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Strangers in Death: In Death, Book 26 Audiobook – Unabridged

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  • Listening Length: 13 hours and 13 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 20 May 2008
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SQ6N9Q

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Definitely my favourite so far this series and can't wait to read the already purchased next in the saga.very worth reading.
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great read
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Fantastic book ...JDRobb never fails
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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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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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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 April 2008
Format: Paperback
Strangers in Death is a fascinating police procedural that relies on Eve Dallas's thoughtful consideration of what she observes. While traditional mysteries have often relied on a sleuth who could spot details and their significance well ahead of everyone else, J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) draws on the female perspective more than in any other mystery I've ever read to unravel a complex case. Taking that slant made the story even fresher than placing it into the year 2060 did.

In magic, most of the illusions are based on drawing your attention toward what you are supposed to see . . . and away from what you aren't supposed to see. Strangers in Death employs magic legerdemain to create an impression of a crime that must have been done by a kinky lover while the reality is something else.

The story is a little slow in the beginning as Eve Dallas tries to make sense of an incongruous crime scene. The pace and my interest quickly picked up as the preliminaries were done and the hard work of uncovering what isn't supposed to be seen began.

Eve's interactions with her wealthy husband, Roarke, made the book much more lively than it would otherwise been. The contrasts between their relationship and the marriage of Thomas and Ava Anders also make for good reading.

I haven't read any of the earlier books in the series so a fair amount of the character development didn't make a lot of sense to me. If you are a long-time fan of the series, you may like the book better than I did. On the other hand, I didn't find the book to be too hard to appreciate for one in a long-running series. So newcomers to "in Death" books should be encouraged to sample this one.

Watch out who you hang around with!
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