Sunday, February 21, 2010

Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
Released: October 2004

Glory in Death is the second book in J.D. Robb's (AKA Nora Roberts') "In Death" romantic suspense series.

Police lieutenant Eve Dallas' latest assignment is to track down a murderer who has killed two beautiful and very successful women. Eve's case becomes even more serious when her boyfriend Roarke makes the list of suspects.

With faithful dedication to her job, Eve has no problem investigating Roarke from a professional standpoint; however, on a personal level, Eve must work just as hard to keep her emotions in check.

Robb's "In Death" series is the ideal romantic suspense novel - in fact, Glory in Death is more suspense than romance, especially given Eve's lover is a murder suspect. Eve Dallas' character is intelligent, great at her job, and just all-around bad-ass! Definitely a character you can enjoy throughout this series.

In comparison to the first "In Death" novel - Naked in Death - Glory in Death lacks the fun and flamboyant descriptions of life in the future (the novel takes place in the year 2058), which is actually one of the better features of its predecessor. Additionally, the killer's identity is much easier to guess in Glory in Death, especially since there are only very few characters in the novel! Seasoned crime and mystery readers will most likely fail to be stumped or surprised by this novel.

My experience with Glory in Death was fun while it lasted, but this novel is easily forgettable.

Following Glory in Death in this series are Immortal in Death (book 3), Rapture in Death (book 4), Ceremony in Death (book 5), and Vengeance in Death (book 6).

What are your favorite romantic suspense novels? Have you read any of Robb's "In Death" series, and if so, what did you think? Share your thoughts with us below.

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