Naked in Death, J.D. Robb

Hello again my loves,

I know it’s been a couple of weeks, and all I have to say about that is: #2020OnTrend.

Today’s review is a book I have actually read a few times now; Naked In Death, the first of the ‘In Death’ series by J.D. Robb (a pseudonym used by Nora Roberts, FYI). The series (which has got to have about 60 books in it by now, no joke) follows Detective Eve Dallas in a future New York as she solves homicides and generally does a good job of being a badass.

Naturally, there is a romantic interest – Roarke (like Madonna, he only has or needs a single name), an Irish bad boy made very, very good. Now, I’ve only read the first five or six books in the series (maybe) and that was a long time ago. I was almost done collecting the entire series through thrifting alone when I had to pack up and move to Canberra, so almost all of my books went into storage. I always end up with a copy of this one somehow, and actually have a copy in the mail now: thank you, eBay. So this is a review of a book I read a couple of months ago but also will read the day it arrives, because I’ve been in a real Eve-Dallas sort of mood, which is why I purchased this book for the third damned time (there’s a copy in Canberra as well as in storage).

Now obviously there aren’t only two characters; one of the things I like about this series is the ongoing interaction with and development of the supporting characters; Maeve is friggin’ hilarious. Feeney, Eve’s colleague at the cop shop, is also a good sort and the interactions he has with both Eve and, on occasion, Roarke, are highly entertaining.

Look, each of these books usually takes me between 3 and 5 hours to read, depending on how fast I’m able to read on any given day, but I always enjoy these books. Futuristic murder mystery with a badass female detective? Sold.

Well worth a look, especially if you’re invested in a series: this one has literally dozens of books.


Image credit: publisher image from publisher page, because all my copies are not actually in my possession right now. Ugh.


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2 replies

  1. I’m now trying to figure out if I knew about the pseudonym part… But I’m going to guess no. Unless we have had this conversation.


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