On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.
Eve learns that on the day of her murder Marta was assigned to work on three audits, and begins to suspect that she was killed to cover up fraudulent activity. Eve is good at catching criminals, not crunching numbers, but luckily, she has her billionaire husband, Roarke, to figure out which companies in Marta’s files aren’t on the up-and-up.
When someone steals the files from Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak starts to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait....
©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Not as long as Susan Ericksen was the narrator.
The narrator made the voice of detective Peabody sound like she was stupid or mentally challenged! She also made the voices of other female characters sound like they were idiots as well. The book was also way too drawn out! Couldn't wait until it was over.
I always relisten to books in a series to get refocused on the timeline before the next one coming out.
Dallas & Rourke are growing more & more comfortable with their relationship & making things work together. I'm so glad that they can skip the arguments as to how involved Rourke should or should not be in the investigations. Also he realises that she must do things on her own without him hovering. It is a very comfortable fit now, yet without feeling like something is missing.
The very end! (I won't spoil it by telling you why ;p)
Susan Ericksen = brilliant. She IS this series and all its characters.
J.D. Robb = brilliant. I love everything she writes under this pseudonym, HOWEVER, this was, by far, my least favorite of all of her books. It felt a little bit empty -- like she wasn't really into it this time and was just plodding along 'cause she had to. Please keep in mind that I am comparing her to herself and this did not resonate like all the others.
Yes - the entire series!
I like them all, but I think Peabody is my favorite! Her background is so complex, plus the way the character is developing just charms the listener.
Susan Ericksen is one of my favorite narrators. Her interpretation of the characters in this series, though, is exceptional.
Nothing extreme, just didn't want to put it down.
Great series by a prolific and talented author whose books I always anticipate and buy.
I am an Rn who drives about 1 hour each way to work and Audible has been a life saver. I love mysteries and romance stories. Big fan of Sue Grafton JD Robb and Denise Swanson
I hate Nora Robert's book but count the days till JD Robb's next book comes out. I love the reader Susan Erickson makes every voice a distinct personality and the books are never boring. However I miss the back story what is going on with Eve and her friends. The last few books have been all about the story and no back story Lets get back to that please JD. No matter what I am still a devoted fan
As always can not help but love the characters
Plot was also good
Excellent reader as always
Yes it`s always better the second time.
Everything. I have yet to guess who did it.
Thats a hard one. I love every book by J.D. Robb and the narrater is wonderfull.
I would make a series.
The Eve Dallas "In Death" series is still my favourite. Every book in this series is a keeper and with each book we learn more and experience more of all the character we love.
Great Book. Great Author. Great Narrator.
This series is unique. I have been a fan from book one and hope there is a book 100 :)
Susan Ericksen brings every character to life. She IS Eve DAllas.
I don't know about tag line but I would LOVE them to make a movie of the series!
Yes. Eve Dallas is my personal favorite character followed closely by Rourke, Peabody, and the whole cast of regulars in the "In Death" series. But I recommend that you follow the series in order to get the most out of the subplots and the character development throughout the series. I absolutely believe each of the characters.
I wouldn't say "edge of my seat", but it did keep my interest and my attention. This plot wasn't quite as complex or confusing as some, but it's always interesting to see how Eve gets to the final arrest, even when the guilty party is evident early in the book. But the subplots are just as interesting as the primary plot.
Always Eve, but Peabody and Rourke are close seconds.
Not this one, no. J.D. Robb presents realistic emotions in her characters, but I find that I don't get as involved as with some other books. However it's extremely interesting to me to follow her reasoning and her character development. The emotions that the characters experience always are based on solid detail within the story. It always makes sense.
As always,waiting anxiously for the next in my favorite series.
I love reading the series but I particularly find it easy to listen to it while I was doing my housework. It made the chores so much easier to get thro!
I am a great fan of Eve and I also love the chemistry between her and Roarke.
Eve of course.
I love Eve's sense of humour, be it intentional or not.
These books are very enjoyable, the characters are well thought out and pull you into the story, I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the character of Eve has developed throughout the books.
The narrator is exceptionally good.
"jd robb rock"
this is one of the best cop series
how all the murders were connect with one man
she does the best voices
greed is everything and it kill
"Love the book, the narration not so much"
I love the In Death series. Calculated in Death is as brilliant as the previous 35. I also have it on kindle
They are all my favourites! Roarke and Eve obviously as the main characters but I love Peabody and McNab and their relationship.
Her voice/tone is too hard, the voices are not how i imagine them (but i expect that's impossible to achieve and would be different for each reader).
"Lt Dallas and Rourke are a winning combination"
I eagerly await each new book in this series.
The characters are well developed and believable. As a reader you see the characters growing and filling out, becoming more interesting and their interaction is amusing but the books work well on a suspense level too.
The books are set in the future but the plots are very this world but with a subtle twist.
I would strongly recommend any book in this series as an enjoyable read for those who like their books to be entertaining.
The reader for this series is an excellent choice she projects just the right amount attitude for the characters.
"Calculated in Death"
brilliant. J D does it again, and Susan Ericson nails the voices in the audio version. Looking forward to the next book.
Well worth "a read" or "A listen"
The plot was engaging but after a few hours I just couldn't continue listening because of the appalling narration.
Not with the same narrator
Badly written, poor storyline and the narrator could only shout. Don't bother with this one!
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