Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46)

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 30, 2018 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in Dark in Death, by J.D. Robb, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art...

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.

From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls “inventive, entertaining, and clever.”

 

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User Review  - bemislibrary - LibraryThing

It is harder to find a murder when the murder copycats a book plot. It is also hard for an author to maintain the quality of writing in a long running series. This time, the plot has holes and lacks ... Read full review

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

Excellent installment in In Death series. I liked this one because it almost felt like the the character of the author in the book in some ways resembles Roberts herself. The motivation of the villain ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
33
Section 4
47
Section 5
61
Section 6
79
Section 7
95
Section 8
111
Section 14
209
Section 15
225
Section 16
243
Section 17
247
Section 18
259
Section 19
273
Section 20
291
Section 21
309

Section 9
127
Section 10
145
Section 11
163
Section 12
179
Section 13
195
Section 22
325
Section 23
341
Section 24
357
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J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.

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