Most Addictive: The In Death Series

These futuristic thrillers, written by J. D. Robb, a.k.a Nora Roberts, feature New York police lieutenant Eve Dallas.

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  • Origin in Death: In Death, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1988)
    Performance
    (1629)
    Story
    (1633)

    New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed halls of the Wilfred B. Icove Center for Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery on a case. A hugely popular vid star has been beaten to a bloody pulp - and has killed her attacker in the process. After a post-op interview, Dallas and Peabody confirm for themselves that it's a clear-cut case of self-defense.

    Ria Reader says: "WOW! Another GREAT ONE."
  • Memory in Death: In Death, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1845)
    Performance
    (1494)
    Story
    (1496)

    Eve Dallas is one tough cop. She's got no problem dealing with a holiday reveler in a red suit who plunges 37 stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa". But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, it's all Eve can do to hold it together.

    Carol says: "Christmas Eve"
  • Innocent in Death: In Death, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1901)
    Performance
    (1550)
    Story
    (1544)

    The death of history teacher Craig Foster devastated his young wife, who'd sent him off to work that morning with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the Upper West Side private school. And as for the 10-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids, they may have been traumatized for life. Lieutenant Eve Dallas, of course, is more hardened to murder cases. And this is clearly a murder case.

    Vicki says: "I Love J D Robb"
  • Creation in Death: In Death, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1784)
    Performance
    (1458)
    Story
    (1464)

    Eve has seen this crime scene before: the artfully arranged body of a young brunette, arms spread, palms up, body marked by the signs of prolonged and painful torture. Carved into her torso is the time it took her to die - in hours, minutes, and seconds. And on the third finger of her left hand has been placed a silver ring.

    Mary Kelley Oakley says: "Fantastic as usual."
  • Strangers in Death: In Death, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1789)
    Performance
    (1433)
    Story
    (1428)

    Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman found in his Park Avenue apartment tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.

    Ria Reader says: "Interesting Story"
  • Midnight in Death: In Death, Book 7.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1803)
    Performance
    (1461)
    Story
    (1458)

    Eve's name has 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.

    Holly Helscher says: "Nice Follow Up"
  • Eternity in Death: In Death, Book 24.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (946)
    Story
    (950)

    When club-hopping bad girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the killing has all the earmarks of a vampire attack. The ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to deal with superstitious cops carrying garlic and stakes, as well as the ever-hysterical press.

    delennn says: "A Good Mini "In Death""
  • Interlude in Death: In Death, Book 12.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1452)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1180)

    In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.

    Holly Helscher says: "Quick Read, But Good"
  • Haunted in Death: In Death, Book 22.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (926)
    Story
    (930)

    Number 12 is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted...and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number 12 a cultural icon.

    Pagan Picnic says: "You'll hate yourself in the morning"
  • Promises in Death: In Death, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2042)
    Performance
    (1529)
    Story
    (1533)

    Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."

    Erin says: ""Promises" Delivers!"
  • Kindred in Death: In Death, Book 29

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2157)
    Performance
    (1576)
    Story
    (1579)

    In this novel from number-one New York Times-best-selling author J. D. Robb, the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious 16-year-old daughter, who stayed behind. Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaits them inside.

    MJ says: "Good book in a great series"
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