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Naked in Death (In Death, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1995
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“Truly fine entertainment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Superstar Nora Roberts dons a new pseudonym and proves why she is one of the world's most remarkable storytellers in this ground-breaking novel of life and death in the 21st century...Superbly suspenseful and strikingly original.”—RT Book Reviews
“Danger, romance...a masterpiece of fine writing.”—Rendezvous
“Eve, Roarke and the rest of the cast will enchant you, and the murder plots will enthrall you.”—The State (Columbia, S.C.)
More Praise for the In Death series
“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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There are two things that intrigue me most when I got started on Book 1 of this fantastic series; firstly, to know more about this futuristic world where interplanetary travel is very much possible, and secondly, to follow the development of the lead couple who seem so different in characters, yet so perfect for one another.
Reading this series is like watching a TV serial for me. I love it that the books are still coming out year after year. I strongly encourage those who love crime-related cum romance novels to get started on these!
In the beginning, it threw me off a little to have a story about a cop set in a time when guns are considered collector’s items. But once I got used to the premise, JD Robb’s style of writing swept me up and I had to find out whodunnit.
So many times the tension in a book like this is fabricated in the romantic relationship instead of naturally developing from the crime. Not here. Neither of the people in the relationship are perfect, and they have baggage and lots of issues, but they communicate and respect each other. Their ability to have a healthy relationship despite lots of roadblocks allows the reader to stay focused on the crime and where the story is going.
I’m ready for the next in the series!
J D Robb, as you probably know, also writes romance as Norah Roberts. Writing as J D Robb, however, her style is darker and grittier.
This is a series of mysteries set in the not too far distant future when the earth has colonized a lot of planets, societal norms have changed in some ways, yet law and order remains law and order and the police are there to protect and serve.
This series chronicles the cases of Eve Dallas as she investigates murders and believes it is her vocation to stand for the dead, to see that they get justice.
In my opinion, a person is going to love these books or hate them, I happen to love them.
Well written, strongly developed characters, detailed plots. Someone is doing research and I appreciate that. Of course, there are some love stories woven in because that is part of life, after all, it can't be all grim.
I believe that this series is best when read in order. Book 1 grabbed me (and I would later find that the series gets BETTER-WAY-BETTER than Book 1 as it progresses.) Naked In Death (Book 1) introduces the characters and allows the reader to adjust to the slightly futuristic elements (gun control at last!). The year is 2058 - not that big a jump.
There is a bit of a Jules Verne or Aldous Huxley going on here; the book was written in 1995 and we now have, in reality, many of the futuristic items described by Robb. Eve Dallas is our "heroine" - a Lieutenant with the N.Y. Police Department - tall, strong utterly The Best Cop - but flawed due to childhood abuse. (Yes, I know - most of us have heard it before. But it works well here.) The true "fantasy" comes with Roark, Leading Man Extraordinaire, who is one of the suspects in Eve's investigation of the death of a "Licensed Companion" - legal prostitute.
Robb lays the groundwork for her series very well, and by the end of this book, I was more than willing to "suspend disbelief" and enjoy this and other entries into series. (I confess: I am now on Book 5.) I think the series tops out (so far) with -In Death #46.
There is a solid whodunnit mystery here--it is all not gimmickry. There are suspects - red herrings too. And the surprise ending works well (I couldn't guess the guilty party.)
LOTS of fun and solid mystery here! Get ready to become "hooked" - as I was!
An addictive series! And like I said earlier, I don't read books like this