Glory in Death… I know I’m a little late…

November 10, 2015 Reviews 24

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Glory in Death… I know I’m a little late…Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #2
Published by Berkley, Brilliance Audio on December 1, 1995
Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery
Pages: 320 pages
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

In a time when technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion - in the heart.

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects - including her own lover, Roarke.

As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every investigate every scandalous explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.

I read the first book in the In Death series a little less than a year ago and was pleasantly surprised. I’m not that into proceudrals, so I didn’t think these books would be for me. I was wrong. But then there’s that daunting fact that if you ever want to get current on the series you need to read… IDK 40 books?! Needless to say, this series wasn’t at the top of my catch-up list for 2015. Because it’s going to take me a few years to catch up most likely. But for one of my book clubs they’re reading Devoted in Death (#41) and it I decided I could pick up #2 and at least remember the characters. And while I’m really late, Glory in Death made me understand how this series has such a huge following and is still going strong after 20 years and 41 books. It took everything good about the first book and just got that much better.

First off, I may not be a huge procedural crime person, but if I’m going to read it – this is the way! The mystery and crime elements in In Death were so well done. There were great clues and I had lots of guesses to send me all over the place – but I didn’t figure out the killer until Eve did. I enjoyed watching Eve work – she’s smart and she puts together details well. Everything makes sense and is clever. Exactly like a good mystery should be.

Then you have the characters. Eve Dallas is the main character and I LOVE her. She’s strong and smart and a damn good cop. She’s loyal and stubborn and works way too hard (aka, damn good cop). Then there’s Rourke. He’s a billionare who’s fallen for Eve and is determined to make her realize she’s fallen for him… and if she weren’t o damn stubborn that would be an easy feat. Because he’s not just a gorgeous billionaire, but he’s also got that irresistable bad boy charm. He’s trouble in a great way 😉 All the side characters – from Eve’s best friend to the reporters and fellow officers are interesting and unique to boot.

I should say a little bit about the narration. It’s not bad. But it’s also not a series I’d recommend to someone who I’m trying to win over to audiobooks. Rourke’s voice is a bit too much IMO and some of the women sound masculine – which is kind of hilarious, considering that the narrator is a woman. Not a problem I’m used to having with female narrators. But I’m also listening at 2X speed – so I’m not doing the narration any favors. And it’s still enjoyable at 2x, so – like I said -it’s not BAD. I’d give the narration a C/C+.

I was going to just read the one, but why stop there? I have 39 more to read after all and I’m feeling a bit addicted at the moment. So we’ll see how long I go before I stop…

4.5 stars I loved it
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About J.D. Robb

Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her sophomore year in high school, she transferred to a local public school, where she met Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, her future first husband.

In August 17, 1968, as soon as she had graduated from High School, Eleanor married, against her parents’ wishes. The marriage settled in Keedysville, Maryland. After their sons, Dan and Jason, were born she stayed home. Calling this her “Earth Mother” years, she spent much of her time doing crafts, including ceramics and sewing her children’s clothes. The marriage ended separating, and they obtained the divorce in January 1985.

In February 1979, a blizzard in forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate. During the now famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981 as Nora Roberts, a shortened form of her birth name Eleanor Marie Robertson, because she assumed that all authors had pen names.

Eleanor wrote under the pseudonym Jill March a story for a magazine titled “Melodies of Love”.

Eleanor met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985.

In 1992, she decided adopted other pseudonym so to publish a futuristic-suspense novels, she first decided to use the pseudonym D.J. MacGregor, but she discovered that this pseudonym was used by another author. In 1995, her first “In Death” serial novel was published under the pseudonym J.D. Robb, the initials “J.D.” were taken from her sons, Jason and Dan, while “Robb” is a shortened form of Roberts.

Eleanor has also been known as Sara Hardesty, because when the “Born In” series was released in U.K. it carried that name instead of Nora Roberts. She has since changed publishers.

A founding member of the Romance Writers of America (R.W.A.), she was the first inductee in the organization’s Hall of Fame. She also is a member of several writers groups and has won countless award.


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24 Responses to “Glory in Death… I know I’m a little late…”

    • Berls

      I’m having a hard time with favorites – and I haven’t read even half the books yet! But I’m loving the series as a whole 🙂

    • Berls

      That’s what got me to try it too – how can a series go this long and be loved so much? I had to know. Now I get it. And I hear it only gets better! I’m already moving on to book 4!

    • Berls

      I definitely am feeling that – I’m addicted to the characters already. I finished book 3 last night and I’m starting 4 this morning 🙂 Addicted!

    • Berls

      Lol gotcha! Well you definitely should – the first one is good, but 2 is what hooked me and now… Well I’ve already finished 3 and started 4. Addicting!

    • Berls

      Oh good! I mean, I can push through bad narration just fine because the story is so good and it’s not HORRIBLE. But yeah, it would be nice if she got better – especially with Peabody!

    • Berls

      Oh not at all! The sci-fi elements are so miniscule I almost forget it has them. It’s little things like beauty enhancements and communication devices. It and they can go off planet, but that’s not anything major nor does Eve ever do it (so far) – I get the feeling going off planet isn’t much different than going to Europe. Travel times are much faster. Little things like that. I definitely think you’d enjoy them Stormi.

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I don’t read many procedurals but I’ve liked a few. And I’ve always wondered at the fandom of JD Robb. 😉 Great characters and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the MC figures it out…that explains a lot. I can’t wait to see how many you motor through and what you think of them. Because I might just have to jump on the Eve & Roarke bandwagon. I just need to catch up in a few other series first. *haha*
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    • Berls

      Y’all are making me feel better – I’m so glad I’m not the last one to pick these up! I was going to wait until I finished some series too – but now I’m addicted and I have a feeling I’m going to catch up with this series before some of the others that are much shorter.

    • Berls

      Lol yay I’m not the last one to the party! I’ve only tried one Nora Roberts and I was NOT a fan. But I will try another, because I can’t see how someone who writes so well in one name could not write well in another. So I think it was a dud the first time.

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