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Indulgence in Death (In Death #31)

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An indulgence for readers: the new Eve Dallas novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.

Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas an
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Published November 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2010)
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Erika
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Felicia
I mean, I've read 31 books in this series, and I won't stop. It's popcorn reading. This one was kind of exactly what you get lately in the series, a nice scene or two with Roarke (oh how I love you), and an ok mystery. Actually this mystery was kinda meh, because you knew for a LONG time who did it and there was no twist at all in the plot so it's like, "alright, that was...ok". Kinda cartoony bad guys too. Peabody as always was fun...I dunno. I liked it, I think? I loved the first few chapters, ...more
Mary Kate
Let me say right off the bat that, if you're new to the In Death books, I strongly suggest you start with the first book in the series, Naked in Death, and read the series in order. Watching Lt. Eve Dallas and Roarke meet, fall in love and work to create a relationship while struggling to come to terms with their horrendous childhoods is one of the most rewarding aspects of this series. Readers who have shared their journey from the beginning will, I believe, enjoy the series much more than thos ...more
Cynthia Armistead
I quite enjoyed this one. There was less gratuitous bitching between Roarke and Eve - perhaps they're learning to work together as a couple better, as most people do if they're going to make it in the long run. That's good to see depicted realistically, for a change.

The plot itself was a bit of a puzzle, and has been adequately described in the book description. I honestly can't say much more without spoilers.

One of the things I really enjoy about this series is that Eve is shown to be growing
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Kerry
I really enjoyed this one. I always enjoy a new book about Eve and Roarke and this one didn't let me down. It has an interesting - if particularly twisted - mystery and Eve faces it in her usual fashion.

I've heard some people complain that they don't enjoy the interactions between Eve and Roarke as much now their marriage is settling down (they celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary in this book). I'm quite the opposite. Books are so often about people getting together and the drama and conflic
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Bigd_041555
This book has everything I like in it. A murder while Eve and Roarke are on vacation in Ireland with Roarke's family and two despicable murderers playing a competition.

Loved reading about Roarke's family and the gift that Eve gives him for their anniversary - Eve just knows what moves that man!

The competition between two "privileged" characters is a great storyline and eventhough we find out fairly early who they are, it is still a good read and great detective work done by the Eve and company.

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David Peters
I struggled a lot with this review because while this book added to the personal story lines of a very tight group of characters, characters which I enjoy, the actual mystery was non-existence. Basically we had a space filler mini mystery (i.e. a few chapters in the beginning) followed by a non-mystery. Essentially we meet a couple of assholes and then spend the next couple of hundred pages verifying that fact until, as always, Eve triumphs over the arrogant bastards with a serving of hot humili ...more
Tina
A subtitle for this book could be called Seduction in Death II: Electric Bugaloo.

I admit I probably am grading this a bit harshly. But the entire time I was reading it, my overwhelming reaction was to keep thinking how similar it was in motive, perps and structure to the earlier book. One refrain just kept going over and over in my head -- "this feels lazy".

And not just the re-tread in plot components but also the simple police work. Instead of true deduction and procedural follow through to com
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Sandra
Once again an excellent In Death book.

Eve takes Roarke to Ireland for an anniversary vacation with his family, and has some problems with nature - there is too much of it. But the cows suspicisously getting too close to the house and the sheep discussing war strategy near the stone ruins was hilarious.

Loved the idea of Clue, the chef in the garden with the harpoon, the LC in the House of Horrors with the bayonet, the facilitator in the park with the bullwhip.

Eve fairly quickly realizes what is g
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Lynsey A
4.5 stars Another great Eve and Roarke story. As usual I was involved with the story from page 1 to the end. The killer was revealed around the middle and most of the story was working on getting the necessary evidence. However, it really didn't take too much away from the story.

There were many moments of sweetness between Roarke and Eve that always causes my heart to melt. There weren't as many scenes where Eve was grossed out about Peabody and McNab which I always find vastly entertaining.

Th
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Denise~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

4.5 stars

Another amazing addition to a magnificent series. Everything about Indulgence In Death was perfection - the characters, the story, the writing. No one can intertwine established back stories with featured storylines as flawlessly as J.D./Nora can. These books always command my undivided attention because I never know when a secondary character or minor plot point in one book is going to be propelled to the forefront in the next. The possibilities are endless and I love it!!! The minor
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Cornerofmadness
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Riccarla Roman
I love just about anything written by Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, but I lean towards liking the Robb books better. Eve Dallas and Roarke are a great couple (not perfect, but great). I'd want to spend time with them.

In this installment, Eve is faced with what appear to be random killings with unusual weapons - a crossbow and an antique bayonet. The victims were lured to their deaths by supposedly being "hired" for a job, but the people whose names were used never contacted them. The companies they w
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Carol.
Jun 04, 2011 Carol. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of J.D. Robb
Shelves: mystery, female-lead
Well, three and a half stars--one of her better books, so I rounded up. If you like J.D. Robb, you basically know what you are getting: a couple of murders; a love scene between Eve and Rourke; Eve and Rourke affirming their love for each other despite cruddy loveless upbringings; witty banter with Peabody; helpful advice/interactions with some of her close friends; sneering at Sommerfield and at least one cat appearance. In the later books, you also have some reflections on the meaning of frien ...more
Miles
This is the first time I’ve read one of JD Robb’s (Nora Roberts) novels so I approach the series with fresh eyes, joining the relationship between Eve Dallas and Roarke two years into their marriage. That said, it became clear that even though the book was a continuation of a long standing arc, it wasn’t imperative to have read previous episodes – although a bonus if you wanted to follow the development of the main characters.

One thing is clear from the outset, murder and Eve are never far away
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Barbara
The most interesting facet of this book was watching Eve's reactions to being a celebrity. Oh sure, she has made the tabloids (a lot) because of her marriage to Roarke, but that was fairly easy to ignore as it didn't really impact on her job. People still react to her as a cop doing a cop's job. Oh the might recognize her as "Roarke's cop", but not very often.
But since the Icove case (Origin in Death, 2005)captured the public's fancy, she has become a celebrity in her own right. Nadine Furst's b
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LJ
First Sentence: The road was a killer, hardly wider than a decent stream of spit and snaking like a cobra between giant bushes loaded with strange flowers that resembled drops of blood.

Even on her vacation in Ireland with husband Roarke, Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department, which came into being after the urban wars, becomes involved in a murder case, but only as an adviser. The vacation is definitely over when she returns to the murder by crossbow of a driver for an el
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Kaetrin
Short version: I really liked it. I know others are a bit tired of the series or think that there hasn't been much growth in Eve & Roarke's relationship for a while but that's not my experience. I like these characters and enjoy coming back to them. I enjoy watching the growth in the other characters, how Peabody is becoming a more confident detective. I'm hoping for a new love for Morris one of these days as he's still so sad about losing Amaryllis - the whole community that Robb created ju ...more
LibraryLass
Another fantastic addition to the Eve Dallas/Roarke series. I never get tired of this author even though I have read all in the series plus I am in the process of re-reading it.

This one had less character development and concentrated more on the suspense plot. However, there were enough personal moments to keep the momentum of the characters going in the series. This story had some absolutely genuine laugh-out-loud moments (which I rarely find) and I thoroughly enjoyed ALL aspects of the story
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Booklover, Indianapolis
(Sep) I loved this! In Death is my favorite series, and while I get that people are getting tired of the repetitiveness of the book, to me they remain incredibly readable and really enjoyable. I'm not a mystery/thriller reader as a general rule, but I find watching Eve figure out the who/what/where/when/how/why of each case interesting and the supporting cast of characters remain quite solid. I loved the beginning of this book - seeing them in Ireland, with family, always brings a smile to my fa ...more
Katie(babs)
Roarke still turns me on but I find myself underwhelmed as I read. Needs some shake up. Bring in Eve's mom!
Lou Douglas
Generally those of us who are fans of the In Death series enjoy two general things about the stories - a good crime drama and the clever and fun-filled interactions of a large much-loved cast of characters.

Indulgence in Death is a solid entry in the series, and my rating is really 4.5 stars. There are elements of two other In Death plots in this one, but Robb/Roberts crafts a good story, taking it up a notch, so I don't mind. (I am not sharing the other two titles, lest they give away too much o
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Srisurang
ช่วงบทแรกๆ ชอบมากกก เพราะเป็นเล่มแรกที่เล่าถึงการไป vacation ของสองคนให้เห็นจริงๆ ไม่ใช่แค่เล่าย้อนประโยคสองประโยค พาอีฟกับโร้คไป ไอร์แลนด์ ได้พัก เจอญาติ ให้ของขวัญ 2nd anniversary ที่อีฟอุตส่าห์เตรียมกับ Sinead ป้าของโร้ค ชอบที่อีฟเป็นเหมือนครู ที่ปรึกษาให้ตำรวจหนุ่มที่ไม่เคยเห็นศพมาก่อนเลย (ในเมืองที่ไม่เคยมีฆาตกรรมมาเป็นสิบปีแล้ว) ตอนที่อีฟให้คำปรึกษากึ่งสอน เราชอบมากเลย เหมือนให้คนอ่านได้เรียนรู้ขั้นตอนวิธีการทำงานคร่าวๆ เธอเก่งมากและคนเขียนแสดงให้คนอ่านรู้สึกได้ สังเกตรายละเอียดครบ แค่ดูศพ ...more
Julie H.
This ranking is curved upward from a 3/12 star rating based on my appreciation for the difficulties involved in keeping the structure, pace, and details varied from book to book in such a long-running series as the Eve Dallas "In Death" mysteries. In this particular outing, the guilty party is known to Lt. Dallas and reader alike roughly two-thirds of the way through the book. The remaining one-third is dedicated to the strategies involved in wrangling warrants and support from the assorted part ...more
Ren
Read the original version, but I want to do review in Indonesian :)

Prepare for long review here,mate! >:)
Review per Dec 2010

Yang bisa aku katakan adalah, bahkan setelah 31 buku (plus beberapa novella), J.D.Robb still amazes me :D :D. Disaat kemaren dapat banyak judul baru, yang semuanya aku pending baca, buat ngerjain skripsiku (dan aku sedang kena demam viking by Sandra Hill :)) ), begitu dapat ini, aku langsung tanpa ba-bi-bu lagi membacanya, karena penasaran dengan cerita dan perkembanga
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Netha
cerita dibuka dengan eve & roarke yg berlibur ke irlandia.
walo eve terkaget2 juga tidak terbiasa dgn suasana kampung halaman ibunda roarke yg masih pedesaan tp eve akan menjalaninya karna dia tau roarke butuh waktu dengan keluarga dari pihak sang ibu.

aq ngakak berat dengan tingkah eve yang terkaget.
kaget dengan tidak adanya layar tv dikamar, kaget dengan tempat tidur yang bersuara & lebih kaget lagi pagi2 udah dikejutkan oleh suara kokok ayam. wakakakakaka eve gitu dengar suara kokok lan
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Crazy4more
5 stars

Really...it's another great read in this massive series. I started out laughing out loud in chapter 1 then all choked up with a twist in my heart in chapter 2. Seriously, it's book #30 for heaven sake and I'm still enthralled and can't get enough of Roarke and Eve. Worst, I'm almost caught up with this series and it'll suck when I have to long for the next read to hear my Roarke's Irish, Eve's wits...just like the rest of the publics, sigh...

With money, power and priviledge, can they get
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Jessica
I think this series is in need of a new character...

So we all know that the idea of Eve actually conceiving, carrying a child and taking maternity leave is fairly laughable, so I here to offer a prediction:

Instead of having their own child, I think that several books from now Eve is going to have to solve a murder of a young woman who is living on the wrong side of the tracks, trying in vain to raise a son or daughter of about 7 or 8 but falling victim to too many abusive men or an intense drug
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Suspense Magazine
Most Nora Roberts’ fans are aware her talents reach far beyond the boundaries of romance and many have become diehard addicts of her futuristic, mystery-infused In Death series written under the pseudonym of J.D. Robb.

Robb’s talent—thriving in separate worlds—is unparallel and the induction of “Indulgence in Death” to her repertoire is absolutely no exception.
A killer who savors the elite has decided to make murder a game. Only the top in their field—chef, escort, business owner and above all,
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Heather
OMG! OMG! How does Robb do this? She once again has created magic! I simply love the way she weaves a story, including adding new characters while continuing with the regular ones and making them grow and grow. This was one of her better story lines and as always Eve and Roarke are just too damn good. Loved the beginning, middle and ending. I LOL a few times and felt for those who lost their lives. Eve as always is one top cop bitch which just makes me love and respect her as she stands for thos ...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.
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“I hear the cock woke you up."

Eve choked on her coffee. "What?"

"Not that kind of cock." Sinead sent a sparkling look over her shoulder. "Though if that's true as well, good for you. I meant the rooster.”
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“What a woman you are,” he murmured, and she heard the emotion in it, the
way the Irish thickened just a bit in his voice. And saw it in those vivid eyes when he drew back. “That you would think of this. That you would do this.”
He shook his head, kissed her. Like the breath, long and quiet.
“I can’t thank you enough. There isn’t enough thanks. I can’t say what this means to me, even to you. I don’t have the words for it.” He took her hands,
brought them both to his lips. “A ghra. You stagger me.”
He framed her face now, touched his lips to her brow. “You’re the beat of my heart, the breath in my body, the light in my soul.”
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