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Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36 | [J. D. Robb]

Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

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.
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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.

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    sheree sarandos warwick, ri United States 03-30-13
    sheree sarandos warwick, ri United States 03-30-13 Listener Since 2010

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    "Always a fresh new plot,suspence and a few laughs"
    Would you listen to Calculated in Death again? Why?

    Yes it`s always better the second time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I have yet to guess who did it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Thats a hard one. I love every book by J.D. Robb and the narrater is wonderfull.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would make a series.


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    Shay 03-29-13
    Shay 03-29-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "book 36 and I am still a huge fan!"
    If you could sum up Calculated in Death in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Calculated in Death to and why?

    This series is unique. I have been a fan from book one and hope there is a book 100 :)


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Susan Ericksen brings every character to life. She IS Eve DAllas.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know about tag line but I would LOVE them to make a movie of the series!


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    Patricia 03-26-13
    Patricia 03-26-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Eve Dallas Never Disappoints"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Always Eve, but Peabody and Rourke are close seconds.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    As always,waiting anxiously for the next in my favorite series.

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    Myron Ferguson, MO, USA 03-26-13
    Myron Ferguson, MO, USA 03-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid J. D. Robb"

    I was starting to think she had lost her touch but this lets me kno Eve is back!

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    Marcia Gammon 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, wonderful narrator."
    If you could sum up Calculated in Death in three words, what would they be?

    A great story.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the In Death series. Can't wait until the next one comes out.

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    Elizabeth Tumbi Umbi, Australia 03-25-13
    Elizabeth Tumbi Umbi, Australia 03-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best out of the 36..but still worth it..."

    I don't think the story line was quite up Nora's usual standard. I found myself drifting off occasionally and had to use the 30 second rewind button a few times. I found it a little hard to keep the characters or suspects straight as to who was who on a couple of occasions.

    Probably not quite as dark as some of her other books, a little bit more of a blue collar crime than a grissly one.

    Having said all that, I wouldn't have missed it for the world as this is one of my favourite series...definitely worth the trouble if you are a die hard fan like myself :)

    As always, Susan Ericksen did a wonderful job with the narration.

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    Sue cincinnati, ohio, United States 03-25-13
    Sue cincinnati, ohio, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Calculated in Death again? Why?

    Not really, but I am a person who only can listen to a book once, I am the same way on movies......


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Calculated in Death?

    As always the way Dallas and all the characters intertwine with each other.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Just the way she talks as the characters themselves


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    On another trail.......


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    HM 03-25-13
    HM 03-25-13

    I don't like sharing personal details to strangers, but I like books.

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    "Up to standard"
    What did you like best about Calculated in Death? What did you like least?

    I like the personal interactions and the sometimes forced reptitions of forced cliches are the parts I like least.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    content


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She does all of the Eve Dallas Books and does them well.


    Did Calculated in Death inspire you to do anything?

    listen to old In Death books


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    maria 03-25-13
    maria 03-25-13 Member Since 2014

    Love romance novels and love listening to books while at work make the day go by faster

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    "Great Book"
    If you could sum up Calculated in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Great, love the book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Calculated in Death?

    all off it


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    All her perfomrance


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    great book like all the oethers

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    Barbara 03-25-13
    Barbara 03-25-13
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    "Another Eve Dallas winner!"
    Where does Calculated in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite audiobooks; well presented; excellent story


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    Any additional comments?

    I don't like how Susan did Trina; otherwise the characters were excellent.

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