Witness in Death: In Death, Book 10
Written by: J. D. Robb
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Series: In Death, Book 10
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Genre: Crime Thriller
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0
Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high profile, celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness - and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything...and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth - and really good acting.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
This is another good mystery to be solved by Lieutenant Eve Dallas with help from Roarke and Dr Mira. Eve and Roarke were attending the opening night of theater when a late scene turns all too real with the stabbing of the arrogant male lead. Eve had many on site witnesses, including herself. As she diligently researches and interviews the cast she discovers that most everyone disliked the victim and there are several with motive. The understudy gains a chance to move into a big position. Several of the ladies have the old motive of ‘the woman scorned.’
A stage hand shows up dead as an apparent suicide leaving a note confessing to the killing. That is all too neat and coincidental for Eve. She pushes, finding unexpected and surprising connections between the victim and others of the cast. Although the clues start to point one way Eve sets up a scene to trap the real killer.
As always, there is great rapport between Eve and Roarke and also between Eve and her team. Peabody is ‘meeting’ with McNab which drives Eve crazy. Feeney is his usual reliable background investigator. I really enjoyed the mystery and the process of unraveling and uncovering the killer.
Audio Notes: Susan Ericksen does a wonderful job of narrating this series. There is lots of energy with good emotion and wonderful voices. I love listening to these stories!
This audio came from my own Audible library.