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Haunted in Death (In Death #22.5)

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Number Twelve is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted…and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number Twelve a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the buildi ...more
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Published August 12th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2006)
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first listen January 2009. Re listen August 2012.

favourite quote:

Witness: "...fucking shark lawyers. Excuse my language."

Eve: "that's okay. Cops hear the word 'lawyer' all the time."

Denise~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
As much as I love this series this book was just ok for me. I prefer the audiobooks, but since this was such a short read I decided to just read the book. The energy of Robb's other books wasn't there right from the beginning, but I assumed it was because I'm so hooked on the audiobooks. So, I got the audiobook - it still fell flat. Although, it picked up half way through, it just never could overcome the absurd plot. With this series being set in the future, you often have to suspend belief for ...more
Judy Hall
This was just in time for Halloween. More than 80 years ago the owner of nightclub 12 went crazy and locked himself in the apartment upstairs for 10 years after his girlfriend, legendary singer Bobbi Bray disappeared. Since then, business after business has failed here as rumors of the curse grow.

Now Eve has been called to the scene to find the grandson of that owner dead in the former 12, the temperature is dropping, someone is singing, and there’s still another body to find.

I really enjoyed th
#23.5 in the In Death series. It's 2060 and Homicide Lt. Eve Dallas catches the murder of Radcliff C. Hopkins III. It's unusual because it takes place at No. 12, an iconic address in NYC related to the prior century and because the murder was caused by gunshot, an unusual means now that all firearms are in a collection or are banned. The murder eventually links to the disappearance of a singer, 85 years earlier, and believed killed by Hopkins grandfather. The are inexplicable touches of the supe ...more
This was an In-Death novella that takes place at a haunted, infamous New York. Two murders fifty years apart with the same weapon. I thought I knew who the killer was but I was wrong! A great short In-Death and now on to Born In Death.
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It's a little unusual for the In Death world to venture into the paranormal. Typically, even if some of Eve's cases touch on the mysterious side, there's a logical reason revealing the truth at the end of the novel. Haunted in Death is the only installment of this series that forces Eve to acknowledge what she can't control: the paranormal.

The writing is good, familiar, and solid; however, it doesn't have that same flavor
This entry in J. D. Robb’s In Death series is actually a bridge novella to be read between “Memory In Death” and “Born In Death.” After many novels and just as many high-profile cases, we leave the year 2059 behind. It is early January 2060 and bitterly cold and nasty in NYC.

Eve Dallas and Delia Peabody are staring down at the corpse of Radcliff C. Hopkins III, who has been shot nine times with a 9mm, one of those times by direct contact to the forehead. For Eve, the first problem with this scen
Este libro fue bien de ultratumba.
En Haunted in Dead vemos a Eve Dallas tratar con el mas alla, siendo el lugar de la escena un lugar embrujado, segun las leyendas urbanas, la teniente se encuentra a cargo de 2 asesinatos ocurridos en un lapso de 85 años, donde se pone a prueba la fantasia con la realidad.

In Number Twelve, there was silence in the dark. No one sang, or wept or laughed. No one walked there. For the first time in eighty-five years, Number Twelve sat empty.

Este relato corto de 80
Edee Fallon
This was the last ID novella that I hadn't read so now I have to wait like everyone else for "new" ID. What am I going to do with myself?
Eve handles another case that links to the disappearance of a famous singer from the past in what's rumored to be a haunted building.

Eve remains pragmatic, even when everyone around her seems fascinated by the possibility of something supernatural, yet she's not as close-minded as she likes to appear.

Her next adventure comes in Born in Death next.
This one did not work for me. Not only was it too short, and underdevelopped, but the weird ghost thing was just weird. You can do the "perhaps there was ghostly interference," in a series of mystery novels in some situations, but it just did not work here. It maybe doesn't work with Eve Dalas. And it was ambiguous in a weird way. Also, Roarke getting pissy because Eve wouldn't consider the possibility of supernatural involvement? Even if she did believe in ghosts, she can't. Not in a murder inv ...more
3.5 Stars

Haunted in Death forces Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team to face something that people often fear more than murder: ghosts. Rad Hopkins is shot multiple times at the abandoned club that his grandfather made a pop culture phenomenon almost one hundred years ago. Mr. Hopkins was determined to restore Number Twelve back to its former glory, but he was stopped by a mysterious killer with possible supernatural help.

I liked the uniqueness of this crime in the series. Because of the gun ban,

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haunted-in-death-j-d-robbIt’s the start of a new year in 2060 and Eve is thrown into a case that brings up an old urban legend.

Number Twelve was a club where up and coming singer, Bobbie Bray, performed. She and her boyfriend, Hop, lived above the club in an apartment he had made. But when she was getting ready to leave him she mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Her body was nev
In this novella, the author ventures outside what we typically get with this series. She introduces aspects that have to do with the paranormal, and of course Eve is the first one to claim that there has to be a logical explanation for it all. The uncertainty about whether she is right or not is almost as engaging as the actual murder plot that involves a recent victim and a victim that has been in that same place for eighty-five years and is connected to the recent one.

The main complaint I have
Kathy Martin
This was my first audio-book and I chose a good one! Haunted in Death is a novella in J.D. Robb's In Death series. It originally appeared in the Bump in the Night anthology along with stories by Mary Blayney, Mary Kay McComas, and Ruth Langan. Since I somehow missed that anthology the story was new to me.

The plot is relatively simple. A murder is discovered in a building that is assumed to be haunted and/or cursed and Eve needs to figure out what happened. The victim is the grandson of the forme
I tend to side with Eve's beliefs that there is no such thing as ghosts, which makes for quite an entertaining story when she works a murder case in a haunted building, surrounded by people who revere the woman who became the ghost. The person who was murdered present-day almost seems like a plot device to get things started (and occasionally moving along) since Eve isn't a cold case detective... The story tries to surprise the reader at the end when you find out who the murderer is, but I had f ...more

"Number Twelve is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted?and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number Twelve a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory. With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of gh
Vera Maslow
Nice, short read. Perfect for that Halloween when you want a little in death fix with a ghost story. Wasn't one of the best Novellas though. There was so much trying to be fit into not too many pages I think the characters lost a little in this one. Part of the charm of this series for me is the characters. The crime/ mystery parts were pretty good. I felt Eves conclusions were rushed and came from no where, but it was intriguing and developed.
This is one of the shorter novellas included as part of anthologies by several authors. It was okay, but I miss the detail and story-development that the full length novels in the In Death series have.

When a body is found at an infamous, supposedly haunted AND cursed building - a former hot club from the 1970's and 1980's, Eve is on the case.

Despite her refusal to accept any notion of ghosts or curses or haunted buildings, even Eve has some odd experiences as she investigates a current murder th

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas doesn't believe in ghosts. But everyone else is spooked by the supposedly haunted abandoned nightclub where a very recent corpse has just shown up - alongside the bones of the famous missing singer, Bobbie Bray. As grandson of the original owner, Radcliff C. Hopkins was planning to reopen the nightclub and cash in on its notoriety. But his grandfather is rumoured to be the one who killed Bobbie. Did Bobbie's ghost finally get her revenge, or is there a m
I'm not sure how to respond to this one. I think it was a good book, well written, great characters. All of that I was expecting. I like paranormal stuff - heck I practically live in the genre, but I'm not sure I liked Eve Dallas and the paranormal mixing. It just didn't sit right with me, like ghosts didn't have a place in this particular world, or if they do they were introduced wrong? I'm not sure, it just doesn't sit well with me.
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My second Robb novelette and I enjoyed this one very much. I got this one on cd from the library to listen to in the car. Some books I prefer this way and I think this is going to be one of those series that I prefer to listen to. I felt connected to the narrator right away and it was performed very well.

I chose this one because, well, it said Haunted in the title. I love me some fake spookiness going on at a murder scene. But wait - is it fake? hmmm The answer to that, is left up to the dear re
This one just didn't do it for me. For some reason I had a really hard time engaging in the story. I'm an absolute fan of this series, and, for sure prefer the full-lenght stories more than the novellas, but even in comparing to the novellas, this one just fell a little flat for me. Maybe the storyline (about a 1960s singing icon turned ghost) was a bit too "out there" for me, or if the book just simply didn't have enough Roarke in it for me (could be both issues). By no means a deterrent to me ...more
Nice little story centered around a dead 1960's singer & cultural icon. Her boyfriend/manager owned Number 12, which sounds like a fictitious name for Studio 54. She was mysteriously killed in her early 20's and since then the Number 12 building where she found her fame is supposedly haunted. In Eve's time, it is the home to a murder which uncovers her bones. Lots of info and back story packed in. The best part is Eve dealing with the haunted building and (view spoiler) ...more
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read as part of a collection, Bump in the Night, in paperback.

I liked it well enough although I'm not a fan of supernatural topics. I don't believe in ghosts, etc. Fortunately neither does Eve Dallas.

I suspect that the author gets talked into doing these collections with other fantasy romance writers even though it's not really her thing -- at least not for the Eve Dallas series. She does seem to find a way to keep Eve consistently skeptical and unimpressed. But I still have a little trouble w
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody of NYPSD are investigating a murder with ties to the past. Everyone around Eve is speaking in hush tones when mentioning Number 12 which is driving her batty to say the least. Dallas and Peabody work all the angles to discover how the past ties in with the present. As they get closer to the killer and discover that ghosts and/or spirits seem to be really apart of this case. Will They get their killer? Your answers await you in Haunted in Death.

Maria Fernanda  Gonzalez
I think this book is one of the best in this series! It's really spooky! I thought this one was a little short, more like a short story or a novella instead of a whole book, but nevertheless it is great, very entertaining!
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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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