Holiday in Death (In Death Series #7)

Holiday in Death (In Death Series #7)

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by J. D. Robb, Nora D. Roberts
     
 

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No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. As the murders continue, Eve enters into an

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No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. As the murders continue, Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love—and a killer searching for his next victim. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The year is 2058. Guns are banned and medical science has learned how to prolong life to well beyond the century mark. And man has yet to stop killing man. At Cop Central, it's Lieutenant Eve Dallas's job to stand up for the dead. So begins the seventh riveting installment in Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) futuristic romantic suspense series (following Vengeance in Death). With Christmas only weeks away, Eve is stressing out trying to find the right gift for her new husband, Rourke, who "not only had everything, but owned most of the plants and factories that made it." More to her concern is the latest serial killer who is using "The Twelve Days of Christmas" as a theme for his heinous rape and murder spree. The case touches Eve on a personal level, and while flash-backs from her abusive childhood are flinchingly repetitious, it defines Eve's gritty, hard-boiled character and validates her obsessive determination to bring down the killer any way she can. (June)
Library Journal
On the trail of a sadistic "Santa Claus" serial killer who is gradually working his way through "The Twelve Days of Christmas," homicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas is led to Personally Yours, an elite matchmaking agency, and the upscale clientele it serves. Colorful charactersand a few red herringsabound, and the patina of the holiday season adds a macabre dimension to the real horror of these murders in a fast-paced, superbly crafted story that is an amazingand possibly uniquecombination of topnotch suspense, futuristic detection, and intensely romantic sensuality. Readers will be waiting for this one. Robb (Immortal in Death, LJ 8/96) is a pseudonym for best-selling, award-winning romance writer Nora Roberts; she lives in Keedysville, MD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425163719
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
In Death Series, #7
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
85,276
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including High Noon, Angels Fall, Blue Smoke, and Northern Lights. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 280 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Holiday in Death 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 212 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
You really just have to wonder about people. The victims are all clients of the prestigious matchmaking firm 'Personally Yours.' The owners of 'Personally Yours' are just a bit, well, let's say, perfectly odd. The victims are all wrapped up with pretty garland, jewelry noting the day of Christmas they were killed on, and a cute little 'my true love' tattoo. It's beyond strange and Eve has a lot of trouble because it just brings back too many memories. This was actually a very good book. A bit mid-stream though. It wasn't extremely scary like some in this series are, a bit more cursing than usual, and a bit more sex - probably due to Christmas magic. Even with that it was extremely good. The plot is good, characters well developed. I love that you can read any book in the series without a problem but that even when you read them straight through there isn't all of that 'catch-up' dialog that bores me to tears.
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BillyBobRoberts More than 1 year ago
An excellent read. Good story line.
nightreaderIA More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book, I could hardly put it down. Gotta give it a try
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De0307 More than 1 year ago
The book was a very well written book.  I enjoyed it immensely.  I enjoy reading J. D. Robb's books, especially the "In Death Series"!  I have read quite a few of them and look forward to reading more.  I would like to read all of her In Death Series books.
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Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
"Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas to all. Spending the holidays along, again? What has happened to good cheer, and spending time with a loved one? Can't find him patroling around the bars? Then have a look at our site Personally Yours. Find the perfect fit for the holidays or your money back!" Or dead. Dallas is confronted of the holidays and what they mean deep down to her, while facing a murderer that is somehow linked to the dating site Personally Yours.
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Can't get enough
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BookReflections More than 1 year ago
On the story...A killer who targets participates of a dating service is an interesting thriller set during the Holiday season.  With lots of secrets, Eve has tons on her plate ,but this killer gets too personal. Reaction...It took me too long to figure out the killer.  The ending is the most memorable part of this one and had me sitting on the edge of my seat.  I'm loving the evolving relationship between Peabody and Eve and the hints of McNab and Peabody. Roarke Check-in...Roarke had his moments as always but this one didn't have any that were especially memorable.  Though, I did feel for Eve in trying to figure out a Christmas gift for a man who buys planets.  Eek!
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The beginning was a bit slow, but oh goodness, the las chapters had me feeling almost all the emotions going through Eve!!! I love it, but I will nit say any spoilers JUST READ IT!!!
4faith More than 1 year ago
More insight into Eve and her thoughts. Relationships building and developing. Roarke and Eve's first Christmas together.
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