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J. D. Robb In Death Collection Books 1-5 [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb introduced New York homicide detective Eve Dallas in “a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance” (Publishers Weekly). Begin at the beginning with this five-book set as Eve Dallas sets her sights on some elusive suspects—including a compelling Irishman named ...
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J. D. Robb In Death Collection Books 1-5

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb introduced New York homicide detective Eve Dallas in “a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance” (Publishers Weekly). Begin at the beginning with this five-book set as Eve Dallas sets her sights on some elusive suspects—including a compelling Irishman named Roarke…

Naked in Death
Glory in Death
Immortal in Death
Rapture in Death
Ceremony in Death
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101537435
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Series: In Death Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 31,466
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
One of the most prolific and popular writers in the world, Nora Roberts (who also writes as her edgier alter-ego J. D. Robb) publishes multiple books a year. Not that it’s enough for her fans, who tear through her unconventional romances. With her trademark mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance, Roberts has created her own genre -- and romance fans are grateful for it!

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 June 21, 2012

    in death series

    I have this series in paperback. With lending them out I found I was without the ability to reread at will. Now I have the series on my tablet (bought everything out on Nook) and can visit my favorites anytime. Haven't found anyone yet that doesn't get completely hooked on j.d. robb. After more than 30+ books in the series I still wait impatiently for the next book. I like Nooks grouping these together, makes it easier to read them in order.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    this is a book that is a must for all j d robb readers

    i like the collection but all the death series is great reading i will continue to read them till she stops writing them and then i will go back and reread them over and over .

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2014

    I am hooked and have bought them all!!! If I read anything else

    I am hooked and have bought them all!!! If I read anything else I find I miss eve and Rourke !!
    There have been a few nights after reading I would not even go outside when it was dark because I was
    so scared!  I highly recommend you red these, I bet you will get hooked too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Fantastic books by a wonderful author!

    I have read these books several years ago and want to start the series all over again. J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) writes a wonderful story with an excellent plots and well-developed characters.

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  • Posted May 6, 2013

    bought 'em all

    have 'em in paper; just bought all the omnibus editions in ebook-takes less room to store and we're rereading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    6/18/13

    6/18/13 Immortal In Death. This series is really growing on me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Keeps your interest

    Sometimes very predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    A must read!

    Loving it! Very hard to put down. Lots of good twists and turns. Thrilling and romantic. Cant wait to read the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    AWESOME!!

    I love J.D. Robb!! I started reading this series back around 1999, got away from it with other things, but am sooo glad that I have an e-reader now and can get the collection started again. I have never read a bad book from her and can't wait for more!!

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Very entertaining; hard to put down.

    There is enough character development to enhance the action. The plots are well conceived and believable within the books' future world setting. I enjoy the author's assumptions about our future and how people within it would deal with and sometimes resolve their place in that universe. The characters are very human. The future envisioned, however, is not a pleasant place.

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