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Ceremony in Death (In Death #5)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  22,873 ratings  ·  701 reviews
Even in an age of cutting-edge technology, old beliefs die hard...

Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching he
Paperback, 327 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Piatkus Books (first published May 1997)
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Duchess Nicole
I think that this is my favorite of the series so far. I mean, there wasn't anything wholly new other than the fact that Roarke played more than a token lover/husband role in this one....the man gets to show his protective side in a major way. You know how he's always toning Eve down, bringing her back down to earth with his sexy little Irish yumminess? Welp, he loses control here. There's NOTHING hotter than when Mr. Control loses said control in the bedroom. Nothing.

And after giving Eve someth
I love this series so much. Sometimes the plots get so ridiculous that I laugh out loud, and yet the characters are so great, the rapport so wonderful, I can't help but want to take the ride with them, wherever it goes.
I've jumped back into this series after taking a little break. I didn't want to accidentally exhaust the series for myself. It was great getting back into Eve's world! I'm listening to this series in audiobook, because I've found that this narrator makes this world come alive for me. If you are interested in giving audiobooks a try or you're looking for a new audiobook, I recommend this series. The narrator rocks! Especially when she does Roarke's voice. Am I supposed to find a female imitating ...more
Tilly Slaton
As much as I appreciate a good paranormal book, this book left me suffering.

Surrounded by witches, good and evil, Eve betrays a dear friend and puts the job first.

This book really hits home with Eve. A suspect is the son of a serious psycho serial killer and rapist who worshipped satan. The father raped and beat his own son. Blinded by her emotions, Eve wishes and hopes that the man is innocent, even if all of the evidence points his way.

Ritual killings, orgies and the mysterious unknown witchcr
Lisa Kay
This series just keeps getting better. Susan Ericksen is an excellent narrator and has developed the tone in the characters voices to perfection. She is so talented she can do Officer (Delia) Peabody with a cold, LOL! This one is about witches – both good and evil. And Captain (Ryan) Feeney and Homicide Detective Eve Dallas get into a doozey of a falling out. Can the relationship be mended? By the way, this one is Halloween Perfect, as they attend a Halloween Party in costume. ...more
Earlier I remarked that in the previous book—Kuoleman hurmio or Rapture in Death—Doctor Mira seemed out of character. Well, in this one, it’s Eve Dallas herself that steps out of character. Or that’s how I felt.

From the start of the In Death series Eve has always trusted her instincts and her dark, painful past has been a source of compassion that’s allowed her to do her job more effectively than others. Not here. Here, she utterly wrecks a suspect in the interrogation room and others complimen
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Robb can weave such great stories and CEREMONY IN DEATH is another great installment to this series. It seems that anything she writes is gold. What’s great about this series is that she is able to keep things fresh but still familiar.

Lieutenant Dallas has a case involving the death of a fellow police officer. More and more clues point the finger at Selina Cross, a crazy Satanic worshiper who participates in dark rituals. While the whole Wicca and Satanic
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Sara ♥
September 29-October 1, 2014

February 1-2, 2012

3.5 stars. I dunno. I guess I just thought it was obvious who the bad guy was (well, at least which side was doing it), and I felt like she didn't go after them like she should have. *shrugs* She wasn't even out investigating them most of the book!

May 5-8, 2011

February 28-March 1, 2011

3.5 stars... Call me crazy, but I'm not the biggest fan of Satanism... But this book was still very enjoyable... I did listen to all 10 hours in a 24-hour period that i
Susan (susayq ~)
Hmmm. I'm just not sure what to say about this one. I was equal parts disturbed and delighted while reading this. There seemed to be whole lot of blood and gore in this. Of course it did involve Satanic rituals and murder. Eve disappointed me. Greatly. She knew who the murderer was, yet mid-investigation she changed focus and started hounding someone else. Her reasoning for believing he was capable was that his father was a killer. Really, Eve? Does that mean Eve is capable of what her father di ...more
Here again was a murder mystery that wasn't my favorite. There was no mystery. The murderer is clearly defined, and we even get glimpses into their head without Eve standing between us. The rituals and heebie jeebies was...okay. It was different and sort of throwing the brakes in this world of the future. I loved the glimpses it gave us of Peabody. I absolutely adore Officer Peabody and am so grateful that she's taken the place of Mavis. But I found myself getting pretty frustrated with Eve for ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Sarah rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nobody
When I read the first In Death book, I was optimistic, and thought that Nora Roberts could potentially turn it into a pretty good series. After five books I realize that I was wrong. Eve Dallas, Roarke, Summerset, Mavis and literally every other character in this series is a straight up cliché, with Eve and Roarke's dark and tormented pasts being so overdone in fiction that it almost makes my teeth hurt. As do the numerous stereotypes pertaining to Roarke's Irish background. As somebody who was ...more
I am love, love, loving reading this series! There are also about a million of them (give or take a few) so I've got lots of fun in store.

These are one of those guilty pleasure types of books. Eve Dallas is cop in the Big Apple, far ahead in the future when cars can fly and holograms are common. She is married to the illustrious Roarke - a somewhat mysterious man who also happens to be billionaire. (That's handy.)

Eve loves her job as a homicide detective and she is always called in to help on t
Although I'm not usually interested in the paranormal, I did/do enjoy Ceremony in Death. We meet Jamie Lingstrom and Isis (I actually like her).

Love the unexpected tattoo on Eve - I always find that just hilarious.

So here's a question, when J.D. Robb/Nora was writing this series did she always have a plan about the ring? We learn that Eve and Roarke have wedding rings in Rapture and that Eve's has a design on hers, then we learn in Ceremony that it's a protection design - so was this planned?

BJ Rose
This story is deep into the occult: we have white witches - Wiccans - and black witches - Satanists - and more sex and human blood in the rituals than I really wanted to read about. You know who the bad gal is almost from the beginning, but don't get too complacent - there's more here than meets the eye, and there are enough surprises to keep you on your toes. It's almost Halloween; in fact, there's a Halloween costume party in the works, and Peabody really gets into the spirit of it. I love Pea ...more
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คือยังไงทำงานกลับมาเหนือยแทบตายกยังมีอารมณจะ "เขารหัส" กันอีก
บนรถกไมเวน ถึงแมจะเปนลีมูซีนอันหรูหรากวางขวาง
คืออยากจะบอกวาบางทีกแอบเอียนเลกๆ สำหรับคนไมถนัดแนวเอกซกันแบบนี
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*2,5 stars*

The first 2/3 of the book was a 4 stars. Then the so obvious set up and the too abrupt ending (again) downgraded the book. I know that mistakes are human, but this one was so obvious and it's always disappointing to see supposedly clever people act foolishly.
A série In Death está lentamente a tornar-se um vício. Cada volume apresenta-nos um caso policial individual, enquanto vamos acompanhando as vidas e dilemas pessoais das personagens já nossas conhecidas. Desta vez, a morte aparentemente acidental de um colega de profissão leva Eve Dallas, a detetive protagonista da série, aos meandros do oculto.

O caso policial deste livro não me interessou lá muito, porque oculto e esoterismo não são temas que me atraiam e porque não tem uma resolução particular
Edee Fallon
This series just gets better and better.
When one of her fellow cops dies of seemingly natural causes, Lt. Eve Dallas, is surprised that his granddaughter insists on meeting with her, claiming that her grandfather did not die of a heart attack, but was killed by occult means by an evil cult of Satan worshippers intent on getting back on Alice (the granddaughter). Eve is deeply pragmatic and does not believe in anything spiritual or occult. She believes Alice was drugged and manipulated, and sexually abused by said cultists, but refuses ...more
Os livros de J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) são absolutamente viciantes! De cada vez que abrimos um livro é praticamente impossível ler menos de 50 páginas! Este é um desses livros, descobrir o assassino e provar que ele é culpado é a tarefa da protagonista…a nossa? Disfrutar de cada página, partilhar os momentos com ela e rir de forma descontrolada com todas as piadas que Nora Roberts nos oferece :)
Caz Malpas
I absolutely love this series, the stories and the characters, if your stuck in a book funk, or don't know what trope you want to read, try this series it's great!!
This is one of my favorite books of the series. What I like most is the interaction between Eve and Feeney. It was heartbreaking to see when he tore her a new one and her reaction to Feeney like she deserved what he was saying. To actually see her breakdown with Roarke is very rare for her. Roarke going to Feeney and actually filling him in on her past, some of which he had specualted, but to actually be told where he stood with her, was just as bad as watching him rip her apart. On the lighter ...more
This series is so good!
RATING: 3 stars.

O quinto livro da série mortal debruça-se, ao contrário do anterior, num tema tão antigo como o tempo: as religiões. Os crimes que a Tenente Dallas investiga em Cerimónia Mortal tem contornos religiosos algo macabros e envolvem atames, muito sangue e mesmo corações desaparecidos. Estes homicídios vão levar a tenente Dallas a lidar com alguns conceitos que vão contra a sua natureza lógica e analítica. Ao mesmo tempo, Eve conhece um lado do se marido que desconhecia.

Devo dizer que
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
Another outstanding installment in the "In Death" series.

I really love the "paranormal" feel to this one with the white/dark magic, witches, Devil worshippers.....lots of fun to be had in this one, along with some spooky characters and grisly death.

Eve finds herself investigating a dead cops potential involvement with illegals in a hope to clear him before the IAD can nail him for being a bad cop. Unfortunately the cop in question used to ride with Feeney so Whitney has asked her to keep it hush
Rated 4.8 "EVIL" Stars

I was excited when I read the blurb on this. Dealing with the Occult. I thought eewwww, sounds creepy & scary as hell but I'm still morbidly curious.

Well, I got lots of answers to questions I had and then some. Funny, I built it up in my head so much that I was actually a little disappointed that it wasn't more supernatural. I know, not J.D. Robb's forte.

Lots of spine tingling suspense, action thrilled moments to experience. It was definitely pure evil performing these
Better than I remembered.
This one is not a mystery. Robb tells us who the bad guy is from the beginning. Did this take any of the enjoyment away for me? Not at all. In fact, it was kind of interesting to see it from the other side, and see how she works through it to catch the right bad guy. And there was enough of the suspense that I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I might.

I like the futuristic setting. It amuses me when we come across things like hover cars, food that cooks itself, or robotic animals. Maybe I have
Cheryl Landmark
I love this series, and this book was no exception, even though it dealt with the disturbing, creepy issue of black magic, Satanism and ritualistic killings and was filled to the brim with blood, gore and graphic wanton sex.

Eve was her usual strong, tough, smart and driven self, so intense and determined to bring the bad guys to justice. But, there was a point in the book where she seemed to lose her objective, rational attitude and simply became very bull-headed and narrow-minded. (view spoiler
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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)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
  • 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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“For once, he slept first. She lay in the dark, listening to him breathe, stealing a little of his warmth as her own body cooled. Since he was asleep, she stroked his hair.

"I love you," she murmured. "I love you so much, I'm stupid about it."

With a sigh, she settled down, closed her eyes, and willed her mind to empty.
Beside her, Roarke smiled into the dark.

He never slept first.”
“Eve: "Was that like a cookie?"

Roarke: "Hmmm?"

Eve: "You know, have a cookie. You'll feel better. Were you making me feel better?"

Roarke: "I certainly hope so, it worked for me. I wanted you. I always do."

Eve: "It's funny how men can wake up with their brains in their cocks."

Roarke: "It makes us what we are. Let's take a shower. I'll give you another cookie.”
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