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Subject: J.D. Robb series
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 4:23 PM ET
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Here is a series I have been thinking about.  I see the books everywhere.  I saw a few (out of order) at a church fair that I passed by but, have been thinking, hmmm...maybe I should have grabbed them.   I'd be interested to hear what people feel about this series.

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 4:58 PM ET
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Haven't read them myself, but I know that J.D. Robbs is an alias for Nora Roberts, so if you like her novels then you should like these as well.

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 12:38 PM ET
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I really enjoy this series because it is futuristic, has a hunky main male character, an ever evolving main female character and is a mystery to boot.

do you have a library close by?  perhaps check out the first one there and see what you think.  and definitely read them in order, the storyline progresses in each book and the first few especially set the scene for Eve and Roarke

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Date Posted: 7/28/2009 7:31 PM ET
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I've read them.  I didn't know that J D Robb was Nora Roberts - so you have some sexy stuff in a sci-fi situation.  Eve Dallas is a cop and each time she investigates a murder she swears to the victim she will get justice for them.  She has been a victim of crime and as mentioned above definately read them in order.  Otherwise you can't quite keep up with the situations. 

Why not just get the first to check it out.  When I got the first I wasn't sure it would grab me but it did.  I just received #29 today.  I started reading these about 1996.  #1 is Naked in Death.



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Date Posted: 7/29/2009 5:26 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/29/2009 7:13 AM ET
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Love them Love them Love them - EveDallas said it all! Deb

Date Posted: 7/29/2009 7:42 AM ET
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Ok.  EveDallas has got me sold.  Sounds like this series is for me. 

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Date Posted: 8/2/2009 10:09 PM ET
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I just finished visions in death Ihave been read in them in order.. man I am hooked. I have the rest of them waiting to be read... oh man I can not read them fast enough to see what happens.if you like mystery and gore and romance then read it..

Brandy

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 11:39 PM ET
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Yes, they are like potato chips. You can't read just one and stop. I started only a few years ago. Back then there was about 26 in the series. I thought it would take me quite a few years to leisurely get through all of them. Instead, I must have inhaled the first 10 in a matter of months.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:44 PM ET
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I have never read a Nora Roberts book but heard through patrons (at the library I work at ) that it is so hard to put down.  I have tried the first 4 on CD and have enjoyed them a lot.  I would agree that it is important to read them in order, but you will be entertained for hours.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 5:58 AM ET
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I love the potato chip reference.  I agree 100% with that. You can't read just one and they really need to be read in order.  I enjoy Eve and Roarke and their complex relationship and the rest of their family and friends. Eve is one tough lady with a heart of gold.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 2:38 PM ET
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One of my favorite series.   Eve is a great strong female character and Roarke is almost the ideal man (IMO of course).   It's a little melodramatic, but that's Nora Roberts for ya!  Stylistically, it really is somewhat different from the other romances that Nora Roberts writes under her own name.  The J.D. Robb books are more gritty and intense.     And I agree that they SHOULD be read in order, but you'll enjoy them even if not.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 10:44 AM ET
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I have enjoyed all your comments. I hear much of the same at the FOL store where I volunteer. We have a conundrum there - where do we put her books  - with mysteries or romance? Our shelving rule has been that if the spine says "romantic mystery", we put the book with the romance section. If it doesn't, we put the book with mysteries. Hers - well, we've made an exception. They are for the most part put into mysteries. Some of our shelvers accidentlly put them in romance because of the spine info. Most customers now look in both sections. She certainly is popular at our store!

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 4:37 PM ET
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Tecnically, the J.D. Robb books are romantic suspense (romantic mystery).  However, I think they might lean more towards the mystery side than most romantic suspense novels.

I would shelve them with mysteries. 

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 6:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/24/2009 12:19 AM ET
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I love these! I was completely and totally stunned when I listened to the first book though, because I had NO IDEA they were futuristic. I love how you get to know the characters and the secondary characters get their own stories and the two main characters stay together. They are funny, too. And, they do have a romantic element. I think they go as romantic suspense most of the time. What I like is the combination of the police procedural kind of thing plus the romance and then all the crazy things that go on. I listened to the first 28 or 29 stories in order, one after another, and I did not tire of them at all. I bought them all in paperback after listening to them and I'm now reading them that way as I get around to them while reading other books. These definitely must be read in order.

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 6:06 PM ET
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I love the J.D. Robb "In Death" series. Oddly enough, my brother turned me onto them! I'm currently reading Reunion in Death. It's a little difficult making sure a local library branch has the next one in the series, so PBS may be the way to go when the library isn't cooperating.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 5:39 PM ET
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This is my favorite, and the only books that I have on my Keeper shelf.  I have the complet series, and have reread twice.  I would agree with one of the other members, go to the local library or get the very first book and see if you like it ( I know you will).

The series is a cross between a romance (sexy), mystery, and slight science fiction.  I say slight science fiction because it takes place in the 2050s but this is not the main focus of the story, it just adds some interest.  The main focus is Eve who is the best female lead ever!

I hope you like the series.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 5:27 PM ET
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I just posted memory in death and born in death heardbacks but it is wishelisted under different ibms so if u want them I have them

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 8:40 AM ET
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I just ordered the first one.  You all have me convinced to give this series a try.   It took awhile to order because my TBR pile was telling me I had other work to do.  But, I caved and hopefully this books will be on its way soon.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 7:02 PM ET
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Get ready to be addicted. The rest of your TBR pile will have to wait longer after you read the first book. :-D

Subject: Eve Dallas
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 11:40 AM ET
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Love, love, love the Eve Dallas series, especially since i lived all my life till 10 years ago in NYC.  enjoy.  Carol

PS, this is my first posting hope i did it right. 

Date Posted: 1/3/2010 5:19 PM ET
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Well, I finally read the first book in the series.  I can see this as a JJ Abrahms show ala Jennifer Garner in Alias.  I read the book in 8 hours.  It had all the right stuff for a snowy day read.

The only hard part was Eve being referred to as "sir".  I know its set in the future ~ but, it made me pause every time I read it.

Good stuff. :)

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 10:04 PM ET
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I love this series and have read ALL of them including the short stories that she writes about Eve in books with other authors. I am reading the short story in Lost right now and am really sad that it only has 98 pages.

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 11:56 AM ET
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I love this series and almost didn't read them because of the futuristic nature, thinking they would be more sci-fi, but they're really not. I would categorize this series as a mystery, even tho some of the romantic scenes between Roarke and Eve can be hot. I have all of the books, including the anthologies and have read through the series 3X. Naked in Death is one of my favorites. And, yes, they should be read in order or you'll miss out on how the relationships begin, then develop further in. Only disappointed in a couple of the books, or maybe the subject matter just wasn't to my taste.  But if you read the first 3, and enjoy them, you'll be hooked. I only wish I could get all of the books in hardback!!!

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