Books by J.D. Robb

VENDETTA IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2019

"A rousing futuristic hunt for a serial killer of victims no one will mourn."
Lt. Eve Dallas's 49th case pits her against the vigilante who's determined to improve April 2061 over previous springs by declaring open season on men who behave badly. Read full book review >
CONNECTIONS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"On the plus side, every one of those interrogations offers another outlet for the heroine's unique combination of street smarts, moral outrage, and curled-lip scorn."
Lt. Eve Dallas' 48th futuristic investigation takes her from a stratospherically upscale housewarming for her friend Nadine Furst, the journalist/screenwriter who won an Oscar for fictionalizing Eve's own adventures, to the mean—really mean—streets of New York. Read full book review >
LEVERAGE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A nifty, if exceptionally coldblooded, criminal plan buried in close to 400 pages of mostly forgettable suspects and dialogue. There's not even much detail about the good life in 2061 this time around."
The 44th case for future-dwelling Lt. Eve Dallas is less whodunit than whydunit and howtocatchem. Read full book review >
DARK IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"It's interesting to see Robb's evergreen heroine trying to prevent murders in addition to investigating them, even if her indifferent success makes her efforts less than inspiring."
For Lt. Eve Dallas' 46th case, Robb resurrects the plot of the old copycat horror movie Theater of Blood, but instead of having a murderer imitate Shakespearean crimes, she uses scenes written by a 2061 mystery novelist. Read full book review >
SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax."
Lt. Eve Dallas (Echoes in Death, 2017, etc.) investigates the murder of a gossip columnist whose death answers a thousand prayers. Read full book review >
ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Robb knows her audience will be highly sympathetic to a police heroine who has to walk a crime scene in uncomfortably fashionable stiletto heels, but along the winding trail to the easily spotted villain, she's not afraid to throw in some descriptions that will earn this installment an R for serious sexual violence."
The winter of 2061 finds New York still with no cure for blizzards, or for serial felonies. Read full book review >
APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Not much state-of-the-fantasy-art high-tech this time, and no wonder: shaken readers will instantly recognize the contemporary American landscape, filled with trigger-happy vigilantes and the firepower they need to make themselves famous, beneath the futuristic trappings."
Lt. Eve Dallas, of the New York Police Security Department, celebrates January 2061 by tangling with an unusually well-organized mass murderer. Make that murderers. Read full book review >
OBSESSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"More futuristic tech than usual but little suspense, less mystery and a generic culprit. Even Eve's final confrontation with her prey, normally a strength of this venerable series, is a letdown. Happy New Year."
Lt. Eve Dallas celebrates the final week of 2060 and her own 40th appearance (Concealed in Death, 2014, etc.) by matching wits with a killer who wants to be her friend in the worst way.Read full book review >
CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"More heartfelt than most of Eve's futuristic adventures (Thankless in Death, 2013, etc.) but less suspenseful, since Eve decides pretty early on, based on little more than a hunch, who the killer is, and she turns out—lo and behold—to be right."
A grisly discovery in a decrepit Hell's Kitchen building opens a case for Lt. Eve Dallas that has its roots all the way back in 2045. Read full book review >
MIRROR, MIRROR by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Clever, winsome and fun fairy-tale fare."
Five new romantic takes on classic fairy-tale themes by five romance authors. Read full book review >
THANKLESS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Considering how few complications the chase offers, Robb does a fine job of keeping up the tension. Both the cops and the killer make use of more futuristic gadgets than usual."
Lt. Eve Dallas goes up against a spoiled kid who's suddenly developed a taste for killing. Read full book review >
CALCULATED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"On the plus side, Dallas and her zillionaire husband, Roarke, continue to enjoy a great sex life, including one interlude only moments before the denouement. It's enough to make you nostalgic for the 2060s."
Beautiful people meet unlovely numbers in Lt. Eve Dallas' 36th case. Read full book review >
DELUSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The detection is uninspired and a bit of a slog. As so often in this bestselling series, the high point is the police interrogation of the perp—this time by a corps of five strong women who unite to bamboozle him in a most satisfying way."
The latest quarry of Lt. Eve Dallas is the homegrown terrorist who masterminded a pair of unfathomable attacks that left 127 citizens dead. Read full book review >
CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Robb does all too little with the promising notion of doubling the cops with the actresses who play them, or indeed with any other elements of this futuristic, but surprisingly retro, closed-circle game of Hollywood squares."
A Hollywood party at which Lt. Eve Dallas and Det. Delia Peabody get to spend quality time with the actresses playing them in a new movie is interrupted by what turns out to be only the latest in a long string of murders. Read full book review >
NEW YORK TO DALLAS by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Roarke and his attendant computer wizards make so many vague, conveniently timed discoveries that the detection is never convincing. But the cat-and-mouse suspense when Eve and McQueen go up against each other is intense."
Lt. Eve Dallas (Treachery in Death, 2011, etc.) returns to her troubled roots when she goes up against a sex killer with a taste for tweens and a personal interest in her. Read full book review >
TREACHERY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The futuristic technology isn't the only thing that's stalled in this 32nd installment of Robb's venerable series."
Could real-life high-tech be catching up with Robb's future-crime scenarios? There's barely a single development in 2060 transportation, communications or research in this tale of dirty New York cops. Read full book review >
INDULGENCE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Robb, the futuristic alter ego of Nora Roberts, has churned out more than 35 titles in the In Death series. Here there's a sprinkling of droids, techie hardware and off-planet references, but mainly an old-fashioned love story interrupted by gore."
Thrill killing 50 years in the future. Read full book review >
PROMISES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Like its 29 predecessors (Salvation in Death, 2008, etc.), wry, sexy and facile, just as you'd expert from Robb's practiced alter ego, Nora Roberts. The resolution is a bit of a letdown, but Roarke is a great pin-up boy, and you'll swoon over those cars with vertical thrust."
Lt. Eve Dallas reaches out from New York's Homicide Division to outwit a perp sequestered off-planet on the Omega Penal Colony. Read full book review >
VISIONS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Smoothly crafted thriller with elements of real horror, plus an unexpected twist for added kick: stellar suspense from bestselling Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb."
Half a century into the future, Eve Dallas (Remember When, 2003) stalks a homicidal psychopath. Read full book review >