We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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.
Regular Price:$18.87
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (1577 )
5 star
 (1108)
4 star
 (361)
3 star
 (83)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.7 (1140 )
5 star
 (830)
4 star
 (247)
3 star
 (51)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.8 (1140 )
5 star
 (936)
4 star
 (171)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sylvia Grand Junction, CO, USA 10-14-09
    Sylvia Grand Junction, CO, USA 10-14-09 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    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

    HELPFUL VOTES
    679
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    218
    110
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    217
    17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "". . . 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-01-14
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2012

    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.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    279
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    329
    140
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    19
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Judith Bigfoot, TX, United States 02-08-12
    Judith Bigfoot, TX, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    54
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Karissa Freeman, SD, USA 06-16-10
    Karissa Freeman, SD, USA 06-16-10 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    114
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 03-10-13
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Semper Audiendo

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6967
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    253
    253
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3452
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    eejeej 07-10-15
    eejeej 07-10-15 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Surprising"

    I love J. D. Robb! The series gets better and better. The side characters are quite interesting and surprising. It is always exciting. The lave story between Eve and Roark gets better and better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly Howard Oregon 06-11-15
    Kelly Howard Oregon 06-11-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    379
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    102
    70
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    75
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Eve is just intolerable in this one"

    In all the "In Death" books, Eve has certain quirks; she overworks herself & gets teed off when anyone suggests she take a break, she bites people's heads off when they make friendly overtures because she wasn't shown love when she was growing up, she freaks out when aspects of the murder make her relive her childhood abuse. It's part of the formula, and if you don't mind repetition, the way Robb spins out the formula can make enjoyable books.

    However, in this one Eve is just intolerably abusive to her long-suffering friends & Roarke. They seem like dumb masochists for putting up with her childish stupidities, because her obnoxiousness is really over the top, to the point of viciousness. She's just too mean to put up with this time.

    I can listen to the "In Death" books repeatedly, after I let some months pass, because they're basically brainless fun and the details just drain out of my ears over time (kind of like Robin Cook), and because Susan Erickson does such an excellent job that they're a pleasure for the ears. I'm going to make a note to myself to not ever listen to this one again, though, because I absolutely cannot stand Eve this time around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Glenda B. Haney 04-20-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Performer"

    I really enjoy this performer. She does an excellent job keeping the characters separated. Recommend the book to audio book lovers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cecelia 03-25-15
    Cecelia 03-25-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    72
    33
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love it."

    I really enjoy going through events like the Holidays with Dallas & Roarke. This is a good book. Great series. I've read all of them; this is my third time through the series. It never gets old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Jane
    Limoise, France
    12/1/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.