Interlude in Death (In Death Series) [NOOK Book]

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In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.

Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case ...
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Interlude in Death (In Death Series)

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Overview

In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.

Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victim - and by the killer's history with Roarke. As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violence and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101220498
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: In Death Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 9,284
  • File size: 191 KB

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.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    91 pages! Not ur typical jd robb experience

    Have read all of the eve dallas series. None were 91 pages and sure did not see novella in the description. Nora roberts should be irate to be misrepresented or ashamed to be cheating her fans.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Dont waste your money

    Loved all of the In Death series. This was only 91 pages! Hugely disappointed!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    Too short!

    This was only 91 pages long. I wish that fact had been mentioned before i paid for it. I just got into the story and it was finished.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    VETERAN READER OF THIS SERIES JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

    The In Death series, as the better part of the reading world knows, is a futuristic mystery series craftily plotted and cleverly penned by Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb. There are well more than a Baker¿s Dozen in print now, and can enjoyably be read as stand alone novels. Or, if you¿re an intrepid fan you can begin with the first ¿ Naked in Death, work your way through Holiday in Death, and so on. What those who do not read the entire series may miss is the evolving relationship between Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke. The suspense, the surprises, and Robb¿s vivid imaginings are all there for you to enjoy whether you listen to one or all. Once again, Susan Ericksen narrates. For this listener the pleasure always increases when one has come to associate a performer with a character through a number of readings. One of my favorite memories is of the narrative skill with which she tackled Conspiracy In Death. She seems to become stronger, more assured with each reading of this series ¿ and that¿s saying something. Who wouldn¿t love a vacation at a posh resort? To Eve Dallas the price for this sojourn seemed well, almost negligible ¿ all she has to do is address a police conference. However, forget the spa and saunas as murder rears its ugly head. Eve begins to investigate although she¿s hampered to a degree by her personal knowledge of the deceased and spurred onward by a past that the killer shared with Roarke. Enjoy! Gail Cooke

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    A good story if a bit unrealistic

    It really is a good book. Though I do have some issues with a few things. Eve's entire team is with her at the conference - Peabody, Feeney, Mira, Morris. I love the characters but it's just a bit too pat. The head of police is a gorgeous female who agrees to let Eve help. Admittedly, they have some issues, but there is just more cohesiveness than I would anticipate. It wasn't terrible though and definitely not enough to skip the book over. It's a definite must read - but I say that about this entire series so I'm sure you're not surprised...

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Short sample

    Sample only 7 pages...gets you to the table of contents. Nice.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2007

    Short but Sweet

    Loved every word of this J.D. Robb novella.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    !

    Plot spoilers should be banned. Why you think ppl want to their books to be ruined is beyond me, but quoting passages from the book goes beyond a review. If you have a dot com blog keep your plot spoilers there.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2013

    Awesome as all her Eve Dallas novels are

    Great book! I have been reading the Eve Dallas series chronologically and continue to love her. She is my hero! And Roarke is a man I would love to have to myself!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Loved iit

    Aother jd favorite. A little short.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    read

    Too shory

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2013

    highly recommended!!!!

    It's an amazing book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Great book

    This is book 22 .5 its only a short book nothing more. Dont hate the book its only a prequel to the next book. I love her books and would read anything she writes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Interlude in death

    As always her fiction is very good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Great as ever!

    This series is terrific and this book is as good as ever. JD Robb is a terrific writer. It's hard to wait for her next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Excellent read. Didn't want to put it down.

    I enjoyed another in the series that adds to the character profiles and interactions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    highly recommend

    Another great Eve Dallas read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I would have liked to have seen this one made into a full-length novel

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

    Beware of Spoilers!

    Eve Dallas has been forced by her commander to go off-planet to a police conference that’s being held at Roarke’s Olympus resort. And she will also have to be a speaker while she’s there. Peabody, Feeney, and Dr. Mira are all in attendance as well.

    She quickly meets Commander Skinner, a retired police legend who doesn’t think to highly of her. He wastes no time telling her that he believes woman have no place on the force and their job is to procreate and nurture. Then, he has the audacity to ask her to help him bring Roarke down and even dangles captain bars in front of her as incentive. When she decides to cut their conversation short one of his men man-handles her and tries to force her back to Skinner and she fights him off.

    So imagine her surprise when the man that she struck is found dead in the stairwell later that night. So now Eve is on a case in a place that she has no jurisdiction, but she is being allowed to help on the case as a courtesy. She must find out who wants Roarke to go down so badly that they will kill innocent people to do it.

    I’m not a person that really likes short stories so I wasn’t expecting a whole lot going into this one. But I’m happy to report that I did actually enjoy it. The story was condensed, but didn’t seem rushed at all. Although I would have enjoyed an extra chapter or two or even if Roberts (Robb) had made it into a full-feature novel.

    “You saved me, Eve.” He watched her blink in absolute shock. “What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me.” He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her.”

    The previous books have dealt a lot with Eve’s past and this one pokes a little into Roarke’s with Skinner’s motive for going after him being to get payment for what Roarke’s father had done. It makes Roarke look at his past and he even has a dream of his own about when he found his father dead.

    This was a quick fun read and any In Death fan will happily eat it up!

    This review and more at openbooksociety dot com

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    excellent reading

    excellent reading

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Another Good Book

    Another good and entertaining book.

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