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Golden in Death

(In Death #50)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  16,276 ratings  ·  1,640 reviews
In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive and a terrifying weapon.

Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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Gifford MacShane Each case is contained in one book, and you don't need to read the others to follow the unraveling of the mystery. But for me, half the pleasure in re…moreEach case is contained in one book, and you don't need to read the others to follow the unraveling of the mystery. But for me, half the pleasure in reading her books is watching the relationships between the characters (and not just Dallas & Roarke) develop.(less)

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It’s April 2061 and Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Detective Delia Peabody are called to the murder scene of pediatrician Dr. Kent Abner when suddenly Eve realizes that he died from a toxin released from a recently delivered golden egg. Once they’re cleared by the hazmat team, Dallas and her team get to work to track down the origin and why a beloved, revered doctor and family man was so viciously targeted.

This story had everything I love about the series! Initial inquiries led nowhere a
Hulya Kara Yuksel
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was a little bit slower for me than her other books and also I wish we could see other sidekicks more in this story (like Mavis and Bella) but still in the end I liked it. :)

Ps. I need more Eve & Roarke!!! J.D.Robb, you should write more scenes with them... Pretty please.!!! :)


#book50 and I can't wait to read this one!!
LOL yeah, I'm obsessed with this series because Roarke & Eve are the BEST couple that I've ever read... :)

An excerpt from Golden in Death.
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Rereading for buddy read!
A beautiful spring morning, a beloved pediatrician heading out for a run, an unexpected package bearing a deadly golden egg . . . and thus begins the 50th book of the In Death series. There's no doubt readers' expectations are high and after reading Golden In Death, I'm happy to say Robb stepped up and delivered. Lt. Eve Dallas and Detective Peabody arrive at the murder scene to find Dr. Abner dead from target specific, toxic airborne fumes that were released when he bro
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2020
When J.D. Robb wrote Naked in Death in 1995 in what was then going to be just a trilogy I doubt that she had any idea of what she was creating. Fifty books later we all feel we own a little bit of Eve and Roarke and their amazing world and we are always waiting for more!

Luckily twenty five years in our time is but a few years in Eve/Roarke time. Their relationship has developed along the way and in Golden in Death they are totally happy with each other. Eve has started to live by her 'marriage r
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, arcs
oh yeah, ARC baby!
Okay, so I guess it's back-to-life time, huh? I spent December vacationing and partying like World War 3 was coming or something. Good thing nothing crazy like that is gonna happen, huh?

Dammit, 'Murica! This is why we can't have nice things!

So, assuming you are all still alive by the time this book is released, you should read it. Of course, it's a book 50 in a series, so if you haven't read the first 49, you won't have a clue so you need to read those 49 books first. We'll wai
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my mom's favourite series, so I have been following it for years. Every single book in it can be read as a standalone, although I have yet to meet anybody who read one and didn't decide to go back and start from the beginning.
Golden in Death is as entertaining and creative as its predecessors. It begins with the death of a kind and distinguished pediatrician Dr Kent Abner who opened a package with a golden egg, made of cheap plastic (somebody's idea of a present or a joke?) and was poiso
Warning: very lengthy and detailed review below.

Susan Erickson’s outstanding narration notwithstanding, I didn’t go into J.D. Robb’s Golden in Death expecting a fun or exciting reading experience.

This is why I was surprised to find that I enjoyed this installment. At least, I enjoyed it much more than I did the previous one.

But make no mistake, this was far from a four or five star read.

First, as has been the case with installments of the last three years or so, book 50 reflects Robb’s dimin
GOLDEN IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (pseudonym for Nora Roberts) brings murder, mystery, romance and suspense to a well-written futuristic police procedural and romantic suspense set in New York City in April 2061. This is the fiftieth book in the In Death Eve Dallas series and I have read all of them up to this point.

This story starts with pediatrician Dr. Kent Abner receiving a package. When he opens the inner trinket, airborne fumes kill him. Our protagonist, Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYC polic
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love this series, but I did expect #50 to be kinda special.

In that regard it disappointed, but on the other hand, it was entertaining and kept me busy reading for two days.

I just expected a bit MORE - not sure exactly what the MORE was supposed to be - maybe like New York to Dallas - something a little different from all the other In Death books.

Either way, I'm as into this series as I was at the beginning. And I'm game for 50 more......
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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It’s a little hard to ignore a series that has been around for 25 years. That being said, the “In Death” train is one I never boarded. When offered a freebie of this FIFTIETH book in the series with the tagline “there’s never been a better time to discover [Eve Dallas’] world than right now,” I figured no time like the present to give it a whirl. Mainly to see if my theory that readers can jump in at any time to books like this (or Ste
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader by: Jonetta
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for the gifted copy.

I have been missing out, y’all. I have several reading friends who told me I was by not trying the In Death series, but wow, yes, I was. The series is pure entertainment with a fierce female character, loads of tension, and twists that keep you guessing.

I was told by the publisher that these books can stand on their own, and they absolutely can, but since I’ve only read one other In Death book besides this one (which was also BRILLIANT), I am e
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2021
I read this for the first time eleven months ago. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it again now!

It was amazing how much I had not really absorbed the first time round. I think each time I get a new In Death novel I probably just race through it and take most notice of the characters rather than the crime. This time I took in all the details.

Of course it is the characters who make this series so good. If you have read all 50 (yes, 50) books up to and including this one then you are probably an ad
Andrew Smith
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is the second book I’ve read in this series: I read book one a short while ago and this is the latest episode, book fifty! That’s some longevity. For those yet find their way into the pages of J.D. Robb’s books a quick overview is that it’s basically a police procedural based in a future New York City. Eve Dallas is the spunky detective charged with solving the crimes and her romantic interest (now husband) is mega-rich businessman Rourke. Here she’s required to track down a killer who disp ...more
I did note that this is Robb’s fiftieth book in the Death Series and the title is “Golden in Death”. Robb continues to amaze me by not repeating crimes. Each book is different. This time, she outdoes herself with a creative murder.

The book is well written and continues the futuristic police procedural. I enjoyed Lt. Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody’s adventure while solving the crime. There is humor, action and interesting characters in the story. I wonder when one of them is going to get
 Readaholic Jenn
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The 50th book in the series and I hope she keeps going until a 100 or more. I love the plot and how the characters have grown.
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I'm so happy to read about Eve and Roarke and another good mystery!

This series is highly addictive, as you all very well know! :)

I loved the mystery part. It was well thought and well executed! The how and, most of all, the why!

Even if, after 50 books, I'm ostly used to all the futuristic features, I still enjoy them! Who wouldn't? They're all so true to what we have now that I almost call my mobile phone a 'link! LOL

I appreciate that the author gave us the usual Somerset and Eve's banter that I
The 50th in this fascinating, addictive series is just as good as the first, which was published way back in 1995; Eve has grown in many ways but she and Roarke are a definite fixture while Peabody has come into her own. In Golden in Death, Detective Eve Dallas and her civilian consultant are involved in murder – of course – but this time the victims are killed with toxic chemicals which work in a few minutes, while the residue dissipates almost immediately. Eve and her team will have their work ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars
Another strong entry in the In Death series. After 50 books, the author keeps the series fresh and interesting. Eve Dallas’ investigative skills are in top form as this new case twists and turns. Probably the only book/series I’d read that takes place in the future as it simply works and doesn’t seem far fetched. The method used to cause the deaths in this installment was very creative and the way the case unfolds and the mystery is solved was well done. Fans of the series will love #5
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, audio
Somewhere between 3.5 to 4 stars-- We've made it to book 50, y'all! What a journey... I feel like I've completed a marathon, and I am delighted to be officially caught up with the series. For book 50, JD Robb delivers a very satisfying mystery. There aren't a lot of crazy twists or turns, but it's exactly the kind of "crime of the week" procedural that she delivers so well, and we do get plenty of time with all the characters we know and love, particularly with Eve & Peabody. The method & backst ...more
Mel (Epic Reading)
This was a very meh In Death book.
I don’t know if it’s covid, my new job is a bit overwhelming, or that this was just not doing it for me? Maybe a little of each?
There is no major character development here. Peabody seems to have gotten dumber at points; talking/acting like she’s a junior Detective. Roarke is boring and McNab is mentioned maybe twice, but no lines I can recall.
Then there’s the crime; it’s a weak motive and seems like Robb was reaching too hard. A far cry from the Icove case c
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
I think I let my expectations run a little too wild in regards to this book. Because it’s book 50 (which is crazy, right?!) in a series, I was anticipating something mind-blowing for this installment; instead, I got fairly run-of-the-mill. And I’m so disappointed about it. In case you didn’t know, I absolutely adore Nora Roberts. She’s my ultimate comfort read. I’ve read literally everything she’s written, and I can’t think of another author so prolific (she’s written well over 200 books) that I ...more
J.D. Robb hits an incredible milestone with the 50th book of the In Death series. As one of my all-time favorite beloved series, I still can’t believe that Robb has been able to pen so many interesting and engaging books in one series.

In GOLDEN IN DEATH, a mysterious package is delivered to a physician who then opens it and dies of the toxins that escapes from it. The golden egg really fit the concept of this book and like I said, I find that Robb is consistently able to bring interesting concep
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
So for the 50th book in the series was slow to build. I know that readers have complained before about Robb just jumping in and throwing murders at us, but this one I have to say had a nice slow build and had us actually become invested in the victims. I also loved the backstory to what led to the murders. I also loved how Peabody was in this one. She's been working my nerves through several books now, but for once we get to see how smart Peabody is and how tough she's become. The main reason wh ...more
Sofie Hern
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
JD Robb’s words are so familiar to me that her books, her voice, has a form of cadence to them. Her books read smooth and precise that at times I forget that I’m even reading. It has become such a pleasure to read these books and visit with characters that have become so familiar to me. With each book, I become more attached to the In Death universe that I can’t see me not reading them.
In this 50th installment, we continue to follow kick-ass cop Eve Dallas and company as she solves yet another
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
I have to say the 50th book in the series fell flat for me.

It used to be when a Dallas book came out, I was clamoring to read it. Now, not so much. There were a few other books I one click on the same day and I read those first.

While the story was okay what made this series great was Eve. But her character which was the shining star is now flat, no real growth.

The struggles with living a rich life are eye rolling to me now. I get it’s been a few years for Eve, but it’s been over a decade for me
Barb in Maryland
4.5 stars
It is very rare that I finish a book and immediately turn around and read it again. However, I did so with this latest installment in JD Robb's 'In Death' series.
There was something about this one that struck a chord in me. Oh, the mystery was good, the investigation believable; there was a sufficiency of bad-ass-ness from Eve Dallas, as well as a marvelous outburst from Peabody. This time, though, the murder victims were genuinely good people and the author made a point of how their de
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Suspense, murder, shootings, detective,
One of the things I really appreciate about JD Robb books is that they combine romance (Eve and Roarke are delicious) with a really good homicide mystery. Usually a serial killer who repeats their crimes, the crimes are different and unusual. I also love the sci fi element! The original book (Naked In Death) was set in 2058 and this is book 50! So the reader gets to enjoy reading about Pepsi tubes, and automated coffee machines, and auto cool technology in terms of forensics.

Golden i
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I still love them! Although some of the books in this series are more police drama than romance, it's still a good series. We've stepped back from the tragic beginning of Eve's life (although I would like a few stories from her upbringing. Maybe a friend from high school?) And we've matched up most of her side characters (maybe time for fresh blood. Someone we thought we knew, but didn't. Did you ever see the episode of Bones with the Gormagon and Zach Addy? Like that.) Also she and Roarke have ...more
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The 50th book in this wonderful series? Wow. It seems almost more impossible to me that I've read almost every one of them (and, for the record, plan to keep doing so as long as the author keeps adding them).

That said, I was a bit disappointed with the 49th book, to the point that I actually used the word "bland" to describe the action (or lack thereof). This one does a decent about face in that regard as NYPD Lt. Eve Dallas and her capable team take on a presumed serial killer who sends golden
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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. Shadows in Death(St. Martin's Press, September 2020) is ...more

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