2006: #85 – Glory in Death (J.D. Robb)

glory.gifBook #85 was Glory in Death, the second book in J.D. Robb’s In Death series. The back of the book reads:

In a time when technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion – in the heart. . .

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects – including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead . . .to investigate every scandalous rumor . . .to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.

It was interesting reading this early installment in the series, because I’ve read most of the later ones. This is the book that first introduces Peabody (though very lightly), and there are things that happen in this book that I realized are referenced in later books. Also, I noticed that “Eve uses herself as bait” is a theme that reappears often throughout this series. All in all it was pretty good, though the characters aren’t as polished as they are later in the series. But that’s pretty common in a series of this size.

Book count: 85
Pages in book: 296
Page count: 36,553
Words in book: 93,148

Word count: 10,933,587

1,000,000 words surpassed — 2/2/06
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10,000 pages surpassed — 3/10/06
3,000,000 words surpassed — 3/16/06
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5,000,000 words surpassed — 5/30/06
50 books surpassed – 6/12/06
20,000 pages surpassed — 6/29/06
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7,000,000 words surpassed — 7/21/06
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30,000 pages surpassed — 9/3/06
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10,000,000 words surpassed — 9/27/06