Apparently having your mother in the hospital and being down with the mother of all head-colds for about five days really gives you plenty of time to listen to Audiobooks. I managed to finish 7, and am currently on my way through the 8th. This really does prove that re-reading can be an adventure all on its own. While some of these were familiar, some I could not remember for the life of me. The joys of re-reading. (Mom & I will both be mended by time you read this). The reviews below are copied and pasted from my Goodreads account.
Holiday in Death– I almost think that it goes without saying, but this was a very good book. The depth of character development was not extreme, but still present. The new characters introduced were incidental but watching as Eve missteps with, almost, all of her friends and figures out how to deal with the consequences is rather entertaining. All of the missteps have to occur for each character to understand what they mean to the others and what the others mean to them. The mystery was interesting and compelling addition. I know, the book is supposed to be about the mystery but I find the characters to be so amazing, I love glimpsing into their lives. The end of the mystery was a bit of a ‘rush job’ so to speak, where you don’t really have enough information to come to a conclusion on your own. The relevant clues just pop up near the end. That does not lessen the impact of the story at all!
Conspiracy in Death– I forgot how ‘heart in your throat’ good this book really was. The characters are so well developed and learn a lot about themselves and each other in this book. The mystery is so integral in the character development that the entire book comes together seamlessly. I love the parts where we hear what the main culprit is thinking without understanding who it is. As usual Robb managed to weave a tale full of suspense, love, family, and friends. I wept, I laughed and (even though I knew there were about 30 books after this) I lived in suspense for a while!
Kindred in Death– Dr. Louise DiAmatto is getting married to Charles, the former LC. (An LC is a Licensed Companion, basically a legalized prostitute…they have licenses and health checks and everything.) Now Charles has gone to night college, obtained his degree and decided to become a counselor. Louise loved him before he decided all of this, but it helps too. Alright, so the book isn’t about their upcoming nuptials, but watching Eve Dallas go insane trying to figure out how much she should be there for Louise since Eve is the Matron of Honor is a wonderful addition to this heart wrenching murder mystery.
In this tale of murder, revenge, despair, and family we see some old friends again in new places within their lives. Jamie makes a reappearance as a College Man, much to Eve’s surprise. This is a great novel showing how sometimes little events can have a great impact on everyone involved.
Fantasy in Death– This is a chilling tale about betrayal and the mechanically impossible. Gaming can kill, literally. I absolutely love the meta writing in this book, we know what killed them right off, but Eve doesn’t because it is not supposed to be possible. You feel sort of smug sitting there listening to her floundering about trying to figure out what happened and how, while you know all the time. As always there are plenty of feelings and relationships explored throughout this book, and the characters are thoroughly explored. I really liked reading this, even though the ending was a bit heart-breaking.
Indulgence in Death– This is a thrilling addition to the in death series. Seemingly random people are being killed in ways that seem random. How can the top cop of NYPSD manage to not only connect all of them but solve the murders as well? Read this thrilling instillation to find out.
If you like a mystery with great characters, a lot of depth, and some murder thrown in for flavor this is your cup of tea. There is some graphic sex, I skip over it, as well as strong language. If these bother you this might not be the book for you.
Treachery in Death– This was a really interesting addition to the series. What starts out as a slam dunk murder mystery turns into so much more. Murder, mystery, the blue line, corruption, guts, glory, and so much more is packed into this dynamic and heart wrenching book. What do you do when you overhear some of your colleagues discussing a murder that they have committed and they money they obtained from it? If you know that they are cops running a whole operation out of your house, do you hold the blue line, or do you follow your heart? These are the difficult questions Peabody must face. I love the development of the characters and the depths that they expose. I love this series, though I do tend to skip over the graphic parts, and believe that you will enjoy it as well.
New York to Dallas– If you’ve gone and fallen in love with Eve Dallas and Roarke then you will want to read this amazing addition to the series. In this book one of the people that Eve put away breaks out, not someone that we have met yet, and Eve has to put him back. Most of the series revolves, at least in part, around Eve and Roarke’s respective pasts. For this book Eve’s past is put front and center, for various reasons. This heart wrenching book allows the reader to get wonderful insight into Eve’s history and where her future lies. If you are looking for a fast paced drama with a lot of heart-wrenching moments then this is the book for you. As always I skipped over the graphic sex parts, and there is mention of graphic child abuse.