Thursday, September 9, 2010

Innocent in Death

I am completely addicted to the audio versions of this series now - and I already know that once I've made it through to the end, I'm going to start right back at the beginning.  At the moment, though, I'm spacing them out as much as my will power allows.

In this installment of the futuristic murder mystery series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called to a murder scene at an exclusive private school in New York City.  The English teacher who has been killed - poisoned, it seems, by something in his lunch - seems too well loved by all those around him, colleagues and students alike, to have become a murder victim, but there it is.  Eve sorts out some likely suspects, then works at closing in on the killer before he - or she - can strike again.

She is distracted, however, by the reappearance of an old flame of her husband's.  Roarke insists that it's all over, that he feels nothing for this woman - but Eve finds herself cut to the quick by the fleeting expression in his eyes when he first sees the woman again - a look Eve's only seen in his eyes when he's looking at her.

This is another solid installment in one of my favorite series, and while Eve and Roarke's relationship issues are handled very skillfully, I found myself not enjoying the book quite as much because of the friction between them.  It made me feel like a small child whose parents are fighting, and I just wanted them to sort it out and make up, already!  Stop laughing at me.  Eve and Roarke are one of my favorite fictional couples, and while it is good to see them grow emotionally and all, I like it best when they are happy together and working toward a common goal.  I did love the book, and the mystery was a really good one, with lots of psychological drama and interesting characters.  Susan Ericksen's narration of the audiobook is brilliant, as always.  Now we'll see how long I can hold out before downloading the next book in this series...

Books in the Eve Dallas series:
1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony In Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
"Midnight in Death" (in Silent Night)
8. Conspiracy in Death
9. Loyalty in Death
10. Witness in Death
11. Judgment in Death
12. Betrayal in Death
"Interlude in Death" (in Out of This World)
13. Seduction in Death
14. Reunion In Death
15. Purity in Death
16. Portrait in Death
17. Imitation in Death
Remember When (spin-off book with section featuring Eve)
18. Divided in Death
19. Visions in Death
20. Survivor
in Death
Origin in Death

22. Memory in Death "Haunted in Death" (in Bump in the Night)

23. Born in Death
24. Innocent in Death
"Eternity in Death" (in Dead of Night)
25. Creation in Death
26. Strangers in Death
"Ritual in Death" (in Suite 606)
27. Salvation In Death
28. Promises in Death
29. Kindred in Death
"Missing in Death" (in The Lost)
30. Fantasy in Death

Innocent in Death (#24 in the Eve Dallas series) by J.D. Robb; narrated by Susan Ericksen (Brilliance Audio, 2007)

Source: My local public library

Also reviewed at:
 I Just Finished Reading...:  "I will probably always be a fan of this series and as long as JD Robb keeps writing them, I'll keep reading."
Playing Many Parts:  "Innocent in Death is a who-done-it murder mystery with just enough romance thrown in to keep it interesting and personal."
Sherri's Thoughts and Ramblings:  "I'm not sure if WOW sums up effectively the reactions and feelings this book brought out of me. This installment so far has to be the most shocking out of the entire series."


  1. I have really stalled on this series! It has been a couple years, actually!

  2. Kailana - The characters in this series are so memorable, I'm sure you'll be able to jump right in!


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