Secrets in Death

Secrets in Death

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced. The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250123152
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ROBB
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 05, 2020

Robb writes well. Her characters are believable; their behavior and words reflect their inner personalities. I wanted to like them and I did.

Although this is the first book by Robb I’ve read, I appreciated her letting me figure it out on my own instead of backfilling history for every little quirk or nuance I may not have understood. I had the choice to accept some ambiguity, or to go back and read the series from the beginning if I wanted to know everything about the characters.

At the end of the book, the Lieutenant explains the killer’s motives and actions. She lays out the evidence that will make the charges stick. Unfortunately, Robb then uses the old and very stale mystery writer’s ploy of tricking the murderer into “spilling the beans.” It was a repeat of everything the Lieutenant said and was unnecessary, repetitive, and boring. In my opinion, Robb should have stuck with not telling more then she needed to tell.

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Aug 19, 2018

As always, like the others but in a good way. Also only one murder being investigated so more indepth on the case. Nice change from serial killers.

Jun 14, 2018

This was likely the least interesting of the series, Far too procedural and without the usual detailed interface with the support team which adds a great deal to the interest. Hubby seems to be bored with buying up the world and spends most of his time in this case supporting his wife in her sleuthing. The sex just seems to be thrown into the game occasionally to try to liven things up, the author is noted for her sex scenes, but there is only so much you can do with old married folks. Pass on this one unless you are really needing something to bring on sleep!

Jan 29, 2018

Awesome as usual. I wish they turned this into a movie or a TV series. I love the chemistry between Roarke and his cop :)

Jan 03, 2018

This book was very boring.
There is one murder in the beginning.
The rest of the book is Dallas interviewing people.
Not the usual page-turner.

Dec 06, 2017

What can I say - I am a die-hard fan of these novels and read them quickly. Rich in detail, with Lt. Eve Dallas and her wealthy husband Rourke, crimes are solved with her police team. Each novel in the series provides more information about Dallas and Rourke's pasts. Eve has dreams that provide insight into the crimes and herself. As usual, I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next one. I recommend it for anyone looking for a slightly SF mystery. Enjoy -- I certainly did.

trevordunfordswife Oct 20, 2017

So-so entry in the In Death series, Eve Dallas and her gang pursue the murderer of a victim you will LOVE to hate. Larinda Mars is sliced practically under Eve's nose in a trendy restaurant, owned by Roarke of course, and dies in her arms. Which of HER victims said, "Enough!" Nowhere nearly her best work, mediocre at best.

Oct 11, 2017

I have read most of this series. Without a doubt this is one of the most poorly written books in the entire series. In fact, its one of the worst written books I have ever read. It's full of bad writing, bad grammar, and incomprehensible sentences, that had to be read two or three times to understand. Half sentences, and one or two word sentences were common. There were many sentences beginning with "and" , "then", or "or", a good writer's "no-no". Too much gratuitous profanity , especially from Dallas. High schoolers must have written this book. I think Robb/Roberts used ghost writers here, and not very good ones at that. She should be ashamed to put her name on this type of work. Where were the editors at the publisher ? I gave it one star because it is actually one of the better story lines in the series, but its likely the last one I will read.

Sep 11, 2017

Very satisfying story. Centers around a minor character we haven't seen since 'Glory In Death' (where CJ Morse was central) and here Larinda Mars, Channel 75's gossip queen, dies literally in Eve's arms. The investigation to find out who did it and why reveals that Larinda was more than she seemed, and while she dealt in secrets she had a few of her own...

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