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Holiday in Death: In Death, Book 7 | [J. D. Robb]

Holiday in Death: In Death, Book 7

No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours.
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Publisher's Summary

No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. Eve soon enters an elite world of people searching for their one true love - and one killer searching for his next victim.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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    Sylvia Grand Junction, CO, USA 10-14-09
    Sylvia Grand Junction, CO, USA 10-14-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Awesome!"

    These books are great! This is my 6th read in this series & I can not imagine any other narrator. Ms Ericksen has become these characters for me. I love the In Death/Eve Dallas series & will keep purchasing them as long as she keeps writing them.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-01-14
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2010

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "Same"

    I enjoy these stories even if they are a little cheesy, the procedurals are better than most. This was different from the usual fare not as amusing, but still decent. I'm happy to say a lot less silly sex scenes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 03-10-13
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!

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    "Pleasantly surprised by Lt. Eve Dallas"

    I didn’t look too closely at the description of “Holliday in Death” when I found it on my sale list, and it wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought I was getting a legal/criminal procedural thriller with a strong sense of place – like Kathy Reich’s forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan series (the basis for television’s “Bones”); Linda Fairstein’s series based New York District Attorney Alex Cooper; or Lincoln Child’s Pendergast series.

    “Holliday in Death” is a legal/criminal procedural thriller, based on a future New York. I was so dismayed when I realized I’d gotten a sci-fi romance criminal mystery thriller, I would have returned the book – but at the time, I was on a long drive with no reliable internet access, and I was stuck. So I listened – and was hooked..

    The main character, Lt. Eve Dallas, is strong, no nonsense, and fun. I like Robb’s technique of not describing her in too much detail, so it’s possible to imagine her how you want her to look. She’s also vulnerable, and needs the people who love her to help her.

    The plot was twisty, and pleasantly unpredictable – and it kept me wondering “Who done it?” until close to the end.

    The narration left me confused – since it was the first J.D. Robb book I’d listened to, I wasn’t sure by the narration if Dallas’ assistant, Peabody, was a person or a droid. The narration of that key character was clipped and mechanical. I’ve discovered when a narration is remembered because it changes a character, it’s not a good narration.

    I don’t see myself ever reading Norah Roberts, the romance writer. That’s a genre I never took to. However, I expect I will listen to more of Norah Roberts writing as J.D. Robb.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Bigfoot, TX, United States 02-08-12
    Judith Bigfoot, TX, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Story - Great Reader!"
    What made the experience of listening to Holiday in Death the most enjoyable?

    I love all of the In Death books and this is one of my favorites. Susan Ericksen IS the voice of Dallas and Roarke. She was great in the first book and gets better every time. Each character has a distinct and instantly recognizable voice. I can't imagine one of these books without her.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karissa Freeman, SD, USA 06-16-10
    Karissa Freeman, SD, USA 06-16-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Love Eve Dallas"

    I am have listened to books 1 thru 7.5 and am not sick of this story line at all. I love Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her million +dollar husband Roarke. Cannot wait for more. Good thing JD Robb (Nora Roberts) keeps 'em coming!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 09-30-13
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "My Favorite Yet!"

    I was worried I would start getting bored with the books as I go through this series one by one, but Robb does not disappoint! While I have gotten used to the style (always knowing the main suspect is not the killer), this one surprised me with the murderer. Didn't see it coming.

    I enjoyed the way the characters interacted with each other, and listening to Eve try to shop for Christmas was hilarious. It was also amusing to hear Peabody and McNab's bickering.

    Overall, 5 stars!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 07-18-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 07-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "". . . My True Love Gave to Me . . .""

    In the midst of preparations for Christmas 2058, a murderer begins killing people. There is a murder each day, and each corpse is decorated with jewelry depicting a day from the Christmas carol : a partridge in a pear tree, etc. By the time of the 4th murder, it is clear that clients of an exclusive and expensive computer dating service are being targeted.

    Meanwhile, back at the Roark estate, Roark is really getting into the holiday spirit, planning a huge Christmas party, decorating everything in sight, and buying gifts -- many gifts. He has not had a festive holiday since he was a youngster living with Somerset in Dublin. Eve has never had the experience, so she doesn't understand all the fuss. And she has a problem -- what can you give to the richest man on earth? When she finally has an idea, Somerset helps her obtain the gift -- after Eve saved his life, there has been a truce between them for the holiday season. Not that they're friendly, just not so openly hostile.

    As usual with the "In Death " books, the best part is the development of characters and relationships. When the team on the murder case includes McNabb, Peabody protests -- she really dislikes him. Of course, Roark sees and informs Eve that McNabb "is sweet on " Peabody. The relationship between Eve and Peabody has deepened enough to survive a rather serious difference on a personal level. Eve and Roark grow closer and their love deepens and matures as they begin to establish their own personal holiday traditions.

    Once again, Susan Ericksen delivers an excellent performance in her narration. Her familiar and distinctive voices for each of the characters have become old friends.

    I really enjoyed this 7th installment of the Eve Dallas adventures. My only quibble with the story was that the identity of the killer seemed to come out of left field, with very little information to establish a motive or explain a neurosis. That is unusual in this series. Even so, I am eager to read the next book, but will try to wait a bit in order to get full enjoyment from each adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jude Brawley Sacramento, CA United States 06-26-13
    Jude Brawley Sacramento, CA United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2006
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    "J.D. Robb as always rocks. Narrator irritating."

    As with all of the "In Death" series, this book is engrossing and has really intriguing plot line. Unfortunately Susan Erikson's is as always, irritating, snotty and abrasive. She makes Eve Dallas sound like a stone cold bitch. She does not seem to understand that Eve doesn't have to raise her voice or speak in a confrontational manner at all time. She should be allowed to speak in a normal tone when speaking to people. Even when threatening someone it is more effective to use a calm quiet menacing voice. Unfortunately Ms Eriksons narrates all authors in this manner.However I continue to listen to these books because I love the stories. Where's Loralei King when you need her?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia 03-25-13
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    Where does Holiday in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of my favorite readings. It kept me on my toes the entire time. Loved it!


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

    It was nail bitting


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

    Peabody


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every part of this book moved me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MaeLee Wenona, IL, United States 02-19-13
    MaeLee Wenona, IL, United States 02-19-13
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    "Better than I expected!!"
    If you could sum up Holiday in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Good, great, grand! These books always keep me guessing and this one was no different! The perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and romance!


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

    Definitely Dallas. Susan got the tone just right - exactly as I imagined her.


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

    Have you been naughty, or nice?


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of this series, you will enjoy this audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Dallas & Roarke as wonderful as ever"
    If you could sum up Holiday in Death: In Death, Book 7 in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, romantic, considerate


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learning about the pasts of Eve and Roarke and them experiencing Christmas for the first time together.


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

    Roarke


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

    It made me both laugh and cry.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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