Sometimes a writer conceives of a brilliant trilogy. Then, that trilogy proves so popular that it becomes an industry. Walt Longmire by Craig Johnson was one. Another was Coyote by Allen Steele, a science fiction series that spawned other stories that were, essentially, spin-offs. Few such continuing dramas have experienced the adulation of J. D. Robb’s police procedural featuring Eve Dallas.
If you’re new to the series, you might want to read “Naked In Death” first. At just $2.99, it actually serves as an inexpensive introduction. Of course, if you wish, you certainly can read “Connections in Death” first, since the novels are stand-alone and don’t have cliffhanger endings.
POV: Third person.
BLUSH FACTOR: Definitely not a candidate for your prayer group or for your youngsters. If the eff word bothers you, try cozy mysteries.
WRITING & EDITING: Solid and professional. The ensemble cast of supporting characters is probably Robb’s secret ingredient to retaining reader interest.
Four stars out of five.