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Glory in Death Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1995
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“Sexy…A perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance.”—Publishers Weekly
“Some authors break the rules very successfully; a very rare few define them. Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, is a spectacular innovator who always leaves her fans desperate for more.”—RT Book Reviews
“Ms. Robb’s brilliant talent for creating fresh, innovative plots…is unsurpassed.”—Rendezvous
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“Robb is a virtuoso.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.”—Entertainment Weekly
“J. D. Robb’s In Death novels are can’t-miss pleasures.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben
“Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane
About the Author
J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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FINAL DECISION: Wonderful followup to the amazing NAKED IN DEATH. In this book, Eve has another murder to solve that becomes connected to her personally as her relationship with the mysterious Roarke deepens.
THE STORY: Months after the events of NAKED IN DEATH, Eve has become more visible as a murder cop. When a well-known prosecutor is murdered by having her throat slashed, Eve is asked by her commander to take the case. When the next murder of a high profile woman occurs, Eve can't find a connection between these two highly visible women -- except that both has a connection to her lover Roarke. While Eve doesn't believe that Roarke is involved, she is feeling stress because their relationship is getting too intense and close and this case only puts more pressure on Eve.
OPINION: I loved this book and even knowing the answer to the mystery, I can read it again and again with enjoyment. The combination of a mystery that matter to Eve along with the drama of the developing relationship between Eve and Roarke makes this a book worth reading.
In this series, the best books have three elements (1) a mystery that is personal to Eve in some manner; (2) Eve's personal demons; and (3) some wonderful relationship moments with Eve and Roarke.
This book is one of the templates of that formula that works for dozens of these books. Eve is investigating the murder of someone she knows and whose murder touches on those around Eve. Even more, there is some parallel with Eve herself as she is feeling out her relationship with Roarke in the murder victim's relationship with her lover. In this book, Eve's personal demons are beginning to reveal themselves in stronger and more serious ways. Finally, this book sets up a conflict between Roarke and Eve as she has to deal with how serious the relationship has become and whether she is willing to take that next step of vulnerability.
While the first book in the series is a classic, this one feels more like the others in the series. Eve's character is more defined and her relationship with Roarke is more important.
This one also has a good mystery that actually has some possibility of being figured out rather than the solution just being sprung on the reader. Enjoyable the whole way through.
WORTH MENTIONING: The introduction of Peabody.
CONNECTED BOOKS: GLORY IN DEATH is the second book in the In Death series. While the mysteries in each book are standalones, there are continuing and overarching storylines (these early book are mostly about Eve's background and her relationship with Roarke) that continue book to book. I recommend reading the series in order although it is not strictly necessary.
STAR RATING: I give this book 5 stars.
As a fan of the series I have read this book a number of times before reading this kindle version. Where the first book Naked in Death made me curious about where the series would go. It was Glory In Death that really hooked me.
More for the developing rapport between the main and, supporting characters then the murder mystery. As I have other books in the series that are my favorite *who done it * the mystery aspects aren't perfect but, not bad in my opinion. It is more plausible to me to believe that finding a murderer isn't *cookie cutter* easy to find. Even for the most dedicated police detectives. A flaw I find in some crime books I have read.
That said it was a story where I 'd suspected the villain early but, didn't forsee the actual motivation of the killer. This made knowing part of the answer not a problem for me
I would highly recommend this book to others who like Nora Roberts or Crime drama's.
Lt. Eve Dallas is a very tough, competent and independent homicide detective who fights to find all kinds of killers. Her independence is being tested with her unusual but increasingly emotional and passionate relationship with charming Irish multi-millionaire, Roarke, whose successful business dealings sometimes seem to verge on being shady.
Prosecuting Attorney Cicely Towers, a well respected, powerful, well known and talented lawyer, is found dead with her throat slashed. What is surprising is that the murder is in a sleazy part of town and Towers has turned off all tracking devices prior to her meeting with the killer. Even though she is not senior, her Captain makes her as primary to work the case because he and his wife had a close relationship with the deceased. The case is adrenaline to the media which goes into overdrive when a beautiful, TV actress is found with her throat cut on the rear patio of her apartment building. It is clear to everyone that it is the same killer and Eve believes that she is in a race against time to find the killer an prevent another killing.
While Roarke knows both victims he has the perfect alibi, he was in bed with Eve at the time of the murder. Because there are few clues, after a profiling session with the police psychologist, Eve goes to a trusted media personality and gives an interview that sets herself up as a target for the killer.
Once again Roarke's contacts help Eve with the case which brings them closer together despite her discomfort at living a life of luxury not suited to a dedicated cop. The episode when Roarke flies an exhausted Eve to his incredible mansion on the cliffs in Mexico is a bit of magic.
I am not quite sure if I really understand or appreciate the futuristic setting with robots, auto-chefs and fast air and interplanetary travel. Basically these are most enjoyable detective novels with a bit of romantic spice which really don't need the futuristic distractions. I will keep reading the next in the series as this one gave me the interlude I needed.
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