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Strangers In Death: 26 [Paperback]

J.D. Robb
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Book Description

7 Feb 2008 In Death (Book 26)
Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders' scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public - and of humiliation to his family. But while all those in the city are talking about it, people close to Anders aren't so anxious to do the same. With some help from her billionaire husband, Roarke, Eve is soon knocking on doors- or barging through them - to find answers.But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the apartment indicates that the killer was someone connected to the family, but everyone's alibi checks out. Was this a kinky sex game that turned into a crime of passion - or a meticulously planned execution? It's up to Dallas to solve a case in which strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways.


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (7 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749938838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749938833
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 595,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke.

With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.

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"* 'Nora Roberts amazes me...' - Stephen King * 'This is sheer entertainment, a souped-up version of Agatha Christie for the new millennium.' - Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian * 'Another absolutely belting page turner...impressive...you won't be able to put it down...Highly recommended.' - Yorkshire Post"

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The new and reissued J. D. Robb classic from the 'In Death' series, in which Eve grapples with a murder without suspects, but surrounded by secrets . . . --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Eve Dallas mystery 28 Jan 2008
By Helen Hancox TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
This is an enjoyable return to form for J D Robb whose Eve Dallas series numbers over 25 books now. I have felt that the last ones have perhaps been rather tired and showed the limitations of a long-running series but "Strangers In Death" was a definite improvement with an interesting mystery, rather more natural-seeming reactions between characters and not too many references to events in previous books which might confuse newcomers to the series.

In this story Eve is called to the scene of an apparent accidental death during some sex play. The widow of Thomas Anders was away in St Lucia with two friends and there is great humiliation for her in the way her husband was found, especially as everyone believed they had a great marriage and were faithful to each other. As Eve Dallas and Delia Peabody begin to investigate, looking at Thomas Anders' nephew amongst other people, they discover that one of the people around Anders is a rather good actor who has been playing a part for many years in order to set themselves up for money and power.

As usual Eve seems able to make some rather impressive leaps of imagination which get her on the right track; also as usual she's rarely wrong, Roarke has superhuman abilities with computers and money and seems to be able to take time off from his own work at the drop of a hat. Still the mystery in this story was very well constructed, the characterisation unveiled effectively and the resolution worked well. There wasn't any great soul-searching or moralising in this story as there have been in others, this was rather more of a straight murder mystery tale than a deep delving into the marriage of Eve and Roarke and, for me, that made it a better and more enjoyable book. Eve Dallas fans will no doubt love this contribution to the series and, for me, it has proven that there is still some mileage in this series.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book Helen Hancox 2008
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Eve Dallas mystery 5 Feb 2008
By Helen Hancox TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is an enjoyable return to form for J D Robb whose Eve Dallas series numbers over 25 books now. I have felt that the last ones have perhaps been rather tired and showed the limitations of a long-running series but "Strangers In Death" was a definite improvement with an interesting mystery, rather more natural-seeming reactions between characters and not too many references to events in previous books which might confuse newcomers to the series.

In this story Eve is called to the scene of an apparent accidental death during some sex play. The widow of Thomas Anders was away in St Lucia with two friends and there is great humiliation for her in the way her husband was found, especially as everyone believed they had a great marriage and were faithful to each other. As Eve Dallas and Delia Peabody begin to investigate, looking at Thomas Anders' nephew amongst other people, they discover that one of the people around Anders is a rather good actor who has been playing a part for many years in order to set themselves up for money and power.

As usual Eve seems able to make some rather impressive leaps of imagination which get her on the right track; also as usual she's rarely wrong, Roarke has superhuman abilities with computers and money and seems to be able to take time off from his own work at the drop of a hat. Still the mystery in this story was very well constructed, the characterisation unveiled effectively and the resolution worked well. There wasn't any great soul-searching or moralising in this story as there have been in others, this was rather more of a straight murder mystery tale than a deep delving into the marriage of Eve and Roarke and, for me, that made it a better and more enjoyable book. Eve Dallas fans will no doubt love this contribution to the series and, for me, it has proven that there is still some mileage in this series.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book Helen Hancox 2008
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Coming off the last installment my expectations for this book was pretty low considering that J.D Robb has stalled the main charcters development for the last few books. However this book surprised and baffled me in that it reverted to being a well written plot taking me back to the beginning of the series. Whilst taking me back to the old days the story never lost its edge or sparkle keeping me guessing and stunned when certain plot lines were revealed.
To say the least this book leaves me knowing that I can reread it at a later date which cant be said for some books!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't Go Wrong with Eve and Roarke 26 Feb 2008
Format:Paperback
This mystery wasn't that mysterious for me, but possibly I'm just sharper than most knives in the drawer: NOT! I did, though, figure out who da killer was early on but that in no way lessened my enjoyment of the book.
With Eve and Roarke, it's not the destination but the absorbing scenery along the way that makes each journey worthwhile.
Great chemistry between this "old married couple" and I turned an internet friend on to this series a few years ago by comparing the on-going love story to "Hart to Hart," a 1980s American TV series starring Robert Wagner and Steffani Powers. Eve and Roarke are, of course, better but Nora Roberts didn't write for TV so it's no shame for ABC.
Feeney, Peabody, McNab, Sommerset and the rest are back. Roarke is as hot as ever and he and Eve have some wonderful scenes together. I was glad she didn't have as many bad moments, nightmares and such featuring her sicko Dad, may he rot in Hell.
It was good to see Charles and Dr. Lou featured more prominently in this story and I was a bit nervous of what fate awaited them. Whew! Scared me there for a minute.
Still want to lobby Nora to hook up Nadine Furst, the nose for news anchor who restores Eve's faith in the journalism profession. Baxter, the hound dog detective who's showing Officer Trueheart the ropes, would be good. Heck, I'd even consider Trueheart for Nadine but I believe Baxter would be more of a challenge as well as a better match for our girl.
Speaking of glamorous gals, what a nice touch for the Chief's wife, an ex-model, to be introduced in this episode. Nora's worked so hard over the years to painstakingly build layer upon layer to make this detective series work. The afore mentioned characters are but a part of the reason why the "In Death" books are such a treat to buy and devour as soon as they are released.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this book series
Published 27 days ago by c scott
5.0 out of 5 stars strangers in death book 26
Wow! What an exciting book. No mystery cos we all knew who had done it! But superbly written and I could not put it down!
Published 1 month ago by S HALL
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing foresight into the future
always readable and re readable getting close to having the whole set hate the thought of the series eventually coming to an end
Published 1 month ago by steve
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great read
I have read the previous 26 books of "In Death" by J.D.Robb and not one has disappointed me, the main characters of these books are all interesting, and enjoy following... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Janice Ingram
5.0 out of 5 stars Back
Back to normal again with her writing, another blinding story from Nora Roberts. I keep wandering where she gets her ideas from but I'm glad she gets them. Read more
Published 7 months ago by christine beard
5.0 out of 5 stars Eve Dallas rocks
I can't put these books down or do without the next one to read. I don't know what I will do when I get to the last one available!
Published 7 months ago by SheeB
5.0 out of 5 stars Strangers in death..jd Robb
Brilliant...slow burn then it all comes together.. loved it looking forward to the next one ..you always want Dallas on your side
Published 11 months ago by Hilary Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Strangers in Death
This book as with all the ' Death ' series is gripping, funny and shocking at times. It's a total page turner.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs K L Callender-Pryor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Can't say anything more about this series of books apart from brilliant, funny, ands alway interesting. Keep going Nora roberts
Published 13 months ago by Bellagina
1.0 out of 5 stars not yet had order
i have still not had this book and put my order in march 20th when is it coming i need it
Published 15 months ago by pat murphy
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