He looked at his hands, covered with her blood, at the wild spatters of it on the walls. An artist, he mused. Maybe he should be an artist.Murder doesn’t stop for Thanksgiving. As NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepare for family and friends to descend, an ungrateful son, Jerald Reinhold, decides to shut up his nagging parents — for good. Soon Jerald is working his way through anyone who has ever thwarted him in his path to an easy life. While a frustrated Eve struggles to consider all the potential victims, Jerald stays one terrifying step ahead. As the holiday begins, Eve is desperately focussed on identifying which victim will be next on Jerald’s list . . .
Fear, revenge and deadly superstition collide in these two exclusive J. D. Robb short stories.Haunted in DeathLieutenant Eve Dallas doesn’t believe in ghosts. But when a very recent corpse shows up in a haunted abandoned nightclub, alongside the bones of the famous missing singer, Bobbie Bray, everyone is spooked — especially the new owner.Did Bobbie’s ghost finally get her revenge, or is there a more earthly explanation?Set between Memory in Death and Born in Death.Eternity in DeathWhen notorious it-girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the murder looks to everyone like a vampire attack — everyone but the ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas. As the hysteria spreads, Eve must act fast. Discovering Tiara’s secret lover, a Dark Prince, Eve and her team are led on a chase into the darkest corners of the city and deep into their own fears.Set between Creation in Death and Strangers in Death.
‘The evil witch killed Darcia. Henry knew it because he’d seen Darcia on the floor, and all the blood. Everything felt funny and sleepy and wrong. He knew he was under a spell. The evil witch’s magic spell.’When twins Henry and Gala are kidnapped and their nanny killed, Lieutenant Eve Dallas steps in to take control. But video footage shows what appears to be their mother arriving and leaving with the obviously drugged seven-year-olds. Something is wrong, and Eve, her husband Roarke and her brilliant team are ready to work round the clock to get the children back alive…
An exclusive J.D. Robb short story.’The devil killed my body. I cannot fight. I cannot free her. You must. You are the one.’A dying Romanian woman’s words send a chill down Lieutenant Eve Dallas’ spine. And soon Eve notices some interesting side-effects: visions of the deceased and even fluency in Russian.Against her better judgment, Eve is convinced the spirit of the old woman is inside her, unable to rest until she’s found her great-granddaughter who vanished two months ago. Desperate to be back to normal, Eve realises a string of young women have gone missing, and if Eve doesn’t find them, no one will.Set between Indulgence in Death and Treachery in Death.
‘What would cause someone to want so many people, surely many of them strangers, to slaughter each other?’The scene that greets Lieutenant Eve Dallas one terrible evening in New York is more shocking than she has ever witnessed. The downtown bar is strewn with bodies — office workers who have been sliced, bludgeoned or hacked to death with the nearest weapon available, turning on each other in a desperate blinding rage.As Eve and her husband Roarke — who owns the bar among his many properties — investigate the city, they link the attacks back to the Urban Wars and the chemical warfare used all those years ago. With another slaughter imminent, Eve must turn to unexpected sources to stop a killer pursuing revenge by creating mass carnage . . .
‘We’ve got a corpse that looks like one of the investigators, a houseful of Hollywood and a media machine that’s going to eat it like gooey chocolate.’Lieutenant Eve Dallas is panicking — and she’s not at a crime scene. Forced to attend a celeb-packed party for a new movie based on her most famous case, she is surrounded by actors who look like everyone in her life. Then brutal reality crashes through the sparkly facade.There’s been a murder.The obnoxious actress playing Eve’s partner, Peabody, has been found face down in the rooftop pool. It’s hard to find anyone who didn’t have a motive for killing her, but Eve must fight to keep a clear head and stop a calculated killer.’Robb gives us another great thriller’ Linda Fairstein
New York homicide cop Eve Dallas is plunged into a terrifying nightmare, where her past and the present are about to collide.Eve Dallas was just a rookie cop when her instincts led her to the apartment of Isaac McQueen, a murderer and paedophile, who was keeping young girls in cages.Now a homicide Lieutenant, Eve is one of the most distinguished officers in the city — and then she learns that McQueen has escaped from jail.Bent on revenge against Eve and with a need to punish more ‘bad girls’ McQueen heads to Dallas, Texas — the place where Eve was found as a child, the place where she killed her own abusive monster when she was only eight-years-old.With Eve and her husband Roarke in pursuit of McQueen, everything is on the line and secrets from the past are about to be explosively revealed.
‘There’s another body on a slab, Dallas. Dirty cop or not, he’s dead, and she’s responsible. She has to be shut downbefore she decides to clean house again.’Lieutenant Eve Dallas is about to come up against her most formidable criminal yet: Lieutenant Renee Oberman, daughter of a New York Police legend. After eighteen years on the force, Oberman is efficient, decorated — and utterly corrupt.When Eve’s partner Peabody overhears a damning conversation between Oberman and one of her flunkies, Peabody, Eve and her husband Roarke are soon on the case.Together they must find the hard evidence needed to bring Oberman and all her dirty cops down — knowing all the while that she will kill anyone who gets in her way.
Cold rimmed her belly, frosted its way up to her throat. She couldn’t breathe through the ice of it. Fear scratched at her throat. ‘How did you find me?’Nothing shocks Eve Dallas. As New York’s most prominent and headstrong homicide Lieutenant, she’s seen everything. But when someone from her past shows up — someone sickly sweet and viciously cruel — Eve panics.Foster carer Trudy Lombard spent years traumatising the young and the vulnerable. To the tough, aggressive Eve, these memories cut deep. So when Trudy is found lying dead in a pool of her own blood days after their meeting, Eve feels nothing. But the cop inside her vows to find the killer.And all the while her memories torment her. . . ‘Gut-searing emotional drama’ David Baldacci
Murder was work. Some went about the job devotedly, others carelessly. And for some, murder was a labour of love.On the day of his sixtieth birthday, Walter C. Pettibone is blissfully unaware of his impending death. His final act in life is to accept a glass of champagne by a woman with startling green eyes. A big mistake.Homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas knows she faces a deadly foe — one with a frightening vendetta. And as the chase draws Eve dangerously close to her own dark past, her focus slips.But then Eve’s billionaire husband’s name is put on Julianna’s fatal list — and Eve ups her game. Luring Julianna into a dangerous trap which puts everyone at risk, Eve finds herself fighting for more than justice.