J D Robb Obsession in Death (Blog Tour Review)

Romance novelist Nora Roberts

J D Robb

A pseudonym used by Nora Roberts

With a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. As her agent put it, like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and caffeine-free Pepsi, a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke.


Obsession in Death

(Book 40 in the In Death series)
A novel by J D Robb


Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks the thin line between love and hate in this fabulous 40th thriller from #1 New York Times – bestseller J. D. Robb…

Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She – and her billionaire husband – are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation.

But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her – again and again…

With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate – and dangerous – psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall..


I have never read this author before, so i have to say i was astounded that this is book 40 in the series, and not the authors only series.

That fast alone meant that i was fairly sure the book would be credible, no one gets away with 40 books of average or below. So my first concern, how on earth does a newbie step into a series so late on? Not a moment of concern, not a beat missed, there is nothing in the story that made me stop and think i was missing out, not seeing a hidden reference or joke, the author has very cleverly woven the plot to keep fans happy and suck in new fans.

Her characterization is complex, strong and clever, and woven so carefully into a future setting that i was sucked straight into the authors  world. Add in some great twists turns and plot devices and any reader can see why the Name J D Robb is a regular feature in book shop crime sections.

I recommend these… well worth a read.


In Death
1. Naked in Death (1995)
2. Glory in Death (1995)
3. Immortal in Death (1996)
4. Rapture in Death (1996)
5. Ceremony In Death (1997)
6. Vengeance in Death (1997)
7. Holiday in Death (1998)
8. Conspiracy in Death (1999)
9. Loyalty in Death (1999)
10. Witness in Death (2000)
11. Judgment in Death (2000)
12. Betrayal in Death (2001)
13. Seduction in Death (2001)
14. Reunion In Death (2002)
15. Purity in Death (2002)
16. Portrait in Death (2003)
17. Imitation in Death (2003)
18. Divided in Death (2004)
19. Visions in Death (2004)
20. Survivor in Death (2005)
21. Origin in Death (2005)
22. Memory in Death (2006)
23. Born in Death (2006)
24. Innocent in Death (2007)
25. Creation in Death (2007)
26. Strangers in Death (2008)
27. Salvation In Death (2008)
28. Promises in Death (2009)
29. Kindred in Death (2009)
30. Fantasy in Death (2009)
31. Indulgence in Death (2010)
32. Treachery in Death (2011)
33. New York to Dallas (2011)
34. Celebrity in Death (2012)
35. Delusion in Death (2012)
36. Calculated in Death (2013)
37. Thankless in Death (2013)
38. Concealed in Death (2014)
39. Festive in Death (2014)
40. Obsession in Death (2015)
41. Devotion in Death (2015)
Naked in DeathGlory in DeathImmortal in DeathRapture in Death
Ceremony In DeathVengeance in DeathHoliday in DeathConspiracy in Death
Loyalty in DeathWitness in DeathJudgment in DeathBetrayal in Death
Seduction in DeathReunion In DeathPurity in DeathPortrait in Death
Imitation in DeathDivided in DeathVisions in DeathSurvivor in Death
Origin in DeathMemory in DeathBorn in DeathInnocent in Death
Creation in DeathStrangers in DeathSalvation In DeathPromises in Death
Kindred in DeathFantasy in DeathIndulgence in DeathTreachery in Death
New York to DallasCelebrity in DeathDelusion in DeathCalculated in Death
Thankless in DeathConcealed in DeathFestive in DeathObsession in Death
In Death (Novellas)
Midnight in Death [short story] (1998) (in Silent Night)
Midnight in Death (1998)
Interlude in Death [short story] (2001)
Remember When (2003) (with Nora Roberts)
Haunted in Death [short story] (2006) (in Bump in the Night)
Haunted in Death (2006)
Interlude in Death (2006)
Eternity in Death [short story] (2007) (in Dead of Night)
Eternity in Death (2007)
Ritual in Death [short story] (2008) (in Suite 606)
Ritual in Death (2008)
Missing in Death [short story] (2009) (in The Lost)
Missing In Death (2009)
Big Jack (2010)
Chaos in Death [short story] (2011) (in The Unquiet)
Possession in Death (2012)
Chaos in Death (2013)
Ritual in Death / Missing in Death (2013)
Taken in Death (2013)
Midnight in DeathRemember WhenHaunted in DeathInterlude in Death
Eternity in DeathRitual in DeathMissing In DeathBig Jack
Possession in DeathChaos in DeathRitual in Death / Missing in DeathTaken in Death
In Death Omnibus
In Death Three-Book Set (2003)
Three in Death (2008)
In Death: The First Cases (2009)
Rapture in Death / Ceremony in Death (2010)
Creation in Death / Strangers in Death (2011)
In Death Books 1-5 (2011)
Time of Death (2011)
In Death Books 6-10 (2011)
In Death Books 11-15 (2011)
In Death Books 16-20 (2011)
In Death Books 21-25 (2011)
In Death Books 26-29 (2011)
In Death Books 30-32 (2011)
Midnight in Death / Interlude in Death (2013)
Chaos in Death / Possession in Death (2013)
Haunted in Death / Eternity in Death (2013)
In Death Three-Book SetThree in DeathIn Death: The First CasesRapture in Death / Ceremony in Death
Creation in Death / Strangers in DeathIn Death Books 1-5Time of DeathIn Death Books 6-10
In Death Books 11-15In Death Books 16-20In Death Books 21-25In Death Books 26-29
In Death Books 30-32Midnight in Death / Interlude in DeathChaos in Death / Possession in DeathHaunted in Death / Eternity in Death
Naked Came the Phoenix (2001) (with Nevada Barr, Mary Jane Clark, Diana Gabaldon, J A Jance, Faye Kellerman,Laurie R King, Val McDermid, Pam and Mary O’Shaughnessy, Anne Perry, Nancy Pickard, Lisa Scottoline and Marcia Talley)
Naked Came the Phoenix
Silent Night (1998) (with Claire Cross, Dee Holmes andSusan Plunkett)
Bump in the Night (2006) (with Mary Blayney, Ruth Langanand Mary Kay McComas)
Dead of Night (2007) (with Mary Blayney, Ruth Langan andMary Kay McComas)
Suite 606 (2008) (with Mary Blayney, Ruth Langan andMary Kay McComas)
The Lost (2009) (with Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney andRuth Langan)
The Unquiet (2011) (with Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney,Ruth Ryan Langan and Mary Kay McComas)
Mirror, Mirror (2013) (with Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas and R C Ryan)
Silent NightBump in the NightDead of NightSuite 606
The LostThe UnquietMirror, Mirror
Out of This World (2001) (with Laurell K Hamilton, Susan Krinard and Maggie Shayne)
The Other Side (2010) (with Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan and Mary Kay McComas)
Down the Rabbit Hole (2015) (with Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas and R C Ryan)
Out of This WorldThe Other Side
Short stories
Midnight in Death [short story] (1998)
Interlude in Death [short story] (2001)
Haunted in Death [short story] (2006)
Eternity in Death [short story] (2007)
Ritual in Death [short story] (2008)
Missing in Death [short story] (2009)
Chaos in Death [short story] (2011)

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