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Holiday in Death (In Death #7)

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No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. Eve soon enters an elite world of people searching for their one ...more
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Published November 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published 1998)
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Jilly
Jul 10, 2016 Jilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
It's Christmas in July for this girl! And, this book is celebrating it with a serial killer who decorates his victims with the Twelve Days of Christmas theme. It makes my holiday rituals seem a little boring. The only thing dying during our holiday gatherings is the idea that seeing those long-lost family members again is a good idea. I mean, really, we don't see them all year for a reason...


I'm still pissed off at them over that one. I do NOT have a chocolate problem! We get along just fine.

And
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Phrynne
Jul 03, 2016 Phrynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been years since I first read this book and still it was oh so good! The dialogue between Peabody and Eve made me laugh and it made me cry. Ditto that between Roarke and Eve. I loved every single word in this book and enjoyed every precious moment!
Each book in this series builds upon the character of Eve and it is very hard not to love her as much as the author obviously does. In this book she is coming to grips with the Christmas holiday and having to buy gifts for her ever increasing c
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
This was my least favorite book so far, not because of the mystery aspect, I quite liked Santa Killer, but because Eve was acting like a bitch with Nadine, with Peabody, with Charles and generally with everyone at some points.
Beanbag Love
In this installment of the wildly popular "In Death" series we find a madman dressed as Santa ringing doorbells and then raping and murdering the person who answers. It's Christmas and Eve Dallas is cranky. She doesn't need this.

Let me just get this out of the way. I find Eve Dallas to be one of the most loathsome female characters in any successful series going today. She is verbally and emotionally abusive to anyone who cares about her, including her hot husband. If I worked for her I'd reques
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Duchess Nicole
Ack, Robb's villains in this series are so skeevy. This guy was a really nasty piece of work, and the fact that it muddled Eve's mind due to how personal it was for her was not a new idea. However, it still stirs up a lot of pity from the reader...namely ME. I hope that Eve seriously addresses her issues soon. I love this series but something I just thought about while listening to this installment is how Eve is the one with all the problems. Girl is messed up. And I suppose entering into a rela ...more
Carolyn
Mar 31, 2016 Carolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, futuristic
Another terrific book in this series. Eve and Roarke are getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas together and start some new traditions of their own. However Eve is overworked, hunting down the Santa killer, a serial killer who rapes and murders his victims after bringing them a special gift. The murders seem to be connected to a dating agency and Peabody and McNab go undercover to find out what is going on.
ElaineY
Despite the repetitiveness in some parts - Roarke's library, the dialog between him and Eve - I still enjoyed this installment. Not as good as the previous, Vengeance ID, but still enjoyable because of Robb's ability to keep the pace tight and zipping along like those futuristic cars.

It's getting predictable but I expected this when I started the series a couple of months ago so I'm not complaining just yet. Still, I hope I haven't spoken too soon as there were some lines that seemed taken right
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Caro
Mar 17, 2016 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-death
Frigid read! I loved the characters and getting to know them more. Fast-paced, twists and turns, emotions, family and friends, some action, and a good if somewhat a little somber ending. This had me whipping through pages, smiling, holding my breath, feeling, and gripping the book for dear life. A great read that you can't put down. Enjoy!

Super great re-read and still enjoy!
Elvan
May 04, 2013 Elvan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Back to back books about serial killers and the nastiness of these particular murders does not make this Christmas time book exactly festive.
Add incest and overall creepiness and it's a good thing Eve and Peabody go head to head on the shopping for gifts/not shopping during work hours debate. It's also nice watching Peabody and McNabb share their Christmas Eve pie.
Monica
May 26, 2015 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a tough one. It has been the hardest case for me so far. Not only was there a serial killer on the loose, but he was sexually attacking his victims. This was rough on Eve. It brought all those memories from being a young girl and having a monster of a father (I can barely type that last word). This case really wore down on Eve and I think it also was rough on Roarke. This is the first time, and last I suspect, that I saw him worn out and wanting more sleep. I loved seeing the lengths Ro ...more
Anastasia
Holiday in Death by J.D.Robb is the 7th book in the In Death series. Some-one is killing clients of dating service, Personally Yours, dressed as Santa, and Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned the case. Another terrific book in the series. I love the interactions between Eve and Rourke and how their relationship has developed. Fast paced and a book that I had difficulty in putting down. An interesting look at crime solving in the future.
Bigd_041555
Dec 27, 2015 Bigd_041555 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading
I didn't mind this book - it had everything I like: police procedural, serial killer, lots of Eve and Roarke plus they share their first Christmas together - Peabody meets Charles, McNab feels Eve's butt, Eve and Peabody have a falling out - Eve and Roarke place a memory in their new memory box!

A couple of things (besides getting the words wrong to the 12 Days of Christmas) stand out to me. Roarke says he will put the lights on after they decorate the tree - who does that? Lights go on first, th
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Jae (Bookish Bluebird)
This was one of the creepiest homicides in the series in my opinion. And not because murders were pretty damn graphic (I think they all are?) but the 'scene' or 'setting' the killer creates is so disturbing (especially during the holidays omg).

On another note, I'm sensing some cuteness between two secondary characters though, and I really hope they become a thing because they can't stand each other right now, and I'm loving the possibility haha.
Connie N.
#7 in the In Death series. Wonderfully narrated by Susan Ericksen.

These audiobooks just keep getting better. The voices narrated by Ericksen are familiar friends now, and Robb's stories are all different but similar--in a good way. This time the victims were all connected through a dating service, and the sexual crimes hit Eve especially hard because of her history. Peabody and McNab continue to feud, but both are put undercover into the dating service to try to discover the identity of the murd
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Filipa
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Catherine
I have to say, the serial killer in this book was disturbing. He liked to dress as Santa and rape and kill his victims. There was a jolliness to the murders, the way he staged them and the 12 Days of Christmas theme he was following, that absolutely creeped me out. I agreed with Peabody, the way he used a symbol of happiness and cheer to commit his crimes was perverted.

I really enjoy the way Robb easily weaves Eve's personal life in with her professional life in this series. That aspect was str
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Tina
Dec 28, 2007 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
This is the 7th in the In Death series.

It is Christmas time in future NY 2058.

Eve finds herself at the crime scene of a woman who was brutally raped and murdered. There is no physical evidence of the perpetrator because he thoroughly cleansed and sanitized his victim before giving her a makeover and leaving her with a temporary tattoo that reads "My True Love" and a pin of a partridge in a pear tree.

In reviewing the security discs, Eve sees that the murderer dresses up as Santa to gain entry. Ev
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Xiki71
Mar 20, 2015 Xiki71 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitivamente es una serie que nunca defrauda. Cuando parece que lo sabemos todo sobre esta fantástica pareja, nos sorprenden desvelando nuevas facetas hasta ahora desconocidas. Roarke desde mi punto de vista es el hombre perfecto. Entiende todas las facetas de Eve y las acepta sin grandes alborotos, en ocasiones es cierto que quizá se pasa un poco de la raya pero ¿quién no quiere a alguien capaz de cruzar una ciudad para llevarte un analgésico porque te duele la cabeza?.

Por otra parte me ha
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Chris Stanley
Jul 18, 2015 Chris Stanley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, chick-lit
The "in death" series is a little escape to follow several heavier reads. The novels are not great literature or clever "edge of your seat" suspense, but they are easy, engaging, with likeable characters and great fun. Holiday in Death is no exception, brutal and fast paced . Eve Dallas is foul mouthed, bad tempered and lacks subtlety of any description, but she is also a character you really route for.

I probably read a couple of these a year, which means I am never likely to run out, given the
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Susan (susayq ~)
Another great installment in this series. It was nice to read a Christmas themed book in the almost summer :)

Roarke was wonderful - trying to make Christmas memories and traditions for him and Eve. Eve got on my nerves a bit in this book. She wasn't exactly nice to Nadine or Peabody. I think Peabody was right to tell Eve what she did about her date choices and I don't think she should have caved and apologized for being to harsh about it like she did.
Célia
Chegou a época natalícia que, ao invés de ser uma altura de paz e amor, traz à tenente Eve Dallas mais um caso de assassínios em série. Desta vez, um homem vestido de Pai Natal toca à campaínha das vítimas para depois cometer crimes de natureza sexual e matá-las. Entretanto, enquanto decorre a investigação – na qual tudo aponta que os homicídios estejam relacionados com uma agência de encontros -, Eve preocupa-se, pela primeira vez na vida, com o Natal e os presentes que terá de comprar (penso q ...more
Aya
Oct 25, 2015 Aya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 7 (reread)
To Eve's horror, it's now December, and she hates shopping with a passion. True to form, she's pushed to re-qualify early back for duty after being out on medical leave only a few weeks after the events in the last book. This book returns to the mystery format, giving the attentive reader a chance to solve it and pin the killer. I enjoy reading this series. The author never lets the reader forget her setting - New York is described in all its futuristic and gritty glory, adva
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Shanna
Dec 18, 2014 Shanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that this series though it sometimes seems like I will never catch up, I love every moment I get to spend with this cast. I love that Nora Roberts is able to write such complex and evolving characters, and that she is not afraid to take on the hard topics out there. In facts it feels like in the future they are still just as horrified by certain types of crimes that are being committed by the various criminals. This book does not start off very well, its clear that Eve's job really ...more
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
An enjoyable entry into the series. And a sometimes unintentionally hilarious view of the future from a '90s viewpoint.
Anne
Oct 03, 2014 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!! I am not telling my hairdresser anything from now on!!!! :)
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: December 2012
2nd read: November 2014
Lizzy
Holiday in Death as the number 7 in the In Death series it's somewhat predictable. I’ve become comfortable with Eve’s routine of chasing after serial killers. That was expected, many will say, since that is at the heart of it all. I agree, but it starts to lack the thrill. Yes, it’s their first Christmas together, but also in Eve and Roarke’s relationship there is not much more to expect, at least for now. She works too much, he worries and cares for her; he helps her in the case being investi ...more
Natalie
Dec 18, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know. I'm totally ridiculous. I literally can't stop reading these books. I'll pick up something else to read and within about 50 pages, be wishing for Eve and Roarke.

They aren't perfect. Occasionally I'll catch some typos and Mavis and Trina drive me up the wall, but they are so much fun.

I'm loving the addition of McNab to the cast. He's makes me giggle and he's quickly risen to one of my faves. Eve and Roarke are not my favorite characters in the whole world, but I still adore them. The mys
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signorina Vei
Apr 27, 2012 signorina Vei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'cause it's us against the world, you and me, against them all' _Westlife

Setelah cuti cukup lama karena menyelamatkan bokong kurus Summerset, letnan kita siap beraksi lagi. Disinilah dia, di musim dingin, menghadapi kasus pembunuhan bertema natal. Korban diperkosa secara brutal lalu dibunuh. Kasus pemerkosaan selalu menjadi lebih pribadi bagi Eve, mengingatkannya akan masa lalunya sendiri, sebelum ia menjadikan dirinya Eve Dallas. Setelah cuti cukup lama, menghadapi kasus pemerkosaan ini membua
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J.D. Robb writes police procedurals set in the near future.

Naked in Death is the first book in what was initially meant to be trilogy about Eve Dallas, a NY police lieutenant with a dark past. In that first book she meets the mysterious Roarke, who is a suspect in the case. By the time the third book in that initial trilogy was in stores readers clamored for more.

Twenty years later, Devoted in Dea
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In Death (1 - 10 of 44 books)
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  • Glory in Death (In Death, #2)
  • Immortal in Death (In Death, #3)
  • Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)
  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
  • Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)
  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)
  • Judgment in Death (In Death, #11)

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“Eve engaged her On Duty sign and stepped out of the car. Immediately her ears were assaulted with a blast of music. Christmas carols pumped, full blast, into the air. She decided that people ran inside, ready to buy anything, just to escape the noise.” 15 likes
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