Saturday, December 22, 2007

Book Review: "Holiday in Death" by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)

Since it is the holiday season, I thought one of the books I read and review should be a nice book about the holidays. Okay, it does take place during the holidays, but it's not so nice.

J.D. Robb's Future crime fighting New York police detective, Lt. Eve Dallas doesn't celebrate the holidays. This is all because of her lack of family life growing up, but her new husband/multi-millionaire Roarke is out to make sure she gets a little holiday cheer. The problem is a serial killer uses the holidays to do his best work, and that means no time off for Dallas.

A series of murders in which the victims are raped and murdered turns Lt. Dallas' holiday plans to work and no pleasure. The victims are all decorated like Christmas trees and tattooed with "True Love" somewhere on their body. And to throw some extra punch into his crime the killer adorns each victim depicting a line from the song "The 12 Days of Christmas." The first victim has a pin with a partridge in a pear tree and so on from there.

Dallas and her team soon discover that all the victims are linked by a dating service. This dating service is run by twins Piper and Rudy whose relationship goes farther than brother and sister should. Soon they are the key suspects.
The action never stops in this super creative futuristic crime thriller novel by J. D. Robb. The characters are multidimensional and very captivating. Robb has got a great recipe when it comes to these " Death" novels. This book is number 8 of 28 in the collection. The books are written so that you don't have to read the novels in order to enjoy them.

J.D. Robb is the pseudonym of Nora Roberts. She uses this pseudonym to write these sci-fi crime novels instead of her normal fare of romance novels.

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