But Mavis needs an even bigger favor now. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in her class, has gone missing, just days before her due date - not even showing up at the shower at Eve and Roarke's place that she'd been looking forward to so much. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family. When Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds Mavis' shower gift wrapped and ready on the table - and Tandy's packed hospital bag still on the floor - her spine starts tingling.
Normally, this would be turned over to Missing Persons. Eve has more than enough on her plate trying to find out who murdered Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé, both employed at a highly prestigious accounting firm. But Mavis wants no one but Eve on the case - and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while tracing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against a particularly vicious killer.
Luckily, she has her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise to help with the numbers-crunching. But as he mines for the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all-too-real danger in the flesh-and-blood world.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"The audio skips smoothly along, connecting subplots blithely, and Susan Ericksen never misses a beat." (AudioFile)
Classic Nora -- fantasy, mystery, love, and suspense, all wrapped up with a ridiculously happy ending. The narrator does a great job and it's just great, fun, escape.
Dallas and Rorke continue to evolve, and Mavis gives birth, while another killer is brought down. What more is there to say? :)
I have listened to the entire series up to this point, and Susan is outstanding in almost all of them. There was one or two titles where she seemed to lose her rhythm, but she is back on track here. Her use of separate voices for each character makes it easy to picture the conversation going on, and help keep the story flowing without the constant
If you love the Dallas series, this one will make you happy. If you are not familiar with the series, you should probably start back at volume 1. Though each title mostly stands on its own, there is a definite progression of the characters and their relationships, and the story makes more sense with that background.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I love this series.
I love the whole 'Death' series. I have read and listened to them all repeatedly. Of course Dallas' case in this one is complex and demanding. But Mavis giving birth is the best part of the book. If you don't laugh out loud at Dallas and Roark trying to get thru childbirth, then there is something wrong w/ you. Best ending to a book I've listened to in long time.
No sure. The "In-death" series is my favorite and all installments including the novella's are excellent.
The plot and sub-plots and that the story moves quickly. Lots of emotion in this one!
I have listened to Susan almost thru the entire series. I love how she has each main, secondary and guest voices down to a science. You can always tell who's speaking. The series (audio) would be nothing without her.
Laugh out loud funny!
I would have given this one 5 stars because I was laughing out loud due to the reactions of birthing classes Eve and Roarke attended for Mavis! This really is 4 1/2 stars, what was missing for me was more of Dr. Mira. She played a very small part in this and I like the way she handles Eve, almost as good as Roarke. Not only was this installment (#23) laugh out loud but it was awesome to see Roarke actually lose his cool to the degree of rage. It's funny that he got so pissed with the NYPSD for covering their butts even though he knew that they had every right to do so. It was disturbing to see Eve almost lose her cool and start to cry. I didn't think she could but that just shows how much she loves Roarke and treasures their relationship. Summerset was cool and controlled until Mavis asked him for a particular favor, that part almost had me in tears!
A double murder and a missing person, WOW, Eve really had a lot on her plate this time around. Very interesting plot line and the story moved pretty quickly, never a dull moment. Babies, babies and more babies. I loved that Eve had to give the shower but even gladder (?) that Peabody took over. (LOL) I will definitely read this one again!
a lover of books and finer things
Loved how the plots intersect. The best was the personal interaction of the characters and how life is changing for all of them. This one had me laughing at the end. Roarke pushing Eve was hilarious and him promising not to go to Mexico. LOL!
Another episode with Eve and Roarke and the gang. And this time with death there is a little new life to mix in with it all. Murder, fraud, a baby snatching ring all combine to give Eve and her team something to get their teeth into. While I could see that possibly the two cases could be related before it was shown it didn't matter. As usual the narrator did a fabulous job. No one else could ever narrate these books!
Loved this story a friend of Mavis goes missing and Eve promises her she'll try and find her. A couple of accountants are murdered and Eve has to try and solve this case as well as the missing person, and on top of all that Eve has to hold a baby shower for Mavis and the baby is born. Truly a full book
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