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Connections in Death

(In Death #48)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  16,994 ratings  ·  1,551 reviews
In this gritty and gripping new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with th
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from the magic pen of J.D. Robb. Or maybe she just has a magic formula. Perhaps she keeps a list of things the fans like best, something like this.....

Each book must contain:
1. Minimum two sex scenes.
2. Several confrontations between Summerset and Eve.
3. Any number of appearances by Galahad with at least one involving bacon.
4. Mention of the candy thief.
5. Pizza
6. As many comic interchanges as possible between Eve/Peabody and Eve/Roarke
7. As many romantic interchanges as poss
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's hard to believe that we are already at book #48 in this series.

I know that many readers might feel intimidated by this number but please don't be. I know a couple fellow bloggers and readers that just started this series this year, and they are already hooked and are looking forward to reading a JD ROBB book each month. At this rate, one book a month, it doesn't feel too overwhelming and there is enough time for other books as well.

But if you love romantic suspense, love police procedural b
Roarke’s hiring of child psychologist Dr Rochelle Pickering for his and Detective Eve Dallas’ new venture, An Didean gave Rochelle joy and satisfaction. Her brother Lyle, who was a successfully recovering addict was over the moon for her. The night Rochelle and her boyfriend Crack went out to celebrate, it all went south for Lyle. As distress and grief hit Rochelle, Crack called Eve and Roarke – she started immediately to get justice for Lyle and his family and would work it until she did…

Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5000-2020
I love this series and have nearly finished a four year long reread! This book was notable for the fact that Galahad actually scored some bacon and got some jam on his paws! It pays to be persistent especially when you are a cat. Also I believe this is the first in the series where Eve treats her team to donuts and later to pizza. She is learning good staff management from Roarke.

Connections in Death is just a fun, easy, totally entertaining read. Nearly all our friends appear at one point or an
Ms. Smartarse
Remember how I mentioned only reading these books due to nostalgia? I finally got myself into utter boredom with the current installment...

bored reading dog

This time around, Eve & co. deal with the murder of Crack's girlfriend's brother. Yes, it's appropriately tragic, how the boy gets offed by members of his old gang, just when he finally seems to be free of every one of his old vices. *insert faux sniffles* Throw in an equally tragic past, a squeaky clean older shrink sister... and you might as well start buil
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm dying to read this book! I live for every new installment of the series. In Death has been my nr. 1 favourite series for years. ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, mystery
The mystery isn't as strong as some of the others in this series but I don't particularly care. This is a comfort read for me and as long as Eve and Rourke keep evolving I will be along for the ride. ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This series always delivers. Unlike so many other series that go on for years and years, this one hasn't devolved into a story that feels called-in. Yes, there are always certain things we can expect because we know the characters so well, but the mysteries are usually pretty good and if you like police procedural books, you will enjoy these. Plus, the main characters, Eve and Roarke, are probably one of the greatest book couples in book coupledom. Roarke is my favorite book boyfriend and that c ...more
Dr. Rochelle Pickering receives the offer of a lifetime when Roarke asks her to head the team of psychologists that will serve in his new youth shelter. When she returns from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds her brother dead of an apparent overdose. Lyle was a recovering addict who was winning and nothing about the scene makes sense. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is requested to investigate and it doesn’t take long for her to determine this is no accident.

This case takes Eve and her t
CONNECTIONS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb is the 48th novel in the In Death series. I have read all of them and continue to be thoroughly entertained by this series. The novels are police procedurals with this one set in 2061 so they have some technologies that don't exist today, but that is a minor aspect compared to the mystery contained in each novel.

The story takes place in New York City and the female protagonist is homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas. Eve and her wealthy husband, Roarke are building a
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
The writing and everything else was good as usual, but the crime story was not as interesting as, for example, the Brotherhood in Death or Obsession in Death, just to mention a few good ones!

It was not bad, since she put away two gangs, but the story missed the intricacies. It was just too linear. We know since the beginning who the villains are and Eve have just to find evidence. And since the villains are, as Eve herself says, idiots, it is not such a difficult thing! Eve managed a much more c
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Maybe after 48 books I should lower my expectations because quite frankly this one was lacking.

The plot lacked excitement and that edge of your seat feel that I have come to expect with this series.

The line up of our usual secondary characters was lacking too. Not personally but on page. Peabody was present but not overly. There were a few funny moments but I wanted more. We got very little of Feeney, Summerset and Mavis too. Even the lovely Dr. Mira was scarce in this one.

Of course this is just
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
So, my initial thoughts of "Connections in Death" hold. However, I have to admit that I can't give this five stars because I am now realizing it's a bit off that Eve doesn't get that maybe other people have different upbringings and it's not all roses. I am happy that we get to see another side of New York though and it's not just the rich and famous all of the time.

"Connections in Death" focuses on Eve investigating when a woman she just meets comes home to find her brother Lyle dead from an a
SB*needs low angst books*
Nadine is throwing her first party after her Oscar win in her new apartment. All the gang are there including a new face. Dr Rochelle Pickering. Rochelle is someone that Roarke gives a very prestigious job to but her happiness is short lived when her brother that is a recovering addict and ex gang member is found dead in there shared apartment. So now Eve must find out who killed her brother and made it looked like an OD and why?

So the last book Leverage in Death was the first book that I really
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I don’t know that I’ll ever find another series that feels as much like coming home as this series. Which is pretty amazing, considering all the murder.

I’ve made my love for Nora Roberts and her pen name abundantly clear over the course of my book reviews, but let me just reiterate that I absolutely adore everything she writes. There’s a flow to the prose that, while lovely, sucks me into the story in such a way that the words just disappear. T
3 stars - Crime/Suspense/Mystery/Futuristic

This is one of my absolute, all-time favorite series, but this installment was a disappointment for me. The murder in this one involved a web of criminal gang activity, and I found it all confusing and honestly, just really boring. Also, there wasn’t nearly enough Eve/Roarke couple/romance page time, and I also felt it lacked the involvement of all the fabulous secondary characters that I’ve come to expect and love about this series. So this is definit
In this book Eve and the team find themselves investigating the murder of a former gang member and addict who had seriously cleaned up his act.

It was nice getting a fix of Eve and Roarke, but have to say wanted more Roarke in this! Pacing of this was a little slower than I would have liked but it still made for a good read overall, even if it's not in my top 10 of the series. More engagement from the secondary characters was needed. I'm hoping for more interactions between Peabody and McNabb in
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This is the single same-character series I follow—and I’ve not missed a single one! JD Robb (Nora Roberts) consistently delivers as she continues to develop Dallas and Roark, both separately and as a couple. Is it wrong to want a Roark of my own??
As always, I loves it!
I’m waiting for the next book now:)

Anna lost in stories *A*
We are up to book #50 in this series, and there’s just no new way for me to talk about it… I read the last three available books one after another and now I’m sad… cause I will have to wait for the new installments like the rest of the world ;) if you haven’t picked up this series yet, I highly encourage you to give them a try, and here are some of the reasons why in a totally random order :)

#1 Eve… our heroine is one of my all time favourite characters :) the journey she goes throughout this wh
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I started reading this series because I was curious about how the author perceived the future. The book is set at a future date in New York City. I started with book 10 and was impressed so I went back and read all the books to date. Over the years I have kept up with the series. It is amazing the series is now at 48 books. This is the first book I felt did not hit Robb’s high standard. Something is a bit off in the story. Maybe it is the subject of gangs and drugs but Eve Dallas does not seem t ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
JD hit this one out of the ball park! Great read, lots of action, some particularly nasty young punks, and extremely good police work. Guaranteed to quench one's thirst for the In Death series! I have seen some reviews that question who actually wrote this book - to me there is no question that J.D. Robb wrote it. As the characters grow/develop and change, so can an author's writing style. Nobody is forcing anyone to read the series, if you are unhappy with it, let it go.

2 thumbs up and 4.5 star
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Connections in Death by J.D.Robb is the 48th book in the In Death series. Eve is called to the death of an ex addict and ex gang member, the brother of Roarke's newest employee and Crack's girlfriend. Another fabulous book in the series where we get to catch up with everyone at Nadine's post Oscar party. The best part is catching up with all the characters and especially Eve and Roarke who have come so far from the beginning. Highly addictive with plenty of action as always. ...more
Ann Lou
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 48th installment in the series but it doesn't get old. I LOVE LOVE Eve and Roarke. Yeah, I sound like a broken record but who cares? Roarke and Eve still leaves a silly grin on my face.

They were talking about papers being signed and with Eve not reading some of them.

"If you fucked me over, I'm a cop. I know how to make you pay without letting it show. There's one where I coat the inside of all your boxers with a biological that causes your works to develop festering boils. "

And Roa
Vannessa Anderson
Author Robb did an excellent job in keeping readers captivated in a high action and high impact suspense. I’ve been with this series since the beginning and have enjoyed the series mature into a bona fide crime series. If anyone would ask me who is my favorite book detective I wouldn’t hesitate in saying Lt. Eve Dallas!

Lt. Eve Dallas has evolved, greatly, in a believable time frame, from the helpless abused child into an honest tough cop. She’s evolved in her personal life in becoming a loving a
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A teen with a known drug habit is found dead with a syringe in his arm. The difference is that the cop our buddy, Crack calls is Eve Dallas and she knows the kid is clean. She also knows the death was murder. Now she and the gang must infiltrate the gangs of New York. In her search for a killer she uncovers more crime and cleans up the streets a bit more. Good thing there is a lot of people on those mean streets because the population is dwindling quickly.
Excellent story with great characters!
Barbara Rogers
Series: In Death #48
Publication Date: 2/5/19
Number of Pages: 384

You might think that after 48 books this series would start to get stale, but that is definitely NOT the case. I look forward to each new book with as much enthusiasm as I did at the beginning of the series. I have absolutely loved watching Eve’s transformation – which is why I am a firm believer that you really should read the series from the beginning – or at least read the first five or six books to get an idea of who Eve and Roa
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: physical-owned
A perfectly enjoyably entry in the series, but a little slow in getting off the ground & not particularly memorable. I did enjoy spending more time with Wilson & am looking forward to see more of him & Roe
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to finish this because real life happened, and because I kept picking it up and then stopping for a couple of days in between, so I can't say I enjoyed the whole experience of reading this book. But Eve and Roarke will always be a comfort read to me no matter what. Also, I'm biased so the day I'll have rated an In Death book less than 4 stars, well, I just hope that won't ever happen. :) ...more
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
JD hit this one out of the ball park! Great read, lots of action, some particularly nasty young punks, and extremely good police work. Guaranteed to quench one's thirst for the In Death series! I have seen some reviews that question who actually wrote this book - to me there is no question that J.D. Robb wrote it. As the characters grow/develop and change, so can an author's writing style. Nobody is forcing anyone to read the series, if you are unhappy with it, let it go. J.D. Robb has also stat ...more
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J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Forgotten in Death (St. Martin's Press, September 2021) ...more

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