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Haunted in Death: In Death, Book 22.5 | [J. D. Robb]

Haunted in Death: In Death, Book 22.5

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.
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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. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory.

With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J. D. Robb; ©2006 Brilliance Audio

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    Pagan Picnic SoFla, USA 04-16-10
    Pagan Picnic SoFla, USA 04-16-10 Member Since 2008

    Pagan Picnic

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    "You'll hate yourself in the morning"

    Okay, you're hooked on In Death and you're going to buy this no matter what my review says. I get it - I ignored the bad review to buy it, too.

    Here's the thing - it's bad. Really, really bad. Maybe Roberts had the flu when she wrote it. Maybe Ericksen caught it from her. But it stinks. The plot is laughable. Peabody, Meara, Roark and, it pains me to write this, even Dallas act so stupid you'd swear they couldn't solve a glide cart stickup.

    So, all my fellow fans, go ahead and buy it. It's only three hours long, which means it's cheap, so do yourself a favor and spend the $10 in cash to buy it. That way, once you've finished it and need to get the bad taste out of your mouth, you'll still have a credit left to get a GOOD book.

    I'm off to Born in Death with high hopes...

    Oh - and if you hate this one, please come back and write a review...

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 08-12-13
    Melissa 08-12-13
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    "Nothing scares Eve Dallas"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Haunted in Death to be better than the print version?

    I think any audio edition is better then print ;)


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

    So many books right now are of paranormal, futuristic things. I'm not sure if I could compare.


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

    WOW that is a tough one. She is so good with all of them. I do love Peabody. Great contrast from Dallas


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Lilburn, GA, United States 02-08-12
    Jennifer Lilburn, GA, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Playful, but good"

    I've had the impression throughout this series that Robb (aka Nora Roberts) interjects these "half" novels to sort of let her creativity loose a little and maybe get a little silly or write about something that the characters, otherwise, would never admit to, let alone do. For example, in this one, the murder looks like, and all the evidence points to the fact that, a ghost actually committed the crime. Roarke and Peabody and every one else are all into it, and get their kicks off the thrill of it. And Eve just stands firm with her, "Oh PLEASE!" attitude. It's a good break from the seriousness of the series, although it may get a little *too* silly at certain points. Still fun, though! And Lorelei King is brilliant as ever, even with the silly parts :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Broad Run, VA, United States 12-12-11
    Laura Broad Run, VA, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2010
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    "AWESOME AS USUAL"
    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Susan Ericksen's performances are always top-notch! Love her vision of the story and how she embodies the great characters!


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

    yup


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Porirua, New Zealand 12-01-11
    Janet Porirua, New Zealand 12-01-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Always a good read or listen"

    Enjoying all of the story's in this series. I think Susan Ericksen is doing a fabulous job narrating this series and bringing each of the writers character to life for the listenener.

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    Amazon Customer Alton, MO, United States 11-22-11
    Amazon Customer Alton, MO, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2008

    Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.

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    "Great Halloween week listen."

    Loving the whole Eve Dallas series, sometimes the short novellas leave me wanting more. But this one was complete and fun to listen to. Susan Ericksen does a great job on the voices even the "ghost". So fun to listen to Peabody getting the willies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 03-29-15
    Sarah 03-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I absolutely love this series!!"

    Another great book from J D Robb!! This was alot of scary fun too!

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    Robert Lee 01-24-15
    Robert Lee 01-24-15 Member Since 2011

    I'm a truck driver that loves Audible! It is a wonderful way to "read" all the books I want to, with out having to stop working!

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    What made the experience of listening to Haunted in Death the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable thing about listening to the short stories involving Eve Dallas is that Susan Ericksen is narrating.


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

    There was nothing memorable, just a good short listen.


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

    Susan just puts you into the story.


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

    I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    These short stories are a good way to keep my mind occupied on short trips/days.

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    Elisabeth 01-02-15
    Elisabeth 01-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Short but sweet"

    Keeping in mind this is one of JD Robb's novellas I think it was a fun and quick read. No it's not as intense as some of her stories can be, but it was nice to read something that has a lighter tone for a change, as I'm sure it was fun for her to write. Definitely the characters are amusing with how they handle the spooky nature of the story. The narration is still the same, as fantastic as always. I have enjoyed the entire In Death series, some better than others but all are entertaining.

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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 10-30-14
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 10-30-14 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "VERY DISAPPOINTING (If you are a JD Robb follower)"

    If you are an avid reader of the JD Robb Eve Dallas series, you will be disappointed with this one. It is one of a few short stories J D Robb has done and has the same characters and same type of story as the longer versions, but because they are much shorter, they tend to be very trite. There simply is not enough time to introduce the usual twists and turns that are prevalent in the longer books. If you do not follow the Eve Dallas series, you will probably find this book to be quite satisfactory. It is very fast, so there is simply not much time for plot development or introduction of red herrings, but as a general mystery novel, it is ok. I have found that all of her "short stories" suffer from this same problem. The short ones tend to be 3-4 hours listening time while her unabridged longer novels run 7-9 hours.

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    "Haunted in the 21st century"

    J D Robb may be a pseudonym for Nora Roberts, however in my view this series of books is written in a different style to her usual style - they stand alone as a body of work. The series is set in the mid 21st century and Robb paints a believable picture of the time. The heroine is believable and it is easy to identify with her. The author manages to introduce the supernatural - a first for her as this series is imminently 'practical' within the genre of police procedural, without asking the reader to believe. Even if you don't, the story works well and is definitely up to J D Robb's excellent standard of storytelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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