[586]: Glory in Death by JD Robb

Series: In Death, #2
Berkley | December 28th, 1995
Adult Fiction | Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.

Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects — including her own lover, Roarke.

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I’m finally getting around to reviewing this book. I know it’s practically from the vault, but this series is too wonderful not to talk about. Between the futuristic landscape and the suspense that took my breath away, this book/series is worth scouring the earth for. I like that the Science Fiction aspect is downplayed. Those books tend to be daunting. This series, however, combines Sci-Fi with Romantic Suspense (which, I’m a big fan of).

This book finds Eve in the middle of several murders of highly successful women. Yet again, Roarke seems to be in the thick of it. I do hope this story arch stops soon. Honestly, it’s growing tedious. The doubting is getting to me. As if these two doesn’t have enough relationship problems already! At the same time, I like that Roarke’s name gets thrown into the mix. It’s like, when in doubt, blame Roarke. But one of the best things about this series is that it’s hard to pinpoint suspects – admittedly, it’s what also makes it fun to solve. At times, it’s frustrating. But hey, it’s a mark of a great mystery, isn’t it?

Eve and Roarke’s relationship are slowly developing. By that, I mean, Eve is getting more stubborn. She’s very wary of Roarke’s generous tendencies. She thinks that by accepting a gift from him, it’s a sign that he’s trying to change her. It was a battle of will for the most part, with one not readily giving in to the other. I do get it, though. It will take a lot for Eve to give up her independence, and she’s not quick to trust. So we’ll see how this goes. The ending will be another  set of contest for these two. I can just see it now.

  • Ah, I’ve been meaning to try this series for so long! I need to find some second-hand copies of like the first 5 books, and just seclude myself somewhere.

  • Nora Roberts seems to be a pioneer in the game, and just this year I told myself that I wanted to try atleast ONE of her titles. Problem is, I don’t know where to start. She has so many to choose from, I mean goddamn the woman has published so many books. Do you have any personal favorites?

  • Stunning review Joy 😀 YAY for enjoying this one a lot. Ahh, it do sound pretty amazing. You keep reading all these interesting books 🙂 Thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3

  • i’m so behind on these books – I read the first ten or so and then they seemed to be getting a bit repetitive, especially the Eve/Roarke relationship. I think there’s a reason we usually get new couples in every romance book!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  • You had me at 2058 Joy, you had me at 2058.

    Too much excess drama, it reminds me of NA actually. I mean, how many times can you suspect the one person for various crimes before they start to realise that perhaps being accused of murder, AGAIN, that the relationship might not work out. Between her independence and he wanting to dote over her, they probably faced enough hurdles without her accusing him. Hopefully it’s the last you’ve seen of that arc Joy, or it’s gonna get real old real fast. Brilliant review none the less and glad you were still able to enjoy it <3

  • I love these books although I am probably at least 4 behind-two of which I picked up at a used bookstore back in August. Roark is major all the way through them, but since I love him it didn’t bother me a bit. Wait until you meet Peabody-if you haven’t already-she is just the best sidekick to Eve. Glad you are enjoying these 🙂

  • Sounds like a good read, and I hope this particular thread is wrapped up soon. Nice review Joy.

  • Are you just now reading this series? I mean, it isn’t a reread for you? I’ve been wanting to start it.

  • Oh man, there really sounds like there’s a lot of manufactured romantic drama in this one.

  • Hey, can the books be read as standalone? I went to the library the other day, one entire shelf was all JD Robb! Where do I start?!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Working at a public library, I see these books all the time but have never read them. Sounds like an exciting series – glad you liked this one. It is good to find a mystery that keeps you guessing.


  • I’ve never read anything by this author. May need to check these out!

  • Jazmen

    I kind of been wanting to get into this I’m just a little hesitant about starting another lengthy series. I’ll have to think about it. Nice review. 🙂

  • I really don’t know what it is about today but it seems that today is the day for mystery/suspense books! And girl, never feel bad because as long as you enjoy a book, that’s really all that matters. ♡

  • I only read the first, there are soooooo many

  • RO

    Ooh, girl! You went waaay way back! (lol) I know you’re a fan of JD Robb, but haven’t been able to get into her work. I’m still a fan of Nora Roberts in most instances, I think for the moment, but totally loved your review! Hugs…

  • It seems like when it comes to this book, things are pretty up in the air on the relationship, and they are suspecting things of each other (or at least, Eve is.) I like the sound of this mystery and how it always keeps you guessing. Hope the rest of the series is just as enjoyable.

  • Melliane

    I have so many books in this series, I’ll have to try one one day!

  • kindlemom1

    I really do adore this series but I’m so far behind (on book ten I believe and there are over forty out!) that I feel a little overwhelmed to pick it up again. I should though because I really do miss these characters.

  • I’ve read a few books by Nora Roberts but not under this pen name. I like how it’s science fiction blended with mystery! I do hope if I get around to reading it that Eve doesn’t drive me crazy with her stubborn attitude!
    Great review, Joy!

  • I have read a handful of these books and not in series order. I loved that the sci-fi futuristic aspect wasn’t overly played up as well. It’s awesome how JD Robb wrote this series. One of these days I plan to sit down and read them in order.

  • Jasprit

    This is another series that I’ve not heard of before Joy, but woah you know how I’m a sucker for books full with romantic suspense! Thank you for putting this one on my radar. I can’t wait to meet Eve and Roarke!

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I love that you’re enjoying this series so much! I’ve gone through two thirds of it by now and I just can’t get enough. I don’t think Eve will ever give up her independence in that sense, not entirely, but she will mellow a little bit, I suppose. I don’t understand her sometimes, but I always respect her.