Innocent in Death (In Death Series #24)

Innocent in Death (In Death Series #24)

by J. D. Robb
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Innocent in Death (In Death Series #24) by J. D. Robb

The phenomenal series set in a future New York City continues, as Lieutenant Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher—and uncovers some extraordinary surprises.

Eve Dallas doesn’t like to see innocent people murdered. And the death of history teacher Craig Foster is clearly a murder case. The lunch that his wife lovingly packed was tainted with deadly ricin. And Mr. Foster’s colleagues, shocked as they may be, have some shocking secrets of their own. It’s Eve’s job to get a feel for all the potential suspects—and find out why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so innocent.

Someone Eve could easily picture dead is an old flame of her billionaire husband Roarke, who has turned up in New York and manipulated herself back into his life. Consumed by her jealousy—and Roarke’s indifference to it—Eve finds it hard to focus on the Foster case. But when another man turns up dead, she’ll have to keep in mind that both innocence and guilt can be facades...

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ISBN-13: 9780399154010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Series: In Death Series , #24
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.36(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.


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Innocent in Death (In Death Series #24) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I've said before that the "...IN DEATH" series by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is my all-time favorite series, and after 24 books, that still holds true.

With INNOCENT IN DEATH, I spent as much time crying over the emotional disturbance between my favorite couple, Eve Dallas and Roarke, as I did trying to find out who committed the crimes.

When a likeable, all-around good guy teacher at a private school ends up dead, poisoned by ricin in his hot chocolate, the school is in shock. Eve immediately realizes that not all is at it seems at the school; that everyone, from the principal, to the other teachers, to the students, and to their parents have things they'd rather keep hidden.

While trying to solve the murder of Craig Foster, and the subsequent death of yet another teacher, Eve must deal with the emotional roller-coaster of the reappearance of one of Roarke's old flames. And unlike the majority of women from Roarke's past, Magdelena Purcell is a woman that Roarke never forgot.

As one passage states, when Magdelena informs Eve that Roarke didn't leave her, but that it happened the other way around, both women know that that small distinction makes all the difference.

INNOCENT IN DEATH is one of my new favorites in the series. Not only was the mystery an interesting and compelling one (with a suspect that I didn't see coming), but the true, deep emotions of my favorite couple made this a real winner. Thankfully, everything worked itself out in the end, and my heart, along with Eve's, is finally feeling lighter.
Coleen Logan More than 1 year ago
Loving the series, hope it never ends
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the year 2059 in New York City, Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department is assigned a homicide case that has her completely stumped. Craig Foster, a teacher at a posh private school, is drinking hot chocolate from his thermos cup that his wife made for him when he suddenly keels over and dies. Two yen year old students Rayleen Strafford and Melanie Branch find the body and they tell a teacher who comes out of the classroom to see why they are screaming. When Eve arrives on the scene she immediately knows he was poisoned and the toxicology report says he died from ingesting ricin. During the investigation, she learns that the teacher was well liked by students, fellow teachers, his superiors and his wife. She has no motive but believes the killing was cold blooded and calculating because the murderer switched cups while the teacher was out of the office. When a suspect is found drowned in the pool she knows he was murdered by the same person who killed the teacher only this victim was a sexual predator who had sex on school grounds with teachers and students¿ parents. The killer is hiding in plain sight but Eve doesn¿t want to believe her prime suspect could be the culprit. --- Nobody writes a futuristic police procedural better than J.D. Robb. In addition to dealing with a hard and heartbreaking case, she is unnerved that her husband¿s ex-flame Magdalena Percell is in town intent on causing trouble in her attempt to win back Roarke. The mystery is brilliantly arranged so nobody will easily guess who the killer is or what the motive is either. Ms. Robb constantly keeps her characters and storyline fresh so readers will find themselves easily awaiting the next installment in the ¿Death Series¿. --- Harriet Klausner
R-M-Solomon More than 1 year ago
I bought this book becuse i wanted to try a new author and i have to say that i LOVED this book. It was captivating and it pulled you easily quickly through the story. I had to know what happened and the love between eve and husband was an added bonous not a distraction. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of detective or murder thrillers.
JEO More than 1 year ago
This one was amazing! It was so hard to put it down because the story just pulls you in. I loved how Eve finally proved who had done it and how she did it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read and own many of Nora Roberts ( J. Robb )books. Each one was a different from the last. This storyline kept me reading. Just when you think you've got the suspect figured out, once again Ms. Roberts proves you wrong. The twist on this was quite different from other books I have read based on her regular characters. I highly recommend it if you enjoy trying to figure it out before the police do!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Nora Roberts doesn't disappoint. This book has everything I've come to expect from this series. I will definitely be reading it again.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Another home run.
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Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
Kids are always hoping for a No School day. They are wishing upon a star that there is a snow day, a meteor crashes so there will be no school or other disasters! But never has a child wished upon that star for one of their favorite teachers to die a horrible painful death! Eve Dallas hates schools always have and always will but will have to suck it up and see who in  their right mind would want to poison a teacher. And a respectful teacher at that. With no suspects to too many to count how will Dallas narrow it down to just one? Will another body help? Sure! Now two teachers are down for the count, was it an inside job? Was about money, sex, position, reputation? What if the person that has shown to be so innocent throughout the whole book that isn't even mentioned a lot? Is that person as innocent as they appear to be? And how will Dallas, who is going with gut instinct rather than facts, prove to her supriers and Roarke that she is in the right before the killer kills again, that's to close to home?
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I enjoy all of J..D. ROBB writing.. great ending twist.
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This is my favorite book in the series. I recently reread the whole series straight through for the second time and this one is still the best. It was very emotional watching Eve deal with an old love of Roarke's and wondering if he regrets his decision marrying her. The murder seemed to be secondary, which I was OK with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy reading all of JD Robb's in death series. The series just keeps you wanting to go on to the next. Eve Dallas is my favorite character seeing her grow and develop into wife and friend is pure enjoyment.
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sequim More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed every book. Now on #31.
grame More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy these stories. I am on book 26 now. The banter between Eve and Roarke is wonderful. The mystery is new and fresh in every book. I hope she continues to write these for a long time.
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