Holiday in Death
Eve Dallas is a homocide detective in New York City in the second half of the 21st century. She is just returning to work after recuperating from being shot. She is supposed to be on light duty. But that is not Eve Dallas. On her way in to work she hears a call to "anyone in the area" for a possible domestic situation. She is in the area and responds. She finds a sexual assault and murder instead.
Soon she a finds herself caught up in the world of dating services. With her husband, Roarke, her aide, Peabody, and another electronics expert policeman, McNabb, they start following their leads. The first body had a piece of jewelry, a partridge in a pear tree. It is very close to Christmas. With the second body the found more jewelry, two calling birds.
Eve realizes they are working under a deadline. They appear to have a serial killer who is following the old song's pattern. The murders have the additional factor of bringing up old memories for Eve. Her health is not fully returned, and she is now tying herself up in knots trying to solves these murders.
The heroine is crass and rough. J.D. Robb (a pen name for Nora Roberts when writing these mysteries) pictures 70 years from now electronically advanced, morals looser, yet people still much the same. I found Eve too rough for my liking, but the mystery was intriguing. I'll find some of the others in this series.
Aug, 2004: This was my first "In Death" series novel. Since the last paragraph was written I have taken Eve Dallas, Roarke, and their friends into my heart. She isn't as crass as I first thought. And I recommend this series as a good murder mystery series.
Notice: Graphic violence, Strong indecent language, Strong sexual content
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