Interlude in Death (In Death #12.5)
Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes...more
This was fast and enthralling, funny and with a hint of exotic, what with the stage being set off-planet and on the Olympus Resort. The characters were a good surprise and put Eve to the test - whether she's good at fighting those pesky little vices called prejudice and personal disdain, which plague everyone at one point or another. She came out the victor, putting her issues aside and going throug...more
#12.5 In Death series - In early sp...more
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Eve Dallas has been forced by her commander to go off-planet to a police conference that’s being held at Roarke’s Olympus resort. And she will also have to be a speaker while she’s there. Peabody, Feeney, and Dr. Mira are all in attendance as well.
She quickly meets Commander Skinner, a retired police legend who doesn’t think to highly of her. He wastes no time telling her that he believes woman have no place on the force and their job is to...more
In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the vi
Not only is Eve required to speak at the largest police conference of the year, which she hates, but in order to do so she must travel off planet, something she hates even more. While there she comes face to face with an unknown assailant who has a personal vendetta against both Roake and herself. This is a good futuristic suspense novella featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. She is a tough, smart, likeable homicide detective. In each book she solves a crime and finds th...more
On Eve’s first night there she is ordered to meet police hero Commander Douglas R. Skinner by his thuggish body guards, and it is not a happy experience. Skinner m...more
Normally, I find these brief anthology contributions to the In Death series to be too brief and lacking in depth, however, this...more
According to Goodreads, this short story chronologically belongs between books 12 and 13. I'm reading all of the shorts after having finished the 33rd book in the series, "New York to Dallas".
Eve, Roarke, Peabody, Feeney, and Dr. Mira are all off planet at police convention being held at a resort owned by Roarke. Eve is actually scheduled to speak, but murder trumps fancy speeches. The l...more
From the twenty or so pages I read (well--listened to, equivalent to about 20 pages), it became clear that this is a thinly disguised badly written romance, not a police thriller, which I thought it was going to be based on the back cover blurb.
If you like stuff like this--in what is supposed to be the point of view of a supposedly senior-lev...more
In this book, Eve's at a police convention to give [only because she's under direct orders from her boss] a seminar. Naturally, the resort off planet where the convention takes place belongs to Roarke,...more
I don't think Robb could have done much better with only 100 pages. It is as good as it gets for a novella.
Roarke's past comes to haunt him. Or rather his father's past. More secrets are revealed. And a killer wants to blame Roarke. Out of New York and without her badge, Eve maybe out of place but she won't give up.
With every book, Robb...more
J.D. Robb has written 35 books and 12 short stories about Eve and Roarke. She has brought them in that time from two very damaged and solitary people to the wonderful people they are today. And yet with every story she writes we find out more and more about who they were then,and admire who they are now.
They both show compassion and understanding to a hero who' s fatal flaw was seeing them as extensions of their fathers.
I'm looking forward to at least 70 more books about my favorite couple in...more
Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history wit...more
- Former Commander Douglas R. Skinner is also a key speaker & hates Roarke, asks Eve to help him bring down Roarke
- Skinner is dying froma terminal illness in a few months & his bastard son is trying to do right by him before he dies
- 1st meet Darcia Angelo, Chief of Olympus Police
- Dallas sends Peabody to do her lectur...more
Still entertaining, though, with all the usual In Death elements and the usual cast of characters, taken off-world for a law enforcement conference at one of Roarke's resort hotel/convention properties. Murder and mayhem ensue.
Just another comment here about the entire series. I told my sister the other day that I was rereading the "In Death" series and she said, "Oh, how depressing." (this from someone who thinks "Dexter" is the best show ever?)
Here's my thing, NR has this great way of exploring the human condition, the worst side of the human animal and leaving us with hope. It's one of the reasons I read romantic suspense verses thrillers or mysteries. All (good) romance is about growth, change, being better togeth...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her sophomore year...more