So I’m sharing my initial thoughts after finishing the books (more than a year ago!).

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 Books – that’s it for a while!Purity in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #15
Published by Piatkus Books on January 6th 2005
Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 355
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable - it felt like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened up the door, and started swinging....

The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice. Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there's nothing to explain the man's sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: ABSOLUTE PURITY ACHIEVEDAnd when a second man dies under near-identical circumstances, Eve starts racking her brain for answers and the courage to face the impossible...that this might be a computer virus able to spread from machine to man....

Undoubtedly one of my favorites. So many developments with the characters and relationships. Love how brilliant Eve is and how dedicated she is to what’s right. Several moments that make you stress and worry. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to put this series down. And I already know I’m going to reread, already itching too but want to move forward first!
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 Books – that’s it for a while!Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Published by Berkley on February 25th 2003
Genres: Sci-Fi, Romance, Mystery
Pages: 347
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered.

Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move. And he has a mission: to own every beautiful young woman's innocence, to capture her youth and vitality—in one fateful shot... 

Kind of a sad, depressing one. But still had brilliant detective work, great relationship developments, heart stopping moments and awesome Eve/Roarke bits.
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 Books – that’s it for a while!Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #17
on January 1st 2008
Genres: Sci-Fi, Romance, Mystery
Pages: 342
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Summer, 2059.

A man wearing a cape and a top hat approaches a prostitute on a dark, New York City street. Minutes later, the woman is dead. Left at the scene is a letter addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, inviting her to play his game and unveil his identity. He signs it, "Jack." Now Dallas is in pursuit of a murderer who knows as much about the history of serial killers as she does. He has studied the most notorious and the most vicious slayings in modern times. But he also wants to make his own mark. He has chosen his victim: Eve Dallas. And all Eve knows is that he plans to mimic the most infamous murderers of all starting with Jack the Ripper...

"Robb's energetic prose and hard-edged dialogue will keep readers engrossed." Publishers Weekly "Edgy and raw." Booklist

So many great developments! Especially on the Peabody front 🙂 loved the mystery and continue to adore Roarke and Eve together. Love the little family they’ve built (mostly from Eva’s work)

4.5 stars I loved it

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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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