Thursday, February 10, 2011

Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb (In Death Series, Book 11)

Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb

Completion Date: January 31, 2011
Reason for Reading: Carry on with Series; Sci-fi Experience
In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation...
Another adventure in the In Death series. Last year I caught up in the Women of the Otherworld series and felt very proud of myself. This year I would like to make a dent in this series. I hadn't read it since 2007, but I own almost all the series from the second-hand store. Reading two books in the series in one month is a lot better than I was doing! Hopefully I can keep it up and carry on with the series. I might not finish it this year, but even getting a few read is a big accomplishment. I probably have too many things I would like to accomplish in 2011, but even if I get some of them done I will be happy.

This book opens with the murder of a cop working in a private club for extra money. When it is one of your own, it makes things a lot harder for the cops investigating. Eve is a professional, though, and handles things really well. She is the last voice for those that have died and she is determined that by the end the voice will be heard. In the previous book I was rather surprised by the turn of events in the book, but in this book I had it pretty much figured out early on. It still was an enjoyable read and I am always looking forward to seeing if I am right. This book also had a lot of character development for Eve and Roarke's marriage. It is nice to have those personal touches worked into the book and I hope that they continue. When everything started to get wrapped up it also worked well. I like Roarke, but we are well-aware that he is not perfect, so it was worthwhile to see traces of his past in this book.

Once again it was an enjoyable read that I am glad I finally got around to. I enjoy Eve, Roarke, and the secondary characters. Doctor Mira, a recurring character, was in this one and I found her rather funny! I also enjoyed the case and watching it play out. Robb reads real page-turners and keeps the readers interested until the very last page. I am glad I am spending time with this series and its characters this year.

This counts for the Sci-Fi Experience hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.

The Series:

Naked in Death
Glory in Death
Immortal in Death
Rapture in Death
Ceremony in Death
Vengeance in Death
Holiday in Death
Conspiracy in Death
Loyalty in Death
Witness in Death
Judgment in Death
Betrayal in Death
Seduction in Death
Reunion in Death
Purity in Death
Portrait in Death
Imitation in Death
Divided in Death
Visions in Death
Survivor in Death
Origin in Death
Memory in Death
Born in Death
Innocent in Death
Creation in Death
Strangers in Death
Salvation in Death
Promises in Death
Kindred in Death
Fantasy in Death
Indulgence in Death
Treachery in Death (forth-coming)

This book counts for the TwentyEleven Reading Challenge.


  1. I've not read anything by JD Robb (wow- LOTS of words used in conjunction with "in death), and didn't know it was a sci-fi series. How interesting! Will have to look more into it.

  2. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying this series once again. I've yet to pick up one of these books this year but I have the next 3 patiently waiting for me on my shelves. Hope you continue to enjoy!

  3. This is a series I've neglected for a while. I think it's because there are so darn many of them that there's no hope I'll ever catch up. I do enjoy the series. I've grown to really enjoy the secondary characters as the series has progressed - Dr. Mira and Peabody are my favorites.

    I'm not a big sci-fi fan, but the way the futuristic stuff in these book is mixed with enough that's still familiar makes them fun. I really need both an autochef and the shower in Eve and Roarke's house.

    Maybe I'll take the next one for me (Purity in Death) along on my upcoming vacation.

  4. Yay! You will soon be catching up to me!

  5. Aarti: I am not sure if is marketed as sci-fi, but that's how I choose to see it. :)

    Samantha: I am hoping I will continue to enjoy, too!

    SuziQoregan: I know, I will never catch-up either, but it is fun trying. :)

    Marg: I'm trying! lol

  6. i've read all the series but this one. while looking for an ebook, it lead me to your site.. :))) hi there. im a big JD Robb fan. :)


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