Another winner in the "...IN DEATH" series, CEREMONY IN DEATH finds Eve Dallas dealing with things that mere science can't explain. Although Dallas believes that evil comes in the form of men, you'll get a little surprise when you find out exactly how other characters from the series, including Roarke and Dr. Mira, feel about it.
Another great read, with high emotion, action, suspense, and romance.
Enjoyed this book very much. The plot centers around witchcraft, Satanism and Wiccans. I found the end more satisfying that some of the earlier ones in the "In Death" series, although I've enjoyed them all!
I love all the J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts) books which happen in a future time when people live much longer than now but there are few things we take for granted now such as "real" meat, coffee, etc. Eve Dallas is married to the world's richest man and also an extremely good Detective.
Conducting a top-secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside of her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...
Somehow I wound up with the abridged version of the audiobook. I'm assuming this is why I never really connected with this story. There seemed to be alot missing, based on the flow of previous books. Everything was rushed. Still an ok story, just not my favorite.
If you don't care for Nora Roberts BUT love Mystery/Dark Thrillers with a side of romance and a dash of comedy - then I think you'll love J.D. Robb's ... In Death series written by Nora Roberts alter ego.
I won't go into the details of the books but will tell you this: Superb character development, continuity of the story line (which means you really need to read the books in order although they can stand alone) is top notch, the relationships that are webbed and weaved together throughout each page are phenomenal and let's the reader 'really' get to know the characters.
Here's a list of all the books in order (I'm leaving off the 'In Death' part):
7.5 Midnight in Death (Silent Night Anthology)
12.5 Interlude in Death (Out of this World Anthology)
17.5 Remember When (1st part by Nora, 2nd by JD Robb - stories are connected)
22.5 Haunted in Death (Bump in the Night Anthology)
24.5 Eternity in Death (Dead in the Night Anthology)
26.5 Ritual in Death (Suite 606 Anthology)
29.5 Missing in Death (The Lost Anthology)
This book was very very good and the story plot was excellent. Nora Roberts is an excellent writer. I love all her books and have not found one that I did not like.
I urge all mystery readers to pickup a copy of her books and find out for themselves.
I love powerful Lt. Eve Dallas and how the complex New York City crimes are solved. If you don't wanna bite her husband, don't read these books! Nora Robert's best writing is as JD Robb in this "In Death" series of some 30+ stories to date. I collect all of the JD Robb books, but skip the Roberts, whose stories are not as tight as those about Lt. Eve Dallas - ass kicker! If the future of New York City is like this, I fear these futuristic killers who are sneaky and complex.
what a great series!. . . im reading it in order, TY to PBS for the easy way. Ceremony was a good story, J D does a great job with Eves exploits. The setting in the future is spot on as I would imagine it. The storys go right along with it and are blended nicely.
Eve Dallas is ordered to investigate the death of a fellow officer. She is not allowed to tell Captain Feeney about her investigation, because the officer was his friend. This investigation leads Eve and Peabody to a Wiccan Coven and then to a satanic cult.
Though it was very easy to figure out who was the killer, the book was still very entertaining. We learn a little more about Peabody's background in this book. Her character is getting more and more interesting. We are also introduced to a teenager named Jamie who wants to be a cop when he grows up. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own sense of right and wrong
In the course of investigating the death of a fellow police officer, Lt. Eve Dallas finds practicing witches, benign and evil. Another solid entry in the series with a few surprising twists at the end.
In the near future (2058) of this science fiction police procedural, NYPD Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the death of a fellow officer, who is suspected of drug dealings with a local coven of Wiccans. Talking-computers and computer jammers help her pursue her witch suspect, who uses the same devices to keep the lieutenant at bay. Emphasis on action over detailed description makes this attention-grabbing abridgment one you sit in the driveway to finish. Transition music and distant voices via phones and intercoms add radio-theater ambiance. As the listener wonders if Dallas's badge will shield her from the witches' knives, the cops, whose characters snap to life in Susan Ericksen's no-nonsense delivery, convince us that evil has met its match.
Susan L. (Suzieleigh) reviewed Ceremony in Death (In Death, Bk 5) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Conducting a top secret investigation into a fellow officer put Eve Dallas in the middle of a religious cult who belives in killing and sex as a way to worship. Another thriller that gets Eve almost killed in book 5 of the series. Good and fast reading summer book.
Conducting a top-secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas reading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside of her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move. Eve is drawn into the most dangerious case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong--and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil.....