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Dark in Death
Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46) | J.D. Robb
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art... It was a stab in the dark. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylans neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanels best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanels blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional. Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crimefrom the pages of her own book. Dallas doesnt think its coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone elses imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderers deranged private dramaand only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong. From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls inventive, entertaining, and clever.
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2010.Margaret.L

I am reading this ebook from Overdrive from my libaray card i have the ebook for two weeks i will read it in time if not i will renew

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jpmcwisemorgan
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#LitsyPSA for Austin-area Littens - if you‘re out in the icky weather we‘re having and enjoy J.D. Robb, it looks like Recycled Reads on Burnet got in someone‘s entire collection. You might be able to call them and ask them to hold them for you too. They should all be $1 to $2 each if I remember the hardback pricing right.

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Nessavamusic
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❤️Love Eve & Roarke
🌹 Tulip
🍫Chocolate
💋❤️🥰
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Eve & Roarke—a great choice! 💜 Thanks for playing! 10mo
heikemarie Hey 👋 unfortunately I am pressed to reveal myself as you #happilyeverafterswap partner! The delivery date was set for yesterday but I don‘t k ow if it was the snow or what - it got pushed back. It should definitely be there today. @Chrissyreadit has the tracking number. I‘m so sorry it‘s delayed but I hope it gets there on time!!! 10mo
Nessavamusic @heikemarie No worries! Our weather has been crazy! 10mo
heikemarie It was delivered this morning at 11 - phew! 10mo
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miamorswife
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Pickpick

Demon the kitty says 4 out of 5 stars

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Nessavamusic
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Hour 30 Challenge, Favorite Series. I couldn‘t choose between these two. I have read all 50 something of the In Death books, Eve and Roarke will always be my favorite couple. A close second is Kate and Curran of the Kate Daniels series. Anything by the Ilona Andrews writing team is a top pick for me. #24in48 @24in48

OutsmartYourShelf I‘m currently rereading my In Death books. Love Dallas & Peabody. 10mo
wanderinglynn Love the In Death book! And everything Ilona Andrews writes! 💜🙌🏻 10mo
Liatrek In death is one of my favorite series! I‘m only on book 26 but I‘ve loved everyone so far ❤️ 10mo
iread2much Ilona Andrews for the win! They are an amazing writing team and Kate Daniels is one of my go to reread 10mo
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anniebnanie
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This was a definite 4 star for me. I never get tired of this series.

Liatrek It‘s great to hear this series is still good I‘m only on book 26 and hoping one day to catch up to the series😊 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying it here so far. 📖💙 11mo
anniebnanie @Liatrek I think it's still very engaging. There are a few of them that were a little ehhh..., but not enough to make me not want to keep reading. 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 11mo
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anniebnanie
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'"You haven't seen that coat before?"
"If I'd seen that coat, I'da set it on fire."
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tracey38
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Pickpick

First, how cute is this mug and pumpkin from Target dollar spot?!?
This was a good book. I've heard some say it was boring, but as this is like #46 in the series, I feel they can't all be overly action-packed. And I quite enjoyed it. As always, love all the characters and the developement of even secondary characters. Great series!

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tracey38
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1. Funny (yet true) pic I saw on Facebook tonight.
2. I'd take them out. I don't really cook, but I can bake them something!
3. Hunkering down during the pictured storm and reading.
4. I don't have just one fav. I like so many!
5. Cooler eather, decorations, colors, smells, so many things!
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

Lovesbooks87 Be Safe! 1y
JoScho Oh that is a good one! 1y
4thhouseontheleft 😂😂😂 We‘re hunkering down too. Good luck!! 1y
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MinDea Stay safe! 1y
Stacy_31 Love the graphic! 😂😂 stay safe! 1y
Dr._Who_number10 😂😂😂 that‘s now my favorite thing ever!!🤣 be careful!!👍🏼 1y
tonyahoswalt I hope you and your family will be safe! 1y
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 @JoScho @4thhouseontheleft @MinDea @Stacy_31 @Dr._Who_number10 @tonyahoswalt thanks. I got a good chuckle out of it. And have to laugh a bit in scary situations. We have what we may need and are just hoping to ride it out safely. 💖 1y
tammysue 😂😂😂 Stay safe! 1y
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tracey38
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Starting this one today.

robinb This one‘s the next on my list in this series. Enjoy! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty ❤️❤️ 1y
tracey38 @robinb I love this series. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm at my mom's house and this is her mantle. She loves pottery (as do I). 1y
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robinb @tracey38 yes, me too! ❤️❤️ 1y
tracey38 @robinb I've heard mixed reviews on this one, some saying it's kinda dull. But even ifnit is, I love these characters so much, and with everything I have going on personally, I will still love delving back into their world. 1y
robinb @tracey38 I‘ve also heard a few folks getting critical of the series lately. But quite frankly with the sheer number that she‘s put out I‘m always amazed that it continues to feel fresh to me (as far as the plots are concerned). You sound like me, I‘m so hooked on the characters, I can‘t imagine giving them up! 😳🤯😱😱 1y
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tracey38
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So, went back to Target today and got a few more books, a new booklight for reading at night, and some cute notecards (even though I have some coming in from Amazon any day). Also got a couple cute fall items from Dollar Tree, though the one I went to today wasn't that great.

AmyG I‘m off to Walmart to look for cute note cards (ha...not that I need them). 1y
tracey38 @AmyG I don't need then either but these are cute for smaller cards. And only $3 and I know I'll use them. 😊 1y
tammysue I haven‘t read Magic Hour yet but I‘ve been meaning to pick it up. You‘ll have to let me know how you like it. (edited) 1y
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tracey38 @whatshesreadingnow I will! I haven't really heard of it but it looked good when I saw it at Target. 😊 1y
tammysue @tracey38 She‘s one of my favorite authors! 🤩 1y
tracey38 @whatshesreadingnow good to know! Excited to read it. 😀 1y
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wanderinglynn
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Book 46 in the In Death series & I still love this series. And this was a perfect read for National Book Lover‘s Day because there‘s an author & her books involved.

JeansBookshelf I haven't read this series! Maybe I should 😂 Are the books fast paced? 1y
wanderinglynn Yes, the books are pretty well paced. There‘s a formula she follows, but the series is fun. (edited) 1y
tracey38 I need to get this one! 1y
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wanderinglynn
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#HumpDayPost
1. Too many, but these are some I sing along with: Coldplay, Liz Phair, P!nk, Colbie Calliat
2. I‘m in the middle of 4 reading challenges. But I‘m doing great on GR: 69/78
3. Not enough. Stupid work. Gets in the way of all my fun.
4. What constitutes a lot? There is crime (where isn‘t there?), but so far, I‘ve remained unscathed.
5. For the first time in over 10 years, I have long hair (touching my shoulders, which is long for me).

Bookjunkie57 I hate when work gets in the way of my reading 😉 1y
wanderinglynn @Bookjunkie57 Right?!? Seriously, if we‘re such a “developed” nation, then why don‘t we have work weeks like the Jetsons (an hour a day, 2 days a week)? 😉 1y
Bookjunkie57 @wanderinglynn I like your plan. 1y
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wanderinglynn
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#bookmail #bookhaul #jbmail

So needed this today. Found the new J.D. Robb in paperback at Target. Then came home & in my mail was my ThriftBooks & PapaerbackSwaps + some #jblove from @CareBear & @knittedgnome

Plus the new Stitchery catalogue - look at those cute Halloween cross-stitches on the front! 👻 🎃

knittedgnome I hope you love Warded Man as much as I did! 1y
wanderinglynn @knittedgnome I did! But I just got book 2 and it‘s been a while since I‘ve read it, so I got it to read again! 😂 1y
tracey38 Oh, I'm glad this In Death is out in paperback now! Will have to pick it up. I've read up til this book. 1y
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wanderinglynn @tracey38 Me too! 👍🏻😀 1y
Tanisha_A La la la! Niceee! 🙂 1y
debthmpsn ❤️❤️❤️❤️ that series! 1y
wanderinglynn @Tanisha_A Thanks ☺️ 1y
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Monica5
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The 46th book in this Series. I usually fly through this series, but this one I found lacking. Eve and Roark stay in and read, with a fire going, which I kinda liked. It was a new side to them. Of course, they were reading books for a case. The characters are still evolving after 46 books, which I like.

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Nessavamusic
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite of the series. Though 46 books later I‘m still reading them! I still love Eve and Roarke and all of their crew. #series #suspense #strongwomen #glorytotheguild

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Nessavamusic
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1. Banana Boat Song aka Day-o because I‘m teaching it to my band 🎶
2. Dark in Death, getting close to the end, love Eve & Roarke 😍
3. Les Miserable 1,463 pages! 🧐
4. @Zenvicious @ValkyrieAndHerBooks #glorytotheguild
@GarthRanzz #trivialtuesday

JoScho That is such a fun song 😊 2y
Kaye Is that the song in the Beetlejuice movie ? I like to sing that to my grandson. I am the worlds worst singer, but love that piece of the movie with that song. 😁 2y
Nessavamusic Yes it is! I also show my students a clip of Harry Belafonte singing it on The Muppet Show 😁 2y
GarthRanzz Totally just saw Winona Ryder doing this in Beetlejuice when I read your post. Thanks for participating! 2y
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Panpan

I've been a fan of this series for a long time and have read them all though the last few have not been as great as the first ones. I feel like the books have stepped into this place where the characters don't really grow anymore and previous quirks that were cute are too much now. Maybe this is due to Eve working through the abuse she suffered as a child in the previous books. I think I'm done with the steries unfortunately.

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Jaya
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Feels like the most metatextual of her novels: Eve tracks a serial killer, a former fan of a popular best-selling series of murder mysteries, who is recreating them after becoming disgruntled with the author. Lots of passages about how some readers can‘t maintain boundaries, invest too much in the fictional universe, & try to bully authors. Cozy scenes with Roarke, no one in the inner circle is in personal danger, & Bella makes a cute appearance.

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ashimilie
Pickpick

I just love these books. Constant character growth.

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ashimilie
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When people ask why I read these books still, it‘s things like this: the fact that Eve has grown enough to let Peabody have the damn yarn. Little things like this that show how the characters change over time.

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ashimilie

I update more on Goodreads, but I wanted to pop over and say that I‘m really enjoying this one. I especially love the “meta” aspect of her writing about a writer, especially about fans trying to write her novels. Gave me the lolz pretty good.

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TeaRainBook
Pickpick

4/5 stars

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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
Bailedbailed

I‘ve gotten to the point where I think I‘m done with this series. Nothing new is happening and it‘s all gone stale.

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ashimilie
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😂

robinb You gotta love Eve! ❤️🤣🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
ashimilie @robinb yessss I love her Eve-isms. 2y
robinb @ashimilie She‘s hilarious without even knowing she‘s hilarious! 😆😆 2y
BookishMe This series is my guilty pleasure ;p 2y
ashimilie @BookishMe same, but I just love Nora! 2y
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ashimilie

Starting now.

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ScientistSam
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Pickpick

Loved this latest installment in the series. This must be one of the most entertaining take-downs of killer we've seen recently, and the book within a book is enjoyably meta.

robinb I think I‘ve got one more behind this one to read...she is so prolific, I can‘t keep up! 😊😳 2y
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ScientistSam
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Happy to start off the weekend with this!

CoverToCoverGirl ❤️❤️❤️love that series! 2y
ElenaBaer I bought secrets in death before I realized it was a series. I‘m trying to decide if I need to go back and read the first book before jumping in with number 45 !?! Thoughts? 2y
ScientistSam @ElenaBaer you certainly can read a number of them as stand-alones - that's how I started - but you lose the back-story and character development. The relationships in the series and characters really do grow, so I'd lean towards recommending starting from the beginning. It's worth it! 2y
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BarkingMadRun
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Reading while I get a pedicure. Life is good 😁😁

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BarkingMadRun
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Reading while I get a pedicure. Life is good 😁😁

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LaurenReads
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Pickpick

How she makes a series 46 books long interesting is beyond me, but I still love Eve, Roarke and the crew. Another good mystery.

CoverToCoverGirl Not a bad one in the bunch.. wonderful series. ❤️ 2y
DGRachel 46!?!? Crap. I‘d better get busy. I bought the first one to try them out, but I didn‘t realize I was SO far behind. 😱 2y
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bodacioustchr
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Excellent plot . Killer stealing ideas for murders from a popular author. Rourke as always a romantic and Eve as a hardass cop. Highly re commend all the Eve Dallas books.

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melissanorr
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Pickpick

Another fantastic entry in the series! I really enjoyed the plot of this one and the great comedic scenes Robb can write were perfectly timed.

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BooksAtNight
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Mehso-so

By book 40 something you know what you‘re getting: a thrilling crime, some witty dialogue, and a familiar cast of characters. The crime set up was interesting but a little underdeveloped. Not one of my favorites in the series but perfect for a rainy Sunday read.

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Shauna1
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Finally getting over the flu and ready to see what Eve and Roarke are up to!

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BooksAtNight
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My #libraryhaul for the day! (We shall not talk about the dozens of books I‘ve already checked out).

TrishB Of course not 😁 2y
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melissanorr
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I hit a reading slump for most of January where nothing I picked up was holding my attention. Then I got the new In Death book and couldn't put it down. So now I am re-reading a few others in the series and hoping my slump is over.

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Schuhbox
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Pickpick

Finished this today too! I really enjoy this series! There are a couple of series I still read, but only out of loyalty. But not this one, I‘m still in!

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Bkwrm7
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Mehso-so

I love this series, but this one had some issues mainly with how Robb handled gender throughout. Kind of a shame she didn't do better with that because the plot wherein a killer is recreating the murders from a mystery series was pretty interesting.

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Debiw781
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I love each and every JD Robb with no apologies. Eve cracks me up, and the quote above is a good example as to why. Great futuristic police procedural and looking forward to the next in the series already!

Larkken I've never been able to get into them, but maybe I should try again! 2y
Bookcation74 I ❤️Eve and Roarke! 2y
QuietlyLaura No apologies necessary. Read what you like and be happy. That's what I do! 2y
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