I am incredibly biased, as I have stated previously, as I LOVE these books... This is a quieter installment than others: as stated by other reviewers, there are no car chases, near death experiences (death experiences by those that die obviously, but not for Eve), no running down muggers, etc.
BUT this is a great character catch-up piece, a bit like Memory in Death (In Death Series)
. All of the secondary characters are there and you get time to catch up on how each of them are doing, which is great as usually the books are so action-packed you hardly see any of them (New York To Dallas
a case in point!) and then other reviewers complain that they don't see Mavis or Nadine as much as they want to! Poor JDR can't win! However, this reader wins every time a new book comes out, no matter what JDR has in store for us!
This book is slower-paced but there are still interesting twists and turns.
If you are a long-time follower of the series, it is a delicious reward to sink into this world in a frankly much nicer environment to the stench that we're usually in and to actually remember all of the different characters and how far they've come on this journey that JDR is weaving for us.
If you are a newcomer, I do believe that this book will make you want to read at least Origin in Death (In Death Series)
which is what the film in "Celebrity in Death" is based. However, if you're nosy/like to do your research/whatever you like to call yourself to say you're not nosy, you will want to go back to the first book in this series, Naked in Death (In Death Series)
where it all began and walk through the series with the rest of us long-timers. Lets put it this way, I've introduced several people to JDR and they are all still reading the books when they come out, just like I am! As I have lent out my copies of "Naked", I now need to by my 3rd personal copy of it as I never get it back!
I had just finished Glory in Death: In Death Series: Book 2 (In Death 2)
when this book arrived and what really caught my attention in "Celebrity" were the differences, not just in Eve which I confess is where I normally see the changes, but in Roarke himself. If you don't believe me, go back to "Glory" then read "Celebrity" and see the difference! His changes over the series have been a lot more subtle but thy are still, definitely there!
As ever, I will be re-reading it again, probably starting today and enjoying every word.
Long live Eve and Roarke!