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Friday, September 30, 2011

Silent Night featuring “Midnight in Death” by J. D. Robb


Midnight in Death once again makes things personal for Eve. Very personal. I think I would like to see her solve some crimes that don't draw her into them on such an intimate level.

I'm enjoying the series, but there is an obvious formula that I think is going to bother me if it continues much further. Also, as soon as a saw "the list", I knew how it was going to end -- how the big finale would happen. And I was right.

Eve's name has a made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband Roarke at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance-or die trying.

This was a quick read, and there was a surprising amount of action and detail in this for such a short piece. I only read the Midnight in Death piece, so that's all I'll be commenting on and rating.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was a good one.
  • Pacing was well done.
  • Prose and dialogue were, as always, superb.
  • Character development doesn't get expanded too much in this piece, but it's consistent.
  • World-building was also consistent.
  • Story Rating: Midnight in Death: 9 of 10
  • Series Rating: 9 of 10

1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony in Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
7.5  Midnight in Death
8. Conspiracy in Death
9. Loyalty in Death
10. Witness in Death
11. Judgment in Death
12. Betrayal in Death
13. Seduction in Death
14. Reunion in Death
15. Purity in Death
16. Portrait in Death
17. Imitation in Death
18. Divided in Death
19. Visions in Death
20. Survivor in Death
21. Origin in Death
22. Memory in Death
23. Born in Death
24. Innocent in Death
25. Creation in Death
26. Strangers in Death
27. Salvation in Death
28. Promises in Death
29. Kindred in Death
30. Fantasy in Death
31. Indulgence in Death
32. Treachery in Death
33. New York to Dallas 

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