Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review: Indulgence in Death by J D Robb

Indulgence in Death is the thirty-eight book in the In Death series by J D Robb and a Novel from Putnam.

Book Blurb:

When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the street of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City...

A driver for a top-of-the-line limousine service is found dead - shot through the neck with a crossbow. The car was booked by an executive at a venerable security company whose identity had been stolen. Days later, a stunning, high-priced escort is found killed at Coney Island, a bayonet stuck in her heart. And again, the trail leads to a CEO whose information has been hijacked.

With a method established, but no motive to be found, Eve begins to fear that she has come across the most dangerous of criminals, a thrill killer, but one with a taste for the finer things in life - and death. Eve does not know where or when the next kill will be, or that her investigation will take her to the rarefied circle that Roarke travels in - and into the perverted heart of madness...

My thoughts:

I absolutely love this series. :)

Eve and Roarke return from a much needed vacation rested and happy. After two years of marriage, Eve is still overwhelmed by her love for Roarke - and his love for her.

When Eve is tagged for a homicide - it is business as usual and she hits the ground running - only to run into more questions than answers.

Then another body shows up - and now there is a pattern, but it makes no sense - if only Eve could figure out what the victims have in common - she may be able to find her killer.

Eve and Peabody, along with Roarke, Feeney and the EDD crew use all the tools at their disposal to put the puzzle pieces together to catch the killer - before he can kill again.

The In Death series is one of my all time favorites. I don't think I will ever tire of reading about Eve and her crew. I love the way Eve looks at things - the way she is flabbergasted at times over the simple things - like a picnic or cook out - or, as a city girl - a rooster.

I love Ms. Robb's writing style and the way she uses humor to ease the horror of Eve's job. I have also grown to love the secondary characters - and to me, they are just as important as Eve and Roarke.

Peabody has grown and learned so much while working with Eve. She has become a very permanent fixture in Eve's life - as well as McNabb and Feeney and Trueheart and Baxter.

I can't wait for the next installment. :)

I give Indulgence in Death 5 out of 5 stars.



Julia Rachel Barrett said...

I'm sold! I am so remiss - I really have to get into this series!

Blodeuedd said...

I do wanna read about Roarke but she has just written so many books, scary