Title: Indulgence in Death
Author: JD Robb
Publisher: GP Putnams
Quick Review: 3 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: This is book 31 in the "In Death" series and I still like them.
Where I Obtained the Book: I reserved this from my library
Synopsis: First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.
Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.
As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness...
Review: I struggled a lot with this review because while this book added to the personal story lines of a very tight group of characters, characters which I enjoy, the actual mystery was non-existence. Basically we had a space filler mini mystery (i.e. a few chapters in the beginning) followed by a non-mystery. Essentially we meet a couple of assholes and then spend the next couple of hundred pages verifying that fact until, as always, Eve triumphs over the arrogant bastards with a serving of hot humility.
Just like some episodes of SNL are not winners, you can't have 31 books in a series with them all being the best one. But I do not want to sound negative. I love the characters, love the futuristic world, and love the writing style, and more often than not, the actual case is pretty good. This is a series you want to start at the beginning, because the relationships within the books are just as important, if not more so, than the individual mysteries themselves. I think that is a testament to Robb's (Nora Roberts) writing chops in the romance world.
Author Biography: J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for Nora Roberts. In this name, Nora Roberts has produced the bestselling series "In Death," which has 39 books in it to date. Nora Roberts has published more than 130 novels, which has been translated into more than 25 languages. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring Maryland.
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