Strangers in Death (In Death Series #26)

Strangers in Death (In Death Series #26)

by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts


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Lieutenant Eve Dallas explores the hidden connections among friends and lovers, enemies and strangers in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.
In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled—with cords of black velvet. Fortunately, homicide cop Lt. Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband Roarke happens to own the prime real estate where Thomas Anders’s sporting-goods firm was headquartered, giving her some help with access. Before long, she’s knocking on doors—or barging through them—to look for the answers she needs.
But some things don’t add up—and everyone’s alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the nephew who stood to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion—or a carefully planned execution? It’s up to Dallas to solve a sensational case in which those who seem to be intimates sometimes guard secrets from each other—and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615594528
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 02/19/2008
Series: In Death Series , #26
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 - 14 Years

About the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

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Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Strangers in Death (In Death Series #26) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
Nancy Dismukes More than 1 year ago
This was my read of this series, well now I am hooked, I have 4 more waiting on my Nook to devour! enjoy the character descriptions and the vivd pictures they paint.
NoraRoberts-HugeFan More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the mystery and neat solving of the case. J.D. Robb never disappoints in the murder mystery department! Romance with Roarke is always sizzling underneath!
smg5775 4 months ago
Eve Dallas-Roarke series is a comfort read for me. I love them. This time Eve is on a murder where the man killed does not have the reputation for the way he died. It's also the first time that a movie is used in the series as the inspiration for the plot. I won't say which movie. Read the book. I love the family that Eve and Roarke have gathered around them. It will now be growing and what is Eve going to do about it. She will be learning new traditions that families use. I cannot wait to see how she handles it.
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Loved it
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macjest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As far as Robb's later books go, this is one of the better ones. I was beginning to worry that she had run out of ideas and was having to recycle.I really enjoyed young Tiko in this book. Robb always creates such interesting characters!Hope this isn't too much of a spoiler, but I was glad to see Charles and Louise move on to a new level in their relationship.
paeonia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't know why this mystery was set in the future. It didn't seem to have any bearing on the plot.
kulikuli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite of the in Death series but good. A retelling of the novel "Strangers on a Train" by Patricia Highsmith (made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock) set in Robb's futuristic New York City. There was nothing new brought to the story. The 2060 setting beefed up the technology and methods and as always Eve, Roarke, and friends are entertaing but the story stays the same.
MelindaLibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Robb is continuing in a disturbing trend in this series by having Eve (the main character) despise women. In this story, Eve's misogyny is not at the forefront until we meet a childhood survivor of abuse and domestic violence survivor. Eve *revels* in her disdain and hatred for the survivor. Yes, the woman committed a reprehensible crime, but Eve hated her for being a *survivor* of violence, NOT for being a murderer. In addition, anything women do together is seen as a horror and a stupid waste of time. Why does Robb continue to feel so comfortable to have her main character show such vitriolic hatred at/of women, who happen to be the majority of her readers?
ctfrench on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department is called to the scene of a murder where it appears philanthropist Thomas Anders died during a kinky sexual encounter. Evidence suggests the victim was sedated at the time of his demise and a lapse in the security system¿s recordings signifies this was not an accidental death. Eve quickly hones in on a suspect but can find nothing to connect the killer to Anders at the time he died. But this doesn¿t stop the lieutenant, who uses everyone at her disposal, including husband billionaire Roarke, as she meticulously unravels the mystery being Anders¿s death.This series attracts many fans, and for a good reason. Robb¿s writing is tight, flows well, and she offers characters her fans have grown to love. The mystery is a good one, with plenty of twists and turns, and, as always, Eve Dallas¿s intense personality and mindset pull the reader along with her as she seeks to resolve a mystery she takes personally.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't like the title for this installment of "In death" because it practically gave away the plot. This is one of Robb's most predictable mysteries, at least for anyone who is familiar with the Hitchcock film that inspired it. Thankfully, the real fun is in watching Eve zero in on the killer and figure out how the crime was committed despite flawless alibis. Plus, Robb makes sure to mention the movie directly in the book, almost like a wink to the reader! The story reminded me of one of those infrequent episodes of "Law and Order" where they show the villain commit the crime at the beginning. Viewers know who it is, but the police still have to work it out. It's not quite as satisfying as figuring it out along with them, but good none-the-less. Eve's still the cop I wish every city had protecting it. Robb's mysteries can be fantastic and intricate, or fairly simple. Sometimes readers can figure them out in a few chapters (as I did here), or be held until the very end. But, her real gift is characterization. She creates wonderful characters readers like and can identify with. Even after twentysome installments, I'm still in love with Roarke, Eve, Peabody and the rest of the crew. They all have real depth-- their dialog and interaction make them come alive. I couldn't put this book down, and I'm sure fans of the series will not be disappointed. There is a lot of humor (where appropriate) to temper the murder mystery, but justice remains the focus. All the major characters make an appearance, if only briefly, but the major action is centered on Eve and Roarke. I've noticed in the last few books, Roarke has taken a more direct role in the investigation and we see more of him and Eve talking through the case. Peabody was pushed a little more into the background. This is fine for a few books, but I hope that she isn't relegated to minor character status like Feeney. Her repartee with Eve is just too good.Overall, this isn't the best of the series but it's still a solid, very enjoyable mystery. The satisfaction of Eve getting the bad guy has not lessened one bit through all these novels, and I can't wait for more.
gerleliz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Always a quick read and enjoyable
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a successful, well-liked, and to all outward appearances straight as a ruler business man turns up dead amidst trappings of adultery and kink, Eve smells a rat. The widow is devastated, the housekeeper's stoic, and family and friends are shocked and outraged - who's lying, and why? As the trail gets colder, Eve does what she does best: follows her instincts to track down a killer.The formula's not new, but hanging out with the characters as they banter and slap at one another somehow never gets old.
shadiphoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even after 27 books, this series is still fresh and exciting. This time round there was a lot more humor and Eve wasn't working herself to the bone. And the cat and mouse game between Eve and the murderer was invigorating. In short, J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) shows she still knows how to make a novel and keep us entertained.
Kace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These newer books in the series really aren't disappointing me. Roberts has reigned in what was for me, the really annoying dialogue and it flows much better.The mystery I solved in the first couple chapters, but the story was still good.
hafowler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading an In Death book is like lying in bed on a rainy afternoon, cuddled up with a cat or two, munching on chocolates... and reading a good book. I don't do mysteries as a rule, but because I love the background and characters so much, these mysteries are fun. As usual, I adore Eve and Roarke, and all their friends. More Mavis next time! Can't wait to read the next one -- I'm saving it for a while. ;)
dkthain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After (I think I counted right) 33 In Death books now, counting the short stories, I love this last one just as much as I did the first one. While this one didn't have any new revelations in either Eve or Roarke's past, nor did it have any angsting on Eve's part or the horrible nightmares, it was still a very enjoyable read. For those looking for something new in the relationship between either our main couple or Peabody and McNab - they may be in for a bit of a disappointment. There was however further developments in another relationship that has developed over the course of the books.Rather this one focused more on the mystery than the romance. But that was just fine with me. Unlike others in the In Death books, we see fairly soon who the culprit is and the book focuses on how Eve can prove it.Strangers in Death wasn't as gruesome as some of her other books and after reading the following book - I was just as glad.There were some very sweet and tender moments between Eve and Roarke as they examined the deep and passionate love and need they have for each other.Eve continues to push Peabody along, this time making Peabody appear on Nadine's show.We get to see Eve interact with another bosses wife this time - and that's a hoot.There are books in this series that I've loved more than others but there's no question I've loved them all to one degree or another. This one I did as well.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another Eve Dallas solves the murders with the help of Rourke, Feeney, Meara, Peabody, McNab and the gang. This time the suspects murder each others' husbands as Rourke points out to his wife that it's like the plot of the old movie "Strangers on a Train."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love to read this plot twisting adventurous J.D. Robb's books, just can't put them dow. Love them all. ALL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While keeping the core characters in pl
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Greaft read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of the In Death booke!
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