Book review: Devoted in Death by JD Robb

Thursday, September 10, 2015 Permalink

There are a stack of series I love: John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers books; Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury/Melrose Plant series; Sue Grafton’s alphabet series’; Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books; and Robert B Parker’s Spenser series. And so forth. And possibly at the top of that list is JD Robb’s In Death series, which I’ve already raved about ad nauseum.

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three-half-stars

Book review: Obsession in Death by JD Robb

Saturday, February 7, 2015 Permalink

Obsession in Death  is JD Robb’s 40th Eve Dallas / Roarke novel. Robb’s first book in this series, Naked in Death,  was released in 1995*, which averages out at two books a year. Impressive for any author, but more so for one who has a day job! 😉

I love this series. They’re one of my comfort reads. I own a heap (though probably not even half!) and have read most more than once.

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three-half-stars

JD Robb: In Death…

Sunday, March 14, 2010 Permalink
by J.D. Robb

I have many guilty pleasures.  Some just naughty – champagne, chocolate, red wine and so forth.  Some a little weird – an early years’ fetish for Dr Spock (the one with the pointy ears, not the child-rearing guru).  And some that are mostly embarrassing.  Like the ridiculous pleasure I get from the TV show, ‘Murder She Wrote’ and from a series of novels by romance writer, Nora Roberts, under the pseudonym JD Robb.

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Book review: Death is Not Enough by Karen Rose

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Permalink

It’s a good thing I enjoy Karen Rose’s novels of romantic suspense cos the last couple have been freakin’ huge.

If I’m being honest, I usually avoid books over 400 pages… thinking my attention span won’t survive them. Plus… more often than not the escapism I enjoy from books is meant to be short lived. Not something eked out over days and days.

Thankfully I’m a fast reader and although this is 600+ pages, it wasn’t overly (or even at all) arduous. *Mops brow with back of hand and swoons.*

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three-half-stars

Book review: The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Permalink

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North is a compilation of recollections from friends, lovers and family about a charismatic but difficult filmmaker. The memories flow chronologically providing readers with some insight into her passionate and troubled life.  

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Book review: Time of Death by Mark Billingham

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Permalink

Goodreads calls this book Tom Thorne #13, which my finely-tuned skills of deduction lead me to believe is the 13th in this series. Which subsequently stops me in my tracks to wonder if I live under a bloody rock?! I ‘think’ I’ve heard of Billingham, indeed I readily requested this book for review; but how I have wandered this earth, reading endless police procedurals, crime fiction, suspense novels and thrillers without reading a previous book featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne?!

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Book review: Life or Death

Sunday, August 3, 2014 Permalink

I’ve read most of Michael Robotham’s work – and reviewed several here on my blog. His latest – Life or Death – is a stand-alone novel so doesn’t feature any of his usual protagonists. And I have to say… that pleased me as I’m not a huge fan of Joe O’Loughlin or Vincent Ruiz. As I’ve said previously, I enjoy Robotham’s work… but it’s hard to feel as engaged as one should when they don’t care if the lead characters live or die.

However – Life or Death didn’t offer me any such dilemma and – as a result – it’s a 4/5 star novel for me.

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four-stars