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Indulgence in Death (In Death #31)

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NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must discover who’s preying on those who cater to the rich and famous in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe—not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares he
Kindle Edition, 373 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Penguin Group (first published 2010)
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Kelli Kindred & Fantasy the the full-length books that immediately precede Indulgence, but there is also a novella that appeared in The Lost. It's…moreKindred & Fantasy the the full-length books that immediately precede Indulgence, but there is also a novella that appeared in The Lost. It's called Missing in Death. So the order is Kindred, novella Missing, Fantasy, then Indulgence. (less)
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What can I say except that even at the 31st book, I still adore Roarke and Eve and love the In Death series!! It has been over a few years since I have picked up this series. When I had stopped it wasn't because it got boring, it was because at the time I had run out of books that were currently written. I decided then to take a break and let JD Robb develop a bunch more stories before I picked up again! Now I have about ten more to read to catch up again, and I am going to savor it.

I love this
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
Nov 01, 2010 Erika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mary Kate
May 30, 2011 Mary Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cyn Armistead
Nov 19, 2010 Cyn Armistead rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
When I started reading this series last year, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would read any series with 40 something books in it. Well I did it, and I am so proud. I've come to love these characters in this series. Eve has definitely grown to me from the person she was in Naked in Death. She has friends, a husband, family and just all the love in the world. She is not the broken woman she once was. In fact I don't ever believe she was broken, I'd like to think she was waiting on Roarke. ...more
Sep 16, 2010 Tina rated it it was ok
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
Nov 05, 2010 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, 8, mystery, 2010
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
Apr 30, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

Re-read. So many great parts...I'm always amazed at the nuances I pick up in re-reads that I may have missed, or not fully appreciated, the first time. I highlighted a lot of cute banter in this one. I also really loved the giving of the anniversary gift...especially Roarke's reaction to it.
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

Due to how far behind I am on this series you'd never know that I used to read them right away. Then they went hardcover and I fell a little bit behind. Because of which of the challenges I used, you know that's not the only reason. I also couldn't get into this one.

Six years later I finally finished it. I can't tell you over the years how many times I picked it up to read it and only got into the first chapter and
Jan 09, 2017 Eve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death, #31
Suspense > futuristic > romance > mystery

NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is back to work from short holiday to Ireland where she encounted some unknows species and voices.

She woke in the gray, shot straight up in bed.
"What was that? Did you hear that?" Naked, she leaped out of bed to grab the clutch piece she'd left on the little bedside table.
"There! There it is again! What language is that?"
From the bed, Roarke shifted. "I believe it's
Jun 03, 2011 Carol. rated it really liked it  ·  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
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
Mar 29, 2011 Kaetrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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.

Nov 02, 2016 Jasmin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, krimis
naja. Ich habe fast alle Eve Dallas' gelesen und hatte die letzte zwei Bände ausgesetzt weil mich genervt hat, dass jeder Band genau gleich ist. Jetzt hatt es mich wieder gepackt und ich habe mich aufgerafft. Aber leider wurde ich enttäuscht: einfach 1:1 das Gleiche wie in jedem Band. Ein bisschen Sex mit Roarke, ein bisschen selbst das Opfer spielen um die Gangster zu fassen, ein bisschen Gejammer wegen der schlimmen Kindheit, ein/zwei Mörder & eine Party die Eve ja eigentlich gar nicht wil ...more
As always, a great book from an amazing author!! There is no need for more words... I loved it!!
Dichotomy Girl
Jul 10, 2017 Dichotomy Girl rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, audiobook, 2017
Not one of the best in the series.
May 11, 2011 Cornerofmadness rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
Venus Blancia
It is unbelievably fascinating to say that the Naked in Deaththe first book in the series and where all the romance started and probably got married in the 3rd book, Immortal in Death; the former was published 1995 and the latter 1996. I could not argue with how Miss J.D. Robb was able to pull off with all the development of the compelling characters as this 31st installment was made 15 years after. The first few chapters of this installment made me realize as Eve and Roarke just only celebrated ...more
Nov 28, 2010 Miles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
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
Kathy Davie
Jan 21, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing
First read Jan 20, 2011, again June 9, 2012 and October 16, 2015.

Another good partnership with Eve and Roarke. The story started out well with a short visit to Ireland to visit family. I had hoped they'd stay on there a bit and enjoy their time there. I certainly enjoy Eve's attitude about sheep and cows! That girl just cracks me up! You'd think she must have read Orwell's 1984 the way she goes on about how all them farm animals are plotting against the humans.
"Didn't people consider what could
Barb in Maryland
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
Riccarla Roman
Jan 17, 2011 Riccarla Roman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 29, 2011 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-love-mysteries
Surely a new low for me. Hard week = crappy mystery.

- 20 pages later -

Uh ok, I grabbed this book off of the new releases at the library because it was a mystery but I got 5 pages in before they reveal's set in 2060. Theres 0 indication of this on the book jacket. Hilarious. Maybe more than I can actually deal with.

- 15 more pages later -

It's totally non-futuristic and then all of a sudden shes like "I woke up and he was gone. I looked down at the bed and saw he left a memo cube for m
Dec 04, 2010 LibraryLass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book, 2010
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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“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.”
“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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