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Imitation in Death


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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.


Lt. Eve Dallas specializes in serial killers, and her newest case has her tracking a devotee of them. He imitates Jack the Ripper and slashes up a licensed companion, as prostitutes are known in the mid-21st century. Next he uses the techniques of the Boston Strangler to kill a grandmother. At each murder scene he leaves a note for Eve on expensive, unrecycled paper, illegal to own in the United States. Distractions and humor are provided by Officer Peabody, who is studying for the imminent detective examination and anxious about her evolving romance with McNab. Susan Ericksen has read several of Robb's (a.k.a. Nora Roberts) futuristic crime novels and is adept at portraying the colorful people who surround Eve. The uncertain, emotional Peabody is a fine foil for Eve's confident strength. Ericksen's pacing, pitch, and accents make each character come alive. Recommended for popular collections.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

"Still reeling from the emotional and historical revelations of Portrait in Death, Eve and Roarke continue to battle their own demons. You won't find a better combination of gritty suspense and sexy romance anywhere."--RT Book Reviews

"The latest entry in Robb's series of feisty futuristic mysteries delivers...As always, however, Robb's delightfully snappy dialogue, playful sexuality and whirlwind pacing will keep readers captivated."--Publishers Weekly

More Praise for the In Death series

"Robb is a virtuoso."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer "It's Law & Order: SVU--in the future."--Entertainment Weekly "J. D. Robb's In Death novels are can't-miss pleasures."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben "Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction."--New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane

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