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

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The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense.  Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life—when a killer comes to call...



Eve's name has made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice.  It's for putting a serial killer behind ...
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Midnight in Death (In Death Series)

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Overview

The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense.  Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life—when a killer comes to call...



Eve's name has made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice.  It's for putting a serial killer behind bars.  Now the escaped madman has her in his sights.  With her husband, Roarke, at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance—or die trying...



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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Gritty and steamy.
Literary Times
Very suspenseful.
Library Journal
This novella was originally published in the 1998 Christmas anthology Silent Night. While most people are celebrating the holiday, a murderer escapes from prison and returns with plans to torture and kill each of the people responsible for his incarceration. Lt. Eve Dallas quickly figures out who the perpetrator is and has protection placed on each of the intended victims. Despite this strategy, the killer kidnaps the people one by one. When Eve's friend Dr. Mira is kidnapped, Eve goes to the limit to save her. Fans of the Eve Dallas mysteries will want to listen to this, but it's not as satisfying as the longer books. While the mystery is riveting, the futuristic details and comedy that usually brighten the series are missing. Susan Ericksen has read many of Robb's futuristic crime novels and is adept at portraying Eve and her loyal friends. However, the brevity of the work doesn't allow Ericksen's talents to shine. Still, recommended for mystery collections.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101205402
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2005
  • Series: In Death Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 5,664
  • File size: 709 KB

Meet the Author

J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number one New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2005

    The Missing Case

    Finally the story about how Dr. Mira was put in a cage, it drove me crazy thinking that I had missed a storyline as I have read all of the IN DEATH series. This was a very quick read, it is only 90 pages, and takes place after Holiday In Death. Still has all the action and smart alek banter that I enjoy in this series plus a small look back at a case that ended before Roarke. A good read and great of Mrs. Roberts/J.D. Robb to tie up a loose end.

    23 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2010

    Buyer Beware - It's A Short Story

    Not only is this a short story, it is poorly written. It looks like the author couldn't develop the plot for a novel and just decided to publish a truncated version.

    17 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Bummer

    I down loaded the sample to see if I had read this and after all the lists there was no story to read! That can't be a sample if it is only the dedication and book reviews.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Midnight In Death

    This book is 84 pages I want my three dollars back! As a rule I read reviews. needless to say I didn't read this one. Sorry I need to rate it to post. It's not worth one star unless you want only 84 pages I don't recommend this book.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2006

    Very disappointing

    I have read all of the IN DEATH series and thought they were great. This was too violent without the humor of McNabb or Peabody. This is the first J.D.Robb book I have been disappointed with.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    B & N joke on me

    Good story. However being new to ebooks I didn't realize I was only getting a short story!! Imagine my surprise and disappointment. Taught me a lesson to always check for the quantity of pages. I was very unhappy with my purchase. I felt cheated.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    !

    To the children playing cat games here...this is a book review site, not a chat room, a blog room, a play ground or cat box. Please take your childish rp cat games to a web site where they belong. They do not belong here.

    8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Kind of a Let Down

    The story was okay, but I was expecting so much more fighting between Eve and Dave at the end. I was really let down.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Dont bother with the sample

    The sample ends on page 2......

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    Very good. Ties up prior reference point, but...

    The most dissappointing factor was in the conclusion. It was almost as if Ms. Roberts was tired and wanted to get it over with so she just tossed out an ending with little prep.

    Having heard that many authors maintain "stables" of writers to manage large series, this would almost lend itself to that line of thought. It had all of the characters but not much of the substance of her other novels.

    Still, it was quite good as a novella and did fill in a prior referenced plot point, despite the wham-bam ending.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

    Not worth it

    Wow, what a disappointment. Save your money and read something else.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Not worth the cost

    I spent $3.00 on this 84 page book. 7 pages of garbage befre story started. Story was boring with little to no typical Robb flare or characters. Hate to say it but this is last one I will buy of hers.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2006

    Another fabulous J.D. Robb book!

    Yet again, J.D. Robb writes a fantastic story! Definitely recommend reading this one (especially if you're reading them in order). I'm so glad that we finally have a little bit more background info on Dr. Mira.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Always highly recommended

    Nora Roberts writing as J.D.Robb, she is absolutely one of my favorite authors, she grabs you with characters that youve known since she began writing this series and they are all very well developed characters, the plot in this book is wonderful, keeps you guessing till the end and the steamy romance between Eve and Rourke, keeps you aware of their respect for one another which is another strong draw to her books.
    Thank you Ms Roberts for writing such great reads.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Side story intended to be book "7.5"

    I was hoping that since this is a short story, and things were rushed along, the killers takedown would be more played out. But this was still a good side story, none the less.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    great read

    super quick, easy read. great for car or train ride.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Recommend

    I have been reading Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb) books for a while now and I can honestly say I have loved every one. She gets you so involved and linked with the charactors that it's hard to stop reading. Then you have to read the next one. I never get enough. She is at the top of my favorite writers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Highly Recommended - read it, really.

    This book is for anyone looking for a little mystery, a little romance and a lot of plot.

    Love this author and series.

    Definitely for a book club discussion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

    don't know what this is

    Love JD Robb; but this book was too short to be in-depth to the character of Roarke or Eve. Guess you get what you pay for and this one was a freebee.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Four stars

    Good story. Fast read. Enjoyed it very much. I like the writing style of this author very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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