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Celebrity in Death (In Death Series #34)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Low key but emotional- great addition to the series.

Celebrity in Death is the latest book in the Eve Dallas series and it is almost contemplative compared to some of the earlier books. Eve is the subject of a vid that is being made based on Nadine Furst’s book about the Icove case. A dinner has been planned with the cas...
Celebrity in Death is the latest book in the Eve Dallas series and it is almost contemplative compared to some of the earlier books. Eve is the subject of a vid that is being made based on Nadine Furst’s book about the Icove case. A dinner has been planned with the cast members and their real life counterparts to celebrate the near completion of the movie. As usual, Eve is grumpy about getting dressed up and having to attend a fancy social function. All of that changes when one of the actors ends up dead and Eve and Peabody have to solve the murder.
The victim, K.T. Harris, was disliked by everyone who worked with her and even had a tussle with Eve during the dinner. She was playing Peabody in the vid and her resemblance causes Eve and the rest of the NYPSD staff some moments of unease. AS they dig deeper into her life and death, they discover that K.T. had lots of secrets and was doing her best to disrupt the lives of her co-workers by various methods such as blackmail and coercion. It seems to Eve and Peabody that everyone has a motive and with the majority of the suspects being actors it is going to be difficult to really find out what happened.
This book has less of the action that earlier books had but more introspection into Eve and Roarke’s lives. Peabody and McNab have their special moments as well. Eve is moving on from the events that happened in Texas and coming to some measure of peace. Roarke still worries about Eve but looks back on his life and realizes how much balance Eve brought to him. Their relationship just keeps getting stronger and more loving. There are thirty four books in this series and they only cover a little over two years which adds to the continuity of Eve’s relationships both personal and work related. The overlying theme of this book is about choices and how making a certain choice at a particular time has caused events to happen in each of the lives of the characters in the book. This is also the means that Eve uses to finally solve the murder-looking at choices made and how that person’s life was affected by them. It all ties together and makes this a satisfying addition to the series.

posted by SharonRedfern on February 21, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Slow reading......

I own and have read the first 24 in this series.....I stopped buying them since they were starting to all be the same thing.......I just recently saw this new one and decided to try her again......still the same "stuff"....no new energy or ideas or experiences in this o...
I own and have read the first 24 in this series.....I stopped buying them since they were starting to all be the same thing.......I just recently saw this new one and decided to try her again......still the same "stuff"....no new energy or ideas or experiences in this one either....so disappointed......was pretty decent to mid-way, then repetitive and slow......will barely be able to make myself finish it. I guess, after 34 books, it would be difficult to put new life into the stories......too bad. The first 3 in this series were the BEST books ever!!!!

posted by LookingForFangs on March 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Slow reading......

    I own and have read the first 24 in this series.....I stopped buying them since they were starting to all be the same thing.......I just recently saw this new one and decided to try her again......still the same "stuff"....no new energy or ideas or experiences in this one either....so disappointed......was pretty decent to mid-way, then repetitive and slow......will barely be able to make myself finish it. I guess, after 34 books, it would be difficult to put new life into the stories......too bad. The first 3 in this series were the BEST books ever!!!!

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

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    I know after 34 books, it has to be hard to come up with origina

    I know after 34 books, it has to be hard to come up with original stories...but remember the story where there was a cop that had a grudge against Eve? There was a lot of that book in this story. Someone has a grudge against the world and there are lots of people who would want her dead. I really really like the JD Robb series, i like them better than most books written under Nora Roberts, however, these books are starting to be repetitive, and predicable. Now, there was one difference here, the ending didn't include Eve having a huge fight. Usually i read her books in 2 days, this book, i kept putting it down, i couldn't get in to it. I was very sad about that. I am seriously debating about her next book. Perhaps 33 was enough.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    SLOW

    I have read 100 pages so far and just can't get interested. I have read all in the series and enjoyed all of them, but I am going to put this one down and maybe pick it up again later. I love reading Nora's books and it's ok to not like one once in a while.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

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    First time i have been a little dissappointed with this series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    soo good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    A sleeper

    I've read all the In Death books and this latest book was very low key - almost boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Book review

    Not up to reading par. Too much useless story information.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    I have read all the "Death" books. This was slow and b

    I have read all the "Death" books. This was slow and boring and not what I expected.

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