Review: Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted July 29, 2011 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb
Holiday in Death
by J.D. Robb

5 Stars


Released: June 1, 1998
Series: In Death #7
Published by Berkley
Pages: 308

Even the Christmas holidays are filled with death in this series! But I guess when you work as a Lieutenant like Eve in New York, you’re bound to meet a few dead bodies along the way.

HOLIDAY IN DEATH is another keeper! In this book, Eve Dallas finds herself in another jam, where a murderer is on the loose, approaching people in a Santa costume and binding and raping them before he kills them. Yeah, this person is a sick one.

And it’s Eve’s job to find the killer before they kill more people.

I loved this book! It seems that Robb isn’t capable of writing a bad book. I honestly have nothing to say that hasn’t been said before. She weaves such fantastic stories, keeping you engaged until the very last pages of the book. And it’s those very last fifteen pages or so that really set Robb’s books apart from other authors. She unravels the mystery quickly in the end, revealing who the murderer is while also uping the ante of the action. And this makes for such an amazing ride as a reader.

I really can’t compare her writing to anyone else I’ve read. She’s in a league of her own.

I also want to mention how happy I am to read about McNab again in this one! I love his character! That smart mouth of his always gets him into trouble, but he enjoys the punishment anyway. I’m hoping to read more of him and Peabody!!

And, of course, as tradition I have my Gandy Candy….

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About J.D. Robb

With a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. As her agent put it, like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and caffeine-free Pepsi, a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke.

The series quickly gained attention, great reviews, and devoted readers. Since the debut of Loyalty in Death (the ninth In Death book) on Halloween 1999 on the New York Times bestseller list, every J. D. Robb title has been a New York Times bestseller. While fans had their suspicions, it wasn’t until the twelfth book in the series, Betrayal in Death (2001), that the publisher fully revealed that J. D. Robb was a pseudonym for bestselling powerhouse Nora Roberts. Unmasked, Nora Roberts fans who hadn’t yet picked up one of the Robb books were quickly playing catch-up.

Robb’s peers in the mystery world are fans as well, with accolades for the In Death series from such blockbuster authors as Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Linda Fairstein, and Andrew Gross.

The In Death books are perpetual bestsellers, and frequently share the bestseller list with other Nora Roberts novels. J. D. Robb publishes two hardcover In Death books per year, with the occasional stand-alone original In Death story featured in an anthology.

Thirty books and fifteen years later, there is no end in sight for the ever-popular In Death series.

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I’m glad you’re liking the series. Ohh I love Mcnab too. Especially the back and forth bickering with Peabody. Eeek yummy Roarke ♥

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books)
Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books)

This is one of my favorites! You must read the anthology that is set directly after this book!

As always, I love your Roarke Gandy Candy!

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Under the Covers

Hey Alyssa, yes, I have it already so I’m going to read that next! It’s going to be gooooooooooood!

Michelle Bledsoe
Michelle Bledsoe

I have loved the In Death books for years. I have even gotten my MIL hooked on them. I very seldom buy hardcovers because of the price,but I make the exception with these books. I think I have reread every book at least twice. I am impatiently waiting for the new one to come out in September.

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