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Born in Death
NY police investigator Eve Dallas gets a call of homicide of a woman in the wee hours of the morning. When she arrives in the scene she immediately suspects her fiancee. However when she get to the fiancee's house, she discovers him murdered also. This shifts her investigation to the workplace when she deciphers the victim's phone messages indicating that the victim has discovered fraud in her company. Eve speculates that one of the victim's bosses murde...
Celebrity In Death
Channel 75 reporter and Eve's friend, Nadine's popular book on the Icove case has been made into a movie and all the main characters featured in the book have been invited to a party to celebrate the occasion. As luck would have it, the actress who plays Peabody ends up dead during the party and Eve is pulled into investigating the case. Eve and Peabody soon find out that their victim was not at all well-liked in the film industry and had made qu...
Conspiracy in Death
Eve Dallas is a homicide detective in the year 2059. Her latest case involves the multiple murders of sidewalk sleepers. In each case perfect laser incesions were made into the victims, and an organ was removed from the scene. The precision of the surgeries leads Eve to believe that her perp is a top-notch surgeon. All of her suspects are very powerful members of society, and none of them are very happy with where Eve's investigation is leading. The lead...
Creation In Death
When Commander Whitney interrupts Eve and Roarke's video night to ask her to report to the scene of a crime, Eve knows that it is something serious. A young woman has been tortured and killed. Her dead body is found with a ring on her finger and the time she took to die is etched on her body. Eve realizes that the master of death, nicknamed 'The Groom' in media circles, is back in New York. Years ago when Eve and Feeney were working as partners, ...

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Delusion In Death
Our favorite cop Eve Dallas is facing one of the biggest criminals in her career in 'Delusion in Death'. 80 ordinary people have killed each other through random acts of violence in a bar owned by her millionaire husband Roarke. Though Eve initially fears that the attack may have have been targeted at Roarke, her fears prove untrue. A second attack occurs in the same area, with slightly lower fatalities, the only connection between the two sites bein...
Divided In Death
Putnam, Feb 2004, 23.95, 368 pp. ISBN 0399151540 When she gets the pictures in the mail of her husband and best friend in bed together, security expert Reva Ewing goes over to the house where they are having their tryst to confront them. She breaks in and marches into the bedroom only to find them murdered. She is gassed by someone in the room and when she comes to she calls her mother who is Roarke's administrate assistant. Since he knows a...
Fantasy In Death
Bart Minnock, the young founder of a upcoming gaming company, is found decapitated in his holo room which is locked from inside. The room is empty save for Bart's horrific remains and the latest game that his company is working on. When NYPD's technical team tries to retrieve the disc, it self-destructs and Roarke, Feeney and McNab find themselves racing against time to salvage it. Naturally, Bart's friends and co-owners of the gaming company U-Play,...
Glory in Death
It's the year 2058. Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York police is sent to a murder scene where a woman has been murdered. The victim was a district attorney, famous for being tough on criminals and for having a high conviction rate. At first, the investigation focuses on her personal and public life, and Eve tries to find out if any of the criminals she put away could have committed the murder. She also becomes suspicious of members of the deceased wom...
Holiday in Death
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is a recovering cop trying to get back into her career and this case is perfect for her to prove herself. Set way in the future, this case begins with the murder of an innocent female which is the work of a serial killer. There are some obvious suspects but some obviously never suspected. The only thing all the victims have in common is that they used a personal dating service called Personally Yours. Solving this case will prove to...
Imitation In Death
Berkley, Sept 2003, 7.99, 352 pp. ISBN 0425191587 The summer of 2059 is a scorcher and crime is on the rise but Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and security department has a very high profile case that takes up all her time. The body of a prostitute is found in a back alley in Chinatown and the way she was killed is identical to Jack the Ripper's signature. On the toe of the victim is a letter addressed to Eve challenging her to tr...

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Immortal in Death
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York police is preparing for her wedding to billionaire Roarke. The designer who is making her wedding dress just happens to be the boyfriend of her best friend, Mavis. His previous girlfriend, top fashion model Pandora, refuses to accept the fact that he is no longer interested in her, except as someone to advertise his fashions. When the woman is murdered, the evidence all points to Mavis, whom Eve is forced to arrest f...
Indulgence In Death
Eve and Roarke are back home from a much-needed vacation, which included a trip to Ireland, to visit his mother's relatives. On her return, Eve and Peabody find themselves dealing with seemingly random murders with unusual weapons - the driver of a luxury cab service is killed with an antique crossbow, a licensed companion catering to the upper class is murdered with a bayonet and an exclusive French chef is pinned to a tree with a harpoon. As th...
Innocent In Death
Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Peabody are investigating the murder of an ordinary history teacher, Craig Foster, who was found dead in his classroom under suspicious conditions. It is soon determined that Foster's lunch contained traces of ricin, an extremely fatal and poisonous chemical. Foster was well-liked by almost everyone who knew him. His wife, who had prepared his last lunch, is innocent. So who wanted him dead? It appears that the seemingly ...
Judgement in Death
Tough cop Eve faces a cop murderer in the city of the future. Once again her wealthy, sexy husband is right in the middle. Finding the killer may mean betraying her own....
Kindred In Death
As Eve and Roarke plan a lazy Sunday morning, Commander Whitney calls her personally to lead an investigation into the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl Deena, Captain Jonah McMasters' daughter. McMaster and wife were away on a vacation over the weekend, with Deena all alone at home. All evidence points to the fact that Deena knew her killer and let him enter the house. Eve's suspicion that the attack was planned and deliberate is confirme...
Loyalty in Death
In this, the ninth in Robb's "...in Death" series, Eve gets a communication from a group calling itself "Cassandra," and warning her that it will systematically destroy New York City (and more), if their demands aren't met. While she is trying to make the connections between this and other events in the city, she still is adjusting to life as the infamous Rourke's wife! This series is set in the mid 21st century, and each book follows directly on the hee...

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Memory in Death
In this 22nd edition of the “In Death Series” Eve Dallas is confronted in the days before Christmas with a quick murder investigation of a Santa who has leapt from a building and killed an innocent bystander when he falls on him. As she gets this murder cleaned up a mysterious woman shows up in Eve's office claiming to be her "mama." It turns out this woman was the cruel foster mother Trudy Lombard, who took nine-year-old Eve in after she is found wande...
Midnight in Death
Eve Dallas's was called in to take care of the murder case of Judge Harold Waigner. The judge's death has been brutal and Eve knows who the suspect is because of his trademark with killing his victim. David Palmer has been arrested for 3 torture murders and sent to maximum prison by Eve 3 years ago. Now he has escaped and is on a vendetta. He has left a list of names with the judge's body proclaiming all his future victims. The names are all the people w...
Naked in Death
Lieutenant Eve Dallas, a ten year veteran homicide detective for New York Police. Her current assignment, Sharan DeBlass's murder. Money and politics come into focus when the reports of her being a professional comapanion and of her family's bluecollar background with a lot of old money and power. And adding to the plot is Sharon being 1 of 6. When the evidence points to Roarke, an Irish Billionaire things being to heat up between them. Torn from him be...
Naked in Death - Death Series 1
Eve Dallas was a New York police lieutenant who was very good at her job - sometimes too good. She never told anyone how she had nightmares about all of the victims that she was too late to save and she refused to open up to the psychiatrists at the office. Her last case, where a father hacked up his young daughter into little pieces, continued to haunt her, but, before she had a chance to go in for testing, she was called to work on a priority case with...
New York To Dallas
Isaac McQueen, a notorious child molester and rapist who was brought down by Eve Dallas at the start of her police career, is back to exact revenge on her and this time, wants her to pursue him to Dallas, the city of her nightmares - the city where she killed her father as a child. Sex crimes are difficult for Eve who is haunted by her abusive childhood and a trip to Dallas, the city which she associates with the most traumatic period of her life, is...
Origin in Death
When a famous plastic surgeon has been murdered, a cry of outrage swept the city and people wanted justice serve immediately. Wilfred Icove, is renowned physician best in the field of reconstructive surgery. His foundation has spearheaded the advancement of cosmetic surgery and helped many people. When Eve Dallas investigates she finds a woman named Dolores Alverez who put a scalpel blade into the victim without remorse. No trail has been left and no inf...

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Portrait in Death
Berkley, March 2003, 7.99, 368 pp. ISBN 0425189031 The summer of 2059 in New York City is brutally hot but Eve Dallas, a lieutenant in the New York Police and Security Department, is ecstatically happy. Her butler Summerset is taking a three-week vacation, which is expected to feel like a bit of R&R to Eve. Her joy quickly dissipates when Roarke's friend and majordomo trips over the cat and breaks his leg and shatters his shoulder. Her day get...
Promises In Death
When Eve is called on to investigate a dead body, she is stunned to find that the victim is none other than Detective Amaryllis Coltraine, fellow police officer and medical examiner Morris's love interest. Amelia had recently transferred from Atlanta to New York on her own request. When Eve starts digging, she finds out to her dismay that Amelia had been involved with Alex Ricker, Eve and Roarke's old nemesis Max Ricker's son, in Atlanta. What is eve...
Purity in Death
In the 14th installment of the "In Death" series featuring Eve Dallas, Eve is stymied by some unusual deaths of people known to be blights on society. While searching for those responsible, she deals with some unforseen consequences. The deaths and injuries hit close to home, and she and her husband, Roarke, vigorously debate the merits of vigilantism....
Rapture in Death
Eve caught a case of suicide. One of her husband's employees Drew Matthias has killed himself without any reason. Seeing that it's a cut-and-dried classic suicide, Eve closed the case. Just a day after her return in the police force, she gets a similar case. A lawyer, Mr. Fitzhugh, who is working for a high-profile murderer turned up dead in his bathtub. His live-in partner narrated that everything was normal between the two of them. He woke up one eveni...
Reunion In Death
Berkley, March 2002, 7.99, 384 pp. ISBN 0425183971 In the summer of 2059, Eve Dallas, a lieutenant in the New York Police Security Department, believes it's going to be a crime-ridden season. She is assigned to the homicide of Walter Petibone, a wealthy and prosperous elderly man, who was poisoned at his birthday party in his own home. After Eve eliminates all the obvious suspects like the trophy wife, the ex-wife, and the grown children, s...
Salvation In Death
A Catholic priest, Miguel Flores, falls dead while officiating at a funeral mass and Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody are called upon to investigate the suspicious death. An autopsy confirms Eve's suspicions that Flores was poisoned, but throws up other startling details including plastic surgery on his face, old knife wounds and faint traces of a gang-tattoo on his arm. Eve understands that 'Flores' is not an ordinary priest and...
Seduction In Death
JD Robb Berkley, Sept 2001, 7.99, 368 pp. ISBN 0425181464 They are two spoiled rich kids in their early twenties, whose goals in life are to have enough fun and thrills so they want wake up the next morning. They were overindulged all their lives, given every advantage but in their twisted psychopathic minds, that is not nearly enough for such special specimens as themselves. Kevin and Lucien devise a game with rules and points involving mee...
Strangers In Death
Renowned businessman Thomas Anders is found dead in his apartment in what appears to be a kinky game gone bad. Lieutenant Eve Dallas develops an instant dislike to the picture-perfect widow, Ava Anders, on meeting her and would like to see her behind bars. But there is absolutely no way that Eve can tie her to the murder, because she was away with her friends at a far-off spa when the death occurred and her friends will vouch for it. Thomas's ne...
Survivor in Death
Putnam, Jan 2005, 23.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0399152083 In the year 2059 two intruders break into the home of the Swisher family, killing the parents, the son, their daughter's friend, and their nanny. The daughter Nixie survived because she went downstairs to get a drink and hid when she saw a man kill her nanny and saw the men go upstairs to kill her family and friend. When New York Police and Security Department Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her par...
Thankless In Death
It is holiday time and Roarke's Irish relatives are coming down to spend Thanksgiving with him in New York. Eve and Peabody are investigating the brutal murders of the Reinholds, an ordinary middle-class family. They soon realize that the murderer was none other than the Reinhold's 26-year-old son, Jerry, a social misfit liked nothing better than to steal money from his loved ones and spend his time lazing around or gambling. Eve is given an o...
Treachery In Death
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD is faced with taking down a bad cop who uses her badge for illegal purposes. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is the head of the homicide division of the New York Police and Security Department. The story takes place in 2060 in Manhattan. Dallas' partner, Detective Delia Peabody, overhears two cops discussing a side operation that is run out of the illegals division of the NYPSD. One of the cops is Rene Oberman, the lieutenant ...
Vengeance in Death
Investigator Eve Dallas gets a call from a mysterious man who tells her riddles that will lead to his crime. When Eve arrives on the scene, she is shocked by the gruesome way the victim died. The mysterious man doesn't stop there. He calls Eve again and leads her to another crime. Eve slowly figures that the victims have been associated with her husband in the past. When Eve tells her husband Roarke, he confides to her how he has one by one killed all th...
Visions in Death
In the summer of 2059, a body was discovered brutally murder in the New York, Central Park Lake. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Detective Peabody is on the trail to find a serial killer who strangle his victims with a red ribbon and remove their eyes. Nothing can do little to trace down the serial killer who carefully leaves nothing of himself behind. Who covered his face with dark glasses, and body with black clothes. Frantically needed to f...
Witness in Death
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas attends the opening performance of Witness for the Prosecution, with her husband, Roarke, she and the rest of the audience become witnesses to a real murder. Someone in the theatre had switched the prop knife used in the play with a real knife, so when actor Richard Draco is stabbed on stage, he really dies. Eve takes on the case, and it soon becomes obvious that the killer has to be someone involved with the play. As Eve begi...


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