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Born in Death (2006)

af J. D. Robb

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Serier: In Death (23)

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Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers, both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for. Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it, tingling runs up and down her spine. Normally, such a case would be turned over to missing persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve, and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multi-millionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.… (mere)
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In Death 23
  JimFellows | Mar 3, 2021 |
While investigating the grisly murders of Natalie Copperfield and Bick Byson, New York Police and Security Department homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas is putting together a baby shower for her friend, Mavis. The shower comes off as planned, but Mavis’s friend and fellow expectant mother Tandy Willowby, doesn’t show up for the festivities and Mavis asks Eve to find her.

Can Eve solve the murder of the two accountant firm employees while searching for Tandy and honoring her promise to be with Mavis when her baby is born?

In this twenty-third installment of the “In Death” series, a strong sense of place anchors a narrative filled with well-defined, relatable characters. New readers will appreciate the backstory woven into the telling of the tale. Witty repartee between Eve and Summerset lightens the gruesomeness of the murder investigation even though the case is almost secondary to the often-hilarious escapades surrounding Mavis’s pregnancy.

All the expected characters make an appearance, but the events surrounding the birth of Mavis’s Little One definitely take center stage. The ever-evolving relationships, the camaraderie, the angst, the silliness that serves as a counterpoint to the gritty murders . . . all combine to create a can’t-put-it-down narrative fans of the series won’t want to miss.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | May 21, 2020 |
Birth and Death--the phrase always makes me think of a soap opera opening (Days of Our Lives, I think).

WARNING: SPOILERS POSSIBLE READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION:
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Mavis and Tawny are pregnant. Dallas has to give Mavis a baby shower--and she foolishly thinks all she has to do is call the caterer! Thank goodness for Delia Peabody!

Dallas can stare down death and the scariest of bad guys--but birth? That scares her. It's a bit of comedy in the homicide laden story. Another bit of comedy comes in Dallas' interactions with Summerset.

The death part starts with two bodies--the girl is found first and when they go to notify her fiance, he is found dead also. While investigating that, Tawny disappears and Mavis begs Dallas to take that case on too.

The tale is convoluted and ends up involving an adoption agency, doctors, a foundation, lawyers, and an accounting firm--all threads that need to be unraveled and woven to make a whole case.

It was good to see that Trueheart has gotten in with Feeney. I liked him in an earlier book in the series but then didn't see his name come up for a bit and wondered what had happened to him. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jul 27, 2019 |
Dallas is on the hunt for the murderer who killed a couple that had uncovered something at their workplace. She and Rourke are too funny with their squimishness about assisting with Mavis' birthing coach.
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
Born in Death
4 Stars

Whether one loves or hates her writing style, Nora Roberts, aka J. D. Robb, has hit on a winning formula with her In Death books and this installment is no exception.

While the murder mystery and abduction storylines are rather predictable (it is easy to guess both the culprits and the motives relatively early), they, nevertheless, make for gripping reading and the resolution is exciting and satisfying.

The interactions between the characters are fantastic as always, especially the snarky banter between Eve and Summerset. That said, this book demonstrates once again why Mavis is not a favorite of mine as her over the top drama continues to grate on the nerves. Oh well, its impossible to like all the characters all the time ...

All in all, I'm now at the halfway mark through the series and still going strong. I actually can't believe I've made it this far :) ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
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Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers, both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for. Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it, tingling runs up and down her spine. Normally, such a case would be turned over to missing persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve, and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multi-millionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.

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