Book Reviews of Sacred Sins (D.C. Detectives, Bk 1)

Sacred Sins (D.C. Detectives, Bk 1)
Sacred Sins - D.C. Detectives, Bk 1
Author: Nora Roberts
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553265743
ISBN-10: 0553265741
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 344
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 497 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Interesting read! Thouroughly entertaining. Nora Roberts again delivers with a page turning novel. Cops and psychiatrists, dealing with "killer priest". You'll be surprised by the ending!
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Learning to trust each other is the first step to love. But doing so while being somewhat disapproving of the others profession is difficult. Add to that a deep need to track down a killer or a painfully desperate patient, depending upon your perspective, makes for complications. But the cop and the psychiatrist learn to understand and trust each other and fall in love in the process. Good murder mystery!
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There's no escaping the sizzling heat of the Washington summer...or the twisted ministry of "The Priest" -- a madman who is strangling slender, petty blondes with the white silk scarf of a priest, and leaving notes to his victims. A must read, one of Noraa's best books.
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mystery/love story
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Love Nora Roberts. There is a second book with these characters titled Brazen Virtue
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One of Nora Roberts' earlier books (1987), good as far as low budget horror/romances go but not as good as her more recent work.
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A young woman found strangled to death and 2 others soon follow...............
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I read this about 2 years ago, so all I have is the impression that it was a good read of the suspense/serial killer type. It had some twists a little different from some of the others. I did enjoy this book.
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Detective Ben Paris is trying to solve the murders of women being strangled by someone who seems to somehow be connected to the Catholic church... is it a priest, a former priest...or just someone who sees himself as the person who has to make atonement, and for what? Dr. Tess Court is the psychiarist appointed to profile the killer and help the police find their man. When Ben and Tess are teamed together, sparks begin to fly, in more ways than one. A really great read that will keep you turning the pages.
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great read
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This is a sizzling story of a man and a woman on the trail of a demented killer; a search that will plunge them headlong into danger.
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New York Best Seller, Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion. The Sizzling story of a man and a woman on the trail of a demented killer.
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was okay
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LOVED IT!!!!
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Very good book! I never guessed who the murderer was!
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Great who done it! Keeps you wondering throughout the book! Loved it!
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this was a very well written book with romance and suspence galore. it also has a surprise ending!!
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A real page turner -- lots of suspense. Loved it!
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Okay, again like earlier works.
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In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, Washington D.C., has became known as a crime zone. Three young women in there 20's have been strangled to death with a priests amice and a note pinned to all of them. The police call in a psychiatrist to help them with a case. As the case proceeds one police officer, Ben Paris, and the psychiatrist, Dr. Tess Court become more close and the flame of passion flares between them. What they dont know is that someone else has his eye on Tess and he is waiting for an oppurtunity to grant his special brand of absolution.
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If you like a good murder mystery.....I usually guess the murderer way ahead....NOT THIS TIME...
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very good and fast read...more like her stories under her JD Robb moniker which is my personal favorite.
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This is a two part book. I love it when the author combines the romance and the futuristic cop! A great read and a great into to Nora writing as JD Robb.
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A suspense story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer.
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Another of Nora Roberts Thrilling suspence novels. Can't put it down once you start reading it.
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Another great one
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Explosive suspense, and sexual passion, a man and a woman on the trail of a demented killer
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Suspense and passion, story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer, a search that will plunge them headlong into danger.
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A demented serial killer is strangling young women, leaving a note saying "Her sins are forgiven her". This sizzling story of a man and a women on his trail is full of suspense and sensual passion. A great book by Nora Roberts!
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very very good book murder and more murders put put the cop and and shrink together great book couldn't put it down
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Loved this book! Didn't want to put it down.
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Great book.
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In the lazy days of summer, a merciless heat wave is the biggest story in Washington DC. But the weather is knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death. A note left behind reads 'Her sins are forgiven her.' Two more victims soon follow and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed the "Priest."

When the police ask top-notch psychiatrist Dr. Tess Court to help with their investigation, she comes up with a disturbing portrait of a twisted soul.

Detective Ben Paris doesn't give a damn about the killer's psyche. What he can't easily dismiss is Tess. Tall, dark and good-looking, Ben has a legendary reputation with women, but the cooly elegant Tess doesn't react to him like other women he's known -- and he finds the challenge enticing. Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone also has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor...and Ben can only pray that if the madman strikes, he'll be able to stop him before it's too late...
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Romance, mystery, plot twist at end.
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Pretty good romance/mystery.
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Very good, more like one of her JD Robb books.
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Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion, Nora Roberts turns up the heat in this classic tale the sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer, a search that will plunge them headlong into danger....

In the lazy days of summer, a merciless heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death. A note left behind reads Her sins are forgiven her.

Two more victims soon follow, and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed the Priest. When the police ask top-notch psychiatrist Dr. Tess Court to help with their investigation, she comes up with a disturbing portrait of a twisted soul.

Detective Ben Paris doesnt give a damn about the killers psyche. What he cant easily dismiss is Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a legendary reputation with women, but the coolly elegant Tess doesnt react to him like other women hes known and he finds the challenge enticing.

Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone also has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor ... and Ben can only pray that if the madman strikes, he'll be able to stop him before its too late....
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good msytery novel by nora with a little romance thrown in
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Great book, I was not able to figure out the murderer until it was revealed.
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After reading this book, I realized it's a prequel to "Brazen Virtue". This book was really great--kept you guessing right up to the end!
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I love how Nora Roberts can combine a love story with some sort of mystery! The story is of a psychologist and a detective working to solve a string of crimes where the victims have been strangled and "absolved" of sin. Very interesting. Great characters!
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As usual, good plot and great writing from Nora Roberts!
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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I thought this was an excellent book. You just can't go wrong with Nora Roberts.
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This is a good book. Very suspenseful, serial murder plot. I liked it!
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The story takes place in Washington DC. A top-notch Psychiatrist and a Detective form a relationship while trying to solve the murders done by a serial killer, the press has dubed..."the Priest"
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Thriller meets romance a la Nora Roberts. Better written than her more romance-heavy books, this was a fun read with interesting plot - rather like a CSI episode.
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Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion..The sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer, a search that will plunge them headlong into danger...
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Nora Roberts never lets you down. Good story.
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This early Nora Roberts is a really good, interesting murder mystery and includes (no surprise) a couple of relationship-challenged people who wander into the next book in the series as well.
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I love Nora Roberts!

A woman is found strangled to death in Washington, DC. A note is left behind that reads: Her sins are forgiven her. Two more soon follow, and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed "the Priest".
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Some sins are unforgivable....
A madman is strangling pretty blondes with the white silk scarf of a priest, leaving notes that forgive his victims.
Enter Tess Court - the pretty slender blonde shrink assigned to the case and Ben Paris, the magnetic police sargeant in charge of the investigation.
Interest is building, but someone else has his eyes on Tess, someone that dreams of "saving" her and cleansing her soul.....
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It's a Nora Robert's novel... how could you go wrong?
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In the lazy days of summer, a merciless heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death. A note left behind reads Her sins are forgiven her. Two more victims soon follow, and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed--the Priest. When the police ask top-notch psychiatrist Dr. Tess Court to help with their investigation, she comes up with a disturbing portrait of a twisted soul.

Detective Ben Paris doesn't give a damn about the killer's psyche. What he can't easily dismiss is Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a legendary reputation with women, but the coolly elegant Tess doesn't react to him like other women he's known and he finds the challenge enticing.

Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone also has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor ... and Ben can only pray that if the madman strikes, he'll be able to stop him before it's too late....
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My sister read noy me.
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Another masterpiece.....
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great book
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Combining exploseive suspense with sensual passion, Nora Roberts turns up the heat in this classic tale--the sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer, a search that will plunge them headlong into danger...

SACRED SINS

In the lazy days of summer, a merciless heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death. A note left behind reads Her sins are forgiven her: Tow more victims soon follow, and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed "the Priest."

When the police ask top-notch psychiatrist Dr. Tess Court to help with their investigation, she comes up with a disturbing portrait of a twisted soul.

Detective Ben Paris doesn't give a damn about the killer's psyche. What he can't easily dismiss is Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a legendary reputation with women, but the cooly elegant Tess doesn't react to him like other women he's known--and he finds the challenge enticing. Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone also has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor...and Ben can only pray that if the madman strikes, he'll be able to stop him before it's too late...