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

Pros: Unusual antagonist and lots of Eve curmudgeonliness Cons: The antagonist is also annoying; a few too many unwanted accolades get thrown at Eve’s feet Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Release date: September 17, 2013 Review book courtesy of Penguin

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"Calculated in Death," J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)

Pros: Fun tale with some intriguing twists, enjoyable turns, and interesting characters Cons: The “impulsive” bad guy was a little too predictable at the end Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Eve has a

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"Delusion in Death", J.D. Robb

Pros: Trademark snappy dialogue; fascinating mystery; continuing character development Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Eve’s latest case is a terrifying one. A toxic brew of chemicals was released into a bar,

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"The Last Boyfriend," Nora Roberts

Pros: The ghost, setting, and collection of characters are fun Cons: There’s little tension or dynamism Rating: 2 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   The Montgomery family draws closer and closer to the opening day of

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"Celebrity in Death," J.D. Robb

Pros: Good rationale for personal involvement this time; backs off of the dark personal stuff a bit; enjoyable murder mystery Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   A movie is finally being made

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"The Unquiet," J.D. Robb et al

Pros: Enjoyable stories of odd happenings Cons: Some predictableness; due to the length of the stories, some characters lacked depth Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   The Unquiet contains five novellas by different authors,

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"The Next Always," Nora Roberts

Pros: Love the ghost; enjoyable pair of characters; love the setting and hearing more about the inn concepts; you can really “see” the setting Cons: If you don’t care about the inn, this might come across like a sales pitch;

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"New York to Dallas," J.D. Robb

Pros: Interesting bad guy and race against time; some great side characters; we get to see the original case that made Eve the cop she is Cons: Too many coincidences; too much small world syndrome; too much Eve trauma Rating:

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"Chasing Fire," Nora Roberts

Pros: Delightful characters; panoramic backdrop; immersion in the setting and culture; thoughtful depiction of relationships Cons: Not a thrill-a-minute book, so if you’re looking for that sort of suspense, you’ll be disappointed Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected

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

Pros: Fascinating plot, fun dialogue, and great characters Cons: Too many coincidental ties; too much angst and introspection Rating: 3 out of 5   Eve has to face the worst: not only was a cop killed in her city, but

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