J. D. Robb is the pseudonym of New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.
Once again Lt. Eve Dallas shows why she's "New York City's top murder cop" in Roberts's 24th thriller under her Robb pseudonym set half a century into the future (after 2006's Born in Death). Dallas tries to close a case at the exclusive Sarah Child Academy, where two bright 10-year-old girls discover the body of Craig Foster, a popular history teacher who proves to have been poisoned by ricin-laced cocoa. Dallas wonders if another staff member or a parent might be involved, but after the prime suspect, a promiscuous teacher who's been harassing another employee, turns up dead, the investigation takes a shocking turn. Besides a provocative puzzler, Robb provides an intense relationship update on Dallas and Roarke, her Irish power broker hubby, whose dark past-in the form of a crooked ex-girlfriend-returns to cause trouble. This prolific author, a recent Quills romance winner, is still at the top of her game. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Nora Roberts is amazing! - Janet EvanovichThis is sheer entertainment, a souped-up version of Agatha Christie for the new millenium. - THE GUARDIANMuch loved. - DAILY EXPRESS
Writing as J.D. Robb, the pseudonym she uses for her near-future world series set in New York in the mid-2000s, the extremely prolific Nora Roberts gives us the 23rd book about NYPSD cop Lt. Eve Dallas. Her husband, Roarke, is a billionaire with one of the slipperiest pasts known to humankind. Not everything is perfect between Dallas and her brilliant husband, though. An old flame comes back into Roarke's life, and Dallas throws herself into work-investigating the murder of an ordinary man, a teacher in a posh school-to avoid her roaring jealousy. There are suspects aplenty and the requisite red herrings as Robb keeps unpeeling the layers of Eve and Roarke's relationship. Newcomers to the series should begin at the beginning with Naked in Death, as otherwise they may have some difficulty appreciating the depth of the characters' motivations and actions and could get lost in the large cast of fabulous supporting characters. Essential for all public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/06.]-Charli Osborne, Oxford P.L., MI Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.