Holiday in Death (In Death Series #7)

Holiday in Death (In Death Series #7)

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Overview

Lieutenant Eve Dallas tails a serial killer who has a passion for the "Twelve Days of Christmas" in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

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 who likes to dress up as Santa Claus, 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. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal...

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: 42,941
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Holiday in Death 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 222 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.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
More of the same - Eve struggling to cope with her past (which is especially difficult this time, as the victims are brutally raped before murdered), and tries to adjust to a life in which she now has a husband and friends who care about her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Too short.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I assume by this point, everyone pretty well knows what J. D. Robb's In Death series is about: mid-21st century, homicide cop married to billionaire with a shady past. Each book has a mystery/police procedural story as well as advances in the characters' personal lives.Holiday in Death, unsurprisingly, takes place around Christmastime 2058. A serial killer who dresses as Santa is targeting the clients of a dating service: raping and murdering them, then decorating their bodies with a "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme. The hunt for the killer is well done, and Eve makes a wrong turn that's emotionally affecting, and well as showing that she's human. It's just that serial killer stories get to be pretty much same-old, same-old after a while. It's always a guy killing his mother over and over again. Ho-hum. But that's a matter of taste, or at least a matter of how many romantic suspense and mystery books I've read with serial killers in them.What was great about this story is how Eve deals with the holiday, her first since meeting and marrying Roarke. She's got her usual disgruntled attitude toward her fellow humans, and, as usual, hates shopping. On the other hand, her life is now becoming full of people who matter to her, and the process of coming up with gifts for them shows how much her life has changed.Holiday in Death also begins the McNab/Peabody/Charles Monroe triangle, and the real start of the McNab/Peabody relationship. We'd met McNab in the previous book, Vengeance in Death, but that one only showed the beginnings of sparks between the two.One of the lovely things about this series is the leisurely way in which the secondary relationships develop. Eve and Roarke did take 3 books from first meet to wedding, but it was still a pretty romance-novel-ish pace. McNab and Peabody, and other relationships in the series, proceed at a more true-to-life rate, and because the main characters are happily committed, we readers can enjoy the small developments without too much impatience.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was in need of an Eve and Roarke fix, and this did it! I think this is one of the better ones I've read. The emotions surrounding the Christmas season give it a little bit of an extra kick.
MusicMom41 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No one likes to be alone during the holidays, and for New York's most posh dating service it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a serial killer, has discovered that all of the killer's victims have been traced to Personally Yours, an upscale computer dating service. As the murders continue, Eve enters an elite world of people searching for their one true love - and a killer searching for his next victim. I¿ve decided that this series is just fantasy for women. It has no staying power¿I forget the plot almost as soon as I finish the book. But what a fun ride while it lasts!
punxsygal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's Christmas time and Santa is singing The Twelve Days of Christmas while delivering packages of the deadly kind. Eve Dallas is primary on the case. The trail leads to Personally Yours, a high end dating service where everyone is searching for "My True Love". Fans of J.D. Robb will not be disappointed in this seventh volume of the "In Death" series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Loved every minute of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read as usual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jd Robb is awesome as always. Love watching the sparks fly between McNabb and Peabody.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
It just seems apropos that Holiday in Death would come up next on my reading list right in times for the Holidays.  Kismet if you will.  This novel struck a very sensitive nerve with Eve and had her reliving some of the most horrific parts of her past.  It also made her a little blind on the investigation on who the real bad guy was.  I guessed once he was introduced, however I wasn’t 100% certain, so the story wasn’t blown.  I would have loved to know what Eve got Peabody for Christmas and vice versa. Maybe we get a flash back in book 8?  I was also disappointed that we didn’t get to see that intimacy between Eve and Roarke exchanging gifts, I wanted to know his reaction.  But then I am a Christmas fool.    Like all the books before the narration is stunning, and I have no problem immersing myself completely into Robb’s world.  I am looking forward to continuing this series well into the future....Sara 
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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!