Creation in Death (In Death, #25)
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Creation in Death (In Death #25)

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Eve has seen this crime scene before: the artfully arranged body of a young brunette, arms spread, palms up, body marked by the signs of prolonged and painful torture. Carved into her torso is the time it took her to die - in hours, minutes, and seconds. And on the third finger of her left hand has been placed a silver ring. Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earl...more
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Published November 6th 2007 by Brilliance Audio (first published April 1st 1999)
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Gina
Fantastic! Incredible! Perfect!

Again, Robb brings back the characters we love with a new crime to solve. Roarke works more hands-on this time, getting a real picture of what cops do. He'd never been this 'in' it before, and it was great to see him there, and get his 'feel' for what cops go through during an intense investigation.

Arguments and fights between some of the more active characters make them appear more human and all the more believable.

The plot was good, not so many twists but you get...more
Bigd_041555
What a despicable serial killer! Really like this book - it has Eve and Roarke working closer than ever before without all the angst.

The only thing about the book that I don't like is the title. I don't get the "Creation" part at all - in my opinion, it should have been called "Groomed in Death" but that's just me. Do I recommend this book - of course, it's a great part of the series, maybe not integral, but still ...

Two thumbs up and 5 stars - now on to Strangers in Death, excluding the novella...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
This is the first In-Death book where Eve doesn't have a single dream about her father. Is she growing? Is she moving on? Could be. We'll see what happens in the next book.

Creation in Death is a good old fashioned crime drama. The police procedural business plays out for us with all the usual players in place. Who is kidnapping and torturing women to death? The whole plays out well. A few good one liners but overall the humor was needed to cut through the increased tension.

I really enjoyed this...more
Maria
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As all the previous books in this series, this one was a great one also! I truly believe that J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts gives us a very good and well-written story with interesting characters combined with mystery.

In this story, a serial killer is back after nine years and it’s very important for all the police department to catch him. Especially for Eve. And that’s why all our favorite characters became an uns
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Nath
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Julie H.
I'm going with four stars for J.D. Robb's Creation in Death and, in point of fact, if we had half stars I might even go so far as 4 1/2. Why? Great question. Here's the short answer: Robb is not phoning it in on this one. Specifically, she gives us great characterization of even minor players and, more important, for the bits of background context into the Urban Wars provided in the later pages of Creation in Death. The procedural part has always been interesting--including how Peabody simply do...more
Inga
Izcili, Fantastiski, Apbrīnojami.
Līdz šim ne pie vienas J.D.Robb sarakstītās sērijas „In Death” grāmatām, mana sirds nav dauzījusies tā kā lasot šo grāmatu. Jau no pirmajiem teikumiem es sapratu, ka šis būs KAUT KAS! Un es nekļūdījos – tā bija fantastiska grāmata.
Ne vienmēr tas, ko mēs uzskatam par nevarīgiem un nevainīgiem tādi ir. Šajā grāmatā autore noziedznieka vietā ir izvēlējusies interesantu un ļoti inteliģentu tēlu, kurš spējis izmukt no Fīnija un Dallasas nagiem pirms deviņiem gadiem,...more
Tina
A serial killer who had eluded the NYSPD nine years ago has returned. Feeney was the primary investigator back then and Eve was a newly minted detective and his partner. The fact that the killer escaped clean to go ply his trade in other cities and countries has sat bitterly with not only Eve and Feeney but with Morris the coroner, Whitney the chief and even Berenski the lab tech.

Now, nine years later he is back, doing exactly what he did before in his same MO. The cops of the NYSPD have a chanc...more
~Megan~
Fantastic! These last few I've read have been very strong in both the mystery and emotion department. This particular case had a suuuuuper creepy bad guy, and was one that Feeney and Eve worked on when she was still a rookie. The best of these books are when the mystery ties in to some kind of emotional issue with Eve and one of her "family" members. This one explored the relationship with Eve And her real father figure, and a few of the scenes really had me tearing up. I enjoyed the audio so mu...more
Elvan
Creation is a grizzly look into the twisted mind of a serial killer. It remains one of my favourites of the series. I am the first to complain about Roarke leaping into every investigation whether he is welcome or not. In Creation we get to follow Roarke as he works side by side with the geek squad to hunt down the killer. It is an interesting perspective and unique IMO for the series. One of Groom's victims, Ariel is a refreshing kick a$$ character and lightens what would be a very dark book.

Th...more
Sabine
Lieutenant Eve Dallas hat eigentlich frei und freut sich auf einen gemütlichen Abend mit ihrem Mann Roarke als ihr Handy klingelt und Commander Whitney persönlich sie zu einem Tatort ruft. Das kann nur etwas ganz schlimmes bedeuten und tatsächlich lässt die Tote ihr den Atem stocken: Nackt und verstümmelt liegt sie auf einem weißen Leinentuch drapiert liegt sie im East River Park. Doch was Eve so schockiert ist nicht die Tote selbst sondern die Zahlen die ihr in den Torso eingeritzt wurden: 48 S...more
Ed
#25 in the Eve Dallas "In Death" series. This 2007 entry takes place in 2060 NYC. Homicide Lt. Dallas vows to capture the serial torturer and killer that escaped her and her mentor Capt. Feeney nine years earlier when he abducted and killed 4 young women. Now he's back in NY after killing sprees in South America, Europe and Florida. Satisfying series entry and my only quibble is with the dialogue between her and husband Roarke when he realizes that the killer has Eve as his eventual target and t...more
Brenda
One of my favorite In Death books I believe. A rather evil murderer comes back for round two and its up to Dallas to save the day. This murderer kidnaps young brown haired women and tortures them to death. I normally don't like books involving torture but the author didn't linger on it, forcing detail after detail on us. Rather she allowed us to use our own imagination. This killer is very creepy and smart.

I like the by play between Dallas and Feeney, her mentor and the head of the EED. This wa...more
Karin
27th(?) Eve Dallas futuristic mystery/thriller. I've read them all, but had gotten a little bored so waited a few months after release to pick this one up. Was pleasantly surprised that some things turned out unexpectedly. Eve tracks serial killer 'The Groom' with help of task force that includes her husband. Solid, good read.
Sharon Simpson
I can't believe that I stopped reading this series.

In book 25, J.D. Robb creates the same creepy, anticipatory atmosphere that harkened back to some of the earlier titles.

What I liked: Eve was in rare form in this book, fighting for a group of women that were not able to see justice for themselves.

The villain: The villain was the kind of sick individual so full of arrogance that you couldn't wait for him to face Eve. Sins of the father...I was actually saddened for the world having birthed such...more
Shelah
I have read many books in this series and I was growing concerned that the main character was growing stagnant, but with this installation she has made the subtle changes in Eve Dallas that move her forward while maintaining the persona we have grown to love and respect.
Malin
4.5 stars

Creation in Death is book 25 in the In Death series and this is possibly not the place you want to start, as a whole load of character development comes before. However, as the books are a bit like episodes in a crime procedural show, picking up with this one would be like watching a random episode of a show a few seasons in. I don't think there's any major spoilers for previous books in this review, but if you jump in at 25, you have only yourself to blame.

In this book, Dallas and her...more
Felicia
Very enjoyable, the serial killer thing was suspenseful. The best of these books have a really strong emotional element to them involving one of the main characters, this one lacked that but had some really creepy stuff.
ShoSho
There is just one word for this one CREEPY!or maybe I was creeped out because I was working in the Dark room while listening to most of it !!?
Anyway love it

Aly is so frigging bored
In this one we see Eve and Roarke working even more closely together. On that point, I have a feeling he's not coming back to the precinct any time soon :D
Anette
It is 2060 and 9 years previously a horrible killer escaped the NYPSD, but now he is back. This is a case that brings back a lot of memories, emotion and anger from everyone on the NYPSD. When the victim turns out to be one of Roarke's employees, he too becomes invested in finding this killer. With the second and third victims also linked to Roarke's companies, the profiling changes to include Roarke as a possible ultimate victim. Or does the Groom have visions of grandeur hoping to make Eve Dal...more
Cynthia
I am ready to admit that this is not a fair review. I never got past the first few pages and am sorry I read those. The torture description was too horrendous and since it seemed likely it would not be the last such death in the book, not to mention that Eve is remembering this killer from before, so some horrendous torture deaths in retrospect were probably due, I stopped reading it. I dislike the sort of murder where there is an almost prurient interest in the suffering of the victim. It has a...more
Trisha
2014-05-15. Excellent. Dallas has to find a killer who she and Feeney had not been able to catch 9 years ago when they were partners as he comes back to New York. This leads to some interesting scenes as they (and others on the original task force) kick themselves for not catching him the first time around. Can they catch him before he torture and kills another woman? Love how they discover he had trolled for Trina but her being a "hair slut" eliminated her. The. Reals they have in the case are...more
MwN2

Even before I had read a single page from the book, I was prejudiced. I couldn’t help it, as the book had so many stereotypes, which I had not only come to loathe but absolutely hate. Those were,
1. Serial killer who has a media provided nickname.
2. Female lead with husband as sidekick.
3. Lots and lots.....and lots of police personnel along with their names.
4. Romance novelist writing crime fiction.

So, I am frightened of serial killers with nicknames, not because that they might get me. But, beca...more
Vanessa
This is one of my least favorite books in the series, due to it's intense torture scenes with the killer. In a lot of books in this series, we don't spend a lot of time with the actual killers and so this was, I felt, a strange evolution to the series. Luckily, the next one was not like this one, and I have to say I was greatly relieved.

Also lacking was the humor I had come to love. There is some, but it is not nearly enough as in previous books. There was also entirely too much Roarke admires...more
Kara Jorges
New York Police & Security Department’s Lieutenant Eve Dallas is enjoying a quiet night at home watching a mindless movie with her perfect husband Roarke when a call comes in. Eve is surprised, as she is not even on call, but rushes to the murder scene of a young woman, knowing something is up, and is it ever. A serial killer known as “the Groom,” who slipped through the NYPSD’s fingers nine years before, seems to be back. He tortures his female victims to death, then lays their bodies out i...more
Christine
This story opens with Lt. Eve Dallas called to the scene of a murder that's all too familiar: The body of a young brunette woman with wounds on her body indicative of horrific torture and carved in her belly is the time it took for her to die. Nine years ago, the department investigated a series of murders just like this one, the case never solved. Now this vicious, elusive murderer known as "The Groom" is back in New York City, targeting women who work for Eve's multimillionaire husband Roarke....more
Tara
Here's the thing that I like about Eve Dallas. That good or bad, she stands for the law. Books like this one or Origin in Death where Eve does something major to circumvent the law leave me a little cold. I'm not talking about Roarke using his unregistered computer to dig out background information to help catch the bad guy faster. I'm talking about when she takes matters into her own hands and decides what kind of justice should be served. (view spoiler)...more
Kara
J.D. Robb doesn't disappoint those looking for a great mystery, a thriller, fabulous character development even of the minor characters (those are the ones you are sometimes looking forward to the next book to learn about!), and amazing love scenes and romance for the soft at heart. I have learned that although very little in life embarrasses me; I squirm at some of the very detailed "love" scenes in some of today's fiction. Although a modest prude when it comes to the love scenes in some of th...more
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creation-in-death-j-d-robbEve Dallas is back in the 25th installment of J.D. Robb’s popular In Death series. This time Eve is faced with an all familiar case. The victim is found in a park naked laid out on a white sheet, torture wounds covering her body and the time she survived the torture in hours, minutes, and seconds carved into her torso. Eve and Feeney know all about this case as they worked it nine years ago, but...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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