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Oferenda Mortal (In Death #7)

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A tenente Eve Dallas está em perseguição de um assassino em série que aterroriza a cidade de Nova Iorque nas vésperas do Natal. Com o auxílio do seu próprio e intrigante marido, Roarke, Eve desvenda segredos que ligam as vítimas: segredos que envolvem patronos e clientes de uma agência de encontros. O caso começa a afectar Eve pessoalmente e traz-lhe de volta memórias de u ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 284 pages
Published December 2010 by Edições Chá das Cinco (first published 1998)
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Beanbag Love
In this installment of the wildly popular "In Death" series we find a madman dressed as Santa ringing doorbells and then raping and murdering the person who answers. It's Christmas and Eve Dallas is cranky. She doesn't need this.

Let me just get this out of the way. I find Eve Dallas to be one of the most loathsome female characters in any successful series going today. She is verbally and emotionally abusive to anyone who cares about her, including her hot husband. If I worked for her I'd reques
Duchess Nicole
Ack, Robb's villains in this series are so skeevy. This guy was a really nasty piece of work, and the fact that it muddled Eve's mind due to how personal it was for her was not a new idea. However, it still stirs up a lot of pity from the reader...namely ME. I hope that Eve seriously addresses her issues soon. I love this series but something I just thought about while listening to this installment is how Eve is the one with all the problems. Girl is messed up. And I suppose entering into a rela ...more
Despite the repetitiveness in some parts - Roarke's library, the dialog between him and Eve - I still enjoyed this installment. Not as good as the previous, Vengeance ID, but still enjoyable because of Robb's ability to keep the pace tight and zipping along like those futuristic cars.

It's getting predictable but I expected this when I started the series a couple of months ago so I'm not complaining just yet. Still, I hope I haven't spoken too soon as there were some lines that seemed taken right
Back to back books about serial killers and the nastiness of these particular murders does not make this Christmas time book exactly festive.
Add incest and overall creepiness and it's a good thing Eve and Peabody go head to head on the shopping for gifts/not shopping during work hours debate. It's also nice watching Peabody and McNabb share their Christmas Eve pie.
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This was a tough one. It has been the hardest case for me so far. Not only was there a serial killer on the loose, but he was sexually attacking his victims. This was rough on Eve. It brought all those memories from being a young girl and having a monster of a father (I can barely type that last word). This case really wore down on Eve and I think it also was rough on Roarke. This is the first time, and last I suspect, that I saw him worn out and wanting more sleep. I loved seeing the lengths Ro ...more
I have to say, the serial killer in this book was disturbing. He liked to dress as Santa and rape and kill his victims. There was a jolliness to the murders, the way he staged them and the 12 Days of Christmas theme he was following, that absolutely creeped me out. I agreed with Peabody, the way he used a symbol of happiness and cheer to commit his crimes was perverted.

I really enjoy the way Robb easily weaves Eve's personal life in with her professional life in this series. That aspect was str
Definitivamente es una serie que nunca defrauda. Cuando parece que lo sabemos todo sobre esta fantástica pareja, nos sorprenden desvelando nuevas facetas hasta ahora desconocidas. Roarke desde mi punto de vista es el hombre perfecto. Entiende todas las facetas de Eve y las acepta sin grandes alborotos, en ocasiones es cierto que quizá se pasa un poco de la raya pero ¿quién no quiere a alguien capaz de cruzar una ciudad para llevarte un analgésico porque te duele la cabeza?.

Por otra parte me ha
I didn't mind this book - it had everything I like: police procedural, serial killer, lots of Eve and Roarke plus they share their first Christmas together - Peabody meets Charles, McNab feels Eve's butt, Eve and Peabody have a falling out - Eve and Roarke place a memory in their new memory box!

A couple of things (besides getting the words wrong to the 12 Days of Christmas) stand out to me. Roarke says he will put the lights on after they decorate the tree - who does that? Lights go on first, th
Susan (susayq ~)
Another great installment in this series. It was nice to read a Christmas themed book in the almost summer :)

Roarke was wonderful - trying to make Christmas memories and traditions for him and Eve. Eve got on my nerves a bit in this book. She wasn't exactly nice to Nadine or Peabody. I think Peabody was right to tell Eve what she did about her date choices and I don't think she should have caved and apologized for being to harsh about it like she did.
Chegou a época natalícia que, ao invés de ser uma altura de paz e amor, traz à tenente Eve Dallas mais um caso de assassínios em série. Desta vez, um homem vestido de Pai Natal toca à campaínha das vítimas para depois cometer crimes de natureza sexual e matá-las. Entretanto, enquanto decorre a investigação – na qual tudo aponta que os homicídios estejam relacionados com uma agência de encontros -, Eve preocupa-se, pela primeira vez na vida, com o Natal e os presentes que terá de comprar (penso q ...more
I have to say that this series though it sometimes seems like I will never catch up, I love every moment I get to spend with this cast. I love that Nora Roberts is able to write such complex and evolving characters, and that she is not afraid to take on the hard topics out there. In facts it feels like in the future they are still just as horrified by certain types of crimes that are being committed by the various criminals. This book does not start off very well, its clear that Eve's job really ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: December 2012
2nd read: November 2014
I know. I'm totally ridiculous. I literally can't stop reading these books. I'll pick up something else to read and within about 50 pages, be wishing for Eve and Roarke.

They aren't perfect. Occasionally I'll catch some typos and Mavis and Trina drive me up the wall, but they are so much fun.

I'm loving the addition of McNab to the cast. He's makes me giggle and he's quickly risen to one of my faves. Eve and Roarke are not my favorite characters in the whole world, but I still adore them. The mys
signorina Vei
'cause it's us against the world, you and me, against them all' _Westlife

Setelah cuti cukup lama karena menyelamatkan bokong kurus Summerset, letnan kita siap beraksi lagi. Disinilah dia, di musim dingin, menghadapi kasus pembunuhan bertema natal. Korban diperkosa secara brutal lalu dibunuh. Kasus pemerkosaan selalu menjadi lebih pribadi bagi Eve, mengingatkannya akan masa lalunya sendiri, sebelum ia menjadikan dirinya Eve Dallas. Setelah cuti cukup lama, menghadapi kasus pemerkosaan ini membua
This is the 7th in the In Death series.

It is Christmas time in future NY 2058.

Eve finds herself at the crime scene of a woman who was brutally raped and murdered. There is no physical evidence of the perpetrator because he thoroughly cleansed and sanitized his victim before giving her a makeover and leaving her with a temporary tattoo that reads "My True Love" and a pin of a partridge in a pear tree.

In reviewing the security discs, Eve sees that the murderer dresses up as Santa to gain entry. Ev
A really good book (I read the Indonesian one)... Cannot wait for the next installment: Conspiracy in Death.
There are some annoyed misspelling; some sentences use repetitive words/words with the same meaning. Anyhow still I choose to get the next one ASAP rather than bothered with that editor matters.

This installment is really enjoyable. The Christmas scene (twelve days before Christmas), big Christmas party at Roarke-Eve’s, new improvement of ‘She-body’ and Mc Nab relationship and of course the
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I liked it. I have a hard time ranking these books. Was this my favorite? I don’t think so. However, in each book there is something new we learn about Eve and some new character growth. In this book a whole new appreciation for Eve’s problems Christmas shopping. This and her interaction with Peabody is certainly the best part of this book. Funny and moving for certain. The plot was a little weak and I’m a bit pissed that the payoff of the trading of gifts was saved for a short between books sto ...more
Yz the Whyz
This was another delightful installment to the In Death series.

This time Eve has to solve a series of sexual homicides, running against time before the rapist/murderer strikes again. Still recovering from an earlier incident, she is she not fully physically recovered and the sexual nature of the crimes revives memories of her past. Still our intrepid detective is up to the challenge, taking on the world of Personally Yours, a dating service.

Plenty of fun moments with Eve's dilemma on how to han
I'm so addicted to this series....I didn't believe anyone when they told me how great it was.

I'm glad I got to this book in the series right at Christmastime. Even better than the mysteries in these books is the growth in Eve's character and her reactions to her ever-increasing "family". I loved her grumbling over what Christmas present to get everyone. Her moments with both Peabody and Dr. Mira were especially poignant.

As always, Roarke was perfection. Seriously, could there be a more understan
Kay Naughty Book Snitch
Eve Dallas' latest case involves dating services, ritualistic murders and Santa Claus. Yes, I said Santa Claus. The city's latest killer dresses as Santa to gain entrance to his victims' homes. When he gets into their homes, he rapes, sodomizes, murders, cleans, does their make-up and poses them. He also leaves a piece of jewelry in the "12 Days of Christmas theme with the victims.

Eve and her team, Roark, Feeney, Peabody and McNabb find out that all the victims used a dating servicce called Pers
Book Info
ebook, 336 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Berkley Books (first published 1998)
original title Holiday in Death
ISBN 1101203692 (ISBN13: 9781101203699)
series In Death #7
characters Eve Dallas, Roarke, Delia Peabody, Ryan Feeney, Dr. Charlotte Mira
setting New York City, New York , 2058 (United States)
literary awardsAll About Romance (AAR) Annual Reader Poll for Favorite Couple (1999), Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award (RT Award) for Futuristic Romance (1998), Romance Readers Anonymou
Cheryl Landmark
I still love this series about Eve Dallas and Roarke, but I have to say a few things are starting to annoy me somewhat.

For one, Eve's perpetual hard-nosed, snippy, brittle attitude is becoming very grating and frustrating. She continually acts like a bully and throws her weight around as a cop to intimidate people. I still admire her grit, determination and commitment to solving her cases and getting the scumbags and murderers off the street, but her attitude even when dealing with the people sh
This book represented Robb's break from the series. She wrote this one after the intensity of Vengeance in Death, so it was not as intense which is ok for me, While there were some moments of great creativity, it lacked the joviality between the characters, did not really represent the christmas spirit and did not endear me further to Eve. Eve is playing with my emotions in this series. Just when I am getting to love her, she says and does things that do not sit right with me. She talks to peopl ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of NYPSD doesn't understand Christmas at all. All she can see is noise, traffic, tourists, and big headache waiting to happen. So when murderer uses the song "Twelve Days of Christmas" to commit his crimes too leaves Eve reeling and battling physically and emotionally every step of the way. Like Eve says murder waits for no one not even her. Roarke wants to create Christmas traditions with Eve leaving her confused and curious at the same time. As Eve struggles to find appro ...more
Gina Hott
I never would have suspected that Roarke would be so into Christmas! One of my favorite parts of this was watching him kind of turn into a kid.
Why on earth would someone use the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' song as the theme for a killing spree?
You really just have to wonder about people. The victims are all clients of the prestigious matchmaking firm 'Personally Yours.' The owners of 'Personally Yours' are just a bit, well, let's say, perfectly odd. The victims are all wrapped up with pretty garl
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Even the Christmas holidays are filled with death in this series! But I guess when you work as a Lieutenant like Eve in New York, you’re bound to meet a few dead bodies along the way.

HOLIDAY IN DEATH is another keeper! In this book, Eve Dallas finds herself in another jam, where a murderer is on the loose, approaching people in a Santa costume and binding and raping them before he kills them. Yeah, this person is a sick one.

And it’s Eve’s job to find the k
เลมนีใหความรูสึกเหมือนเมือแรกอาน In Death

มีความรูสึกรวมให และแทบไมมีการขัดใจในตัวละครเลย
เลมนีเปน Theme Christmas
อีฟทีทำงานสืบตัวคนรายไปดวย ซือของขวัญไป นารักดี
จากคนทีไมเคยตองซือของ เพราะคนรูจักนอย กลายเปนตองหาของขวัญเยอะมาก
แตขอบนนิดนึง วามีใหไมครบทุกคน (หรืออาจจะครบละ แตไมไดกลาวถึง)

อีฟ เพิงหายปวยจากเลมทีแลว ยังไมหายดี แตกพยายามรีบเรงหาคนราย
ตองใหพอโรคนันคอยดูแลใกลชิด นาอิจฉามากมาย
(แตขอเมาทหนอย ชวงแรก ๆ ทีอีฟเพลีย ออนแรง ใตตาคลำ
Holiday in Death is the seventh installment in J.D. Robb’s In Death series. While it wasn’t my favorite, it was still a great read!

There are a string of serial type murders happening around Christmastime and the only link between the deaths is the dating service, Personally Yours, that all the victims used. All of the murders are sexual homicides and they really seem to hit Eve hard. Luckily, she has some really great people around her to take care of her. Eve doesn’t accept their help easily an
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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.
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