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"Conspiracy in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: New characters; plenty of character development; somewhat different plot this time Cons: Even more melodramatic than usual Rating: 4 out of 5

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"Holiday in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Plenty of character development and serial killer goodness—exactly what fans are looking for Cons: Not too hard to figure out the bad guy; particularly brutal sexual crimes; I wanted more follow-through on the gifts Rating: 4 out of 5

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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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Roberts knows her audience

One of the most important things, when writing a book, is to know your audience. When asking yourself who you’re writing for, it’s never a good idea to say ‘everyone.’ Sure, some books have a much wider and more mainstream

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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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Enthralled by Thai Action Movies

I’ve always loved martial arts flicks. The problem is, these days they tend to use CGI and/or wire-work to enhance the wild and crazy stunts they portray. While I can enjoy a CGI or wire-work movie if that’s what I’m

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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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