Eve's name has made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband, Roarke, at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance - or die trying.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2005 J. D. Robb; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Gritty and steamy." (Booklist)
"Very suspenseful." (The Literary Times)
The best thing about this book is that it is actually a follow up to Holiday in Death. JD Robb continues the holiday season in this short book and uses the mystery plot to complete how Dallas and Roarke complete their first Christmas/New Year's holiday together. Dallas finishes her gift giving to friends and colleagues, which further develops the growing character of Dallas. This is definitely a quick read. I would encourage anyone new to the series to read Holiday in Death immediately before reading this one. Although Robb fills in the blanks in all of her books so that you can read them out of order, this book is more enjoyable after Holiday in Death.
I recomend this book because its story is intense and the characters are strong.
I liked David Palmer because he is very clever.
This is my first audiobook narrated by Susan Ericksen. I liked her job.
This book is relatively short and interesting.
I have read most of the "In Death" series but found this book repetitive. Eve puts herself in danger and get rescued yet again by her rich loving husband. Yet - in this book and many of the others, there is very little about her that would make me believe that a rich and beautiful guy would love her so much. Eve does very little (if anything) in this book or the other books that that proceed it, to convince me that she should be so deeply loved. And she is a real bitch.
Take Christmas as an example. The house is beautiful, there is a party with lots of friends, there are Christmas trees everywhere and plenty of gifts for her. Yet Eve takes no real time to be home and celebrate. After a while the whole not having time for husband and friends got really boring.
Make Eve eat more, rest more, be less grouchy and bitchy, and be a better wife. Why can't she wear pretty clothes more often and go to fun parties - even enjoy them when she gets there?
Susan is great to listen to. She does Peabody the best. Eve is a bit to abrupt and cruel sometimes in the way that she is portrayed.
I can see the series being made into a television series. It would take much more than a single movie to do justice to this series.
At least Dallas isn't out of control and screaming all the time in this one! The story is well written and "complete" even though it is shorter than the other installments. Without revealing the mystery plot line, I can say it has been done before, but is done well here. I did figure out what was going on about 1/2 way through, but it was still enjoyable.
I still think that the Roarke character is highly unrealistic and too, tooo, tooooo perfect. It makes it more like fantasy ... nice fantasy.. but impossible for any real man to compete with.
The narrator, as usual, is excellent.
Yes, I'd recommend the book.
This is the first Novella or short story in the 'In Death' series. The story takes place right after the end of "Holiday in Death". Roarke and Eve are having their first Christmas together and a old friend from Dallas' past is back in the city for the holidays. His goal is to finish his work that Dallas stopped three years before and get revenge on the people that put him away. Plus a new goal of spending the end of the season with Dallas. For a short story this one is great. A little more of Dallas past comes out in this book, you learn about one of her old cases and how she was able to close it. The narration in this book is great just like the others in this series. Overall this is a good quick read and you wont be disappointed in the story.
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Each novel in the In Death series builds upon the last and continues to fascinate and intrigue the reader. Midnight In Death is another tantalizing taste of Eve and Roarke's electric relationship
the plot keeps you on edge by slowly revealing little pieces of information that taken together lead to a satisfying resolution.
I have listened to all the "In Death" series to this point and I cannot imagine any other narrator for this series as Susan Ericksen manages to make each character individual and instantly recognizable.I especially like her interpretation of Delia Peabody.
The build up of suspense in Midnight in Death is masterful!I found it very difficult to take a break from listening.
The "In Death" series is a fabulous series for audio books.Would it be possible to all the this series , including anthologies etc, available in audio book form.I've looked for other JD Robb titles but was unable to find the audio format
We always enjoy the relationship of Roarke and Dallas. We laugh everytime. We are listening to all her series. It makes for a great evening.
I am so addicted to having these friends/characters with me that I keep my iPod earphone in one ear at all times and whenever I take a break - like walking to get coffee at the other end of the office - I click on and listen for a few minutes.
Each book just gets better and better. I have recommended this series to everyone I know - im part because they need to know why I'm busy listening rather than chatting with THEM!!
Good narration, familiar, well-written characters, good continuity in the series all make this story enjoyable.
Yes, as a part of this mystery series but this is not the strongest of the stories.
Good narration, all voices; especially Roarke's Irish brogue.
Yes, it was short, too short.
The ending seemed rushed. Seems to me that the complex stories with long backstory and high suspense for the major characters should be drawn out more, not rushed.
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