Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Berkley
Released on March 1, 2000
I think I might have actually shrieked with excitement. Agatha Christie and Eve and Roarke all in one book. Be still my heart! I adore Agatha Christie mysteries so I was all sorts of frenzied to discover that murder happens in the middle of an Agatha Christie play that Roarke took Eve to see. And, it only got better from there.
Witness in Death is book ten of the In Death series. Its best enjoyed in order due to personal relationships that are introduced and grow through the series.
As I said, as I calm the fan girl in me, this one was murder at the theater. The cast and crew are the biggest suspects and lead Eve on a merry chase getting behind their well-crafted and skilled acting personas to the truth. She soon learns the victim was not a decent human being and pretty much everyone is partying over his death. Peabody and McNab are on the case with her, but also starting to feel out that something new that is between them. Eve has to head down dark paths that remind her of her past, but Roarke is there beside her. Meanwhile, a killer watches from the wings.
This one went to some dark places as I said, but there were some fun moments, too. Eve butting into Peabody’s personal life and getting her nose flicked. I thought it was cute and funny, sad and sexy all at once when Eve makes her first attempt at romance which makes Roarke suspicious.
I had no idea until near the end who the murderer was or why, beyond the usual reason everyone hated the guy. I figured it out about the same time Eve did. This was definitely one that challenged Eve’s moral compass.
And again, we have another abso-fab entry in the series and I now need to go dive into Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution and hope my turn on the library wait list for the next book comes soon.
Series that Never Ends #12
Library Love #12
Spooky Read #4