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In 2060 New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is about to discover how the ties that bind strangers can kill.
Published: Penguin Group on Feb 19, 2008
ISBN: 9781101207406
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Not my favorite of the in Death series but good. A retelling of the novel "Strangers on a Train" by Patricia Highsmith (made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock) set in Robb's futuristic New York City. There was nothing new brought to the story. The 2060 setting beefed up the technology and methods and as always Eve, Roarke, and friends are entertaing but the story stays the same.read more
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After (I think I counted right) 33 In Death books now, counting the short stories, I love this last one just as much as I did the first one. While this one didn't have any new revelations in either Eve or Roarke's past, nor did it have any angsting on Eve's part or the horrible nightmares, it was still a very enjoyable read. For those looking for something new in the relationship between either our main couple or Peabody and McNab - they may be in for a bit of a disappointment. There was however further developments in another relationship that has developed over the course of the books.Rather this one focused more on the mystery than the romance. But that was just fine with me. Unlike others in the In Death books, we see fairly soon who the culprit is and the book focuses on how Eve can prove it.Strangers in Death wasn't as gruesome as some of her other books and after reading the following book - I was just as glad.There were some very sweet and tender moments between Eve and Roarke as they examined the deep and passionate love and need they have for each other.Eve continues to push Peabody along, this time making Peabody appear on Nadine's show.We get to see Eve interact with another bosses wife this time - and that's a hoot.There are books in this series that I've loved more than others but there's no question I've loved them all to one degree or another. This one I did as well.read more
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Not my favorite of the in Death series but good. A retelling of the novel "Strangers on a Train" by Patricia Highsmith (made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock) set in Robb's futuristic New York City. There was nothing new brought to the story. The 2060 setting beefed up the technology and methods and as always Eve, Roarke, and friends are entertaing but the story stays the same.
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After (I think I counted right) 33 In Death books now, counting the short stories, I love this last one just as much as I did the first one. While this one didn't have any new revelations in either Eve or Roarke's past, nor did it have any angsting on Eve's part or the horrible nightmares, it was still a very enjoyable read. For those looking for something new in the relationship between either our main couple or Peabody and McNab - they may be in for a bit of a disappointment. There was however further developments in another relationship that has developed over the course of the books.Rather this one focused more on the mystery than the romance. But that was just fine with me. Unlike others in the In Death books, we see fairly soon who the culprit is and the book focuses on how Eve can prove it.Strangers in Death wasn't as gruesome as some of her other books and after reading the following book - I was just as glad.There were some very sweet and tender moments between Eve and Roarke as they examined the deep and passionate love and need they have for each other.Eve continues to push Peabody along, this time making Peabody appear on Nadine's show.We get to see Eve interact with another bosses wife this time - and that's a hoot.There are books in this series that I've loved more than others but there's no question I've loved them all to one degree or another. This one I did as well.
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Always a quick read and enjoyable
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Reading an In Death book is like lying in bed on a rainy afternoon, cuddled up with a cat or two, munching on chocolates... and reading a good book. I don't do mysteries as a rule, but because I love the background and characters so much, these mysteries are fun. As usual, I adore Eve and Roarke, and all their friends. More Mavis next time! Can't wait to read the next one -- I'm saving it for a while. ;)
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Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department is called to the scene of a murder where it appears philanthropist Thomas Anders died during a kinky sexual encounter. Evidence suggests the victim was sedated at the time of his demise and a lapse in the security system’s recordings signifies this was not an accidental death. Eve quickly hones in on a suspect but can find nothing to connect the killer to Anders at the time he died. But this doesn’t stop the lieutenant, who uses everyone at her disposal, including husband billionaire Roarke, as she meticulously unravels the mystery being Anders’s death.This series attracts many fans, and for a good reason. Robb’s writing is tight, flows well, and she offers characters her fans have grown to love. The mystery is a good one, with plenty of twists and turns, and, as always, Eve Dallas’s intense personality and mindset pull the reader along with her as she seeks to resolve a mystery she takes personally.
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Summary from Goodreads:"Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But 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's scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public-and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do the same. With some help from her billionaire husband, Roarke, Eve's soon knocking on doors-or barging through them-to find answers."My Thoughts:After so many books in this series, a reader might think that the books would start to get repetitive or the mysteries might become a little bit....dare I say substandard?? Thank goodness that isn't the case with this series though because with each book I get further and further drawn into this series. It is almost like visiting old friends when I read these books and I'm seriously considering going back to the beginning and rereading all of them (if I ever catch up with the series that is). What I liked about this book is that the entire time I was reading it I had a suspect in mind but I couldn't figure out how he or she had committed the crime. It kept me guessing the entire time that I was reading which always makes for a fast read. Robb has a talent for taking a classic mystery idea and spinning it on its' head while fitting it into her futuristic world. I also liked that we got to see a big change for two of the secondary characters..I was super excited about it (without being too spoilery) The growth in all of the characters is another thing that I adore about this series :)Overall this was another great addition to one of my favorite series! Every book is fresh and filled with suspense which is exactly what I have to come to expect from this author. I'm looking forward to reading the next book and hopefully going back to reread them all! This is a series that I will keep recommending over and over again! Highly recommended!
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