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Conspiracy in Death (In Death #8)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  17,630 ratings  ·  461 reviews
Streetwise cop Eve Dallas and her trusty sidekick Peabody face a methodical killer in this latest addition to the In Death series by J.D. Robb, better known as the bestselling author Nora Roberts. In the late 21st century, on the streets of New York City, a street sleeper is found murdered, his diseased heart removed with surgical precision. His death would typically drop...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Piatkus Books (first published 1999)
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This is the 8th in the In Death series.

It is early winter right after the New Year 2059 and Eve is called to the murder scene of a sidewalk sleeper. Wondering why "homicide lite" simply doesn't handle the case, Eve quickly learns the reason why. The old homeless man who was murdered had his heart neatly, surgically removed.

At the crime scene Eve bumps heads with a troublemaker cop who has been jealous of Eve since the academy days when Eve, even then, was a star on the fast track.

In the course...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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What is there to say that hasn’t been said countless times by JD Robb? She’s brilliant and Conspiracy in Death, the eight book in the In Death series is great!

Eve Dallas is simply the best at what she does. And others have started to take notice. When a fellow cop, Bowers the bitch starts hassling Eve on her turf, Eve has no choice but to defend herself. With a few heated words and early threats, things seem to be close to its boiling point rather than simmering down....more
This one kicked me right in the teeth. I am so invested in these characters, and this was the book that almost broke Eve, and the way that is written? Holy. Just holy mother of gut punchers. Every character comes to bat in this one for Eve and that alone had me squeezing the life out of the book. And then you have Roarke and you have his relationship with Eve and the combination of what he's thinking up against what he knows he has to do for her? This has to be one of the most interesting and de...more
What can I say? For the longest time I listed Conspiracy as my favorite book. Louise Dimatto becomes entrenched in the series, all the angst I can handle with Eve losing her badge, and Mira weeping at the fashion show. Re-reading it for the fifth or sixth time it does seem to drag in parts. Still a great read and a terrific final scene.
Wow. Just wow. This is one of my favorite books in the series to date. It was, quite simply, fabulous.

Whether you've read one book in the series or eight, you know one simple fact. Eve is a cop. It's everything to her. Her role as a police officer is tangled up with her identity as a person. Her self worth, her purpose in life, is all tied into her job. In this book that is taken away and it breaks her. She is not the tough as nails cop that we have seen before. She gains a fragility and vulner...more
Renata  *Bluetulip*
4,8 estrelas

Faltou qualquer coisa para adorar, mas não sei o que e também não importa, pois é uma das minhas séries favoritas!
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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Este Conspiracy In Death surpreendeu-me do início ao fim. Foi um livro cheio de inspiração.

As personagens que já tão bem conhecemos - Eve, Roarke, Peabody, McNab e o Feeney - estiveram excepcionalmente bem.
Para não falar que o Feeney teve uma parte muito importante neste livro, na minha opinião.
E este caso, um dos mais intrigantes que li até agora - envolvia desta vez, muitos elementos importantes. Foi giro ver um caso que prejudicava ou metia muita gente ao barulho, por assim dizer, e não apena...more
I'm loving these police procedurals and am racing through this series. What will I read when I'm done? I've even put off reading the latest Elemental Assassin (one of my faves) because I am absorbed in Eve and Roarke.

It was great to see the other side of Eve. Poor Eve. I was a bit angry at Roarke for not being very sympathetic for long but I guess he know what she needed.

The mind of the author is truly terrifying sometimes...and maybe I am for reading this two. The homicide cases seem to get mor...more
Es beginnt mit einem toten Obdachlosen zu dessen Leiche Eve Dallas im Morgengrauen zusammen mit Officer Peabody gerufen wird. Als sie der Polizistin vor Ort eine Rüge wegen nachlässiger Tatortabsicherung vorwirft, wird die Sache unschön. Officer Bowers reicht Beschwerde gegen sie ein, was Eve anfangs noch kalt lässt. Dem Opfer wurde sauber das Herz entfernt, eine Tat die auf einen Spezialisten hinweist und bald hat Eve das Drake Center und deren renommierte Ärzte auf dem Schirm. Eve setzt Feeney...more
Traci Haley
These books are truly popcorn for the mind... there's really no nutritional value in them, but they are super easy to read and I know I'm always guaranteed certain scenarios -- there will always be a good love scene between Eve and Rourke; there will always be some sort of twisty murder mystery that isn't *too* taxing on the brain to solve; there will always be witty comebacks between Eve and Peabody and Somerset and McNab and Feany (and the rest of the gang!). Each one always seems to be better...more
There were so many great things about this book, I can not even begin to mention them all. I've re-read it many times and each time find new nuances that strike me from familiar scenes. This time around I was struck by Feeney's feelings when Eve was stripped of her badge and some things he said after they had gone "rogue" and were continuing to investigate together. As always my favorite part of the book is when Roarke has to verbally kick at Eve to bring her out of her grief. Then later, after...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of NYPSD and wife of Roarke sent out to investigate sidewalker sleeper death. Eve receives flak from Officer Bowers to which she replies about sloppy police work in securing the scene. Sidewalker sleeper's death is surgically clean but as the investigation continues more cases come to light that are similar. More shocking is that Eve comes under fire by a complaint given by Officer Bowers. Eve is frustrated that she has to answer this complaint taking time away from the cas...more
Over Christmas break I went on an "Eve and Roarke" binge. It was awesome.

But, the books really are the same - Eve is tough as nails and Roarke is patient and sweet. There's a grisly case that Roarke is somehow connected too and Eve gets annoyed with him. Roarke uses his fancy tech toys to help Eve with her case and she gets annoyed with him again, but accepts all the help anyway.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with a tried and true formula, but it does mean that after several books a br...more
This is my third time listening to this book. I'm doing them in order this time as I increase my collection with the mp3 format. I thoroughly enjoyed it as much as the other times, and probably will listen to it again. The characters are what really make this series, although this is one of my favorite looks into Eve Dallas as she struggles with her identity. I find a lot of the mystery plots unique in the way that they are handled. Not all of her books are based on the serial killer formula, bu...more
Amy A
Conspiracy in Death was the first In Death book that just didn't grab and hold my attention like the others in the series. I mean there were moments where I was interested in the mystery and what was going on, but then moments would come where it lost me. I would almost have more enjoyed the whole book to focus on Eve regaining her badge instead of that incident stemming from the case Eve was working on. I think there could have been a good story where Eve just butted heads with Bowers, Bowers w...more
มีความรู้สึกว่ามันช้า ๆ ไปไม่ถึงไหนสักที

นางร้าย ร้ายแบบไร้มิติ ไม่เก็ตการกระทำเธอเท่าไหร่
พอตายก็ตายแบบทารุณมาก.. เกินไปหน่อย
แต่ไม่รู้ดิ เล่นไม่วางแผนอะไรเลย
แต่ตีจนตาย จบ.. แล้วจะป้ายสีนางเอกได้ไงอ่ะ งงมาก

สรุปเรื่องนี้ผู้ร้ายจั๊ดง่าวมาก .. ไม่ฉลาดเลย
อ่านแล้วหงุดหงิด รอดมาได้หลายปี เพราะเงิน กับดรอยด์ เท่านั้นเอง

เล่มนี้ รักเอาใจใส่กันเต็มที่ดี

4.5 stars if not 5.

Only reason it's not 5 was the crime was a bit predictable, but still very suspenseful. It was such a huge and connected crime. I'd want to see the capturing of the rest of the netnork instead of 1 guy and then listed a bunch of names, all high positioned too. The confessions and capturing of the rest would have been challenging and not to be left off.

Anywho, Eve, Roarke and company earned a huge 5 star! this facet of IN DEATH was rich, emotional, endearing and so fun to read....more
Conspiracy in Death is another great addition to this series. Dallas and Peabody get called on the homicide case that should have been left to the “uniforms”. Unfortunately, if you don’t live on the right side of town or have the wrong profession you don’t warrant a detective to solve your case? Anyway, they were called because not only was the man murdered but his heart was surgically removed. The surgery was clean, precise and professionally done. Not too long after, Dallas and Peabody come ac...more
Jaqueline Miguel
Mais uma vez vou lançar-me na minha cadeia de elogios à escrita fantástica desta autora. Nora Roberts, como J. D. Robb, é excelente! Mais um livro que me conquistou completamente.
Como sempre, a história é narrada do ponto de vista de Eve, com algumas partes do ponto de vista de Roarke, do assassino e de outras personagens. Neste livro encontramo-nos perante um crime cometido por várias pessoas, quer direta quer indirectamente, e por isso não consegui descobrir o “cabecilha”. Dei conta de vário...more
Gosh, Eve Dallas is angry. Dallas, the main character in Robb/Roberts popular "In Death" series, has a lot to be angry about, I guess. She's still recovering from a genuinely awful, abusive childhood -- enough to make anyone cranky. The mysteries she solves are pretty standard police procedurals with a lot of sci-fi type language thrown in (she solves crimes in a futuristic New York). She has a cool assistant. And did I mention her husband? Multi-gajillionaire, gorgeous, super-thoughtful, and gr...more
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In a single word, brilliant. There was angst, anger, excitement and of course murder. And how could I forget conspiracy! The story was fast paced and the plot twists plentiful. I did not predict the final reveal and while I would have preferred more of a resolution, there was enough. Greatly looking forward to reading the next one.
Susan (susayq ~)
Another great installment in this series! I found this to be a little different from the previous books in the series - not as many Eve and Roarke love scenes (which I'm sort of glad for), a lot of playfulness between Eve and Roarke (yes, I'm talking the snowman building scene), and the big difference (view spoiler). I love that Roarke is willing to help Eve out with her cases, and I love even more that she's willing to let him help....more
I rarely write reviews, but feel compelled to do so for Conspiracy. The first seven Eve Dallas outings were terrific but this one seals this as a great series for me. The actual mystery plot line almost takes a backseat in this story. This is ALL Eve, all sides of her. Not going to give away any story lines but Conspiracy did two things for me:
- Sealed, for me, Eve Dallas as probably the best and most multi-faceted character in contemporary fiction. This novel exposes all of the facets of her pe...more
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
Well - I am still totally in love with this series, although I have to admit - the crime in this one was just okay for me. What really had me riveted and emotional in this book was what was happening behind the scenes with that bitch Bowers and her obsession with Eve. The repercussions of what she did and how they affected Eve on a personal and professional level had me in tears.

*sighs* Roarke is the best husband in the whole wide world.

In a quick nut shell. Eve is called to the scene of a home...more
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Well I have to say there was a lot going on in this book. There were times that you just held your breathe because you couldn't believe what was going to happen but then as you read on an the intensity grows and you have to continue because you want to know who and why. As always Roarke, the great husband that he is, always there to protect and comfort Eve through everything and then there is her friends who don't give up and make sure that the truth comes out.
Someone is killing the homeless and stealing body parts. A sidewalk sleeper is found with a hole in his chest where his heart used to be. The incision and surgery were done by someone with a medical background...someone who has done this many times before. Lt. Eve Dallas is assigned the case and is soon tracking a serial killer. She soon discovers that the body parts that are being harvested are diseased and not the kind of organs a doctor would use for a transplant. As Eve investigates, she run...more
Super good and getting better. This one definitely had some rough spots. I loved the whole book. There was action, emotions, suspense, humor and sarcasm, great friends and family, and a good ending. I laughed, smiled, held my breath, twitched, teared up a little, got my mad on, and basically had a wonderful time. Another great read in a series that gets better and better. This was a gripper and doesn't let you go. Enjoy!
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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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“Eve: "Keep your mind off sex"
Roake: "Why? It's so happy there.”
“Fine, you do that, and you tell them that at the very first opportunity, I'm coming down there and killing all of them. Mass murder. And after they're all dead, I'm going to kick the bodies around, dance on top of them, and sing a happy song. No jury will convict me.” 78 likes
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