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Strangers in Death: In Death, Book 26 | [J. D. Robb]

Strangers in Death: In Death, Book 26

Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman found in his Park Avenue apartment tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.
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Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman found in his Park Avenue apartment tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.

It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders' scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas' billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access.

Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs. But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution?

It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected and deadly ways.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2008 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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"Concisely narrated with verve and humor by Susan Ericksen." (AudioFile)

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    Curtis Austin, TX, United States 10-16-08
    Curtis Austin, TX, United States 10-16-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent series"

    I picked this series up at about book 5 and it didn't take long to get me hooked. I have read many police procedural book series and this series ranks up there with the best of them. Sometimes it's kind of hard to understand some of the futuristic technology, but what sci-fi/futuristic type novel isn't nowadays? It is full of Nora Roberts' trademark steamy romance scenes and humor, but that only adds to the drama and intrigue of this series. Eve Dallas and her partner Roarke make an excellent pair in solving the many mysterious and action-packed cases they encounter. There is also lots of memorable characters as well. I never miss a book. There is not a bad book in this series. I say sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the best narrators in the business take you through a police adventure that will have you wanting more once it ends. And there are a lot of books to enjoy in this series. Read them all. You will not be able to get enough!!!

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Ria Reader Washington, DC 01-12-11
    Ria Reader Washington, DC 01-12-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Interesting Story"

    I dont agree that this was boring. I would say it was too long breaking down the why and how, since Eve already knew the who. I loved getting an update on Charles and Louise and the jokes and banter between the characters alwasy make me laugh out loud as if they are really chating and I am involved. To me these stories are real and easy to get your self wrapped up in. The story was interesing and murderer is easy to dislike from the beggining (very annyoying and mean).
    Happy reading. On to Book 27...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Woy Woy, Australia 03-09-09
    Carolyn Woy Woy, Australia 03-09-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Series"

    Its often been said in many reviews that to start at the begiing and just keep going is the way to go. ABSOLUTLY. The background characters and their stories are as much a part of this series as the actual gruesome deaths and although each book can each be listened to individually to get the most out of it I feel you need the whole lot. Excellant narration, geat job Susan even though you did have a hiccup with Peabody at one stage. Only 2 to go and I have caught up here's hoping J D Robb has another about to go.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 05-31-12
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2010

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "Missing some trial time!"

    Loved this book, but wanted to hear Ava get hers!

    I can't put these books down. They are like candy so I can't wait for the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DJDecca 09-25-14
    DJDecca 09-25-14
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    "Don't trust a stranger"
    Where does Strangers in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a solid example of the story and pacing of all the "In Death" series books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve, of course. She and Roarke are wonderful characters.


    What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Polished, interesting, lively


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

    Not really, but I thought the suspect interviews at the end were very well done.


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    Roxanne Shell Beach, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Roxanne Shell Beach, CA, United States 10-29-12
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    "Series Always Great"

    Susan Ericksen, the narrator, is amazing. And I love listening to all of the new situations Nora Roberts comes up. Fun, too.

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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 08-14-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Plot Borrowed From Classic Movie"
    If you could sum up Strangers in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Duplicity...Proxy....Manipulation


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have made Eve more sympathetic toward people who she saw as only weak when they were victims without hope.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As usual, I enjoy most the scenes between Roarke & Eve; between McNabb & Peabody.


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

    I felt angry toward Eve at times and angry at the manipulative person who planned three murders.


    Any additional comments?

    An interesting story, borrowed from the classic Hitchcock movie, 'Strangers on a Train'. That this was the plot of a classic mystery film was mentioned by a couple of the characters in the book. I thought it was not very thorough of Eve to not show an interest in seeing the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl NJ 07-31-12
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    "Susan Ericksen does an excellent job!"
    What did you love best about Strangers in Death?

    I have read all the "in death" books and I'm now listening to each one.I really enjoy them all.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I think Susan Ericksen changes her voice flawlessly. She's great!


    Any additional comments?

    JD Robb's "in death" books are my very favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tufferman Ogallala, NE 03-29-12
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    "For fans of this series this is good as any"
    What made the experience of listening to Strangers in Death the most enjoyable?

    Having read all books in this series I know the the main players and find the books very entertaining


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Lilburn, GA, United States 03-19-12
    Jennifer Lilburn, GA, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2005

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    "Not one of the stronger plotlines..."

    Eh.... A little over-dramatic than I'm used to from this series. And the plot's been done before. Although, to give credit, it is mentioned that a movie was done with the plot and maybe that's where the idea came from with the killer(s). Still a great read, though, and I've moved onto #27 without hesitation! Just not one of the stronger stories.

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