J.D. Robb’s In Death series is a favorite of mine. After finishing the most recent book, Forgotten In Death (#53 in the series!), I decided to go back to the beginning and read all of them again.
Since I’ve read them before and already know who the murderer is, I’m paying special attention to the characters. How does Nora introduce them? (Oh! Didn’t you know J.D. Robb is Nora Roberts?) How do they grow as each novel progresses? What about the relationships between the characters? Are they static or do they evolve as the characters grow and change?
Knowing the characters as well as I do (53 books!!), it’s fascinating to see them again in the beginning… when Nora herself didn’t know them as well as she does now.
If you’re a fan of police detective mysteries, and enjoy strong romantic elements along with a hint of just-around-the-corner science fiction, I heartily recommend this series! Great writing (well duh… NORA ROBERTS!). Great characters. And mysteries that are to die for… literally for the victims of the well-developed bad guys. All with a healthy dose of romance; not to mention sex scenes worthy of a hot and steamy romance. (Again… DUH! Nora is the Queen of Romance.)
You can’t go wrong with an In Death novel!