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Indulgence in Death Hardcover – November 2, 2010
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That said, Indulgence in Death is the 31st book in J.D. Robb's terrific futuristic cop series and it starts out in Ireland with three of my favorite (and, IMO, not overly used) In Death scenarios: Eve and Roarke on vacation, Eve exposed to the countryside and all of the terrors it holds - cows! sheep! roosters! (oh my!) - and Eve doing something wonderfully loving and perfect for Roarke, which tends to get me a bit teary-eyed. The vacation is short-lived, though, and as soon as Eve is back in her comfort zone in NYC, a new case once again takes center stage. Odd murder weapons and victims that were at the top of their game are two aspects of a series of murders that send Eve and Peabody on a search for one of the scariest kinds of killer - one who kills solely for the thrill of it.
While not one of my top five favorites in the series, Indulgence in Death is a solid entry. Robb's superb pacing, her wonderful balance of dialogue and narrative and her ability to consistently weave plots that keep me guessing about either the murderer, the motive or the method (though rarely all three) are all at work here.Read more ›
Interestingly, for the first quarter or so of the book, I didn't think this would be the case. "J.D. ROBB IS BACK!" I thought as the book immediately drew me into the narrative by opening with Roarke and Eve's visit to Ireland to visit Roarke's family. In this early section of the book, Robb creates a beautifully written, and oftentimes humorous and witty, set piece that speaks to love and family and friendship and the growth of Roarke and Eve, both separately and together. And in reading these early pages of "Indulgence," (which could often be quite moving), I became aware that somewhere along the way, while reading every single book in the series since the first in 1995, it was these elements that came to be most dear to me and are now crucial to my enjoyment of each new installment.I'm interested in finding out about the growth and development of the characters we've all come to know and love through 30-plus entries. Not only Eve and Roarke, mind you, but the people who impact their lives: Peabody, Mira, Mavis, Feeney, Summerset, McNab, Nadine, Charles, Louise and all the rest. The murder mystery elements? Perhaps not so much.
Now, to be fair, I should note that in the new book there is a point where a murder takes place in Ireland, but that crime and the investigation that subsequently takes place serves to illuminate the growing maturity of Eve more than anything else, and is really well done.Read more ›
Indulgence starts off with Roarke and Eve off on a 2nd anniversary vacation to Ireland to see Roarke's Irish relatives. It is nice to see them among family and relaxing for once. Of course, murder never sleeps and always follows our famous homicide detective around even on vacation in Ireland.
On her first day back in NY, Eve catches a new homicide case. Someone is killing people who offer services to others and are at the top of their respective services. The other catch in these murders are that the victims are killed with some unique weapon. It is like the game of clue. Who did it, where did they do it, and with what weapon? The killer or killers are figured out fairly quickly and most of the book is spent on getting the evidence to prove the crimes committed. It keeps you interested because you want to know how Eve and her team wraps it all up.
I always enjoy the books in the in death series and indulgence is no different. The one thing you do see is the growth and maturity of the characters since the beginning in the series with Naked. Eve and Roarke are comfortable in themselves and their marriage.Read more ›
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I would prefer the other leaving out the futuristic approach. All in all the book was good.Published 14 days ago by shoe lady
I love the way J D's mind works. She's an amazing story teller. Eve again follows the same instincts that have made her the top homicide cop of the mid 21st century. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Souix A. McDonald
Another fine read! This one about influential people gone bad. Power and money have such pull, but not for these twoPublished 1 month ago by Ed Jacqemin
Watch Eve and her team put the pieces together to win the match and put the upper class players away.Published 3 months ago by G-MA.
I have been reading the JD Robb series in order and I just love them. I hate putting them down.Published 3 months ago by Deborah Honeycutt