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Monday, November 14, 2011

Chaos in Death (In Death, Book 33.5) by JD Robb


Chaos in Death is a short story whodunit where you basically know the killer is one of a group of people and have to watch Eve figure out which of the group is the killer.

Most of the anthology pieces have had some sort of supernatural current running through -- seers, ghosts, vampires. Some have been supernatural, some have only had a supernatural theme. Chaos in Death is pure sci-fi. So much, in fact, that the science didn't make a whole lot of sense.

Here's the blurb:

Eve Dallas and Rourke investigate the murders of a series of luckless indigents—and their strange connection to a brilliant young surgeon. But this hunt for a killer is like none they have ever encountered before, because nothing is as it seems.
As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was pretty good. Borrowed from yet another classic, but that's fine, as she gives props to the original.
  • Pacing was fine.
  • Prose and dialogue were exceptional.
  • Character development wasn't a big part of the story.
  • World-building was consistent with previous books in the series.
  • Book Rating: Chaos in Death: 8 of 10
  • Series Rating: 10 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
33.5 Chaos in Death
34. Celebrity In Death (Feb 2012)

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