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Holiday in Death Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 1998
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Now, if you are still reading this review I must suppose that you already have read that book, and so you know what the "In death" series is about: a very good cop (Eve), her unlikely husband (Roarke), and the crimes they somehow end up solving together. Of course, by summing up the series in such succinct manner I leave aside a lot of the details that make the series so good but then, if I want to be concise I have to sacrifice something: nothing is perfect :)
"Holiday in death" definitely isn't perfect either. The plot is pretty simple: it is almost Christmas time, and Lieutenant Eve Dallas not only has to buy presents for her loved ones (she hates shopping!!!), but also to deal with a killer who dresses up as Santa Claus, rings the doorbell of his victims and kills them. The only link between the victims is a dating service, and so Eve decides some undercover work is in order to catch the killer, before he continues with his "special" way of celebrating Christmas. Officers Peabody and Mc Nabb will be the undercover agents, and also the protagonists of a secondary storyline that the fans of the series have been waiting for some time :)
I certainly cannot say that this is my favourite book in the series. Despite that, and strangely enough, I DO RECOMMEND IT. Why?.Read more ›
Confirmation comes when a second victim is found; she has two turtle doves in her hair and has also requested the services of Personally Yours. And as the investigation progresses, we find Charles Monroe, a character who we met in the first book in the series, "Naked in Death", and who has also been using the services of the dating agency even though he is a licensed companion. I think Robb made an excellent decision in reintroducing Charles in the series, since he brings no small amount of smart comments and interesting personal interactions with Eve and Peabody.
Peabody, Eve's aide, is having the time of her life, because the search for the killer is taking the duo around town where they have a chance to visit shops and mingle in the crowd of holiday shoppers. Eve, on the other hand, hates the experience and besides being worried about finding a dangerous killer, has to deal with her personal issues regarding Christmas. She even has to figure out what to buy for her friends and husband, the billionaire Roarke. Finding a present for a man that has everything is no small task!
This series is moving ahead full steam, with interesting cases and characters that are becoming more complex and fascinating.Read more ›
HOLIDAY IN DEATH is a great addition to the "IN DEATH" series. This is Eve's first Christmas where she actually has a family and is surrounded by people she cares about. It is very touching and amusing to watch her struggle with buying gifts and Roarke's tree trimming. In contrast to this beautiful season for Eve, is the cruel reality of her past. Eve and Roarke struggle to find the balance between past and present, so that they can go on with there future, and start new traditions together.
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Brilliant as always await the next episode. I just get impatient and retread from beginning of seriesPublished 11 days ago by Robynne Andrew
The was the first holiday for Eve Dallas. I enjoyed the whole book but the scene in beauty center was the best. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Fan437
Another great Eve Dallas book! Would still be great without the Eve and Rourke moments but let's be serious.....those are pretty awesome, too!Published 20 days ago by Greyt
I love JD Robb. I have the entire 'In Death' series front to back.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I have found all the JD Robb "death" series great reading. I love mysteries and the way JD Robb tells these stories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pat
Love this series! Lieutenant Dallas solves another one with the help of fellow officers and her gorgeous and wealthy husband. She always gets her man or woman.Published 2 months ago by Janice Smith
Another great outing for Eve and Roark. Semi spoiler alert - it was nice that the killer was not targeting either Eve or Roark in this one - as good as those books are, it just... Read morePublished 3 months ago by David G. Leonard
J D Robb spins an excellent story! Science fiction is not normally my cup of tea but Robb has a realistic idea of what things may be like about 50 years from now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Merry Sunshine