Celebrity in Death, by J.D. Robb (2012)

Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34)Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First off, I like J.D. Robb's "In Death" series. They're all set in a dystopian future New York, and follow NYPD Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and her mega-rich, once criminal husband, Roarke. ((J.D. Robb is a pseudonym for J.R.R. Tolkien (Sorry, I mean Nora Roberts))

In this installment, a film company visits NYC, shooting a vid (as they're called in the series) about Eve's last case, which was sensationalized in a bestselling novel. One night, the producers throw an opulent party, and one of the film's stars ends up dead. Eve and her friend and partner, Peabody, have to track down the killer, and bring him or her to justice.

That's a pretty straightforward paperback mystery plot, but it feels so much more interesting in "Celebrity in Death." Part of it is J.D. Robb's writing; part of it is the "In Death" world she's created and developed through over 30 books. I haven't found one yet that disappointed.

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About tom

B.A. in Literature, Minor in Film Theory and Criticism, thus meaning all I’m trained is to write blog posts here. Neptune is my favorite planet–it vents methane into the solar system like my brother does. I think Chicken McNuggets look like Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. There are times when I’m medicated, which is why I wrote about McNuggets. Buy some today and tell me I’m wrong! Anyway, Beyond that: mammal, Floridian, biped.Good Night, and Good Luck. Besos, tom
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