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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Interlude In Death: In Death, Book 12.5 by J. D. Robb

This is a quick novella that shows true Eve Dallas intensity.
Interlude In Death: In Death, Book 12.5
by J. D. Robb

  • Publisher: Berkley (2006)
  • ASIN: B000J1BO82
Genre: Futuristic, Crime Thriller
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: August 29, 2006
Publisher's Summary
In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.
Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victim - and by the killer's history with Roarke. As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violence and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs.

I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised that each book in this series brings its own complete mystery event as well as the growing relationships among the characters.
Roarke has accompanied Eve, and many of her NY team, to one of his off planet resorts for a police conference. It’s a toss up which Eve likes least: space travel or leading a seminar. Roarke is hoping they can enjoy some of the luxuries of the resort as a bit of a vacation after her seminar.

Eve’s strong personality–sometimes popular, sometimes no–is shadowed by the attendance of a legendary 50 year icon in the police world, retired Commander Douglas Skinner. Even Peabody is awestruck. Eve is summoned by Skinner only to learn that he is a chauvinist and has it in for Roarke. He thinks he can bribe her to assist in taking Roarke down. As if! When Eve moves to step away she is blocked by one of Skinner’s security guards.

Next thing you now, fortunately– or not– for Eve, the guard shows up dead with Roarke as a prime suspect. At least the murder takes Eve’s attention away from her other issues, even though she is not in jurisdiction and has to share command with local authority. Peabody, Feeney and Dr. Mira get to assist in helping to profile and track the killer.

Once again there is wonderful interaction in the team, including Roarke. The mystery is well thought out even, or especially, for a quick novella. The action is fast paced and I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

Reading this alone would give the reader a good sense of the formula of this engaging series. However, I do recommend reading the books in order to get the full character development and interaction. Now I am ready for the next one on audio!

I checked the list and this came before the next one I was preparing to listen to on audio. It just so happens this was in my TBR box. :-)

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  1. You can purchase signed books via a bookstore called Turn the Page.

  2. This is an incredible series. She's so talented. And Turn The Page book store is Nora Robert's husband's store.Thanks for your review and the giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. This book would be a change for me---futuristic crime just sounds interesting. Thanks for the contest.

  4. learned the first J. D. Robb book was published in 1995

  5. Hi Martha, Another great review! This novella sounds terrific and thank you for sharing your insights!

  6. I read the whole series over the last year and finished the latest 'Obsession in Death' a few weeks ago. Now I have to wait til September with my next visit with Eve & Roarke. Tho some of the situations in some of the books make me cringe, I love the parts where Eve figures things out, her time with Roarke, and her interactions with her friends. Because I read them in a more compressed time frame it was fun to watch Eve evolve. I'm thinking about reading from the beginning again!

  7. Innocent in Death was the first book written as J. D. Robb to debut as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

  8. Nora has written 165 New York Times bestsellers including 23 written as
    J. D. Robb and one written together with J. D. Robb.

    tiramisu392 (at)

  9. Love this series! The author has over 165 New York Times bestsellers, including 23 written as J.D. Robb.


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