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Friday, February 12, 2010

Kindred in Death By : J D Robb

Kindred in Death (In Death, Bk 29
Author: J. D. Robb
Rating:* * * * 1/2
Hardcover: 384 pages 
Publisher: Putnam Adult; (November 3, 2009) 
ISBN-13: 978-0399155956

"When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.
Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.
When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice."

As Mavis & Peabody would say, "It's mag, simply frosty." As always Robb, has come through for us and offered what no other writer can offer, a throughly Eve Dallas novel. The excitement, the action, and the total horror that comes through will keep you reading nonstop, totally unable to lay the book down. The twists and turns of the murders leaves you marveling that anyone could figure out who the murder was. I have had this book in my hands for two months and resisted starting it. Why? Because the "Fantasy in Death" book won't be out for two more weeks. I actually had all but the last 50 pages read two days ago and worked on my income tax just so I wouldn't pick up this book and finish it. I just couldn't bear to see it end. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I missed the humor that is there when Eve interacts with characters other than those at NYPSD. I missed the interaction with Peabody and McNab, they are always good for a couple of chuckles. Part of the draw to this series for me has always been the subtle humor and snarky remarks that Eve tosses out to those around her. There were only a few Summerset encounters and none with Mavis and Trina until the last couple of pages. But I only have to wait 12 more days and I'll have another gem to hold on to and try to make it last more a day.
In Death Series 
1. Naked in Death (1995) 
2. Glory in Death (1995)
3. Immortal in Death (1996)
4. Rapture in Death (1996)
5. Ceremony In Death (1997)
6. Vengeance in Death (1997)
7. Holiday in Death (1998)
8. Midnight in Death (1998) (in Silent Night)
9. Conspiracy in Death (1999)
10. Loyalty in Death (1999)
11. Witness in Death (2000)
12. Judgment in Death (2000)
13. Betrayal in Death (2001)
14. Interlude in Death (2001) (in Out of This World)
15. Seduction in Death (2001)
16. Reunion In Death (2002)
17. Purity in Death (2002)
18. Portrait in Death (2003)
19. Imitation in Death (2003)
20. Remember When (2003) 
21. Divided in Death (2004)
22. Visions in Death (2004)
23. Survivor in Death (2005)
24. Origin in Death (2005)
25. Memory in Death (2006)
26. Haunted in Death (2006) (in Bump in the Night)
27. Born in Death (2006)
28. Innocent in Death (2007)
29. Eternity in Death (2007) (in Dead of Night)
30. Creation in Death (2007)
31. Strangers in Death (2008)
32. Ritual in Death (2008) (in Suite 606)
33. Salvation In Death (2008)
34. Promises in Death (2009)
35. Kindred in Death (2009)
36. Missing in Death (2009) (in The Lost)
37. Fantasy in Death (2010)
38. Indulgence in Death (2010)
Big Jack (2010)

1 comment:

Enbrethiliel said...


Wow. That's a lot of In Death books. I have the first twelve, as well as #24, but I've only got through about two and a half of them. Crime fiction isn't my thing and Nora Roberts isn't close to being my favourite writer, but I'll admit the books can be engrossing!