56/100 Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb

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.  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.

Happy Reading.

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49-55/100 J. D. Robb In Death Books

This has been a weird summer.  Over the past month I have listened to several of J.D. Robb’s In Death Books.  For full Reviews check out my GoodReads Page:  https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/5493-2017-reading-challenge

Holiday in Death- Dating Service or Death du Jour

Conspiracy in Death- Doctor of Death, thrills or something worse

Immortal in Death- Wedding Plans and murderous models

Loyalty In Death- Insanity, terrorism, and fierce protectiveness

Indulgence in Death- Privilege and boredom are a deadly combination

Born in Death- Accountants and Baby Showers, what do they have in common?

Celebrity in Death- Stars and blackmail

 

I always recommend the In Death Series.  Start from the beginning and fall in love with the characters along the way.  If strong language and graphic sex really bother you, you might want to give this a skip.  If you can deal with all of that and some murders along the way then this is the series for you.

Happy Reading!

48/100 Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb

Eve does not really believe in Vengeance. She believes in justice, and that you don’t have to like someone to do the right thing. I think this is why I like her so very much. She is compassion even as she embodies justice and doesn’t let one get in the way of serving the other. I love how tough Eve is, how stubborn Summerset is and how they begin to learn more about each-other. The plot is good, the little digs about Catholicism are a bit annoying but honestly the Church has always been a good, easy target. Let her write about a killer based on the teachings of another religion like Buddhism, Muslim, or even Baptists; just wait for the outrage to sound. But two books (that I can remember) where the killer perverted the Catholic Church, well that’s alright. I know, it sounds like whining, but the facts stand. Other than that, if you don’t take all Catholics as mass murderers (and to be fair she wrote a book about Satanism too) then I really is a good book. The plot is eventful and, well I don’t want to spoil it…but I felt sorry for the killer. Hard to say, but true. Happy Reading.

47/100 Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb

This is a wonderfully creepy book. Not haunting, but the descriptions of deaths can be very gruesome. A killer, thinking that they are so much more clever than the police, mimics serial killers while taunting Lieutenant Eve Dallas. There is a bit of extra tension since Peabody is also taking her Detectives Exam and other drama in the background. Really this is a great addition to the series. If you are interested in Police Procedural Fiction and do not mind that it is set in the (not so) distant future then this is a great book for you.

46/100 Purity in Death by J.D. Robb

This was a great book that I had forgotten existed.  I was looking for the second appearance of Jamie Lingstrom, thinking that the book with Deena McMasters was his second appearance, I had completely forgotten about this book. I vaguely remembered some of the events and their consequences but this book went largely ignored by me.  It is lovely to go back and re-read these books.  Since I, unfortunately, do not find myself with the time to actually sit and read, I am listening to them on audio.  Admittedly it is a pain to have to fast forward past the steamy bits while I’m driving, the rest of the books are lovely.  I will soon look into getting all of the older books that I am missing on audio and see how I like them.

For a fast paced murder mystery full of intrigue and a lovely central couple this is a great read.

Happy Reading

45/100 Great Courses: The Industrial Revolution

This is a great book having to do with the Industrial Revolution. It is amazing how in depth this book can get without steering off of the path. If you want to know almost everything to do with the Industrial Revolution then this is a great book. I loved hearing about the progression of technology and how this has shaped our society. If you are looking for a general overview, then find another book.

44/100 Great Courses: Forensic History by Elizabeth A. Murray

This is a great exploration of forensics and how it has evolved.  While listening it is very easy to tell that Elizabeth A. Murray is very passionate about her subject as well as the people that are impacted by her forensic investigations.  The author is a forensic anthropologist and so picks up cases often after they have gone cold or if the body was found only a long time after death.  This gives her a very different perspective from a coroner or a detective investigating a crime.  I really enjoyed learning about Forensics and how far they have come over the centuries.  This is a great listen for anyone interested in mysteries, crime dramas, cold cases, science of forensics, or just true crimes.  Great author, great listen.