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The Lost (In Death #29.5)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  3,505 Ratings  ·  144 Reviews
J. D. Robb's Missing in Death investigates a female tourist's disappearance during a ferry ride. Detective Eve Dallas wonders...if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she?
In Patricia Gaffney's The Dog Days of Laurie Summer, a woman awakens to a familiar yet unsettling world.
In Mary Blayney's Lost in Paradise, a man locked in an island fo
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ebook, 384 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Jove Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Grace
Jun 22, 2013 Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of four short stories all well written and amusing!
Sam
Jun 04, 2012 Sam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
I'm not really sure what I was expecting from a collection of novellas, but whatever it was, I was underwhelmed.

MISSING IN DEATH - Murder mysteries aren't really my thing to begin with, but to appreciate this story, you have to be familiar with the character Eve Dallas and the IN DEATH series--which I'm not. Because it's part of a greater series, the characters aren't given much backstory, so I ended up feeling very detached.

THE DOG DAYS OF LAURIE SUMMER - This was my favorite of the four storie
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Cybercrone
It's hard to rate a book of short stories by different authors. These 4 have written together before.

Of course, Robb's Eve Dallas story is why I got the book. Loved it as usual.

Laurie Summer's Dog Days was just strange,with no perceptible rhyme or reason to the plot. Pretty awful. The book as a whole would have gotten a 3 if it wasn't for this story.

Mary Blayney's Paradise was good enough - not much logic there either when it came to the characters as I thought they were made to behave in ways c
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Micky Cox
Jun 20, 2016 Micky Cox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of short stories that all deal with something or someone being lost. I chose to read this book because it had one of the In Death series novellas in it. A woman goes missing on a ferry and when found is covered in blood with no recollection of what happened. While I love the In Death series, this novella was not a favorite of mine. I could have lived without reading it, but it was entertaining so not a total loss. The second story in the book is the reason to pick the book u ...more
Lynsey A
This review is only on the J.D. Robb short story "Missing in Death."

Wow, for a short story this was wonderful. Now, I have to say in the middle of this story I was going to give this one a 3 star (it was a brief thought but about 3 pages later I changed my mind) but by the end it got shot right up to 5 stars.

This book touches back on Divided in Death so if someone is reading out of order the J.D. Robb books, make sure you read Divided in Death before reading this one. I suggest reading them in
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Cris
Dec 11, 2009 Cris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heh. I have to admit I barely even looked at the stories except for Robb's. And I didn't read any of them.

I enjoyed the Eve Dallas story. Actually it was more of a novella. (I wouldn't recommend it for newcomers to the series. They'll miss most of the flavor of the character interactions, especially the climatic scene.) The story was the perfect length. It didn't feel rushed or drawn out. I would recommend it to every Eve Dallas fan.
kaoyler
Nov 28, 2009 kaoyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the premise of this book. I thought it would have made a great plot for a longer novel. I like it when Summerset gets some "screen time" and I find myself wanting to know more of his background, and why he is now content to serve as a butler.
Holly
Dec 15, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good collection of stories. I started it for the In Death, but ended up enjoying all 4 novellas.
Hina
Overall: 2.75 Rating

The anthology was a bit disappointing after I finished J.D. Robb’s story. All of the stories has a theme of lost, lost time, lost self, lost in paradise, and lost love. Below, my review will provide more to the story than the summaries given in the book blurb, so be warned of Spoilers ahead.

Missing In Death by J.D.Robb - ★★★★★

Another Wonderful novel in the In-Death series, with a great mystery and my favorite characters of Roarke and Eve. In this story, a female tourist
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Claire
Jan 09, 2017 Claire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four different short stories = a good read that would probably receive 3.5 stars from me if that was possible. My favourite story was The Dog Days of Laurie Summer
Maura
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Ladysatel
This volume has 4 stories on the effects of the loss of someone in a person's life.

The first "Missing in Death" by J.D. Robb is about the disappearance of a mother on a ferry ride in New York. Det. Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody are called in when a woman disappears after entering a restroom. When the husband looks for her he asks another woman to check in the restroom where she starts screaming when she finds blood all over. It is up to Dallas and Peabody to determine what has happened.

The
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Nicole
Aug 02, 2010 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
"Missing in Death" by J.D. Robb investigates a female tourist's disappearance during a ferry ride. Detective Eve Dallas wonders...if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she?

Eve makes a very difficult decision that goes against the rules she is supposed to abide by being in law enforcement. Sometimes the line between victim and criminal is blurred. Solid novella I highly recommend to J.D. Robb fans. My Rating: 4.25/5

In Patricia Gaffney's "The Dog Days of Laurie Su
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Melody
Mar 16, 2010 Melody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lost is an anthology of four authors. I read it because it included one of my favorites, J.D. Robb. I usually try to read the other stories in the book in the hopes of discovering a new author I'd like to read.

In Missing in Death, J.D. Robb yet again shows you the scope of her inventiveness. Lieutenant Dallas is called to the Staten Island Ferry because a woman is missing. In her place in the ladies' washroom is enough blood to guarantee that someone is dead. With no windows or vents large
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Wieta
Jul 24, 2011 Wieta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, romance
Buku ini isinya 4 cerita dari 4 pengarang berbeda. Aku baru baca 3 cerita dan yang 1 mungkin akan aku skip saja.

1. Missing in Death : Seorang wanita hilang di toilet kapal ferry yang sedang berlayar dari New York ke Liberty Island (dimana patung Liberty berdiri), meninggalkan genangan darah yang mengidentifikasikan telah terjadinya peristiwa pembunuhan. Lt. Eve Dallas dipanggil untuk menuntaskan misteri tersebut. Diketahui kemudian bahwa genangan darah tersebut bukan berasal dari wanita tadi. Sa
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Abram Jackson
What does a sci-fi mystery, a supernatural family drama, and two period-piece romance novels have in common? I have no idea, but someone decided they needed to collect them into an anthology.

Missing in Death is an OK semi-future detective mystery. I guess the characters are from a series, which means I was dumped into an existing story that didn't make a whole lot of sense. Notably, this one isn't at all supernatural, breaking the theme of the collection. Quite a way to headline the collection!

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Wayland Smith
I read this primarily for the JD Robb story. I love her In Death series, and I'll follow Eve Dallas where ever she pops up. This was a great variation on a locked room mystery. It's not the best Eve story, but it was a good one, and well worth the read. Following the naming convention of the series, this one is "Missing In Death."

"Dog Days of Summer" was a kinda goofy story that read like one of those Hallmark or Lilfetime stories. A woman drowns, ends up in a coma, and somehow or other finds h
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annapi
Jan 31, 2016 annapi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was all ready to give this 4 stars, until the very end - it rates 3 1/2 but I suppose I can be persuaded to round up to 4. Any J.D. Robb novella is a vehicle for introducing lesser writers in an anthology, and this one is no exception. For Robb's "Missing in Death" it suffices to say it's another good addition to an excellent series. Patricia Gaffney as usual comes up with a sweet story, an amusing and touching tale of a woman in a coma who finds her mind in the body of a dog. Mary Blayney's " ...more
Dharia Scarab
I haven't read the "In Death" story yet because I'm not that far into the series.

Of the other three stories, two were good but the third fell flat which is why this book only gets 3 stars.

The Dog Days of Laurie Summer was just boring, I was bored to death by the time they revealed that Laurie returned to her family as a dog. Zzz


Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may h
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Henry Puckett
Out of all honesty, I only read the stories by J.D. Robb, and Ruth Ryan Langan. I tried the other two, but I couldn't seem to get interested in them at all (no disrespect to these two marvelous authors). This is the reason for my rating of three stars, seeing that it wouldn't be fair to give a five star rating and only reading half the book.

The In Death series is one of my favorite crime series, hence the reason I bought the book. I've just taken on the writing aspect of my own crime book, and t
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Cherisse
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Primadonna
Jul 08, 2010 Primadonna rated it liked it
Oh dear, what can I say. The first story is OK, Robb isn't at her best but it's interesting and gripping enough. And the mysteries are intriguing--where's the body, if a murder did take place? What happened to the innocent bystander? Who's the victim, and most importantly, why? If this story was published in a single book, I'd give it 4 stars.

The second story makes my eyes roll, I mean, duh, the title is such a giveaway. However as I read on, it became more enjoyable to me. I like the fact that
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Erin
Mar 18, 2010 Erin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I picked up The Lost because I needed a break after finishing the Kushiel's Legacy series. I needed something shallower, easier, entertaining but comfortably predictable. These books have a place in my reading schedule too.

The J.D. Robb story, Missing in Death, is pretty much exactly what you would expect from Robb/Roberts. La Nora doesn't really do it for me - stylistically or plot-wise - but I respect that she's in her own league.

Patricia Gaffney's story was next, and the best word I can use
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Loretta
This is a computation of stories. In short, "The Dog Days of Laurie Summer" by Patricia Gaffney was the best in the book for me.

The first one, by J.D. Robbs, which should have been the best was a dud. The crime was interesting. The detective, her lover and group of coworkers were not. Even the villains were boring. It was so bad, I skipped thru the pages to find out how it ended.

The next story, by Patricia Gaffney was extremely entertaining! There was tragedy, comedy, a weird love triangle, lo
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Lori Robinett
Haven't read a collection like this that I recall. Did enjoy all the stories, though none got "deep" enough for me. Tough to do in a story this long. Found the Dog Days of Laurie Summer by Patricia Gaffney to be the best in the book - a really good read, and one that I wouldn't have picked up just by reading the description. It was a well-written story, with characters that I could identify with and a premise that was intriguing (coma patient's awareness moves into a dog adopted by her family). ...more
Nora
Mar 24, 2013 Nora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
In J.D. Robb's Missing in Death, A tourist and her family vacationing in NY take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, and she disappears for an hour. Eve & co. have to figure out where she was, what happened to her, and why (****). In Patricia Gaffney's The Dog Days of Laurie Summer, Laurie falls and ends up in a coma leaving her husband and young son to cope with the loss--of her as wife & mother and breadwinner. She somehow ends up in the body of their pet dog & learns what's re ...more
Adrienne Testa
Dec 12, 2011 Adrienne Testa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Missing in death by JD Robb was an interesting story, which I reviewed as an individual book.
Legacy by Ruth Ryan Langan is a cute short story with only three primary characters. It follows the tale of a wealthy man looking for his long lost granddaughter. Another man, Ross Delaney wanting to protect the wealthy man from fraud and Aidan O'Mara who doesn't believe she is the grand daughter of this man. But, agrees to travel to Ireland to meet the wealthy man. Aidan agrees to a DNA test and while
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Ann
Nov 12, 2016 Ann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brenda
Apr 29, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J.D. Robb ~I really luv these books~~ I need to start at the beginning though :) I love crime and solving them and in these books I feel like I'm right there With Eve :) In this one Eve try's to find a female tourist how disappears during a ferry ride ~~ It's good !Patricia Gaffney ~The Dog Days of Laurie Summer was also a very good read short but you could feel the story.. I need to read more of this author :)Mary Blayney ~Lost in Paradise ~~Was okay of a story well worth to read :)A man findin ...more
Jessi
Meh. The first story is the reason I picked up this book. Love the Eve Dallas (J.D. Robb) series and was delighted to be able to read the newest one so close to its release. Like most short stories that are part of a series, it was okay, but not great. The other stories in this book definitely did not help the grade. A woman who drowns and comes back as a dog, a pure woman sent to help ease a 200-year-old curse. The last story "Legacy" is the only thing that would make me want to bump this up to ...more
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