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Celebrity in Death (In Death #34)

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Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground—and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke.

But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the
Kindle Edition, 395 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by Hachette Digital (first published February 2012)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
A very good installment in the Death series. Eve is completely authentic as a tough police woman, but I like that Roarke sees her in a more intimate way as his wife. Yet he embraces her as a strong woman and stands by her side. That's a good man! The mystery was good, although it did drag a bit towards the end. Still, it was an excellent book despite that fact.

Overall rating: 4.5/5.0 stars.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur in the February 2012 issue.
Sep 07, 2016 Jilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This one started out pretty fun because we have our favorite characters meeting their actor counterparts who are playing them in a movie about one of the earlier cases. As usual, it's all fun and games until someone murders Peabody... well, fake Peabody.

more like an evil twin

Fake Peabody was such a jerk that pretty much everyone wanted to kill her. I kinda wanted to kill her. And, we all know how unusual it is for me to want to kill a book character.

How dare you, Mittens! You don't know me! You
Allison (The Allure of Books)
As I’ve talked about many times before on the blog, the In Death books are my all time favorite series. The newest installment, Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb, is no exception! It releases today, and fans of the series should definitely expect an awesome addition to Eve & Roarke’s adventures.

Now, as long time fans know, these books are oftentimes pretty much the same. I obviously don’t mean that as an insult – I just mean that we basically know what to expect by now. J.D. Robb definitely ga
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: Follows previous molds.
Rating NC-17 for a few sexual scenes.
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: Really Good
Characters: Well written as always
Plot: Was interesting.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes, definitely
Recommend Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Julian

SUMMARY (50 word or less)

J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) wrote another stellar tale in the Eve Dallas series (in Death series). This story was intended to be less heavy than the last and a slightly more than average case. I wasn’t blow away by i
This is the longest series I follow and it's still the best.

I've said it before, but it bears repeating: I want to be Eve, be married to Roarke, exchange snarky barbs with Summerset, be BFF with Mavis and have Leonardo design my wardrobe, have Peabody as my partner and be disgusted by McNab's fashion style, have Feeney as my mentor, have tea with Dr. Mira, be harassed by Trina... The list goes on and on. I just love this series!
Feb 23, 2012 Dianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I never knew how much I looked forward to the chase scenes, shootings, stabbing and all the other excitement that permeated these books, until I read this one. I never thought I would find myself saying that an Eve Dallas book could be boring, but this one was.

Eve, Roarke and Dehlia have been invited to the party that is celebrating the the movie (vid) "The Icove Agenda". While there, nasty words are exchanged between the actress playing Peabody and almost everyone who is at the party. Naturally
I seem to be in the minority on my opinion of this book. I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts and the In Death series. Huge. But I felt this installment was lacking. There was no action at all and little emotion. Maybe I'm just getting bored with the series, but I was disappointed. I judge a book by how easy it is to put it down and it took me 3 days to read it when normally I get through an In Death in less than a day.
Lady Lioness
I'm glad I re-read Origin in Death before Celebrity in Death. It probably wasn't strictly necessary, but having the details fresh in my mind added on an extra layer of fun for me. Anywho, I practically stood on the front porch waiting for the UPS guy and promptly devoured the book in about two hours. Probably going to re-read parts before bed.

So what to tell you? Well, the person I thought did it didn't, Eve gets another mag coat, and there are some terrific Peabody/McNab moments. Nadine also g
Kathy Davie
Thirty-fourth in the In Death futuristic romantic suspense series revolving around Eve Dallas and Roarke...yum… This one is about the Icove case being made into a movie.

My Take
It was good. I also think of it as a bridge novel in that it carries on from Nadine having written the true crime book about the Icove case (see Origin in Death and we are in on the shenanigans behind filming the movie. We still have its world premiere coming up---hence my designation as a bridge.

Could be the kiss of dea
Jun 01, 2011 Ren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-paperback
4,5 stars

While I (almost)sad to see Roarke's scene become less than New York to Dallas, I enjoy Eve and Peabody partnership here. Also, finally the investigation back to basic (like guess who's the real culprit are).

At last, Roarke never do me wrong. I guess, I will always smitten by him, and all my friend already tired to hear I'm gushing after him everyday ;)
So many times authors start off a series with a really well-developed set of characters and a great plot idea, but over time the author seems to forget that people (whether fictional or real) are changed by the events that occur. It becomes increasing frustrating to the faithful series reader, and they become bored when the author fails to allow the characters to change and grow over time.

JD Robb's readers keep coming back for more, because the characters remain the heart of the In Death series
Apr 30, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I know that every book after NY2D is anticlimatic, but I did enjoy this one. A very different twist/story line and isn't that what it's all about?

Some good banter between Peabody and Eve - and we learn about Peabody's new pink cowboy boots!!!

Nadine plays a bigger role not only as Eve's friend but a very good investigative reporter and interviewer - really liked her role in that.

This was the second time I've read the book and I had forgotten so much about it including who the killer was, so
Jun 30, 2012 Claire rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Venus Blancia
Celebrity in Death has all its promises when the premise says that Nadine Furst’s Icove’s Agenda will be filmed. With all this and that, of course our lieutenant Eve Dallas will be meeting Hollywood’s glitz and glamour while she will be involved into a lot interviews and publicity since she’s the main character of the film. My only issue that I am not giving this a 5-star is that I was expecting of one sick joke to play around Eve’s skills as the Hollywood would try to film it for real; it was t ...more
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
3.5 stars

Hmmm I don't know what I really feel about this one. I liked the beginning as usual. I thought it was interesting for Eve to have been so part of the murder as well as being the cop investigating it. I loved Peabody as usual, her spirit just brings happiness wherever she is around. I'm not so certain on the whodunit part. I think for everything that happened that this book could have been way shorter. I found myself bored at some points, it was just o long. I also did not like the seria
I really enjoyed this installment. My favorite books are the ones were Eve and Roarke are at odds, and though that wasn't the case here I found the case interesting and the usual cast of characters engaging. There was quite a bit of humor laced throughout. The whodunit was pretty easy to figure out but I enjoy watching Eve puzzle her way through the evidence.

I've been working away at this, and last night finished it by trying out reading/listening with my Kindle Fire and the Whispersync feature for the last few chapters. I was able to set the audio speed at 1.25 and didn't notice any significant difference.
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Mar) I always like to note that to me these are contemporary romances vs pnr, even if they are a bit futuristic (only a few things scream I'm taking place in the future, like the auto chef and no guns). They could be romantic suspense, but really, they are not that either, as the main characters are not usually in danger. I also usually like to note that while most of the books in the In Death series can technically be read as stand alone books, they read best when you read in order. There is c ...more
Feb 21, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reporter Nadine Furst and friend of Eve wrote a book about the Icove case and now has caught the attention of the big screen movie moguls who’ve made it into a major motion picture production, near the end of filming it’s decided that a grand party is due and of course the people who inspired the real life case have to be there too, which means that Eve and Peabody are in attendance when a death occurs. It at first appears perhaps accidental but soon becomes a murder investigation which turns in ...more
Jul 14, 2015 Thenia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eve is invited to dinner with the cast of the upcoming vid based on one of her previous cases, and her more pleasant than she expected evening is ruined by murder.

Her suspects are all in the house, the victim was liked by no one and caused a number of problems to many of them and reading the suspects is harder than usual, considering that most of them are actors.

Eve and Peabody are determined to solve the case and with a lot of digging and good investigating, eliminate some and lean towards othe
Apr 28, 2012 Estara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Estara by: auto-buy series
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2012
I really enjoyed this outing. It was far less dark than when Eve has to run after active serial killers with special m.o.s - (view spoiler).

What was the most fun was that because of the plot - Eve being confronted with a movie team making a movie out of Nadine Furst's book about the Icove clone case - she met all those actors
Alyssa Ricks
Feb 22, 2012 Alyssa Ricks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this installment. All our favorite characters are present, for at least one scene, but it really focuses on Eve as well as Peabody and Roarke. The murder victim is an acress no one likes playing Peabody in the movie based on Nadine's book on the Icove case. When she's found she looks similar to Peabody and that leads to some emotional reactions from those close to her. (view spoiler) ...more
I love this series. We know this. These characters are charming, witty and marvelous to spend time with. I very much wish that I wasn't now caught up with the series, as now I'm left with no more books to dive into (for now).

With that being said, I have to honestly say this was one of the books in the series I've liked least, possibly the worst for me. I have enjoyed Eve mellowing out over the series, but still retaining her bitchy core. BUT, some of the things that are being played out for all
This was an interesting installment in the series. It dealt more with Eve's emotional state after the events of New York to Dallas, all while thrusting her quite into the limelight with more after events of the Icove case. There's quite the surprising twist when it comes to the villain in this story, as it was really difficult to see coming. All things considered, it was a very entertaining entry to this series!
Anne OK
Sep 15, 2011 Anne OK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
Another fun and rock solid installment to the In Death series. Don't know how she does it, but J.D. Robb keeps the momentum going in this one. The crime, though not as action-packed or dark and gruesome as some have been, held my attention and was skillfully crafted. Enjoyment is always the case when Lt. Dallas and her gang of cops take on the bad guys. And this time around, the book was worth reading just to learn the location of Eve's latest hidey hole for her candy stash and celebrity nicknam ...more
Jan 21, 2012 Kjen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, re-read
Another amazing installment of my favorite series!! It was an interesting case with an interesting twist on the murderer. Celebrity was quite a bit lighter than the previous NYTD, but didn't we all need that? Didn't Eve and Roarke need that? Yes, on both counts. Lots of very sweet E&R moments...very much loved the "coffee discussion" and the beginning of Chapter 18...hell, make that the whole chapter, was nothing short of awesome. I also loved the continuity of the coats:)Enjoy!

9/15/12 Start
Aug 17, 2012 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-death
This is another great In Death book. I liked the coat too. I'm totally with Eve on the shoes and clothes, if it's not comfortable why kill yourself trying to wear it. Great sense of humor scenes, some verbal kicking A, liked the gag reel, and of course the characters were great. Another book on the keeper shelf, but In Death books are obvious keepers. I liked the twist toward the end and am never exactly sure how it'll turn out. Gotta Love It!!! ENJOY!
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
3.5 stars One of the very few In Death books that read "slow" to me. Love the relationship scenes - Eve & Roarke, Eve & Peabody - they were awesome, as always. The suspense side just lacked the intensity I'm accustomed to with this series, as I didn't feel the usual urgency during the hunt & capture of the killer. Still, Peabody in pink cowboy boots & Eve wearing Roarke's gift of a magic coat makes it a worthwhile read! Love the characters in this series!
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

I enjoyed this addition to the In Death series. It wasn't spectacular but it was enjoyable. The most notable thing about this version is that this is the abridged audiobook and I thought they did a pretty good job of keeping the story cohesive and interesting. Ms. Erickson does a good job narrating these books. I've listened to her once before and appreciated her ability to seamlessly move from male to female voices and different accents.
Susan Williams
I have read all of J. D. Robb's books. I have enjoyed them all. However, I could swear this
is a rehash of an earlier book, with different characters, setting, and plot. I guess when you
write as much as she does, it is hard to come up with a completely new story.
I also missed Roark and her being at odds with each other. There was no disagreement between
them, and for me that is one of my favorite parts of her stories.
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J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Echoes in Death, on sale February 2017, is the 44th ent ...more
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