Book #55 was Midnight in Death, a novella in J.D. Robb’s In Death series. The back of the book reads:
The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s life-when a killer comes to call.
Eve’s name has a made a Christmas list, but it’s not for being naughty or nice. It’s for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband Roarke at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance-or die trying.
This is basically a normal In Death book without the relationship sub-plots. It takes place immediately after Holiday in Death. I liked it as well as the other In Death books, but the bad guy was a little too easy to kill in the end.
Page count: 90 | Approximate word count: 24,590