Book Reviews of Imitation in Death (In Death, Bk 17)

Imitation in Death (In Death, Bk 17)
Imitation in Death - In Death, Bk 17
Author: J. D. Robb
ISBN-13: 9780739438107
ISBN-10: 0739438107
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 342
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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A copy cat murder by a "new" Jack the Ripper keeps you in suspense
until the end.
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The J.D. Robb "In Death" series are best when read in order - great series.
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If you like Nora Roberts, you'll love JD Robb. These "IN DEATH" books are great!
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Boon #17 in J.D. Robb's In Death Series. What can I say? It is a "Must Read" for Nora Roberts fans.
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Strange series, but fun reading.
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Wonderful suspense, interesting characters - classic J.D. Robb.
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Great series of books!
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I love her Eve Dallas mysteries
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Excellent!! Fun reading!!
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Loved this book, part of the Eve Dallas series. Great futuristic crime solving.
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It is 2059 in NYC and Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPSD has another murder to solve with the help of her husband Roarke. This is a great series and each book gets better and better
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This is one of my favorite series. Everything about these books are great. They are set in the future, they have the richest man in the world, Eve Dallas a terrific dective and all the characters are so real you begin to think you actually know them.
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her usual great mystery
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I love all of Nora Roberts books, as herself, and as J.D. Robb. These futuristic thrillers add a new spin to the thriller theme. Great read.
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I must admit that this is my favorite series in years! All the characters are memorable and the main ones are all drawn clearly so that their voices are unique. If you haven't read the first 16, please do yourself a favor and start with the first book. You won't be disappointed.
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Love the character development in this series. Haven't read a bad one yet. This was no exception. Great book.
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Another great book in this great series!
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its the summer of 2059 and lieutenant eve dallas must stop a serial killer who reaches back into criminal history for his grisly inspiration A man wearing a cape and top hat approaches a prostitute on a dark manhattan street minutes later shes been savagely murdered and mutilated
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Great read
Eve and Roarke again
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Police Lt. Eve Dallas is on the trail of a serial killer in New York City. The killer is imitating famous killers throughout history...starting with Jack the Ripper. On the body of his latest victim, he has left a note for Eve, taunting her with the murders. But the note leads Eve and Peabody to a list of high profile suspects. None of them will co-operate with the police investigation. Eve has to find the murderer before he strikes again.

Another great police procedural. The killer imitates Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler and Ted Bundy. The series moves forward with Eve learning a little more about Eve's past and Peabody takes her Detectives Exam. There is also a funny scene with Eve and Roarke attending their first cookout. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Left me thinking as only Nora Roberts can do
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Very good. J.D. Robb holds you to the end.
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wonderful as always
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Eve is at her best solving this mystery; the interaction between Eve and Rourke is complex and interesting and their friends and Eve's fellow cops provide a nice depth to the story.
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Very suspenseful, loved it
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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.
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This is the 17th book in the slightly futuristic series of Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD. Dallas scrambles to find a serial killer whose murders are staged to imitate those of previous famous serial killers.
If you have liked other books of this series, you will like this one.
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Another great story. . I've read all up to this one. . . and decided to review it. . . .Robb really gets her characters to come alive, makes you want to know them ! All the dialogue is so right on,and pulls you in. Robb is so complete with details and all the references to the "future" things ( i want an Auto Chef !) My suggestion. . .Use PBS to read this series from the beginnig.. .
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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):

1 Naked
2 Glory
3 Immortal
4 Rapture
5 Ceremony
6 Vengence
7 Holiday
7.5 Midnight in Death (Silent Night Anthology)
8 Conspiracy
9 Loyalty
10 Witness
11 Judgement
12 Betrayal
12.5 Interlude in Death (Out of this World Anthology)
13 Seduction
14 Reunion
15 Purity
16 Portrait
17 Imitation
17.5 Remember When (1st part by Nora, 2nd by JD Robb - stories are connected)
18 Divided
19 Visions
20 Survivor
21 Origin
22 Memory
22.5 Haunted in Death (Bump in the Night Anthology)
23 Born
24 Innocent
24.5 Eternity in Death (Dead in the Night Anthology)
25 Creation
26 Strangers
26.5 Ritual in Death (Suite 606 Anthology)
27 Salvation
28 Promises
29 Kindred
29.5 Missing in Death (The Lost Anthology)
30 Fantasy
31 Indulgence
32 Treachery
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Mystery, Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her Aide Peabody. the interaction of the main characters and their development is great.
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In this police procedural, Lt. Eve Dallas is faced with a serial killer that likes to copycat the famous serial killers of the past - and leaves notes at the scene addressed to her. As her team delves into the mind of this maniac, Eve is faced with nightmares of her own as memories of her mother surface for the first time.

The only thing that disappointed me was realizing that the cover art gave away the killer, but since I didn't pay attention to it, I didn't realize it ahead of time.

I enjoyed the scenes with Peabody as she prepared for her detective's exam and especially her final scene. The scene between Eve and Baxter about Trueheart is great as well, and I continue to love the way all the relationships between the other characters evolve especially those with Eve. (And it was VERY fun to see something Roarke was NOT good at, for once!)
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J.D. Robb can do no wrong
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Another excellent book by the master of the "who dunits". Eve is at her peak and Peabody is coming along quite nicely as they work to solve the mimic of historic murderers. Kept me guessing until the end(which is what I like). Roark and McNabb are there to help them out.
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Another Lt. Eve Dallas story just as exiting as all the other ones I have read. The series of books is all great, I don't really have a favorite.
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I've been reading the Eve Dallas books in order, and this is by far the best, in my opinionl.
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As always, J.D. Robb's Death books never fail to please. I am keeping the entire set, but bought this duplicate copy up in error. Enjoy!
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JD Robb is Nora Roberts' mystery pen name. Her characters have depth, and the story is compelling.
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Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas encounters one of her most difficult cases in this latest offering from J. D. Robb, alter ego of bestselling author Nora Roberts. With the very first victim, Eve realizes that the killer stalking the streets of New York City isn't a run-of-the-mill serial murderer. The copycat executions are imitating the methods and victim choices of an ominous list of notorious serial killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. And when the killer leaves a distinctive note at the crime scene, it's clear that he's targeting Eve personally--a fact that worries Roarke, Eve's shrewd husband.
Assisted by her aide, Peabody, Eve compiles a list of suspects that includes several high-profile possibilities. Their very prominence, however, complicates the investigation, for they have the power and influence to make the search difficult. All of the suspects are reluctant to cooperate but one of them is playing with Eve like a cat with a mouse by tempting her with crime scene notes and challenging her to find him. Can Eve stop him before he slaughters again? Or will his next victim be Eve herself?

Author Robb, a.k.a. Roberts, doesn't miss a beat in this police procedural thriller. The futuristic setting is rich with imaginative details; the cast of supporting characters offers an intriguing variety, while Eve and Roarke's relationship is layered with emotional intimacy and spiced with sex. Whether you're a faithful follower or new to the series, you won't be disappointed in the edge-of-the-seat suspense in Imitation In Death. Don't miss this one.
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Love, Love, Love this series.
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I love all the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb!

Lt. Eve Dallas becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat killer.
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another in the J.D. Robb futuristic mysteries. Consistently well-written and very interesting series to get into. Read Naked in Death the first book in the series first.
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Very good. Finding that I enjoy her writing.
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Someone is recreating some of the great unsolved murders in history, and it is up to Eve Dallas and her handsome billionaire husband Roarke to find out who and stop him.
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Eve realizes that the killer stalking the streets of New York City isn't a run-of-the-mill serial murderer.
The copycat executions are imitating the methods and victim choices of an ominous list of notorious serial killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper.
And when the killer leaves a distinctive note at the crime scene, it's clear that he's targeting Eve personally--a fact that worries Roarke, Eve's shrewd husband.
Assisted by her aide, Peabody, Eve compiles a list of suspects that includes several high-profile possibilities.
Their very prominence, however, complicates the investigation, for they have the power and influence to make the search difficult.
All of the suspects are reluctant to cooperate but one of them is playing with Eve like a cat with a mouse by tempting her with crime scene notes and challenging her to find him.
Can Eve stop him before he slaughters again? Or will his next victim be Eve herself?
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I love these stories, a little mystery and sexy spice.
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great book one OF THE BOOKS IN J.D. ROBBS IN DEATH SERIES
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The "New York Times" #1 bestselling police thriller series featuring futuristic cop Eve Dallas continues in this brand-new, first-time-in-print novel--the 17th title in the In Death series. Original.
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If you enjoy J.D. Robb then you'll like this one.
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Another great Lt. Eve Dallas story.
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This character ensemble is great. Nora Roberts proves she can write thrillers as well as romance.
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#17 in the series - so there's a bit of thematic repetition but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment. It's a good read. The give/take of the relationships, the humour, and the fast pace are all here.
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A series of books written by Nora Roberts under the pen name of JD Robb. The year is 2059 and Eve Dallas, police officer is trying to find a Jack the Ripper type serial murderer. I really enjoyed this book, it is exciting and fun with the futuristic twists
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Another great Robb book. A man impersonating the greatest mass murderers of all times leaves invitations for Lt. Eve Dallas to catch him, if she can.
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Another excellent "In Death" story....and that Roarke..mmmm-mmmm, to die for
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Fast moving. Hold your interest.
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Nora Roberts is the author of ths book, writing under her pseudonym J. D. Robb. The story takes place in 2059, and Lieutenant Eve Dallas is after a serial killer who plans to mimic the most infamous murderers of all time, starting with Jack the Ripper...
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Eve Dallas and Roarke rock!
Reading the whole series ! :) :)
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Gritty, fast-paced, well plotted, tight. Typical Robb, futuristic.
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Anyone who enjoys JD Robb characters "Eve and Roarke" will enjoy this book.
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This time, Eve Dallas is being stalked by a futuristic "Jack the Ripper". This killer seems to know everything there is about well known serial killers of the past.
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Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas encounters one of her most difficult cases in this latest offering from J. D. Robb, alter ego of bestselling author Nora Roberts. With the very first victim, Eve realizes that the killer stalking the streets of New York City isn't a run-of-the-mill serial murderer. The copycat executions are imitating the methods and victim choices of an ominous list of notorious serial killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. And when the killer leaves a distinctive note at the crime scene, it's clear that he's targeting Eve personally--a fact that worries Roarke, Eve's shrewd husband.
Assisted by her aide, Peabody, Eve compiles a list of suspects that includes several high-profile possibilities. Their very prominence, however, complicates the investigation, for they have the power and influence to make the search difficult. All of the suspects are reluctant to cooperate but one of them is playing with Eve like a cat with a mouse by tempting her with crime scene notes and challenging her to find him. Can Eve stop him before he slaughters again? Or will his next victim be Eve herself?

Author Robb, a.k.a. Roberts, doesn't miss a beat in this police procedural thriller. The futuristic setting is rich with imaginative details; the cast of supporting characters offers an intriguing variety, while Eve and Roarke's relationship is layered with emotional intimacy and spiced with sex. Whether you're a faithful follower or new to the series, you won't be disappointed in the edge-of-the-seat suspense in Imitation In Death. Don't miss this one.
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a copycat killer...
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I love all of these books. Set in 2050's but is not really futuristic. Highly recommend.
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Futuristic Jack-the Ripper.
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I didn't finish this book. I find I'm getting really tired of Roberts. She doesn't seem to have any new ideas, so she just makes her characters the richest, the most powerful, the most famous, the smartest, etc. I find it impossible to believe that one person is the richest man in the world, runs a huge multi-national company, knows all his employees personally, knows how to pick locks, can crack any safe or any computer system in no time at all, etc., etc., etc.--so that he knows how to do whatever it is his wife needs done AND he can drop everything to help her at any time--Roberts strangles my suspension of disbelief.
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The novel takes place in the year 2059 and concerns a serial killer who knows his history. He has decided that killing LT. Eve Dallas will make him as famous as the original Jack the Ripper.
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A book in the futuristic series. Lt. Eve Dallas becomes entagled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat killer... Summer 2059. A man wearing a cap and a top hat approaches a prositute on a dark New York City street. Minutes later, the woman is dead. Left at the scene is a letter addressed to Lt. Eve Dalls, inviting her to play his game and unveil his identity. He signs it "Jack".
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Eve tries to find out which high profile citizen is coping past high profile serial killers, like Jack the Ripper.
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Set in the Summer of 2059, Lt. Eve Dallas becomes entangled in the deadly game of a vicious copycat killer.