2008: #31 – Seduction in Death (J.D. Robb)
Book #31 was Seduction in Death, the 13th book in J.D. Robb’s In Death series. The back of the book reads:
Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars. Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed-a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn’t intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again.
I enjoyed this installment in the In Death series. This one isn’t so much about the whodunnit, as the reader knows whodunnit. Instead, it is more about the chase. I like that element of suspense, knowing what it is the killer is going to do next and wondering if the good guys are going to catch them in time. It’s hard to find a bad book in this series.
Page count: 354 | Approximate word count: 96,352
2007: Exile (Richard North Patterson)
2006: The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog (Elizabeth Peters)
2005: H is for Homicide (Sue Grafton)