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"Indulgence in Death," J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Dialogue and narrative are in snarky rare form! Great characters & fun plot Cons: Could use a little less of the now-repetitive introspection Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Top New York murder

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"Fisherman’s Bend," Linda Greenlaw

Pros: Fantastic ‘feel’ of the slow, meandering rural Maine lifestyle; some wonderful touches Cons: Some of the appeal definitely depends on your tastes; main character seems too naive and inexperienced; mild sense of cheating Rating: 3 out of 5 Review

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"Vengeance in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Develops another character in the series; tense and gripping race against a serial killer Cons: One of the series’ best yet Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Nora Roberts’s website.   Vengeance in Death is the sixth book in

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"Mercy Street," Mariah Stewart

Pros: Great main characters; fantastic pacing; tight mystery Cons: A few minor PoV issues and some shallow bad guys Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of AuthorsOnTheWeb.com. Visit Mariah Stewart’s website.   Mallory Russo used to be a

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"Ceremony in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Deeper look at a fascinating setting; interesting mystery; some interesting psychological questions Cons: A couple of the characters are a little flimsy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Visit Nora Roberts’s website.   Ceremony in Death is the fifth book

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"Rapture in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Fun setting; interesting mystery; post-marriage character development Cons: Not the best of Robb/Roberts’s mysteries Rating: 4 out of 5 Visit Nora Roberts’s website.   Rapture in Death is the fourth book in Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb’s ‘in death’ series, starring

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"Immortal in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Fun setting; intriguing and elaborate mystery; great characters Cons: Some subject matter will be too heavy for some readers Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Nora Roberts’s website.   A touch of series background: Immortal in Death is the

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"Glory in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Fun; page-turning; great characters & emotion Cons: A few awkward point-of-view changes; telegraphed the murderer a bit heavily Rating: 4 out of 5 Visit Nora Roberts’s website.   Okay, I admit it. After four books I’m full-bore sucked into

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"Strangers in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Stylish, fun, and sexy Cons: Too melodramatic for some Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group. Visit Nora Roberts’s website.   I first encountered J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts’s ‘in death’ series and its tough-as-nails cop heroine

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"Wolves of Memory," Bill James

Pros: Hilarious, fascinating, engrossing, surprising, unusual Cons: A little bit of over-explaining of thoughts at first Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of The Countryman Press.   Wolves of Memory is the second of Bill James’s Harpur &

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