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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents four stories of paranormal desire and suspense—featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella.

In J. D. Robb's "Ritual in Death," Eve Dallas plunges into the violent aftermath of a ritualistic murder—and into the mind of an alleged witness who can’t remember a thing to save his life. 

Mary Blayney's "Love Endures" investigates a deception that has kept two lovers apart for years.

Ruth Ryan Langan's "Cold Case" brings a lost man out of a storm to face a breathtaking twist of fate.

And Mary Kay McComas's "Wayward Wizard" follows a mother, her son, and a wizard lost through the threads of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425224441
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 212,506
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 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.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Suite 606 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
How in the heck do I rate "Suite 606"? This is a collection of four paranormal romantic suspense stories by four different authors, and I had four very different reactions.

First up (and the overwhelming reason to buy this sucker) is J.D. Robb's "Ritual in Death". Here we're treated to the latest doings of Eve and Roarke. When the glittering society party Roarke and Eve are attending is interrupted by the appearance of a very nude, very bloody man with a knife, Eve thanks whatever god is watching out for her and kicks into action. The corpse appears to have been a victim of a ritual sacrifice of some sort and Eve may have to resort to some extremely unorthodox techniques to catch this killer.

"Love Endures" by Mary Blayney is a historical about love betrayed and love regained...with the 'help' of a not-so-helpful ghost.

"Cold Case" by Ruth Ryan Langan tells of a modern burned out, bummed out cop and his arresting, and haunting vacation.

And the book closes with "Wayward Wizard" by Mary Kay McComas, another contemporary story about an estranged mother and child and the wizard whose unexpected appearance helps bridge their gap.

As expected, I LOVED Robb's story and for Eve & Roarke fans, this one alone makes shelling out the cash for the book woth every penny! Next best for me was a tie between Mary Blayney's story and "Wayward Wizard" even though both heroines took a bit of warming up to. As for Langan's story, it didn't particularly sit well with me and the ending was a bit jarring.
chefgee More than 1 year ago
Writing short stories aren't as easy as some may think. For JD Robb, I think it's sometimes impossible. Fans complain that the four authors(Robb, Mary Blayney, Mary Kay McComas, and Ruth Ryan Langan)aren't writing the same type of story, therefore it's an uneven effort. I, however, beg to differ. While none of them on the surface have nothing to do with each other, the link is the title. I have a feeling someone floated the premise of using just the phrase "Suite 606" and asked all four ladies to run with it. While I preferred some of the stories more than others(Robb is tops, with McComas, Blayney, and Langan following behind in my likability scale), I appreciate how their minds work and their writing styles complimented each other. There is a thread that ties all four stories together(if one is paying attention)and it made me smile after I picked it up. I agree that the book may not be for everyone, but I'd go through a lot to get my hands on a new "In Death" story.
hobbitprincess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It took me a few years finally to pick up this book, and I'm glad I did. It's a collection of 4 short novellas by 4 different suspense writers. Each story is very different from the others, and they all have the words "Suite 606" in them somewhere. My favorite was probably the last story of the wayward, time-traveling wizard.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an anthology with four stories there for basically four reviews. It seems a bit long but it covers all four stories as individuals.Ritual in Death by J.D. Robb When a naked stranger covered in blood and holding a knife crashes a party, lieutenant Eve Dallas goes into action. Along with her husband Roarke, the owner of the hotel that the party is taking place in, they try to unravel not only who the stranger is but where all the blood came from. Finding a body in Suite 606 added the questions of who was the victim, why was she murdered and whether it was devil worship or just plain evil.*** (3 stars) Been wanting to read J.D. Robb¿s `In Death series¿, never started it. Didn¿t realize this would be part of that series. Set in the future (I think) based on all the slang words and abbreviations used. While this was a good story, I felt like I was missing a lot (probably because I was ¿ the first 20-something stories of the series). As a suspense story with a little occult feel to it, good story but I wouldn¿t say it was much of a romance. I did really like Roarke (the husband) and I am going back to an earlier ¿In Death¿ book to give Eve a chance . In general not a real good stand alone short story.Love Endures by Mary Blayney Start with the death of a gambling, lying husband (Reggie Cassidy) then add the grieving widow (Summer) and the ex-best friend (Lord Stephen Bradley). Coming back as a ghost with the need to right a few wrongs night be humiliationg for Reggie, liberating for Summer, but a dream come true for Stephen. Love the connect to `Wayward Wizard¿ **** (4 stars) I don¿t normally like romances that had the `falling in love¿ before the book started, but this rekindling was very touching. I also enjoyed the reluctance of Reggie to change his nature, even though he was dead he seemed to think of only protecting his lies. Set as a historical (which I read a lot of), London 1814.Cold Case by Ruth Ryan Langan After a fatal accident on the job, Sam Hunter needed to find himself again. During a November storm in Vermont, he saw a figure in the road that caused him to crash. Walking to the nearest farmhouse, Sam was helped by Mary Catherine McGivern only to want to learn her story too. The emotions started to come to him unexpectedly and he needed to help her and keep her safe, if he could. **** (4 stars) I really enjoyed the story, the twist was expected but still fun. I liked this kind of twist and wished we could have spent a little more time with the romance as well as the ending. Great cast of characters Mary Catherine and her sister were warm and loving (to be expected), I even kind of liked Hoag (as a character) and his rough crazy way, but I was a bit disappointed in Sam, in the end his heart seemed fickle. Wayward Wizard by May Kay McComas Losing herself (Marie Barnett) and her son (Hugh) somewhere in time (in the year 1223) might be an adventure, meeting the wizard (Nester Baraka of Viator) was. Through time and space, getting back to the Philadelphia Museum where it all started became and interesting combination of past and futures, giving the three a chance to get to know each other, and maybe even reconciling some of past mistakes.**** (4 stars) Predictable love match, a gentle romance but what a fun way of getting it done. The relationship between mother and son was a great match also, to see the changes in how Hugh saw himself and his mother interact was a mothers dream come true. Great connection with `Love Endures¿, it was a laugh out loud moment for me when I realized where the house was, who the ghost was and why the name of Reggie Cassidy sounded familiar. I have never read an anthology that had done that. What an incredible way to end this particular collection.The only author here that I have read before has been Ruth Ryan Langan and Nora Roberts, but not her as J.D. Robb. The other stories in this book are good enough for me to want to read more of there books/st
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Four seperate stories linked by Suite 606. The first story is Ritual in Death by J D Robb. I love Eve as a character and her minor rant about high heels just made me giggle. It's refreshing to have a female character as centre of a story who isn't quite as obsessed by shoes and clothes. When the party she's at is disturbed by a ritualistic murder Eve has to investigate.Mary Blaney investigates a ghost, a magic coin and how two people have to get over a misunderstanding in order to find true love. The ghost was the husband, and his lies keep him on the earth. Love Endures wasn't a bad read.Ruth Ryan Langan with Cold Case has a man finding himself lost in Vermont and finding a future for himself. The story is a little predictable but not a bad version of the tale.Mary Kay McComas in Wayward Wizard has a mother and son lost in history, she also has to work out her relationship with her son while a wizard tries to return them to their time.Overall the first story was my favourite. Interesting and well written, the other three weren't exceptional but on the other hand they weren't bad either. I enjoyed the read.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How in the heck do I rate "Suite 606"? This is a collection of four paranormal romantic suspense stories by four different authors, and I had four very different reactions.First up (and the overwhelming reason to buy this sucker) is J.D. Robb's "Ritual in Death". Here we're treated to the latest doings of Eve and Roarke. When the glittering society party Roarke and Eve are attending is interrupted by the appearance of a very nude, very bloody man with a knife, Eve thanks whatever god is watching out for her and kicks into action. The corpse appears to have been a victim of a ritual sacrifice of some sort and Eve may have to resort to some extremely unorthodox techniques to catch this killer."Love Endures" by Mary Blayney is a historical about love betrayed and love regained...with the 'help' of a not-so-helpful ghost."Cold Case" by Ruth Ryan Langan tells of a modern burned out, bummed out cop and his arresting, and haunting vacation.And the book closes with "Wayward Wizard" by Mary Kay McComas, another contemporary story about an estranged mother and child and the wizard whose unexpected appearance helps bridge their gap.As expected, I LOVED Robb's story and for Eve & Roarke fans, this one alone makes shelling out the cash for the book woth every penny! Next best for me was a tie between Mary Blayney's story and "Wayward Wizard" even though both heroines took a bit of warming up to. As for Langan's story, it didn't particularly sit well with me and the ending was a bit jarring.
Bumpersmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My rating and review are just for the J.D.Robb portion of this book. I am fascinated with the Eve Dallas, In Death series, and was only interested in that section of this anthology. Someday, ,maybe, I will find time to read the other stories, but for now, this is the only one from this book. This one story was worth the price of the entire book. I was not disappointed.Robb's futuristic cop, Eve Dallas, is at a party when murder finds her in this novelette... A naked, blood covered man, waving a knife and incoherently babbling suddenly appears, once restrained and placed in custody, Eve follows the bloody trail the man left back to another suite in the hotel to find the body of a brutally murdered young woman lying in a large pool of blood within a pentagon on the floor. Evidence of a party/orgy is everywhere.Since there are only 82 pages, this story is wrapped up rather quickly, but not witout giving the reader an exciting and thrill packed glimpse into the world of satanism and ritualistic murder.Eve, working in tandem with husband, Roarke, partner Peabody and Dr. Mira, quickly identifies the events that lead up to the murder, and the many suspect/participants.Concise, and tightly written, I enjoyed every minute of this, another episode in the Eve Dallas series.
phyllis2779 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The JD Robb story with Eve Dallas was excellent. I didn't care for the Cold Case story (Langan) because it didn't keep my interest. The Love Endures story by Blayney was set in the Regency period but seemed so ahistorical that it was too jarring to be a comfortable read. Of the non-J>D> Robb stories, I liked the Wayward Wizard (McComas) best. It had humor and interesting characters. It's chief shortcoming was that it wasn't longer. I may even try to find some other books by McComas.
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of short stories that all have ghostly or supernatural connotations to them. I picked up the book to read the first story which was a novella from the In Death series by JD Robb and it was very interesting. While it won't kill the series if you miss it, it is entertaining. Most of the stories were entertaining, but I just wasn't that into them. It took me forever to finally read all the stories in the book as I kept picking up other books that were more interesting. If you have nothing else to read, this selection will fill your time, but if you cherish your reading time...find something else.
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