Monday, March 7, 2011

Treachery in Death

I recently picked up Treachery in Death, the thirty second book in J.D. Robb’s In Death series.  The series is set in the future in New York City and features a different murder mystery in each book. 

Since Treachery in Death is part of such a long running series, the characters and very well developed and the situations are well established.  While the plots of each book can mostly stand alone, I do think it is best to read the books in order.  Certain things about the characters will make more sense if the books are read in order.

Eve and her partner Delia get a new case that isn’t that complicated and Delia has her first chance to be primary on an investigation.  The case is closed fairly quickly and then Delia stumbles into a dangerous situation involving corrupt cops.  She reports what she discovered to Eve and an investigation is launched.

The murder that Delia is primary for isn’t that important to the overall plot of Treachery in Death.  That whole situation is really just a set up for Delia to over hear the corrupt cops and cause that investigation to be started.  That does add a bit of mystery to what is going, though it isn’t as strong as some of the mysteries in other In Death books since it is known fairly early who the corrupt cops are.  That doesn’t make the book less interesting, but it might disappoint some readers.  There is also a bit of romance in the book through the relationship between Eve and her husband Roarke.

J.D. Robb is actually author Nora Roberts.  Both groups of books are very similar, so fans of one group of books may end up liking the other group of books as well.  The In Death books usually have stronger mysteries and they can be more violent. 

Treachery in Death is another very entertaining book in the In Death series that is well worth reading.

I did get a review posted on Epinions.

Treachery in Death

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