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Interlude in Death (In Death #12.5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  13,705 Ratings  ·  353 Reviews
In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.

Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes
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Published August 12th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2001)
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Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4000-books
The first time I read this series through I skipped all the novellas and now I ask myself why? It turns out that J.D. Robb, being such a very nifty writer, can produce a short story which is every bit as good as any of her full length books.
Interlude in Death takes place off planet while Eve and Roarke are attending a conference and supposedly having a bit of a holiday. Of course one or two murders take place and they are personally involved in solving them.
As is normal for this author the story
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am waiting for that moment when I’m going to sigh deeply and say, “This one just wasn’t as good as the others”. But to my utter delight this moment has not come. And I hope it never does because I am LOVING this series.

Another wonderful read in the In Death Series that centers on the lives of Dallas, Lieutenant Eve and Roarke. We also have a colorful collection of side characters that make each and every one of these books that much better. I appreciate the familiarity of all of them and as re
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Another wonderful, fast read and great addition to the series!
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
Jan 12, 2017 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
Interlude in Death
4 Stars

At an off-planet law enforcement conference, Lieutenant Eve Dallas finds herself investigating the violent death of a man with whom she had a previous altercation . The case becomes even more fraught when it becomes clear that Roarke is being framed for the crime.

This is the 2nd novella in the series and is, despite its shorter length, a self-contained story.

Even though the motive for the crime is never in doubt, the investigation is still compelling mainly due to the
4 stars – Futuristic/Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Crime/Novella

He was tall and had an innate sort of grace. Like a cat did, she thought. A big, dangerous cat that only pretended to be tame when it suited his mood.

His hair was black and thick and longer than her own. It spilled nearly to his shoulders and provided a perfect frame for a face that made her think of dark angels and doomed poets and ruthless warriors all at once.

“You saved me, Eve.” He watched her blink in absolute shock. “What you are,
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
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Note: Rereading for buddy read 2/1/17
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At always a good plot, romance and a story that builds our knowledge of both Roarke and Eve. The novella format can be tricky for some authors, but this great.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is all set to give a seminar at a conference of cops. Roarke has managed to get them to book this conference on his fantastic resort planet of Olympus and is interested in stealing some time away with Eve. Alas, murder takes the center stage, or staircase in this case, and Eve decked the guy just hours before he is k
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading
This is 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!
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 30 March 2013

2nd read: April 2015
Sheila Melo
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINAL DECISION: This is a nice novella in the In Death world. The novella manages to pack in many of the same elements of the novels including the humor, romance, the large cast of characters, and an intriguing mystery.

THE STORY: Eve has one of the challenges of her career when she is supposed to give a speech (of all things) at a police convention at Roarke's off-planet Olympus resort. When one of the attendees ends up murdered, Eve is on the case. The case is complicated by Eve having an alter
May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have always enjoyed the In Death series particularly due to the characters. But since this is a novella I dont really expect the author to rehash everything we already know about them since this is a short story. I found this mildly irritating along with the done to death sex scenes.

The plot was pretty weak with the identity of the killer glaringly obvious but not so much the motive.
Overall it was OK and I really hope this is not an indicator that I have become bored of this series.
The bad guys always lose to Eve because they always underestimate her, not only her cop-smarts and instincts but her compassion as well.
❆ 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.
Alex ♈
Suspense 3.5 stars / Romance 4 stars

It was ok. Too short and again about Roarke.
Overall my less favorite so far.

But Eve was a star! Always a star! Forever a star!
Ann Lou
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eve has to go off planet and give a seminar about murders and crime. While there, two people were killed. Who could have done it? That's the question, isn't it? And Eve will definitely look for the answers and work the case step by step.

This one is also a novella and too short but it still shows Eve's awesomeness 😁
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En fait, il faudrait que chaque Eve Dallas soit des nouvelles, je pense que je serai plus motivée à les lire dans ce format court, qui est bien suffisant.
Ici un peu de changement, nous ne sommes pas à NY mais sur Olympus.
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 13, 2015 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
Jerry B
Nov 15, 2010 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
May 29, 2015 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 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a novella this was really really good. Lots of depth and relationship developments in such a short story. Loved it :)
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so glad I'm reading the novellas in this series. They're very satisfying.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Skvělá Dallasovská povídka!
Michelle Blackburn
Fun, fast read
Oct 15, 2013 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 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, romance
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
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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.” 144 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.” 41 likes
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