Robb, J. D.

J D Robb

I discovered J D Robb’s novels by accident.  I was on my way out of work to lunch without a book to read.  Something that should never happen!  So, I stopped in a local “whatever you need” kind of shop near work and looked over the very slim pickings of books. “Glory in Death” was the best of what was available, so although I didn’t know the author I was honestly pressed for time, so I bought it – and discovered yet another author to follow.  I didn’t get too far into the book before I realized this was an ongoing series.  So, I read a few chapters, closed the book and went back to work.  But… I did some searching and found the first book, ordered it and… my addiction to the lives, times, loves, friends and deaths of the Eve and Roarke universe had truly begun.

As I read more of the “in Death” books I started to feel that I knew this author…  that I had read her works before, but I couldn’t find anything before the very first “in Death” by J D Robb.  Yet, a sense of humor comment, a certain way of phrasing – I was sure I had read this author before.  And I don’t believe that I was the only reader scratching their head wondering how they knew this style of writing.

Eventually, it was announced that J D Robb was, in fact, the work of Nora Roberts.  Then it clicked in my head.

J D Robb writes futuristic, suspense mysteries.  Not too far into the future, about fifty-ish years ahead.  Far enough for some of the police procedures, gadgets, lingo, and life in general to be acceptable and even logical knowing where mankind is right now.

As the series continues with Lt. Eve Dallas figuring out just how someone got themselves dead – and puts the right bad guy (or girl) behind bars for the crime — we also find that Eve’s relationships are growing and learn more about the people who cross her life daily.

You can find more tidbits of information on her official website at  J. D. Robb

I would say you could pick up any of the books and have a very enjoyable reading experience.  The interactions of the characters might not be clear when past cases are referred to, and like a long-running TV show like Law & Order characters grow and their relationships change and deepen – but you could enjoy the books.  The better way is to just give in and immerse yourself in the total series.  The older titles can be found if you search for them – and it is well worth the time and effort.  (Libraries are a great source for these books if you don’t want to go to the expense of buying the entire series)

At one time I had reviewed every single one of the …in Death stories.  Recently, I had to delete a blog due to faceless idiots who find joy in taking what is not theirs.  So all of those reviews are no longer in one place.  It would be – space-consuming to repost them all here at Keeper Bookshelf (although, I may, in time).  For now, I’ve linked the reviews to the most recent that were cross-posted here as well — and new reviews will be linked as they are released.  It’s a shame, but it’s also part of life online.

… in Death

  1.   Naked in Death
  2.   Glory in Death
  3.   Immortal in Death
  4.   Rapture in Death
  5.   Ceremony n Death
  6.   Vengeance in Death
  7.   Holiday in Death
  8.   Conspiracy in Death
  9.   Loyalty in Death
  10.   Witness in Death
  11.   Judgment in Death
  12.   Betrayal in Death
  13.   Seduction in Death
  14.   Reunion in Death
  15.   Purity in Death
  16.   Portrait in Death
  17.   Imitation in Death
  18.   Divided in Death
  19.   Visions in Death
  20.   Survivor in Death
  21.   Origin in Death
  22.   Memory in Death
  23.   Born in Death
  24.   Innocent in Death
  25.   Creation in Death
  26.   Strangers in Death
  27.   Salvation in Death
  28.   Promises in Death
  29.   Kindred in Death
  30.   Fantasy in Death
  31.   Indulgence in Death
  32.   Treachery in Death
  33.   New York to Dallas
  34.   Celebrity in Death
  35.   Delusion in Death
  36.   Calculated in Death
  37.   Thankless in Death
  38.   Concealed in Death
  39.   Festive in Death
  40.   Obsession in Death
  41.   Devotion In Death
  42.   Brotherhood In Death
  43.   Apprentice In Death
  44.   Echoes in Death
  45.   Secrets in Death
  46.   Dark in Death
  47.   Leverage in Death
  48.   Connections in Death
  49.   Vendetta in Death
  50.   Golden in Death
  51.   Shadows in Death
  52.   Faithless in Death
  53.   Forgotten in Death
  54.   Abandoned in Death
  55.   Desperation in Death
  56.   Encore in Death
  57.   Payback in Death
  58.   Random in Death

in Death included in a multi-author book…Anthology

  • Midnight in Death (Silent Night 1998)
  • Interlude in Death (Out of This World 2001)
  • Haunted in Death (Bump in the Night 2006)
  • Eternal in Death (Dead of Night 2007)
  • Ritual in Death (Suite 606 2008)
  • Missing in Death (The Lost 2009)
  • Possession in Death (The Other Side 2010)
  • Chaos in Death (The Unquiet 2011)
  • Taken in Death (Mirror, Mirror ( 2013)
  • Wonderment In Death (Down the Rabbit Hole (2015)


Remember When is a dual novel with a current time, contemporary romance story by Nora Roberts – continues as suspense, a futuristic mystery by J. D. Robb with Lt. Eve Dallas.

2 responses to “Robb, J. D.

  1. Susan Corr

    I love her books in this series. I could never find the first book it always threw me off because I wanted to know how Eve and Roarke came to be. Yes I have read it and it’s great. I just got a kindle and am learning to use it. I’m 61 and there’s a learning curve but I intend to have the whole series again.

    • Marcy

      I have been addicted to J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts) for years and I hope that her …in Death series never ever comes to a close. It’s always like visiting old friends with each new book release.

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