Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. RobbIt was a stab in the dark.
On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.
Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.
The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.
Dark in Death (In Death Series #46)
Thank you! For Lt. Eve Dallas' 46th case, Robb resurrects the plot of the old copycat horror movie Theater of Blood , but instead of having a murderer imitate Shakespearean crimes, she uses scenes written by a mystery novelist. Once Eve and Peabody have satisfied themselves that the murderer is indeed cribbing from Blaine, they take the logical next step: scouring the rest of her oeuvre for the fictional victims most likely to be replicated by the real-life killer, identifying the New Yorkers who match their profiles most closely, and warning them to watch their backs. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again. Be the first to discover new talent!
Robb, the 1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art… It was a stab in the dark. Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. She is the author of over novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.
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You can talk all about Dark in Death here — so be warned, spoilers are very much ahead! Did you catch my teasers as you raced through? Or are you savoring because you know September is a ways away? It got very meta, with the fictionalised crime and everything, but I really enjoyed it. I love it when knitting and other fun crafty hobbies appear in books.
Robb's 46th In Death novel available January 30, Read Allison Brennan's review of Dark in Death , then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of J. Robb's 46th In Death novel! My love for stories has grown with me. While a good standalone is always fun, finding a new world to immerse myself in where I can return from time to time is always a special treat. Sometimes, I find a series and read a bunch and lose interest.