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Judgment in Death (In Death #11)

4.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,900 Ratings  ·  503 Reviews
In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your mo ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Berkley
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Lisa Kay
Thirty pieces of silver.


& a W.O.W! (This is a review of the audiobook.) I feel like a parrot, because I keep saying this, but this series just keeps getting better and better. This is certainly due, in large part, to Susan Ericksen’s excellent narration. She knows these characters so well and is so versatile with the voices. Love the rugged, poetic Irish lilt of Roarke’s voice; the friendly airiness of Mavis’s; the professional, dependable, but decidedly sassy Detective Delia Peabody’s; and
I'm still completely and unapologetically addicted to the characters in this series - especially Eve and Roarke, but even the supporting characters are so real and relatable they get under my skin.

This time around, Eve's hunting a cop killer. A cop killer who seems to be killing cops who may or may not be on the take. Naturally, cops don't like to be investigated, especially by another cop, so Eve's not too popular - but, being Eve, that makes no difference at all to her doing what she has to do
Aly is so frigging bored
Nov 30, 2014 Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action, audiobook, mistery
2nd read: 27th November-1st december 2014

1st read: 26th February- 13th March 2013

That's me every time I finish a book in this series
This is the first installment in the In death series that I review, and it’s hard! I loved everything, even the fighting, and I don’t have anything to say that the other people who wrote reviews didn’t say before me. It was a pleasure to listen to it, I don’t think I’ve enjoyed another audiobook more.

About the novel: In this book Eve deals with a cop killer and as
Jan 05, 2008 Tina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, mystery
This is the 11th book in the In Death series.

It is early Spring 2059 and Eve is called to the scene of a bludgeoning death in a classy, upscale strip club called Purgatory. The condition of the body is a testament to a rage kill and scattered amongst the remains are 30 pieces of silver.

Eve learns that the dead man was a cop and had once been a part of a police task force formed to put away a notorious criminal. But evidence was compromised, the case disintegrated and the criminal got away.

Jul 08, 2013 Andree rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Oh, I have mixed feelings about this one...

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So, I was re-reading this for the umpteenth the drama that comes from a newly married relationship between two people with 'rock hard heads bashing against each other'...Mavis' words, not mine;) The whole Webster-Roarke fight and the resulting scene afterwards are vintage Robb...two of the most famous scenes in the series. A great read to get me in the mindset for the new In Death release coming soon!
Yuli Pritania
Novel JD Robb favorit saya. Semua novel JD Robb itu bagus dan tanpa cela, di mata saya, tp saya plg suka yg ini. Karena disinilah pertama kalinya Eve dan Roarke bertengkar hebat cuma gr2 ego Roarke yg tercoreng sebagai laki-laki yg teritorinya diganggu. Novel ini penuh emosi, lbh intim, dengan plot yg luar biasa.

Kayaknya g ada lg yg bs saya komentarin. JD Robb will always be awesome.
Jul 26, 2011 Ren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: J.D.Robb fans, thriller suspense fans.
Seperti biasa 5 bintang buat In Death seriesnya J.D.Robb.

Untuk genre thriller suspense, memang tidak ada yang bisa mengalahkan J.D.Robb dalam urusan membuat hero yang to-die-for, drop-dead-dangerous, sexy-as-hell, I-wanna-lick-him-from-head-to-toe (haiss apa lagi coba), hero yang nama aslinya tetep jadi misteri bahkan sampai installment terbarunya, Roarke *fansgirl berbicara :)) *

Terjemahan buku ini sudah oke, cuma typonya lumayan banyak [hammer]..=> GPU gimana nih? ==a

Adegan favorit adalah s
Shari Kay
Sep 27, 2015 Shari Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This was pretty good!

I figured out the who-dun-it fairly quickly but wasn't sure of the why or how it would pan out and shed a few tears with the way it did unfold.

Liked Webster and hope we see him again.

Roarke, of course, was awesome sauce with an extra side of yummy alpha thrown in. He played an active role in the secondary storyline and was very badass.

Eve continues to learn how to be in a relationship and did not get on my nerves too much this time with her double standards.

A few ends wer
Kirsten *Dogs Welcome - People Tolerated"
One of the best In Death books EVER!

I love all of them, but this one has some of the best scenes out of them all. I do prefer many of the early books. There's a lot more drama and conflict between Eve & Roarke.

This one also has one of the more sympathetic murderers in all of them. I just love it! I've read it before but somehow it never got reviewed.

Eve, Roarke, Webster, the evil Ricker... all make for a great read. Added to that, Susan Ericksen's incredible performance just takes it over
Dec 07, 2013 Reen rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one. Eve gets to show her loyalty to her profession when she gives Clooney a break and yet still does her job. This book has the first real fight between Roarke and Eve and when Eve talks to Mira about how they made up, it was priceless! Mira says "Both of you reacted as natural for you, engaged in a bout of rough, sweaty sex that no doubt satisfied you."
'You'd have thought so, but we hadn't even cooled off when he picked me up off the floor and carried me into bed and did
Jan 07, 2016 Bigd_041555 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read - really do like Judgment in Death - all the angst, bodies piling up, wrong cops - real bad guy introduced! I can even overlook the a Lieutenant being called a Detective!

It's all a matter of who has the biggest balls - hmmmm, I would have to say Roarke does! :)

Two thumbs up and 5 stars - shifting to Busted by Karin Slaughter (a novella), then on to Interlude in Death - my favourite novella in the ID series!

Oct 30, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Futuristic crime drama set in 2059 featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas who deals with finding justice for the dead all while trying to figure out how to manage emotions, friendships, marriage and life.

One dead cop has Eve Dallas determined to find justice. Soon clues point to Ricker, who has money and lined enough pockets to slip through. Also an old partner of Eve's husband Roarke.

So Eve must uncover the connections, wade through dirty cops, avoid Rickers hit men and deal with a few disputes with R
Jan 20, 2016 Aya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 11 (Reread)
It is now spring. The author keeps the support cast continuity going by bringing back Don Webster (former dalliance of Eve's who's still in love with her) from Internal Affairs. Also, there's more backhistory for Eve, who has another flashback revealing her past. There is trouble in paradise as well, when Eve tries to keep work separate from home, she ends up lying to Roarke and is left scrambling to fix things between them. Solid mystery story, but I was uncomfortable with
Cherry Mischievous

I actually stopped listening and reviewing this series because it was starting to fell like same old, same old. But after a while, I kinda missed it, so here I am again, listening to the next book in line. This installment of the series is still same old, but, maybe because I haven't heard this series for a long time and I was missing it, this book sounded very good indeed! Like re-acquainting with an old friend. This book displayed the same solid story building that I have come to know
Jane Lee
Apr 30, 2011 Jane Lee rated it liked it
1-Graphic images
2-sub plots
3-murder weapon used and how murder was done
4-surprise element
5-Personality of the murderer

1. The graphic images of this book was more than enough, with blood dripping from here to there, staining badges and God knows what else. I especially liked the second killing, that of Mills, whose innards just decided to squiggle away from the viscera. Nice touch.

2. I don't think there were any interesting sub plots there as I don't consider Ricker a sub plot as much as
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
Another fabulous installment in the In Death series! Call me crazy, but I really liked that Eve and Roarke were having some communication problems in this one. Up until now it's been mostly Eve causing problems because she has trust issues, or hasn't been in a lot of healthy relationships before to know what to do. But this time even the great and amazing Roarke has some issues to work through. I liked seeing them have to work at it together, to overcome their own stubbornness and come out stron ...more
Joana Marta
É bom para desanuviar, de resto, não me enche as medidas. Havia partes, que remetiam para situações anteriores, da série, que me deixavam a apanhar do ar. Acho terríveis algumas descrições do Roarke, como se o homem fosse mais besta do que humano, que fixação com homens abrutalhados, credo… De resto, gostei bastante do mistério, o bom é que NR não se limita a colocar apenas sexo/romance/atração nos seus livros, mas constrói histórias que vão além disso. Foi bom ler novamente um livro da autora, ...more
May 14, 2015 Shanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fanstastic book in the series, this one really had me i didnt know who to trust (except for Eve, Roarke and Peabody of course). I think this was especially hard because it was cops dying, when made it harder for Eve, still loved every moment. I can't wait for the next one.
May 01, 2016 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! The awesomeness of this series just gets better and better. Loved it!
Aug 25, 2014 Glamdring rated it really liked it
*4,5 stars*
Oct 16, 2015 Gökçe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yazarın "bu güller senin" kitabını sevememiş olamama rağmen şans vermek adına yazarın başka kitabını aldım. Ve yine farkımı ortaya koyarak seriye tam ortadan dalmışım ama bu karışıklık yaratmadı. Kitaba başlarken sevmeyeceğime dair endişelere sahip olsam da çok geçmeden kitaba bağladım ve birçok insan gibi "Ölüm serisi" benim de sevdiğim bir seri oldu. Polisiye okumak istiyorsanız, doğru yerdesiniz. Şiddetle öneririm. Serinin geri kalanlarını -bu sefer ilk kitabından başlayarak- alacağım. Ama bi ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Kara-karina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Books where Eve goes after dirty cops are perhaps some of my favorite, and this one involves an old enemy of Roarke, which means our guy plays an even more proactive role here. I also enjoy when a misogynistic villain completely underestimates Dallas's badassery and gets his behind handed to him. Aah, bliss!
Caz Malpas
Judgement In Death has been my favourite In Death book so far. For the first time ever I guessed right, oh yes got a big dose of the chuffties on that score.
Roarke and Eve's relationship got very interesting and much to my delight Roarke was included a lot more in this book. Peabody, well what can I say, I just love her, her sense of humour, her banter with Eve, her blatant comments of lust for Roarke are so funny. Dr Mira shared something that
This was much better than some of the more recent stories of hers that I have read. There was good symbolism, and the focus wasn't so much on the secondary characters but on the motives for the murders. There were several red herrings, so much so that when the murderer was revealed, I was a bit surprised by it. In a longer running series, such as this one, not much can be said about the characters or the setting other than they continue to build upon each previous book, becoming more complex and ...more
Delia Binder
This might be one of my least favorite Eve Dallas books - and given how much I normally love the series, that's really saying something! Max Riker, the crime lord Roarke smuggled for when he got started on his path to wealth and respectability, turns up as a Person of Interest

Tuesdays, 10 PM on CBS!
It's a great show if you're not already watching it....

in the death of an undercover cop Eve's investigating - at one of Roarke's strip clubs. Over the course of her investigation, Eve discovers In
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
Aug 25, 2013 Charlotte (Buried in Books) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
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Ana Luisa
Jun 09, 2012 Ana Luisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mais um caso finalizado, mais uns bandidos atrás das grades! Com Eve Dallas é mesmo assim, muita acção, muito romance e riso á mistura, mas sempre com o dever acima de tudo. Adoro esta serie e sigo-a religiosamente. Este foi um caso particularmente difícil, tanto para a protagonista, como para quem o leu. Ao contrário dos outros volumes, não consegui descobrir a identidade do assassino e talvez por isso tenha colocado este livro um pouco acima dos outros. Acredito que não seja fácil para o autor ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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In JUDGMENT IN DEATH, Eve Dallas finds herself in the midst of upscale strip club called Purgatory where a cop has been bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Naturally, that club is owned by Roarke, Eve’s husband. However, when another murdered cop turns up, Eve knows that something far more dangerous is going on. It seems that the murders of these “dirty cops” are connected to Max Ricker, a former associate of Roarke and a criminal mastermind. As things become hairy
Bu yorumu Kitap Esintisi sayfasında daha detaylı bulabilirsiniz.

Seriye bir süre ara verdikten sonra hafta içi alıp anında okumaya başladığım 11. Eve ve Roarke kitabı da bitti. Her kitapta ayrıca seviyorum demiş miydim daha önce? Büyük ihtimalle dedim. Bad-ass hatunumuz Eve ve de sert İrlanda viskisi tadındaki Roarke, kitabı okurken sizi kendilerine çeken ana karakterlerimiz. Hiç okumayanlar için kısa bir özet geçeyim: Her ikisinin de sorunlu çocuklukları vardır, çocukluğundaki olaylar Evve'i pol
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J.D. Robb writes police procedurals set in the near future.

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In Death (1 - 10 of 43 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)
  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)

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“Into the night, in the dark, he lay beside her, listening to her breathe. He knew the varied and sundry reasons a man would kill. But none were more fierce, none were more vital than to hold safe what he loved.” 31 likes
“Who's with her?" Roarke asked, though he already knew. It was just like her.

"With her? Oh, ah, hmmm. Webster."

Silence fell, a clatter of broken bricks. Peabody folded her hands in her pockets and prepared for the explosion to follow.

"I see." When Roarke simply turned back to the screen and continued, she didn't know whether to be relieved or scared to death.”
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