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In Death Series Part 1 (Books 1-21)

    
 

Naked in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1995 by Berkley Publishing Group     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425148297

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING IN DEATH SERIES

It is 2058, New York City. Technology now completely rules the world, but for New York Detective Eve Dallas, one irresistible impulse still rules the heart: passion...

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all--and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire--and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about--except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

 

 

Glory in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1995 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425150986

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents the thrilling second novel in her In Death series. When technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion--in the heart...

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects--including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead...to investigate every scandalous rumor...to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.

 

 

Immortal in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1996 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425153789

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In the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a world where technology can create beauty and youth, but passion and greed can destroy them...

She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted--even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas put her life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the fa├žade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire--for a price...

 

 

Rapture in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1996 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425155189

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They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenenat Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsises revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder? Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games - where the same technique used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction.

 

 

Ceremony in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1997 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425157626

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In a new age of criminal investigation, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong--and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil. J.D. Robb is the pseudonym of bestselling author Nora Roberts.

 

 

Vengeance in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1997 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425160398

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Eve is stunned by the vicious nature of a series of murders--and haunted by the cryptic riddles left for her by the killer. The crimes are clearly related, but the investigation stalls until Eve discovers a common link between the victims: her new husband, Roarke.

 

 

Holiday in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1998 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425163719

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For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, the holidays is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. From Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb.

 

 

Conspiracy in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1999 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425168134

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In a future where human nature remains as predictable as death, a killer plays God and puts innocent lives in the palm of his hand in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable souls of the world's city streets. The first victim: a sidewalk sleeper, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But in the heat of a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas's job is suddenly on the line. Now her hands are tied...between a struggle for justice--and a fight for her career...

 

 

Loyalty in Death

by J D Robb

Published 1999 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425171400

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series known for its tantalizing blend of romance, suspense, and futuristic police procedural, New York cop Eve Dallas faces her most ingenious foe: a "secret admirer" who taunts her with letters...and kills without mercy.

An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the "corrupt masses." And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It's her city...it's her job...and it's hitting too close to home. Now, in a race against a ticking clock, Eve must make the pieces fit--before the city falls.

 

 

Witness in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2000 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425173633

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When a famous thespian is killed right before her eyes, New York detective Eve Dallas takes a new place in crime as both officer and witness to murder in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

The opening night of the revival of Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution" at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death right on center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high-profile celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness--and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything...and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth--and really good acting...

 

 

Judgment in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2000 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425176306

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When a cop killer cuts loose in a club called Purgatory, New York Detective Eve Dallas descends into an underground criminal hell in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation...

 

 

Betrayal in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2001 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425178577

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Detective Eve Dallas' investigation of a homicide at her husband's hotel leads to a murderer with a passion for the finer things in life--and in death...

At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown--and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility--that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke...

 

 

Seduction in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2001 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425181461

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb comes a tantalizing novel in the futuristic In Death series, as Detective Eve Dallas searches for a Casanova killer with a deadly appetite for seduction...

Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars.

Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed--a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn't intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again...

 

 

Reunion in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2002 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425183977

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A birthday bash sets the scene for a frightening reunion with a killer from Eve Dallas's past in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

At exactly 7:30 p.m., Walter Pettibone arrived home to over a hundred friends and family shouting, "surprise!" It was his birthday. Although he had known about the planned event for weeks, the real surprise was yet to come. At 8:45 p.m., a woman with emerald eyes and red hair handed him a glass of champagne. One sip of birthday bubbly, and he was dead.

No one at the party knew who she was, but Detective Eve Dallas remembers her all too well. Eve was personally responsible for Julianna Dunne's incarceration nearly ten years ago. And now, let out on good behavior, she still has nothing but bad intentions. It appears she wants to meet Dallas again--in a reunion neither will forget...

 

 

Purity in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2002 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425186305

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas must take down a group of terrorists who use a computer virus to kill in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable--like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging...

The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice and Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there's nothing to explain the man's sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: Absolute Purity Achieved.

And when a second man dies under nearly identical circumstances, Dallas starts racking her brain for answers and for courage to face the impossible...that this might be a computer virus able to spread from machine to man...

 

 

Portrait in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2003 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425189030

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces a serial killer who offers his victims eternal youth by taking their life...

After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered.

Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move. And he has a mission: to own every beautiful young woman's innocence, to capture her youth and vitality--in one fateful shot...

 

 

Imitation in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2003 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425191583

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat killer...

Summer, 2059. A man wearing a cape and a top hat approaches a prostitute on a dark, New York City street. Minutes later, the woman is dead. Left at the scene is a letter addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, inviting her to play his game and unveil his identity. He signs it, "Jack."

Now Dallas is in pursuit of a murderer who knows as much about the history of serial killers like Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler as she does. He has studied the most notorious and the most vicious slayings in modern times. But he also wants to make his own mark. He has chosen his victim: Eve Dallas. And all Eve knows is that he plans to mimic the most infamous murderers of all...

 

 

Divided in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2004 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425197950

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb continues her "sexy and suspenseful" (Publishers Weekly) In Death series in this futuristic thriller in which technology and humanity collide--and a new computer virus has become the latest form of terrorism...

Reva Ewing was a former member of the Secret Service, and then a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises--until she was found standing over the dead bodies of her husband, renowned artist Blair Bissel, and her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas believes there was more to the killing than jealous rage--all of Bissel's computer files were deliberately corrupted.

To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against techno-terrorists. But this deadly new breed of hackers isn't afraid to kill to protect their secret--and it's up to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to shut them down before the nightmare can spread to the whole country.

 

 

Visions in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2005 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425203002

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Detective Eve Dallas searches the darkest corners of Manhattan for an elusive killer with a passion for collecting soulsin this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

On one of the city's hottest nights, New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent to Central Park--and into a hellish new investigation. The victim is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark water of the lake. Around her neck is a single red ribbon. Her hands are posed, as if in prayer. But it is the eyes--removed with the precision of a surgeon--that have Dallas most alarmed.

As more bodies turn up, each with the same defining scars, Eve is frantic for answers. Against her instincts, she accepts help from a psychic who offers one vision after another--each with shockingly accurate details of the murders. And when partner and friend Peabody is badly injured after escaping an attack, the stakes are raised. Are the eyes a symbol? A twisted religious ritual? A souvenir? With help from her husband, Roarke, Dallas must uncover the killer's motivation before another vision becomes another nightmare...

 

 

Survivor in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2005 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425204184

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas must solve the murder of a seemingly ordinary family, and protect one small, terrified survivor in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

No affairs. No criminal connections. No DNA. No clues. Lieutenant Eve Dallas may be the best cop in the city--not to mention having the lavish resources of her husband Roarke at her disposal--but the Swisher case has her baffled. The family members were murdered in their beds with brutal, military precision. The state-of-the-art security was breached, and the killers used night vision to find their way through the cozy middle-class house. Clearly, Dallas is dealing with pros. The only mistake they made was to overlook the nine-year-old girl cowering in the dark in the kitchen...

Now Nixie Swisher is an orphan--and the sole eyewitness to a seemingly inexplicable crime. Kids are not Dallas's strong suit. But Nixie needs a safe place to stay, and Dallas needs to solve this case. Not only because of the promise she made to Nixie. Not only for the cause of justice. But also to put to rest some of her own darkest memories--and deepest fears. With her partner Peabody on the job, and watching her back--and with Roarke providing the kind of help that only he can give--Lieutenant Eve Dallas is running after shadows, and dead-set on finding out who's behind them.

 

 

Origin in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2006 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425204269

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Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a doctor and his son in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in his office--murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security disks show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building--the doctor's final appointment.

Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something and suspects that his son--and successor--knows what it is. Then, like father, like son, the young Dr. Icove is killed...with the same deadly precision.

But who is the mystery woman--and what was her relationship with the good doctors? While her husband, Roarke, works behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. What she discovers are men driven to create perfection--playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity...

 

 

Memory in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2006 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425210734

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents a memorable tale of suspense set in 2059 New York City, as Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks a tightrope between her professional duties and her private demons.

Eve Dallas is one tough cop. It should take more than a seemingly ordinary middle-aged lady to make her fall apart. But when that lady is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. Just seeing Trudy at the station plunges Eve back to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized young girl--and trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits smiling in front of her.

Trudy claims she came all the way to New York just to see how Eve is doing. But Eve's fiercely protective husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise--and a blackmail attempt by Trudy proves his suspicion correct. Eve and Roarke just want the woman out of their lives. But someone else wants her dead. And when her murder comes to pass, Eve and Roarke will follow a circuitous and dangerous path to find out who turned the victimizer into a victim.

 

 

Born in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2007 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425215685

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles with the end--and the beginning--of life in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

Just as Eve Dallas begins to investigate the grisly double homicide of two young lovers--both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm--her friend Mavis need a favor. One of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class has gone missing. Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job--and Eve can't say no.

Now Eve's trying to track down the missing woman, while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.

 

 

Innocent in Death

by J D Robb

Published 2007 by Berkley Books     Mass Market Paperbound, English. ISBN: 9780425217542

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher--and uncovers some extraordinary surprises--in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

Eve Dallas doesn't like to see innocent people murdered. And the death of history teacher Craig Foster is clearly a murder case. The lunch that his wife lovingly packed was tainted with deadly ricin. And Mr. Foster's colleagues, shocked as they may be, have some shocking secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to get a feel for all the potential suspects--and find out why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant...so innocent.

Someone Eve could easily picture dead is an old flame of her billionaire husband Roarke, who has turned up in New York and manipulated herself back into his life. Consumed by her jealousy--and Roarke's indifference to it--Eve finds it hard to focus on the Foster case. But when another man turns up dead, she'll have to keep in mind that both innocence and guilt can be facades...