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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
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Audio CD, 4 pages
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
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Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 30 March 2013

2nd read: April 2015
Shanna
Aug 27, 2015 Shanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood doesn't always tell, character does.

Such a great short, I think that we see that though Roarke and Eve have been through quite a bit, there is still a lot more for us to learn, especially about Roarke and his past. This book really focused on Roarke's father and his past. I find it hard to believe that he really is unaffected by what his father had exposed him to, but Roarke is pretty special, although I'm sure it will come up again at some point. I liked the new characters especially D
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❆ Crystal ❆
3.5 stars... A quick, fun read. Eve and Roarke take a trip off planet to the Olympus Resort so that Eve can give a seminar at a security conference. Of course there's a murder to solve and no one does it better than Eve... 1 more piece to the puzzle of Eve's past revealed. I have my own thoughts and I hope I'm right. This series is great.
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
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Célia
Estava com algum receio deste segundo conto (ou novela, se preferirem) da série In Death. O primeiro não me convenceu por aí além e não achei que acrescentasse grande coisa à série, daí os meus receios. Mas, felizmente, estes foram infundados.

Eve, na companhia do marido e de mais algumas personagens já nossas conhecidas, faz uma viagem inter-planetária para participar num congresso policial, a ter lugar num resort pertencente a Roarke. Lá, Eve conhece um dos nomes mais sonantes da polícia, o ref
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Aya
Jan 22, 2016 Aya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 12.5
Officially, this story is numbered as following Betrayal (#12), which is set in May. However, this book is set in "early spring", plus Eve is off planet, which was mentioned at the end of Judgement (#11) and the beginning of Betrayal. This story seems like it was wedged into the timeline willy nilly. At the end of Judgement, Eve volunteered to accompany Roarke off planet, but according to this story, she's been forced into it by her commander to attend a conference. Even in a short
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Kara-karina
Feb 16, 2016 Kara-karina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I'm always happy to see Eve kicking some sexist arse in the balls, this short novella was a bit sloppily written in my opinion. Or maybe I'm just prejudiced towards novellas in general? Overall it's a good, entertaining and memorable read, and I enjoyed it.
Andree
Oct 15, 2013 Andree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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
Jan 18, 2011 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
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
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Connie N.
#12.5 in the In Death series

It's amazing to me that Robb can create such a complete and compelling story in only 88 pages (3 audio discs). Eve and Roarke (and most of the NYPSD team) is at the Olympus resort for a cop seminar at which Eve is supposed to present. But she meets a cop legend who has a vendetta against Roarke or, as it turns out, against Roarke's father. When people close to Commander Skinner start getting killed, it seems like a set-up to frame Roarke. Excellent secondary character
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Susan Wallace
Aug 23, 2015 Susan Wallace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Started out no so good, got much better.
Tom McGrath
Apr 24, 2016 Tom McGrath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't have enough good things to say about this entire series. I have read all 52 items (including 10 "novellas") currently in the series and loved each and every one. I have both the print and audio versions of each. The narrator of the audio versions is OUTSTANDING and she makes me laugh out loud, cry and get really annoyed in the car as I listen. But a terrific reader can only be as good as the source material so that should indicate the high quality of these books. The sex gets a little ti ...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
Judy Hall
Eve Dallas hates space travel and hates giving speeches so, of course, she must go to Olympus Resort and give a presentation at a Police Conference. Accompanied by her husband Roarke, her aide Peabody and all her best personnel, she makes the trip.

The first night she is approached by Former Commander Skinner, a legendary police officer, who wants her help to bring down Roarke. When she refuses, he becomes verbally abusive which leads Eve to have an altercation with one of his aides.

When a dead
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Zel Polev
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Lauren Kozilski
Aug 17, 2015 Lauren Kozilski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though this is short and sweet, it has the same punch and draw as a regular In Death novel. Eve is, once again, dealing with a murder. This time, it takes place off-planet, and involves one of the biggest cops-turned-celebrities in the world, former Commander Skinner. He turns out to be a terrible man, with deep prejudices involving women, which for any female detective might make his murder an easy one to write off and leave unsolved. But his celebrity status and his old ties to Roarke com ...more
Kjen
Feb 26, 2013 Kjen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, re-read
This is probably my favorite ID anthology. It's nice to see Eve get to help Roarke deal with some baggage from his past for a change. I enjoy watching both of their reactions to the politics of her personal decision to marry Roarke and how it may or may not affect her career. This case is still early enough in their marriage that there is plenty of head-butting between E&R.
Kris - My Novelesque Life
4 STARS

"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
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Sue
Jan 19, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a novella it was actually packed with substance, most of the personal was washed away, but you know Eve, she stands for the dead... a tiger never changes her stripes Definitely danger, some idealism and some twisted ideals. Fast track murder, some mystery but resolved quickly because of the length.

Crystal
Feb 23, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  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
Jun 02, 2013 Bigd_041555 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading
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!
Bonnie Gleckler Clark
I give a book a rating of 4 Stars or 5 Stars only if it has a solid plot and strong characters. Well, Kudos to J.D. Robb. She's once again hit the bullseye. Dallas is called off planet to the Interplant resort of Olympus (just happens to be owned by her Husband Roarke). Purpose: to host a training session/give a talk to young and senior Police from across the Worlds. No big surprise that she is well known and not always like across the Interplanetary system. However, when a retired Commander (Sk ...more
Eileen Troemel
Ten short chapters with Eve and some of the regulars at a cop conference. Two murders occur with Roarke being framed for them. Eve, who should never have been near either murder investigation, works hard to protect and shield Roarke even when he doesn't like it. I thought the two sex scenes was a bit much especially with the implication of others. The story was too predictable. There were a couple of glitches - one being that the main antagonist was supposed to have put in 50 years on the force, ...more
Micky Cox
May 21, 2015 Micky Cox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great way to introduce yourself to the Eve Duncan/Roarke series if you don't want to start with a full length novel. This is a novella, shorter than a novel and has more plot and meat on it's bones than a short story. This one was a great taste of the series, the whodunit plot line was believable, yet unpredictable with enough twists even in this short version to keep you engrossed. The development of personalities and characteristics did not get brushed aside rather you get an intense ...more
Ruth
Good. Novella - Eve and Rourke off planet
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of NYPSD is at The Olympus Resort for a Interplanetary Police Conference. She's also slated as VIP speaker much to her dismay. Commander Skinner talks with Eve about her role as an officer of the law and criminally bad taste to be married to Roarke. Commander Skinner has an unreasoning hate for Roarke and will do everything in his power to bring him down. Roarke isn't haunted by his memories of his father unlike Eve is. Roarke accepts the role his father played into making ...more
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J.D. Robb writes police procedurals set in the near future.

Naked in Death is the first book in what was initially meant to be trilogy about Eve Dallas, a NY police lieutenant with a dark past. In that first book she meets the mysterious Roarke, who is a suspect in the case. By the time the third book in that initial trilogy was in stores readers clamored for more.

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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 46 books)
  • Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
  • Glory in Death (In Death, #2)
  • Immortal in Death (In Death, #3)
  • Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)
  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
  • Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
  • Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)
  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)

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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.” 139 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.” 34 likes
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