Interlude in Death (In Death, #12.5)
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Interlude in Death (In Death #12.5)

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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...more
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Published August 12th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2001)
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Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
How Robb manages to make the In Death novellas as good as the novels, I do not know, but she does.

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
Books-treasureortrash
Book Review: 2 Treasure Boxes

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
Andree
I mostly liked this one. It was pretty standard, but still fun. The balance between the core team is good (and by the core team, I mean Mira, Feeney, Peabody, Eve and Roarke). No McNabb, which was probably good given the nonsense between him and Peabody in the previous book. And the local cop in charge of the off-world resort was delightful. I liked the theme of fathers and sons/daughters, and what resulted from those relationships. And there was another reference to Roarke looking like a doomed...more
Jerry
This 88-page novella (similar to the earlier "Midnight in Death") was published as a thin paperback to tide diehard Eve Dallas fans over the holidays at the close of 2001. In the story, it’s the spring of 2059 when we find Eve and most of her usual NYPD cronies at a conference on “Olympus”, a resort planet owned by hubby Roarke. After a couple of chapters of social scene setting, including a bit of a run-in between Dallas and a famous retired Commander (Skinner), a murder in the resort hotel put...more
Tara
This is really just what it's title says, an interlude. It's generically set between novels. Meaning, except for the where it takes places, the character interactions could be set between any novel. There's no McNab, Mavis Charles or Nadine. Peabody doesn't mention any of the men either. And since I've already started the next one, I have to say, that based on stuff that happened in the last book and that continues in the next one, the timing that this one happens between seems off.

Anyway, this...more
**Manjula**
I despise novellas on principle simply because they're too short for any reasonable plot to develop. For me reading a book is all about the plot and characters.
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
Patricia
Eve Dallas has just come off the case concluded in Betrayal in Death, and she and Roarke are spending a week off-planet at Roarke’s Olympus resort. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly a vacation. An interplanetary police conference is being held at the resort and the NYPSD has required Eve, Peabody, Feeney, Mira and Morris to attend. To further complicate matters, Eve has been tasked with giving a seminar during the conference. Put the social interaction required by a conference together with the te...more
Crystal
Feb 23, 2011 Crystal rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Murder-mystery Fans
Another great book in the Eve Dallas series. I liked that we got to learn more about Roarke's history and it will be interesting to see whether or not Roarke and Eve's fathers were associates. My only complaint...where was McNab? His absence, especially after his and Peabody's fight was quite conspicuous.
Kandice
I am only rating this a 3 rather than a 4 because it was just too short. There were the crimes and then the killer was caught. I love the hunt for the killer. The detective work. There were just not enough pages to get that in. Robb did manage to insert the quota of hot Dallas/Roarke scenes, though!
Bigd_041555
This may be my favourite novella - great case - get to meet Chief Angelo and also get to see a bit more of Roarke's vision - Olympus.

Plus another tie-in - Roarke's father and Eve's!

2 thumbs up and 5 stars - onto Betrayal!
Ruth
Good. Novella - Eve and Rourke off planet
Joana M.
★★★★☆



Sinopse:
In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a gruelling 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 histo...more
Sally906
Eve Dallas is not happy. Her commanding officer has arranged for her to do a speech at the interplanetary police conference which being held at husband Roarke's spectacular new Olympia resort. Yep, off planet, so this involves all the things she detests most in life – attending social events, public speaking and above all space travel.

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
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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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
Ashley
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Freddy

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

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Lynne
I'm a super big fan of this series, even though I've discovered them very late, and am taking forever to work through the 47 +/- books and novellas. This is my first novella read in the series, however. I have to say, I was quite impressed! Often times I find myself unfulfilled in reading novellas -- especially novellas that are part of a series. They either feel rushed and should have been a complete book. OR, they're inconsequential to the series or greater story, and are a waste of time and p...more
Ed
#12.5 in the In Death series. This novella has Homicide Lt. Eve Dallas attending an off-planet police convention and scheduled to present a seminar. The presentation terrifies Eve much more than does her normal occupation of tracking down murderers. Once the convention is disrupted by murder (it is a mystery!), it is interesting to see the interaction of Eve, used to being in charge of an investigation, being forced to play nice with Police Chief Darcia Angelo.

#12.5 In Death series - In early sp...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Synopsis: 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 wit...more
Nicole
Eve Dallas and her delicious husband Roarke once again face disorder and flagrant disconern for the law, this time in comes while they are attending an off-planet police conference that is being held at - wait for it - a snazzy resort that Roarke owns. The series of murders set up Roarke to take the fall, and Eve with him, in a case that hinges on the sins of the father.

Normally, I find these brief anthology contributions to the In Death series to be too brief and lacking in depth, however, this...more
Nikki
This was an audio version that I'd checked out from my library. They have a habit of placing their barcode & i.d. stickers over the story description. As a result I wasn't aware that this book is set in the year 2059, and that it involved outer space travel. At the beginning of the book I thought that the author was referencing these things in a metaphoric sense. Once I joined the party, the story started to make more sense. Good writing, just not my cup of tea.
mlady_rebecca
I'm actually reading this one as part of "Three in Death", but I thought I'd review the stories individually.

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
Ellen (Elf TajMuttHall) Finch
I just needed to give this a one-star rating even though I didn't get past the first few pages--exactly because I couldn't get through the first few pages.

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
Maria
As if the novels weren’t enough, now I have the novellas to read! And, yes, these are awesome too! Really, it’s not easy for a novella to be as good as the novel but this one is as good as it gets!

Fast-paced with action and humor, this short story takes us off-planet, on the Olympus Resort. Eve is not happy for being there. Why? Because she has to do a speech on a conference and being off-planet isn’t her first choice! There, she has to deal with a cop hero who isn’t excited to meet her and with...more
Racquel
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Laura
J.D. Robbs (Nora Roberts) did another short novella. I finished this in less than a day. I have to admit the one description of Roarke didn't seem like it completely matched the other stories. For some reason I pictured a man with dark think wavy short hair. This book at the introduction paints him with long hair. Now the character could have grown his hair out but it just was an interesting difference I noted. This books also lacked any depth or story development. Her other novella had a bit mo...more
Ed Schmidt
Eve & Roarke are off planet for a cop convention where Eve is supposed to teach a seminar. At a meet-and-greet, she is called over to meet a revered, retired Commander with 50 years service. He says he has a deal for her, he will guarentee Captain's bars for her if she will give him Roarke. He claims Roarke is the one case that got away from him. Insulted, Eve gets up to leave but one of the Commander's aides tries to stop her. After Eve gives the aide an attitude adjustment, she and Roarke...more
Kristen
This book wasn't the best of the series, and it was shorter than most of the books, but all my favourite parts of the In Death books is here: Eve standing for the dead, the smokin' hot relationship between Eve and Roarke, and Eve's complete inability to interact in normal ways with average people.

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
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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....more
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“I think sometimes fate cuts you a break. Like it says, okay, you've had enough of that crap, so it's time you fell into something nice. See what you make out of it.” 111 likes
“You saved me, Eve." He watched her blink in absolute shock. "What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me." He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her.” 21 likes
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