[586]: Glory in Death by JD Robb

268601 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.

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Friday Finds [7]: More In Death

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This past Wednesday, the servers were down at work. I spent most of the morning not really doing much of anything. I couldn’t even go on-line because, well, everything was down. I basically fiddled with my thumbs. Thankfully, I have my trusty iPhone.

There I was obsessively checking all my social media accounts when I got this email from Dog-Eared Books. If you must know, Dog-Eared Books is another used book store here in my city. It’s a quaint little place about 15 minutes from where I live. I’ve never been, but an officemate told me that I might be able to find these books there. They don’t have a website, but I did send them an email. A day later, they got back to me with a list of the books in the series. So of course, I didn’t waste time. I had to get them!

You guys. You have no idea how ecstatic I was when I got there. Thankfully, the lady was very understanding of my plight. She didn’t judge me for my quirk and obsession. I told her I’ve been on the hunt for these books, and that they’ve been hard to find. The best thing about this find, is that I’m finally able to start it because I now have the first book! Bonus: IT’S SIGNED.

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Yes, yes. I know what you’re thinking. “What if you read the first book and you end up not liking it?” Truth is, I don’t know. I’ll cross the bridge when I get there. In the meantime, I have full confidence that I will enjoy this series. Though it might take me a while to get through them. Either way, collecting these books is becoming a hobby of sorts. And finding them is just as satisfying as hunting for vinyl records.

Series in Chronological Order 

Naked in Death
Glory in Death
Immortal in Death
Rapture in Death
Ceremony in Death
Vengeance in Death
Holiday in Death
Conspiracy in Death
Loyalty in Death
Witness in Death
Judgement in Death
Betrayal in Death
Seduction in Death
Reunion in Death
Purity in Death
Portrait in Death
Purity in Death
Divided in Death
Vision in Death
Survivor in Death
Origin in Death
Memory in Death
Born in Death
Innocent in Death
Creation in Death
Strangers in Death
Salvation in Death
Promises in Death
Kindred in Death
Fantasy in Death
Indulgence in Death
Treachery in Death
New York to Dallas
Celebrity in Death
Delusion in Death
Calculated in Death
Thankless in Death
Concealed in Death
Festive in Death
Obsession in Death
Devoted in Death

(I own stricken titles)

 

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