Stich ins Herz (In Death, #21)
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Stich ins Herz (In Death #21)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  12,072 ratings  ·  345 reviews
Sie sind allseits geschätzt und folgen unbeirrt nur einer Mission: anderen Menschen zu helfen. Perfekte Gesichter, makellose Körper, die vollendete Schönheit – das ist ihre Berufung. Doch dann werden die beiden berühmten Schönheitschirurgen mit einem gezielten Stich ins Herz getötet. Die Waffe: ein Skalpell. Die Hauptverdächtige: ihre letzte Patientin. Doch die junge Frau...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag (first published January 1st 2005)
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Karla

4.5 Stars! 21 books in and this series it's still going strong...at least for me!

What I love most about this series is the character development. Not only are the crimes imaginative, and the police procedures interesting...this one had a strong sci-fi element... and the characters aren't one dimensional. They're personalities are getting stronger, and they are coming into their own. From the beginning of the series to this book, about 18 months have past, and the pace in which the characters are...more
**Manjula**
Roarke and Eve are discussing the arrival of his relatives from Ireland!... OMG, hilarious!

"Should we have something separate for the children, do you think?"
"What?" Eve frowned at him as she poked at the food on her plate. Oh, that. Hell, I don't know. You're supposed to know how to do this stuff."
His face was a mirror of his frustration. "And how am I supposed to know how to do something I've never done before?" He scowled into his wine. "It's unnerving, that's what it is."
"You could contact t
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Kris
What the *&^% did I just read? Surely our tough, intelligent police Lieutenant did NOT just have a meltdown hissy fit over her partner making her a salon appointment. O.o

And on WHAT planet would a person, man or woman, regardless of their upbringing, reach the position of Police Lieutenant and have absolutley NO concept that she should dress professionally to go interview powerful people???

This book is so amateurly written I keep wanting to reach for a blue pencil. The dialog is stilted - wh...more
Aly is so frigging bored


Everyone should read this book, everyone! It doesn't matter if you read the ones before and don't know the characters, you can catch up along the way... The mind-fuck of this story is just too great to pass up!

Maria
In some ways this "in Death" book is possibly the best of the series in that it really emphasizes the futuristic element of the books while maintaining the mystery and romance aspects. The premise on which the book is based is fantastic and hopefully will always remain pure fantasy, but it has you reading as fast as you can to find out what will happen next. Once again you know who the killer is early on, but do you? Only in the most superficial way. As the action develops, you learn more and mo...more
Bigd_041555
I like this book more and more every time I read it. Scary thought that this science could actually happen - maybe not by 2059, but still ...

Two thumbs up and 5 stars!
Lori
Possible tiny spoiler at the end of 1st paragraph...

I think what I liked so much about this one was twofold. First, as always, Robb's social commentary is superb. She takes issues that are on the burner today and pumps them up for 50 years in the future. And sometimes the look we get is excellent (gun control, birth control, same-sex marriage and interracial relationships a non-issue) and sometimes it's downright scary, as in this book where the focus is on genetics and cloning.

I also liked the...more
Christine
It's Thanksgiving season in the year of 2059 and New York City's top homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas is investigating the murder of Wilfred B. Icove, a world renowned and esteemed cosmetic surgeon while also trying to deal with her first ever familial holiday celebration. The murder investigation reveals connections between this respected physician and extremely controversial and unethical genetic manipulation and experimentation. The genetic science and the moral and ethical implicatio...more
Megan
This may be my favorite J.D. Robb book. It incorporates a lot of my favorite elements of the In Death series, and it's some decent science fiction (who'd've thought!) to boot. Despite taking place in the 2050s, the series normally doesn't use much science as a jumping-off point: advanced technology mostly manifests in ways to solve or commit crimes in more complex ways, and to show off some neat Jetsons-like inventions I admittedly covet (AutoChef, will you one day be mine?), but Robb doesn't us...more
Ren
Jun 27, 2012 Ren rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Roarke, oh, Roarke.. Err, I mean In Death fans!
Recommended to Ren by: Roarke
Re-read October, 24th 2011

Others than this book deserved 5 stars, just for (my) Roarke alone *cough2*, Origin in Death's story is about the biggest sin and taboo for human life. Which made this book so interesting, and with the basic questions : "For the name of science, is it okay to break taboo? Is it okay to break God's law?"

Origin in Death not just about murder or killing. Its more than that. The basic of this story is really, really have science fiction theme, and maybe we all familiar with...more
mlady_rebecca
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Ed
#21 in the Eve Dallas - In Death series. In a departure from the usual plot arc, Eve does not spend her time determining the identity and location of the bad guy. She is convinced from the start who committed the murders. Instead of being a murder mystery, the book is an essay on the subjects of eugenics, human cloning, gene engineering, etc. an ongoing sub-plot concerning the arrival of Roarke's family from Ireland to celebrate Thanksgiving with Dallas' friends and police colleagues. A dependab...more
Celia Powell
You know that when a doctor gets killed, and his life seems to be squeaky clean, that something's going on behind the scenes. Eve Dallas, detective extraordinaire, is suspicious and begins digging into the good doctor's past. The resolution to the mystery is satisfyingly creepy, the banter is good, and Eve's incredibly wealthy husband Roarke gives her a fabulous leather coat which made me long for a fabulous leather coat of my very own. (That has absolutely nothing to do with the book, but it di...more
Cyndy
Actually my copy is a hardcover - one of those 2/$10 things at Walgreens. Not really important.

I thought I should read at least one book by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts). I'm glad I did. I may have to read more of her books. This one was a page-turner that I couldn't put down. If her others are as good, she's a good author to follow.

Inside were the lists of books by J.D. Robb and by Nora Roberts. I was interested to see that she wrote a book "with" herself - one listed by Nora Roberts AND J.D. Ro...more
Belle
This was probably one of my favourites, I have to say. The story progressed nicely for me, and took me on many twists and turns - most definitely one of the biggest cases Eve has taken on. It compelled me from the start to finish.

One of my favourite parts, however, came in the form of a single line of text:

The traffic was angry as a constipated lion.


Brilliant, just brilliant. But seriously, I couldn't stop laughing at the absurdity of the line, and how Roberts actually thought of putting that i...more
dameolga
Crazy plot line. Very sci-fi. I rather prefer it when J.D. Robb writes ridiculously convenient, futuristic, somebody-should-really-invent-that-in-real-life type of technology into the story. Purely speculative indulgence of course, yet super fun to think about. I mean, I'm still trying to get my head around how an auto-chef is supposed to function. If the auto-chef really stores all those food options in one machine, the dimensions of the machine must be big enough to store all those ingredients...more
Maria
WOW!!


This book has a lot of...


...and although I'm scared of these situations, I loved it!

You can see the following review also here: http://loveandlivetoread.wordpress.co...

It’s very hard for me to find a book that it’s not good in this series by J.D. Robb! “Origin In Death” is definitely one more great book and, I have to say, that this story is the most sci-fi so far. I know that all the series is sci-fi, but the subject in this one is the cloning so as you can see it’s sci-fi for sure.

This bo
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Steph
One of my least favorite j.d.robb's because the scheme eve undercovers is too grand. though the robb books are all wonderful because they effectively transport you to the future, in this work robb leaves the realm of plausibility or merely does not adequately explain a confusing and rambling plot that seems too large for the reader's imagination too follow, or at least not adequately handled by the author.
Anette
It's almost Thanksgiving, 2059, and a renowned, Nobel Price winning plastic surgeon is found dead. Stabbed through the heart with a medical scalpel. And that's just the beginning .... Couple of pages later, and the squeaky clean doctor's son gets killed in the same way. Of course no one can be that clean, and that's where the team comes in. Discovering the horrors of cloning, genetic manipulation, and other morally and legally questionable practices, and this book takes off into a whole differen...more
Candace
Ooohhhh. I really liked this one a lot. The science aspect was really interesting and I loved the way Eve kept getting babies thrust towards her. There was sadness but hope in the end. I love a good victim/villain. One of my faves in the series so far.

On to the next...
Kathleen Debidart
I'm an avid fan of the "In Death" series. Besides the stories in themselves, I enjoy the ongoing personal stories of all of the "characters" in the books. Cops, murder, sci-fi, sex, humor- what's not to like?
Denise~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
Good addition to a great series. Not a five because at times it became bogged down with the scientific ins and outs of genetics and "cloning". However, the premise was still very interesting and the pace was great :)
Joyce
A famous cosmetic surgeon is found dead and Eve Dallas is on the case with unofficial assistance from her wealthy husband. This story takes place in 2059, so there are some elements of futuristic gadgets, etc. Although the story had an interesting plot, this book just didn't hold my interest. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had I started with the first book in the series.
I had a really hard time getting into this book, even though I was a captive audience at the airport waiting for a delaye...more
Melodie
I hope the two Icoves burn and rot for eternity in fictional hell. What they did was beyond inhumane and the fact they acted so "good" in the public just makes me want to smack them. I almost wished that they didn't die but rather made to face their humiliation; easy and quick death is too good for people like them. God, I'm feeling vicious.

Whew, I haven't been this work-up by a book in a while. Obviously, this shows how great this novel is. This series in general is amazing not only because of...more
Felicia
This one was one of those where I read the end set piece and I was like, "WTF are you CRAZY??!" So improbable, and yet...so deliciously addictive.
Patricia
I really loved the story line in this Eve & Roarke book. Very unusual and fascinating. Cloning humans. Making perfect people.
Kaci
good book brain isnt running fast enpugh to write more
Michelle Kelly
These comments are not a review but rather just some tidbits to allow me to remember this story. There could be spoilers.

Thanksgiving 2059
I love how Eve handles women from Roarke's past.
Roarke's relatives from Ireland visit for Thanksgiving. In fact, Eve and Roarke host a huge gathering of friends (including Crack from the Down and Dirty)and relatives. They are both spinning from the company.
Story focuses on human cloning and what a mind freak when you undercover the ramifications of such sci...more
Fran
Changed my rating to 5 stars after my re-read.
Sabine
Eine Werbeikone tötet im Streit ihren Geliebten, nur deshalb ist Lieutenant Eve Dallas im Wilfred B. Icove Zentrum für plastische und wiederaufbauende Chirurgie, denn die arme Frau handelte in Notwehr und wurde so übel zugerichtet, dass ein Chirurg helfen musste. Doch gerade als die Befragung der Zeugin beendet ist und Eve und Peabody aufs Revier fahren wollen, werden sie zu einem neuen Mordfall gerufen – in der Klinik! Als Eve an den Tatort eilt, findet sie den Klinikgründer Dr. Wilfred B. Icov...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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