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Witness in Death (In Death #10)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  18,440 ratings  ·  520 reviews
Writing as J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts presents the tenth book in the New York Times bestselling series. When a celebrity is killed right before her eyes, New York detective Eve Dallas takes a new place in crime--as both officer and witness to murder....
Published March 1st 2000 by Berkley Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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4.5 stars

Eve & Roarke are such a wonderful couple and even though this is their tenth book, their relationship is still growing and changing. Eve really stretched herself in proving her love for Roarke. It was very sweet & endearing. Two words I never thought I'd associate with Eve. I loved it. On the flipside, Roake had an "insert foot in mouth" moment, which made this entire book worth the read.
The man does have faults! Smiley Praise Jesus! Smiley

Oh Peabody. The real star of the show. Smiley
Thank he
Lisa Kay
The fabulous Marlene Dietrich in Agatha Christie’s wonderful “Witness for the Prosecution,” the play Roarke and Eve go to see.

& a Wow! & a Whoa! (This is a review of the audiobook.) Susan Ericksen narrates these characters as if she wrote them instead of J.D. Robb, she knows them that well. Her narration lets us know them better, too!

Loved this one. Adore all of them, actually, but this one was extra-extraordinary. I think it is one of the best in the series. The homage to Agatha Chris
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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A man is murdered right before Lt. Eve Dallas’s eyes.

My favourite cop and her hunky husband Roarke go out to attend a play. Undoubtedly enjoying the fact that Roarke owns the theatre, Eve feels like she can finally relax a bit.

But when someone takes the death of a character into literal means and stabs the superstar of the show, Darco dies with a single stab through the heart.

Eve soon finds out that actors are very good liars because she is thrown this way and that way
More Roarke and Eve re-read awesomeness! The seduction scene...omg! need to say more(; And then the ending: "You can't go back. Can't fix what broke. But you can go forward. And every step matters. Every one makes a difference." She cupped his face in her hands. "From where I'm standing, you're the best step I ever took." Sweeeeet!
Another great book in this series. As always the narrator makes this series so great.
Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi sayfasında bulabilirsiniz.

Bu kitabı aslında bir süre önce okudum, yalnız etrafımdan gelen baskılara dayanamayıp (!) yorumunu öne çektim. Şimdi kitapta Eve Dallas var, Roarke var, yazarı da Nora… Yani karakterleri övmekle zaman geçiremeyeceğim, çünkü ikisi de özellikle Roarke favorilerimden. Aşkları, aralarındaki ilişki, farklı kişilikleri, ortak geçmişleri sizi hala çekmediyse daha da çekmez zaten.

Bu kitapta Nora’nın zihnine girmeyi başardım nihayet. Öncelikle olaylardan
This is the 10th book of the In Death series.

It is the last gasp of winter in Early 2059. Eve and her husband, the megalicious billionaire Roarke are at the theatre (Roarke's, natch) on opening night of a performance of Agatha Christie's A Witness for the Prosecution.. In a case of life imitating art, the actor who plays the villainous Vole is murdered, right there on stage in front of the whole crowd. The prop knife replaced by a real one.

Who wanted the handsome lead actor dead? Well as it turn
I love the In Death series. I have read book 27 and am eagerly awaiting book 28. It's the ultimate in not so great chit lit mysteries. Combined with the Nora Roberts factor (don't be fooled by the JD Robb pen name), it will never be called one of the great mystery series, but I love it.

The character development is beyond slow, and probably everything that has happened to these characters (slowly slowly) could be condensed into 2 books at most. The thing I have the most problem with though is pr
Susan (susayq ~)
I don't know if it's cause it's been such a long time since I read the last one in this series or what, but I loved this installment of this series! I found myself laughing in several places. I enjoyed the development of Peabody and McNab's relationship and I liked how Eve was more relatable in here. She seemed more vulnerable and she was easier to like :) I know I won't wait another 8 months before reading the next one ;)
Caz Malpas
4.5 Who the hell did it? 's

In the words of my favourite Irishman 'CHRIST, JESUS!!!'
That was a good one!

Roarke is still totally my dream man, with his irish sexiness oozing out of him, I'm so after his lucky charm!

The story as always was compelling, that alongside the secondary characters, whom I love more with each book, makes it an amazing read.

Have to admit I did a very childish snigger at the name of one of the characters......Mr Quim, lol, or at least that's what it sounded like on audio
In Death: 10 (Reread)
Set a few weeks after the last book. In and around the main murder-mystery plot, the author manages to move forward on the growing attraction between Peabody and McNab, bring back Officer Truheart, who appeared a couple books ago, as well as retouch upon other recurring characters. It gives a feeling of depth to the series when side characters aren't just tossed aside when no longer necessary for the story. As far as the main mystery, there were too many suspects, and I foun
Shari Kay

I didn't like this one as much as some others, though I thought the who dun it was great and kept you guessing until the end.

My enjoyment of the In Death series seems to go the way of how much I like Eve in any particular installment. Sorry to say, I wasn't too keen on her this time around.

I find Eve can be a bit... hypocritical at times, and it rubs me the wrong way.

She sneers a lot, and can be very rude. Especially to people who are not looking down on her, but are only trying to do th
Well, this was a not very productive use of a Sunday afternoon.

Still, I liked this one. I liked the setting. Setting it in the theatre was a nice touch.

Peabody continues to be awesome. I adore her relationship with Eve. Best part of the book is when they were arging over Charles Munroe (and Eve trying to shield Peabody from his extraordinarily tangential involvement in the case) and Munro walks into the room. They both yell "Get out!" and he takes one look at them and essentially runs. They figh
I really liked the way this book started out, with Eve and Roarke out for a normal night out. As the series progresses we are seeing more and more of them in a normal couple environment, and I love it. It can’t always be about work. ;) Of course, they have the bad luck to witness a murder in the middle of their date, but the intent was still there. Eve is slowly becoming more than just the job.

Once again Robb keeps things fresh and offers up a completely different murder case for Eve. This time
This series is just so fantastic.

I love how Eve is fighting hard with all she's got not become more human, but she just can't do it. Roarke is right there to help her along, but she's just so funny when she realizes how many friend she has.

This mystery was interesting. I couldn't really put it together or figure out how it was done this time. I had bits and pieces but the final reveal was a bit of a surprise to me. The theater, life imitating art and all that was very interesting. And of course,
I used to think this was one of my least favourite InDeaths. I've changed my mind. JD Robb shows us how the old adage of "show don 't tell" should be done. Two scenes are pure examples of this...well maybe three, the scene in the train station when Eve is hunting Kenneth Stiles, the laugh out loud ( and I did) scene where a drunken Peabody and Eve have a conversation during Peabody and McNabb's first date and finally the murderer reveal on stage where the original murder occurred. Masterful. Gre ...more
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These are just OK for me. They're entertaining but I would never pay money for them. Good to get on audio from the library once in a while. I just feel like each book is a little too much like the others. Eve has traumatic flashbacks and nightmares about her childhood. She has trouble relating to other people. Roark owns everything. Roark interferes with her case. She gets mad at him and they have sex.

Mildly entertaining but nothing I'd pay money to read.
Every time I read this book, I like it more if that's possible. The whole world is a stage - basically sums up this book. Lies, deceit, and more lies - gotta love thespians!

Love the scene with Eve preparing for a seductive evening with Roarke - too funny, poor girl!

Still wondering about that cone-shaped thing that tinkles - I have no idea how that works ;)

5 stars and 2 thumbs up for Witness in Death - on to Justice in Death!

kitap harikaydı :D eve summest dialoglarına hala gülüyorum.. Eve in sonunda hurda bilgisayarında kurtulması ve onu eve getirip benzetme planları yapması ama Roarke nin bu planlara limon sıkmasına çok güldüm :D haada gülüyorum aklıma geldikçe.. :p (roarke bilgisayarı almaya çalışınca,Eve in 'olamaz ya ürerse' demesi'falan mühişti.. hele bilgisayara teknoloji dünyasının deccali! dediği yerde koptum :D)
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Still going along with the In-Death series. I keep expecting the characters to lose their appeal but they don't. Eve trying to do something special for Roarke was a good laugh. The mystery part is fairly obvious but the character development continues.

I keep thinking that I like Eve Dallas just as she is. Then she changes and grows and I like her even more.
Heather  *not ready for winter*
Futuristic Crime drama featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas along with her ever expanding crew; husband Roarke, aide Peabody, E-detectives Feeney and McNab as well as some others that pop up.

In this novel the 'crime' happened right in front of Eve as well as all the other theater. Should be easy right? Wrong. Eve soon finds out everyone hated the victim, so many motives, so little clues and a whole lot of digging for Dallas.

I have to admit I didn't fully figure it all out before Eve Dallas. I had a h
ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
baya ara vermiştim özlemişim resmen...
farkettim ki akıp giden sevdiğim kitaplara pek yorum yazamıyorum.
nedenine dair bir fikrim de yok..
seriye ayılıp bayılıyorum.Roarke'a aşık olma ihtimalim çok yüksek..
işte öyle birşey..
ilk satırlardan kendine çekiyor insanı..ben eğlenerek ve severek okudum..önerilir..

Eve, kadehini eline aldı, kocasının yüzünü seyretmeye koyuldu.
Ne yüz ama. diye geçirdi içinden. İnsanı afallatan bir
erkek güzeli olsun ve kadınların hormonları bayram etsin
diye, sanki sihirle biçi
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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The Banter between Eve and Roake is fun to read. I also like Eve's self-talk. Eve is tough, smart and focused yet she also is tender-hearted, especially in how she deals with women who have been abused. Her past affects her and is brought into the front of her mind whenever her current case triggers it. In this book, the discovered incest between the victim and his daughter is a sure trigger and Eve's reaction is heart-wrenching. It is really sweet when she turns to
Dec 25, 2011 Brenda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: suspense/thriller lovers
Another great Robb 'In Death' novel! This, the 10th in the series, has Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and husband Roarke, enjoying one of Agatha Christie's murder mysteries, on the stage. The theatre they are enjoying the dramatic play in, belongs to Roarke, it's opening night, the theatre is packed, and Eve is thoroughly enjoying dissecting the 'players', working out who the killer will be, while enjoying the luxury of the owner's box with Roarke!

Suddenly, as the knife is plunged into the chest of the
I don't normally rate books I don't read. Yet I'd rate this a 0 star if it'd let me. I tried to read this, I really did. There were a bunch of J.D. Robb books amongst a bunch of other crime/mystery/thriller books my dad had picked up cheap and given me. I was leery, given that J.D. Robb is a pseudonym for romance writer Nora Roberts, a genre I have no interest in. But the premise sounded good - near future police procedural? Crime and sci-fi mix? Sign me up! I couldn't force myself past the firs ...more
It's not just this book that is the fault of my dealer, it is the whole series. She conned me into reading Naked in Death last year and here I am devouring book #11. I heard that Nora Roberts (who writes this futuristic detective series under the pseudonym J. D. Robb) was once asked why she is still writing this long series when usually she doesn't like long series. Her reply was that she simply liked visiting with Eve and Roarke. I couldn't agree more; I too love checking in to see what they ar ...more
Another amazing book in this series, I love every moment I spend with this cast. Roarke and Eve are not officially my fave couple in the contemporary literature world. They are just so real, in all their imperfections and flaws, and I love that they still stumble in their relationship, and even the amazing Roarke still stumbles. They make this series so damn additive.

I also love how the secondary characters are taking on their own life in this book. Peabody is becoming just as awesome as Eve, a
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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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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)
  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
  • Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
  • Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)
  • Judgment in Death (In Death, #11)

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“I hate patience. Slows everything down.” 92 likes
“Today," she told it, "death comes to all your circuits. Will it be slow and systematic or fast and brutal?" Considering, she circled it, "Tough decision. I've waited so long for this moment. Dreamed of it."

Showing her teeth, she began to roll up her sleeves.

"What," Roarke asked from the doorway that connected their work areas, "is that?"

"The former bane of my existence. The Antichrist of technology. Do we have a hammer?"

Studying the pile on the floor, he walked in. "Several, I imagine, of various types."

"I want all of them. Tiny little hammers, big, wallbangers, and everything in between."

"Might one ask why?"

"I'm going to beat this thing apart, byte by byte, until there's nothing left but dust from the last trembling chip."

"Hmmm." Roarke crouched down, examined the pitifully out-of-date system. "When did you haul this mess in here?"

"Just now. I had it in the car. Maybe I should use acid, just stand here and watch it hiss and dissolve. That could be good."

Saying nothing, Roarke took a small case out of his pocket, opened it, and chose a slim tool. With a few deft moves, he had the housing open.

"Hey! Hey! What're you doing?"

"I haven't seen anything like this in a decade. Fascinating. Look at this corrosion. Christ, this is a SOC chip system. And it's cross-wired."

When he began to fiddle, she rushed over and slapped at his hands. "Mine. I get to kill it."

"Get a grip on yourself," he said absently and delved deeper into the guts. "I'll take this into research."

"No. Uh-uh. I have to bust it apart. What if it breeds?”
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