Afternoon Delight: Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted June 21, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 11 Comments

Afternoon Delight: Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb
Midnight in Death

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Series: In Death #7.5
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Berkley
Released on September 27, 2005
Pages: 90
Format: eBook
Source: Library

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Review

Midnight in Death happens hot on the heels of the previous book, Holiday in Death with a case that interrupts Eve and Roarke’s Christmas and threatens to end her before the New Year’s.

Midnight in Death is a novella and the story moves along swiftly, but the author didn’t neglect background or development as it went.  A torturing, insane serial killer has some of Eve’s closest associates including herself on a vengeful hit list.  She wants to get him badly since she put him away the first time and now he’s threatening people she holds dear.

There is a ruthlessness to Eve’s work because she delves deep and feels each case.  I enjoy the balance of Roarke in her life to grab hold of her at times before she slips under and drowns.  Peabody, Feeney, and McNab make their appearances as well as Dr. Mira.  This one worked to whet my appetite for what comes next in the series

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #218 RS
Library Love #10
Series that Never Ends #9
COYER Summer #16

Recommendations

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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.

Forty books later, there is no end in sight for the ever-popular In Death series.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • Northwomn

    I love this series. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • I’m definitely all in after I got through book seven. That will definitely be a favorite read list book. 🙂

  • 948

    炎热夏天,闲来无事,拜读博客,消暑解闷!

  • RO

    YIKES! Despite everyone loving Robb so much, I still haven’t read any in the series. But I do really enjoy her when she writes as Nora Roberts, and have several novels. Happy Friday! RO

    • Haha, and I’ve read only one Nora Roberts back in December. So far, I’m enjoying picking up each book in the series. I have trouble binging so I’ll read one then read a few other things then read the next one. It’s working for me. 🙂

  • I am glad you are loving the series. I am yet to start the first book. Hope to get to it soon.

    • Yes, I’m glad I picked this one for this year’s Series Challenge. I’m having a good time with each book. I hope you like them when you are able to start the series, Nadene!

  • Sometimes it’s nice to read a novella before a series just to get a feel for the characters and how the authors writing is. Glad you enjoyed this one!

    • Yes! I test drive authors/series frequently just that way- usually in an anthology. It’s definitely a series I’m having a good time with.

  • I swear I for sure WILL start this series soon! No more procrastinating.

    • LOL! No worries. It took me forever to get around to them, too. There are still series I haven’t gotten to yet. 🙂