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Delusion in Death (In Death #35)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  12,135 ratings  ·  980 reviews
It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They de
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 14th 2013 by Piatkus (first published September 2012)
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May 09, 2013 Ren marked it as own-but-not-read-yet  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-paperback
As long Roarke and Eve still there, I'm in!! ( of course others like McNab, Peabody, Nadine, Feeney, Mavis, Leonardo, Trueheart, Baxter, Dr Mira, ahhh, all of them!)
And many, many monkey sex between them ;) (yes, a girl can dream)
I can't believe after so many books I'm still waiting at the edge of my seat for another story. I reluctantly read Naked in Death about a year ago and have since read every single book in the series. I love Eve and Roarke and can not wait to hear more about them and the rest of their mysteries.

Amazing as usual
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
Epic buddy reading on Wednesday with Kristina Alex and La-Lionne <3 <3

What a pity we didn't like it :(( I like the beginning but then it was so boring for me :(( I hope our next BR is better :))

I really enjoy these books - even if I can't quite believe I'm up to number 44 in the series (if you count the short stories). I don't read them for depth or amazing plots with astonishing twists. I read them because I love the opportunity to hang out with Eve and Roarke. I generally read them quickly and find them easy, so all I have to do is sit back and enjoy myself.

I said a few reviews back that I take a lot of notes to help me remember stuff. With these, I don't. It's not about that (althou
Jun 29, 2013 Alex marked it as dnf-waiting-till-i-m-in-the-mood  ·  review of another edition

BR with Her Absent Highness, cutie Pavlina and lovely Kristina !! :D

OK, girls, I trust we're doing this some other time. :D For now, there are more urgent books to read!
BR with Alex (a.k.a The Queen of Welcome Home Committee), lovely Pavlina and wonderful kristina
Let's try not to become delusional, girls :-S

Added 30.06.2013:

I'm not gonna rate this one, because I got only to 20%. Could not finished. I don't get what all the fuss is about. First 3% was okay, but after that, there were just one boring conversation between investigators after another. Barely got to 20%.
Everytime new character was added to the story they got to hear the same description of what hap
Lady Lioness
September 2013: Okay, so it turns out this is the book you should re-read before Thankless in Death. And Nadine/Kyung hasn't happened yet, but I still live in hope.

Man, this one grabbed me. The method of the murders is freaking scary, and I'm sorta surprised they decided to release it on 9/11. I think Robb did a great job of capturing that imminent tension that existed here during that time period, that sort of terrifying anticipation for something you hope will never come.

This book focused mo
DNF at 24%
It started really good but then it confused me a lot!So many details and names :-( I got lost . . .

BR with Pavlina , La-Lionne and Alex :D
Delusion in Death – J D Robb

I think after 45 books, novellas and short stories it may be time to start another series, since this one seems to be bogged down and a caricature of what the series used to be. This book is written with the patented JD Robb formula and you cannot get away from it.
The book opens on a horrific scene of people murdering each other during a casual after work drink in a neighborhood bar—over 80 people are dead. Enter Eve and team---pan to Eves horrified demeanor and the
What a disappointment. J.D. Robb, as much as I look forward to your bi-yearly In Death books, if the pressure of two books a year is causing the quality to suffer, please, dial it back. I'm re-reading Glory in Death just to remind myself how wonderful this series has been, in the past.

So what didn't work. The intensity of the relationship between Eve and Roarke is really on the wane. Seriously, we're at the curtains billowing in the windows level. Tepid, predictable, dial it in, fuel-up marital
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Cover: Okay
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess Hotter
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: A solid series sequel but nothing that rocks my socks off.
Characters: Well done
Plot: A good mystery that had me second guessing my choices as who “done” it.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Absolutely
Book Boyfriend: Roarke

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Eve is back doing her thing as usual. I liked that Roarke was there but not there made it more realistic. The case was really interesting and although I picked the kille
This isn't a long step-by-step plot point breakdown of Delusion in Death, just a realisation that I'm very thankful for J.D. Robb (Ms Nora Roberts). Here's an author who consistently turns out a quality novel very time she steps up to bat. The characters are tried true and they actually *develop* through the series. This is a good plateau point - Eve's finally working through the majority of her issues, Rourke is gorgeous, Itish and suppoortive and all the minor characters are tying up their loo ...more
I enjoyed this one immensely. As good as any other "in death" book. As usual, Eve Dallas must confront a creative method of killing, and this time it doesn't just kill one or two. Without giving anything away I have to say it became one of the most horrific books of the series because of this, but one of the most satisfying in terms of the workings of the NYPSD with the usual help of Roarke.

I think one of the best parts of the book for me was the subtle shift in Eve's relationship with Summerset
Kirsten *Dogs Welcome - People Tolerated"
Yay! Another In Death novel is out. Funnily enough, this new Eve Dallas/Roarke mystery which included a terrorism storyline was released on 9/11. Coincidence? I don't think so. As Fox Mulder once said, "If coincidences are just coincidences, why do they feel so contrived?"

This was one of her best stories. The romance and love story was very subtextual in this one. The main storyline really took center stage. Of course, I always love these. I read them over and over. I also read them immediately
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Book Description:
After years on the force, Eve Dallas didn't think she could be shocked anymore... until now.

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crow seemed oppressive. some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving.

Then t
JD continues to amaze with the quality of this lengthy series, “Delusion” indeed being the 35th entry! A great plot hook gets the story into immediate high gear, as in a horrific scene in a restaurant, 80+ patrons go berserk and basically kill each other. Next day we get a repeat in a similar café, although the police are able to stun more patrons and save a few lives. Naturally our leading lady Lt. Eve Dallas, with hubby Roarke and the whole familiar police crew, are wildly busy; but the way in ...more
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Finally got to read "Delusion In Death" by J.D. Robb! It sucks when you're 54th in line at the library...But it was well worth the wait. I consider this book to be a "back to basics" for Eve and company after the heavy "New York To Dallas" and its light, comedic follow-up "Celebrity In Death" (both of which were five star books for me). This "In Death" has to do with a horrific chemical cocktail that is linked to fringe cult group Red Horse* from the Urban Wars. Someone has the recipe and is dis ...more
Annie Talbot
As you can tell, I really like series. But there can be a down side; some authors begin to repeat themselves in really unfortunate ways, becoming their own cliches.

Fortunately, Robb (Roberts) is too good a storyteller for that. In fact, she really hits the latest installment of her enormously popular In Death series out of the park.

There are always two arcs to these stories. The first is the obvious: the murder of the week, as it were. The second is the personal: where Eve is in her personal jo
A twisted terrorist - a different spin on killers this time around. I liked this one because it was different from your regular serial killer-bad guy. The detecting work to narrow it down to who done it was enjoying to read and try to figure out. This was my second read, but I couldn't remember who the killer was until later.

I loved the banter - loved that Eve wore Peabody's pink cowboy boots! Some classic lines - don't forget the cannolis! When Eve was on the link to Roarke promising lots of se
Newport Librarians
I confess. My secret reading pleasure for a long time now has been the “in death” series of mysteries by J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts). I just finished the latest one – Delusion in Death – and I must say I agree with the review I read in Library Journal. The mystery is fairly standard, but the final interview with the chief suspect and the conclusion of the book is edge-of-your-seat stuff and very entertaining.

A particularly gruesome mass murder has just occurred in a popular business lunch-spot
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Very good, but not a quick read. Highly procedural and less action than I would have liked. But good all the same.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur magazine in the September issue.

Eve Dallas faces one of the most tragic cases to date when she's called to the scene of a nightmare. The patrons of a bar on the lower west side of Manhattan seem to have gone berserk during happy hour, attacking each other, leaving 83 people dead in the space of twelve minutes. It wasn't tough to figure out there was some type of substance at play and the challenge was to figure out not only who did this but how and with what.

This is another one of the outstanding police procedurals in the seri
Allison (The Allure of Books)
If you guys have known me, or followed my blog, for very long – you know I have a little obsession. That obsession is the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Seriously y’all, this is a 35+ book series that I reread every single year. Delusion in Death is the newest installment, and definitely a solid addition to the series.

So, when Eve arrives on the murder scene, she sees something even she is shocked by. (Which is definitely saying something, my friends.) An entire bar full of people has been wiped
Esther Bernstein
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What I love about this series is the ebb and flow of the continuity. Just looking at the last three books - New York to Dallas was intense, both in the case and in the emotional trauma Eve had to deal with. Then Celebrity in Death was more low-key, the case not having a lot of violence, Eve's personal life taking a back burner for once, not too many nightmares, no fights with Roarke. And then - bam! The opening scene of De
The newest book in the In Death series didn't disappoint. I thought it was a good book. The book stayed interesting through the entire book and though I had an idea of who did it I wasn't 100% sure until the right time.

Thankfully all the regular crew are present in this book which always makes for a better story. Dr. Mira is seen more than normal which I thought was great as I LOVE Dr. Mira, she's an awesome character. There were equally great scenes with Peabody and Somerset that were a little
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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It’s an ordinary enough scenario; happy-hour at a downtown bar, where white collar workers meet and relax for an after-work drink. Then the bar’s patrons and staff start to get headaches…and something goes horribly wrong. Twelve minutes later, over eighty people are dead.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas thought she’d seen it all, but nothing could prepare her for the crime scene she steps into. The victims were all killed by each other and what few surviv
DELUSION IN DEATH (Pub. 2012) by J.D. Robb a/k/a Nora Roberts is the 34th book in the author's In Death series. The stories are centered around Eve Dallas, a hard-nosed tough-talking soft-centered murder cop working the Big Apple. Lieutenant Dallas comes to us from a severely abusive childhood, a nightmare which she killed to escape that still haunts her far to frequently. Poetic justice has blessed her with marriage to the world's richest and very handsome man, Roarke. These two make a surprisi ...more
4 stars

Ever feel like getting a drink after work? Or going to the deli down the street during your lunch break? Perhaps go on a date with someone at a favorite restaurant? The people of New York in 2060 might have to rethink that when people turn up dead, in a very gruesome fashion.

I don't think I can say more without giving things away but the premise of the book is about jealousy and revenge, and what people would do for both. With a link to the Urban Wars and bio-terrorism, the pace of the b
Once Upon
I don't know how J.D. Robb does it, but she hypnotizes the reader once you start the first page. Dallas & Roarke, you can never have too much of a good thing. We always wonder how come this series has not become a movie or even a TV series, a point of discussion between my daughter and I, and we are always trying to find that perfect actor or actress that could play Dallas or Roarke.

This time New York is under attack with what seems to be terrorists with a connection to a very dark past, abl
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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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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 42 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)
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