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Hardcover Born in Death Book

ISBN: 0399153470

ISBN13: 9780399153471

Born in Death

(Book #23 in the In Death Series)

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Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers-both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm-are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for. Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from...

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Born in Death, J.D. Robb

Nora Roberts can not write a book that is not wonderful. This is another in her series that I did not have. I now have everyone that she has written. I an glad that they are being published in large print as my sister is very low vision and she loves them.

Robb again...yea!

Once again we are able to enter the realm of Rourke, Eve, Mavis, etal. You don't realize how much you love and miss these characters until you are once again immersed in their world! A great mystery, as usual, and Mavis has her baby! A quick read, as always, and leaves you waiting for the next installment.

Another fabulous addition to the series....

J.D. Robb returns with another fabulous book in the In Death series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her multibillionaire husband, Roarke. Eve and Roarke are absolutely horrified by the entire birthing process but have agreed to be coaches for their very pregnant friend, Mavis. Eve is almost relieved when a double murder of two accountants in a top notch international firm drags her away from all the various baby hoopla that leaves her in cold sweat. Her attention is divided, however, when Mavis' pregnant friend, Tandy Willowby, turns up missing and Mavis insists that only Eve can find her. Eve takes all of this in stride, as she works to solve both cases with Roarke closely at her side. BORN IN DEATH is perhaps the best yet in this absolutely phenomenal series! J.D. Robb paints a fantastic portrait of Eve and Roarke's terror regarding everything to do with the birthing process, from the hormonal moms to the actual labor and delivery. There are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments as Eve struggles between her vivid imagination which pictures babies as being somewhat like the alien life forms from the Aliens movies and her desire to be a good and supportive friend to Mavis. One of the best things about reading any J.D. Robb book is that each book is complete in and of itself. While the relationships of both the main and secondary characters do grow and develop, one can easily pick up any book in the series and not feel cheated as to the back history of each character. This is partially due to Ms. Robb's clear vision of each personality portrayed. More importantly, however, this is a true testament to the superb writing talent of J.D. Robb as this reviewer never hesitates but rushes immediately to purchase each new installment in the series. BORN IN DEATH will delight fans of the In Death series. The romance between Eve and Roarke continues to flourish and is a tribute to marriage as these two never tire of one another but instead only deepen their relationship in each book. Never has the solidarity and strength of their relationship been more apparent than in BORN IN DEATH. J.D. Robb injects a bit more humor than usual in this installment but this only adds to the depth of the overall series. BORN IN DEATH is highly recommended for its spectacular blend of romance, police procedures, and mystery all told in a futuristic setting. COURTESY OF CK2S KWIPS AND KRITIQUES

Congratulations, it's a ....? And circles within circles

I really enjoyed this book 100%. There was lots of fun such as in the beginning where we join Eve and Roarke who are with Mavis and Leonardo at one of her birthing classes. What a hoot!! They also meet some other pregnant friends of Mavis' including Tandy who works at the White Stork, a baby store. They leave the class and take Mavis, Leonardo and then Tandy home. That night, Eve gets a call to go to a murder scene. A young woman who is an accountant at a very prestigious firm is found by her sister, tied up, tortured and strangled. The sister, Palma, knows that Natalie was engaged to a young man who also worked at the accounting, Bick Byson. Eve tries to contact him and soon finds that Bick has also been beaten and killed. From Natalie's links they soon get the gist that she had found something that she was excited/nervous about and that she had most likely told her fiance as well. In the meantime, Eve with a great deal of help from Peabody is having to make sure all is ready for the baby shower she is throwing for Mavis on Saturday!! Peabody goes with her to pick out Eve's gift to the mother-to-be and they end up at Tandy's shop where she helps them find a great rocking chair/vibrating chair that Mavis had registered for. It is hilarious as Eve feels so nervous around the women in the store that are so advanced in their pregnancies. As Eve interviews Bick and Natalie's bosses at the accounting firm and gathers evidence, the day of the shower arrives and the party is successful -- Eve even has a good time. However, one problem is that Mavis' friend Tandy did not come. Mavis enlists Eve's help (so she has to to a dance with the Missing Persons division) to find her friend as they go to Tandy's apartment and there is no sign of foul play. I felt the excitement and twists and turns and Eve solves BOTH murder and missing person cases really kept me on edge and guessing "whodunit". There is also much love and understanding between Eve and Roarke as politics tries to get in the way of Roarke helping Eve solve the case and as memories are brought back to both of them due to the circumstances of Tandy's disappearance. Altogether a great read with plenty of humor and fun and romance and mystery and suspense!!

Hello, Baby!

This is the 27th book in the In Death Series. This story begins with Eve and Roarke at birthing class with Mavis and Leonardo. It is the funniest first chapter ever. At this class they meet Tandy, a single mother to be from London. Mavis and Leonardo have befriended her and are to be her birthing coaches. Dallas catches a double homicide of an accountant and her fiance. All signs point to her finding something off at work. As this mystery deepens, Tandy pulls a no show at Mavis' shower. Eve and Mavis go to check on her at her apartment and she is not there. It looks like no one has seen her for a few days. Eve promises Mavis she will find Tandy. Eve, Roarke, Peobody and McNab are working double time to solve these two mysteries. This was a good story. It was funny and touching. I started the book laughing and ended it crying. I thought the mystery was good. But I was bummed we had to wait for the baby til the last chapter. I liked how Eve and Roarke reacted in the birthing room. It was interesting to see how everything played out and I don't think Eve and Roarke fans will be disappointed.
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