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Other genres include mystery, paranormal romance, and crime thrillers.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Seduction in Death (In Death, Book 13) by JD Robb


Seduction in Death was creepy. No two ways around it. But it was also funny in places - laugh out loud funny that had my husband looking at me like I'd lost my mind.

Peabody and McNabb are still at each other throats, though I hope that we may see things begin to smooth out between them in future books. Maybe. Who knows with those two, but I have hopes.

The ongoing feud between Eve and Summerset it getting a bit odd. It's obvious they both care about each other, if for no other reason than they both love Roarke and respect that about each other. I'd like to see them find some sort of middle ground, but I don't think the author is going to make that happen.

Here's the blurb:

The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter-million dollars. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind in order to get to the killer—before he starts hunting again.

I have to say that the blurbs for this series suck. I haven't even included a few of them in because they don't seem to describe the book at all. This one does describe the events... sort of, but not very well.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was a good one.
  • Pacing had some issues.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development was fine.
  • World-building was consistent with previous books.
 I did not like the way the author told us who the killers were up front. I get why she did it, since they weren't in the cast of characters that Eve was investigating. But still, seeing things play out from both Eve's POV and the killers' POV wasn't quite as satisfying for me.
    • Book Rating: Seduction 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
    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
    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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