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Friday, October 28, 2011

Ritual in Death (In Death, Book 26.5) by JD Robb


Ritual in Death is a well paced short story that packs a punch. Eve and Roarke are at a swanky party when a bloody man with a knife stumbles in.

Eve has experienced some paranormal things in previous books, and she tends to take a pretty logical and closed minded view about these things, as a general rule. However, Eve wants to be able to defend herself, so she has learned how to block her thoughts from those people sensitive enough to be able to pick up on them. She may be closed minded, but she's not stupid.

The story here moves along quickly and she finds the people responsible and arrests them all in quick order. It's not a typical case for her, but she handles it just fine.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was different, but good.
  • Pacing was well done.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development wasn't developed too much, but it was a short and that was fine.
  • World-building was consistent with previous books.
Ritual in Death is a quick and dirty short story that's different from Eve's normal case load.
    • Book Rating: Ritual in Death: 10 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
    12.5 Interlude In Death
    13. Seduction in Death
    14. Reunion in Death
    15. Purity in Death
    16. Portrait in Death
    17. Imitation In Death
    17.5 Remember When
    18. Divided in Death
    19. Visions in Death
    20. Survivor In Death
    21. Origin In Death
    21.5 Haunted in Death
    22. Memory in Death
    23. Born in Death
    24. Innocent In Death
    24.5 Eternity in Death
    25. Creation in Death
    26. Strangers in Death
    26.5 Ritual in Death
    27. Salvation in Death
    28. Promises in Death
    29. Kindred in Death
    29.5 Missing in Death

    30. Fantasy in Death
    31. Indulgence in Death
    31.5  Possession in Death
    32. Treachery in Death
    33. New York to Dallas


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