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Interlude in Death (In Death #12.5)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  12,009 Ratings  ·  294 Reviews
Eve is resigned to the fact that she’s been ordered to give a seminar at a police conference—and that she’ll have to leave Earth to do it. But her dedication to her job only goes so far. And when a legendary commander sets his sights on taking her husband Roarke down, Eve will do everything in her power to stop him.
ebook, 87 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Berkley Books (first published 2001)
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A very short and fast read with a simple mystery but lot's of angle to it.

In this story Eve is attending a off-planet conference in Olympus and instead gets roped in to solve a murder.
But it's not just one murder but two murders that take place and a (view spoiler)

The Olympus has a female head of police and Eve come's to loggerheads as they both have their own style of investigation. In the end they have to work together for it to work.

There are h
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
How Robb manages to make the In Death novellas as good as the novels, I do not know, but she does.

This was fast and enthralling, funny and with a hint of exotic, what with the stage being set off-planet and on the Olympus Resort. The characters were a good surprise and put Eve to the test - whether she's good at fighting those pesky little vices called prejudice and personal disdain, which plague everyone at one point or another. She came out the victor, putting her issues aside and going throug
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 30 March 2013

2nd read: April 2015
❆ Crystal ❆
3.5 stars... A quick, fun read. Eve and Roarke take a trip off planet to the Olympus Resort so that Eve can give a seminar at a security conference. Of course there's a murder to solve and no one does it better than Eve... 1 more piece to the puzzle of Eve's past revealed. I have my own thoughts and I hope I'm right. This series is great.
Book Review: 2 Treasure Boxes

Not only is Eve required to speak at the largest police conference of the year, which she hates, but in order to do so she must travel off planet, something she hates even more. While there she comes face to face with an unknown assailant who has a personal vendetta against both Roake and herself. This is a good futuristic suspense novella featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. She is a tough, smart, likeable homicide detective. In each book she solves a crime and finds th
Aug 27, 2015 Shanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood doesn't always tell, character does.

Such a great short, I think that we see that though Roarke and Eve have been through quite a bit, there is still a lot more for us to learn, especially about Roarke and his past. This book really focused on Roarke's father and his past. I find it hard to believe that he really is unaffected by what his father had exposed him to, but Roarke is pretty special, although I'm sure it will come up again at some point. I liked the new characters especially D
Feb 16, 2016 Kara-karina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I'm always happy to see Eve kicking some sexist arse in the balls, this short novella was a bit sloppily written in my opinion. Or maybe I'm just prejudiced towards novellas in general? Overall it's a good, entertaining and memorable read, and I enjoyed it.
Oct 15, 2013 Andree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I mostly liked this one. It was pretty standard, but still fun. The balance between the core team is good (and by the core team, I mean Mira, Feeney, Peabody, Eve and Roarke). No McNabb, which was probably good given the nonsense between him and Peabody in the previous book. And the local cop in charge of the off-world resort was delightful. I liked the theme of fathers and sons/daughters, and what resulted from those relationships. And there was another reference to Roarke looking like a doomed ...more
Estava com algum receio deste segundo conto (ou novela, se preferirem) da série In Death. O primeiro não me convenceu por aí além e não achei que acrescentasse grande coisa à série, daí os meus receios. Mas, felizmente, estes foram infundados.

Eve, na companhia do marido e de mais algumas personagens já nossas conhecidas, faz uma viagem inter-planetária para participar num congresso policial, a ter lugar num resort pertencente a Roarke. Lá, Eve conhece um dos nomes mais sonantes da polícia, o ref
Jan 18, 2011 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This 88-page novella (similar to the earlier "Midnight in Death") was published as a thin paperback to tide diehard Eve Dallas fans over the holidays at the close of 2001. In the story, it’s the spring of 2059 when we find Eve and most of her usual NYPD cronies at a conference on “Olympus”, a resort planet owned by hubby Roarke. After a couple of chapters of social scene setting, including a bit of a run-in between Dallas and a famous retired Commander (Skinner), a murder in the resort hotel put ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Aya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 12.5
Officially, this story is numbered as following Betrayal (#12), which is set in May. However, this book is set in "early spring", plus Eve is off planet, which was mentioned at the end of Judgement (#11) and the beginning of Betrayal. This story seems like it was wedged into the timeline willy nilly. At the end of Judgement, Eve volunteered to accompany Roarke off planet, but according to this story, she's been forced into it by her commander to attend a conference. Even in a short
**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
I despise novellas on principle simply because they're too short for any reasonable plot to develop. For me reading a book is all about the plot and characters.
I don't think Robb could have done much better with only 100 pages. It is as good as it gets for a novella.

Roarke's past comes to haunt him. Or rather his father's past. More secrets are revealed. And a killer wants to blame Roarke. Out of New York and without her badge, Eve maybe out of place but she won't give up.

With every book, Robb
This is really just what it's title says, an interlude. It's generically set between novels. Meaning, except for the where it takes places, the character interactions could be set between any novel. There's no McNab, Mavis Charles or Nadine. Peabody doesn't mention any of the men either. And since I've already started the next one, I have to say, that based on stuff that happened in the last book and that continues in the next one, the timing that this one happens between seems off.

Anyway, this
Connie N.
#12.5 in the In Death series

It's amazing to me that Robb can create such a complete and compelling story in only 88 pages (3 audio discs). Eve and Roarke (and most of the NYPSD team) is at the Olympus resort for a cop seminar at which Eve is supposed to present. But she meets a cop legend who has a vendetta against Roarke or, as it turns out, against Roarke's father. When people close to Commander Skinner start getting killed, it seems like a set-up to frame Roarke. Excellent secondary character
Jan 19, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a novella it was actually packed with substance, most of the personal was washed away, but you know Eve, she stands for the dead... a tiger never changes her stripes Definitely danger, some idealism and some twisted ideals. Fast track murder, some mystery but resolved quickly because of the length.

Feb 23, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Murder-mystery Fans
Another great book in the Eve Dallas series. I liked that we got to learn more about Roarke's history and it will be interesting to see whether or not Roarke and Eve's fathers were associates. My only complaint...where was McNab? His absence, especially after his and Peabody's fight was quite conspicuous.
I am only rating this a 3 rather than a 4 because it was just too short. There were the crimes and then the killer was caught. I love the hunt for the killer. The detective work. There were just not enough pages to get that in. Robb did manage to insert the quota of hot Dallas/Roarke scenes, though!
Feb 26, 2013 Kjen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, re-read
This is probably my favorite ID anthology. It's nice to see Eve get to help Roarke deal with some baggage from his past for a change. I enjoy watching both of their reactions to the politics of her personal decision to marry Roarke and how it may or may not affect her career. This case is still early enough in their marriage that there is plenty of head-butting between E&R.
Jun 02, 2013 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading
This may be my favourite novella - great case - get to meet Chief Angelo and also get to see a bit more of Roarke's vision - Olympus.

Plus another tie-in - Roarke's father and Eve's!

2 thumbs up and 5 stars - onto Betrayal!
Susan Wallace
Aug 23, 2015 Susan Wallace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Started out no so good, got much better.
Good. Novella - Eve and Rourke off planet
Jan 12, 2017 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I've not read a bad one yet in this series and from reviews that's not going to change anytime soon. Hopefully.

Eve is off planet, with Roarke, in a swanky resort, owned by you know who! But, its never going to be a holiday or any downtime for Eve, is it?

“You saved me, Eve." He watched her blink in absolute shock. "What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me." He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her.”

This one was short. Think it was originally included in some other antho
I liked this one! The different setting was nice, the tension between Roarke and Eve seemed more natural (sometimes I feel like she forces it in a way that doesn't make sense given their personalities and earlier books), and even though (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 16, 2016 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Eve, a number of her colleagues and (of course) Roarke attend an off-planet police conference at the luxurious Olympus resort, during which Eve is expected to face the worst imaginable horror: giving a seminar. Before she has all too much time to agonise about it, however, a man she had an altercation with just hours before is found dead in the hotel stairwell. A second dead body isn't far behind. In cooperation with local law enforcement, Eve is investigating the murders. Her prime suspect: A h ...more
Nov 04, 2016 Anastasia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interlude in Death by J. D. Robb is a short novella in the In Death series. Eve is attending a police convention on Olympus resort with Rourke an several of her co-workers when a bodyguard is murdered just after he had an altercation with Eve. A terrific quick read with all the usual characters and plenty of romance.
g hayes
Oct 23, 2016 g hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast and furious

A short story and I read it in one go. Good plot line, being off planet for a change from New York as the venue for the whole story, just Wish it was a bit longer as I did not want to put it down.
Rosemary Dreyer
3 1/2 Stars: This novella was a quick read. The basic plot would have made for a great full novel. As it was, the action was fast paced; the characters enjoyable; and the writing good. However, there were elements missing and the essence of the "bad guy" seemed very one-dimensional.
Tera Lackofi
I agree with all of the reviewers who said that this novella has as compelling of a story as the regular In Death books, but I thought the falling action was clunky and rushed.
Berls (Fantasy is More Fun)
For a novella this was really really good. Lots of depth and relationship developments in such a short story. Loved it :)
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Another wonderful, fast read and great addition to the series!
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“I think sometimes fate cuts you a break. Like it says, okay, you've had enough of that crap, so it's time you fell into something nice. See what you make out of it.” 139 likes
“You saved me, Eve." He watched her blink in absolute shock. "What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me." He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her.” 35 likes
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