Festive in Death

As J.D. Robb, prolific author Nora Roberts (http://www.nora-roberts.co.uk/)¬†has published a series of futuristic science fiction police procedurals. These books, all part of the “In Death” series, feature NYPSD Detective¬†Eve Dallas and her husband¬†Roarke. They¬†are set in a mid-21st century New York City. Despite the emphasis on solving a crime in each of the books, the overall theme of the series is the development of the relationship between Eve and Roarke. When the “In Death” series began, neither Roberts nor her publisher acknowledged that she was in fact the author. They hoped to allow the series to stand on its own merits and build its own following. After publishing 18 novels in the “In Death” series, Putnam published the nineteenth, Divided in Death first in hardcover. The book became Roberts’ first bestselling novel of 2004. The summary of ‘Festive in Death’¬†is as follows. Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a line up of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash. Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer. Do hurry up, Eve. The Christmas kitsch is almost in the Lanark shops already.

512 pages in Piatkus paperback

ISBN 978-0349403700

 

J.D. Robb a.k.a. Nora Roberts

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