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Judgment in Death

(In Death #11)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  32,069 ratings  ·  947 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 mos ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published September 28th 2000 by The Berkeley Publishing Group (first published September 1st 2000)
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Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Over the course of this long series I am always amazed at the consistent quality of J.D. Robb's writing, but some of the books do stand out in excellence. This is one of them.
There is everything in this book!
Nearly all of our favourite characters make an appearance. Mavis has a very funny scene with Eve when they try to solve her problems with the aid of alcohol and ice cream. Mira tries to help solve the same problems in a very different way. Summerset only has less than a page but makes a rea
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.

This series is addictive. Although the number of books in the series is quite daunting!

"I don't know how to do this! I love you, and it makes me crazy."

He had to laugh. She looked so baffled.

"Christ Jesus, Eve, you're
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
So, there's a cop-killer in this book. But, he's only killing bad cops who were on the take, so really, is that so bad? I mean, it's a lot of work to catch a killer and he is kinda helping clean-up the police department.

Okay, okay. Killing is wrong. blah.blah.blah.

Along with this mystery is the mystery of Eve's stolen candy. She still hasn't caught the thief who is stealing her candy and actually had to resort to eating an apple. Why, God, why? Life can be so cruel. Of course, I have my suspicio
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Roarke <3
I love him so much. :)

She woke to sunlight and the scent of coffee. The first thing she saw was Roarke, with a mug of coffee in his hand.
"How much would you pay for this?"
"Name your price." she sat up took it from him, drank gratefully. "this is one of my favorite parts of the marriage deal." She let the caffeine flow through her system. "I mean the sex is pretty good, but the coffee...the Coffee is amazing. And you're all-round handy yourself most of the time.. thanks."
"Don't ment
4.5 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another delightful read and more time well spent with Lieutenant Eve Dallas and company.

And this time.......when a shady character from Roarke's past resurfaces....... there is a little trouble in paradise for Eve and Roarke.....but along with passionate differences of opinion..... comes great make up sex !!! LOVE THIS COUPLE.
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

LOVED IT. It is as simple as that. This series is crazy good. I’m still baffled as to how she does it. After 11 books I still adore Roarke and Eve.

In Judgement in Death cops are being murdered. One is murdered in a place Roarke owns. Eve is not surprised by this but this particular club connects Roarke to a man he thought he left in his past. Max Ricker would make a mistake that he’d regret.

Listen to me now, and carefully. Touch her, put your hand on what’s mine again, and I’ll follow you t
2.5 stars

What I like about these books are the way the investigation progresses in the futuristic world.

The name of the book exactly suggests why the killings are happening in this one... There is a killer judging and killing remorselessly..

Eve Dallas tries her best to sort out the mess and find the killer as soon as possible. She let's nothing stand in her way, not even the fact that she may be judged for her actions...

There was too much focus on Roarke and Eve's personal life and a lot of it c
Judgment in Death is #11 in the In Death series, and a re-read for me. My love of this series continues – I would say it’s the best series I’ve ever read (my personal opinion of course!) Author JD Robb seems to have unlimited ideas for this series, and I hope she never runs out!

For Detective Eve Dallas, this case is far too personal. Cops dying, being brutally murdered one after the other – the rage of the killer was obvious; the little constants always there. Eve, with the help of the whole NYP
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this one! I am noticing that I definitely appreciate these books more when I space them up somewhat. Otherwise, they can feel a bit repetitive and Eve might get on your nerves 🙂... Webster was a pleasant surprise as an addition to the character Dynamics. Looking forward to the next mystery
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
"Nonetheless. 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 it all over again."

Mira stared, rather blankly. "Does he have a particular diet? Vitamins?"

This quote is fun, but it's much more fun when you think that's Mira speaking! LOL

In this series the absolute best are the characters! All the characters!
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Absolutely adore this series and it's characters! ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: futuristic, 2017, crime
Someone is killing cops on Eve Dallas' watch and she won't stand for that. The first cop was killed in a nightclub owned by her husband Roarke, so he won't stand for it either. Together they make a formidable team, but all is not peaches and cream and they have their first real row over Roarke's over-protectiveness of Eve when she's facing danger on the job.

All my favourite characters feature in this novel and are developing nicely. Peabody is enjoying juggling two lovers and sometimes giving E
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
This is my third time reading straight through the In Death series (have read certain books many times more), and I have to say it is pure pleasure each time. I first read the paperbacks, then had the pleasure of listening to Susan Ericksen's interpretation in the audiobooks, and now - this time, I'm reading them on Kindle. Never gets old. Judgement is a favorite for all the Roarke and Eve scenes as I'm a big fan of the character relationship development in the series. The supporting cast is awe ...more
Irene Sim
5 blazing Stars!!

One of the best installments in the series (or maybe it is just me because it's been a while since I had a session with the gang.)

Have I told you how amazing Eve is? In all aspects of her life? She is a woman who has a working brain in that beautiful head of hers. It is uncommon in fiction, but this heroine actually THINKS.
As a cop, she doens't leave one angle unexplored, she actually has a knack for getting into any perpetrator's brain and anticipate his every move. In this b
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Of course I love this book. There is no one hotter than Roarke, and Eve is really cool, so...good team. But, my only draw back is something that shows itself in tons of books and real life. It's the private art collection of famous artists. Share them with the world. Art is not meant to be hoarded. I mean, books are art. What if those were hoarded? How terrible would it be if only one person could read Austen or Robb?

Reread July 2018 — Eve and the gang are on the hunt for a cop killer meanwhile
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; a
Aly is so frigging bored
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
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
Lakshmi C
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoy listening to Susan Erickson theatrically read Nora Robert's In Death novels. This is a fantastic series. ...more
Judgement in Death
4 Stars

Homicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces one of her most challenging cases when an off duty police officer is killed in a deliberate and vicious attack. As Eve unravels the clues, she is forced to confront the harsh realities of corruption within the force as well as cope with her husband's protective instincts.

The storyline revolving around the murders of several apparently corrupt police officers and their connection to a career criminal and former associate of Roarke's i
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
I liked this one, if not for the mistake made by the killer I would have liked it till the end. As usual Eve and Roarke don't disappoint. I'm happy there was finally someone for Roarke to be jealous of too! ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: J.D. Robb Fans, Mystery, Romance
5 I Can't Stop Reading Robb Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
As a dedicated romance reader with a past history of mystery/thriller for years...this series is nirvana for me. It fulfills everything I love about stories and the process of reading. It keeps my mind engaged and my heart full. This is a powerful combination and Robb has hit the Mother Lode in balancing out these elements. To have a series first published in 1995 and continuing to this day...

Because I have come to this series lat
Nov 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this 11th book in J.D. Robb's "In Death" series! ...more
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Good thing I take pause between these books otherwise I would've inhaled them too fast and then where would I be?

I love the ever-evolving dynamic between Eve and Roarke, she gets more and more human with him. And fun.

Maybe I'll have another one. For dessert.

Over and out
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Loved this as per usual! I did guess the culprit about 50% through, buuuuut that didn't mean I loved it any less! ...more
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Oh, I have mixed feelings about this one...

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When another cop is murdered, it really gets to detective Eve Dallas. Add to the fact that the murder was utterly brutal makes Eve work even harder. Eve's intense investigation leads her to a private club called Purgatory. Truly, no one wants membership in this club! Everyone is judged based on their actions and after such, receive a horrendous punishment.

As always in this story, Eve's husband Roarke plays a big role in this current case. Not only is Roarke involved, but Eve's friend Mavis even
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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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In Death (1 - 10 of 53 books)
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  • 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)
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