Strangers In Death

by J Robb | Romance |
ISBN: 9780399154706 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 4/18/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, April 18, 2008
From Publishers Weekly
In bestseller Robb's slick 26th not-so-near-future crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas (after 2007's Creation in Death), the New York City homicide cop investigates the murder of business tycoon Thomas Anders, whose strangled body is discovered tied to his bed, apparently the victim of a kinky sex encounter gone bad. Aided by her mysterious husband, Roarke, and long-time sidekick Det. Delia Peabody, Eve doggedly questions Anders's widow, Ava, and his nephew, Benedict Forrest, number two at the victim's corporation, Anders Worldwide. Both Ava and Benedict have alibis that put them far from the crime scene at the time of Anders's death. While the guilty party soon becomes obvious and the gimmick used by the culprit clear to anyone familiar with Strangers on a Train, Robb's strong, hard-nosed heroine once again generates the kind of heat that keeps fans turning the pages.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, April 18, 2008
Strangers in Death is the latest in J. D. Robb's popular series. The book opens with Lieutenant Eve Dallas, a homicide detective, at the murder scene of Thomas Anders, a prominent sporting goods businessman. It looks like a kinky sex game gone wrong. The scandal and sensationalism will surely set tongues a-wagging.

Eve slowly untangles the scene as it just doesn't add up. Security tapes are missing and how did the murderer get in and strangle Anders with no struggle? Ava, his wife, is in the Caribbean and his nephew has a rock solid alibi.

Anders on one hand is portrayed as a philanthropist and the other as a sex fiend. No mysterious payments have been made. There are no unexpected phone calls to or from. Who could have murdered him? Will this person finally outsmart Eve?

Eve is a hard ass cop with a heart of gold. She goes out of her way to help a young boy who uncovers a scam. She helps her friends and then turns around and is an absolute bitch in a police interview with a potential suspect.

I have read the first 6 in this series and found no major spoilers to spoil the intervening books. Eve is more comfortable in accepting Roarke's help in investigation and even requests his help. It is always fascinating to read of the technological help Roarke can provide.

Eve and Roarke still have sizzle. They are more 'in sync' with each other but still have a tiff about money. It is interesting to see how Eve has grown in the relationship.

I am amazed at how after 25 books in the series Robb can write a book that is so riveting.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, March 29, 2013
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Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 01, 2019
By book 26 in the 'In Death' series, I've pretty much seen it all. This one was a little different as Dallas was pretty certain she knew who the killer was and the book was her trying to gather enough evidence so that the killer didn't go loose. Unfortunately a red herring at the beginning of the book pretty much spoiled how it was going to end.
There was some happy news in the character development piece that was a nice touch.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Waterfront Trail in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 09, 2019

Released 10 mos ago (11/8/2019 UTC) at Waterfront Trail in Burlington, Ontario Canada

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