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Ceremony In Death (1997)

by J. D. Robb

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Series: In Death (5)

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Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb
#5 "In Death"

Lt. Eve Dallas is the primary in an investigation involving one of her fellow police officers, to determine if he was involved in the drug trade before his untimely death. Then his granddaughter also dies after approaching Eve with suspicions about her grandfather's death and her fear that the occult is involved. Dallas' investigation gets even more complicated as she delves into the worlds of Wiccans (earthy, "good" witches) and the darker Satanists.

Overall, this chapter in the "In Death" series was technically just as good as the others. For some reason, however, it dragged for me and took until the end of the book to really capture my interest. One other thing I'm noticing about these books is that the killer(s) often feel the need to brag about their crimes, spilling their guts about any and all criminal activity they have been involved in. This neatly answers the five W's to wrap up the story, but I can't help but feel like Angela Lansbury ("Murder She Wrote") should be stepping out to solve the crime at the end by reciting details we never knew existed.
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  AddictedToMorphemes | Feb 10, 2016 |
Ceremony in Death is the fifth installment in J.D. Robb's very popular futuristic mystery-romance series “In Death”. In this one Eve is forced by Commander Whitney to investigate the death of a fellow officer. This officer was observed buying illegals and the drugs were found in his system after his death. Whitney wants this investigation off the record and done without any other officers involved. Making it especially difficult for Eve is that Feeney, Eve's training officer and father figure, has has been personal friends with the victim for many years, and is godfather to his granddaughter. Before too long her investigation leads her to satanic cults, Wiccan religious groups, and more murders. The Wiccan element brings more development to Peabody's character since she knows a little about the Wiccan practices. And, of course, Roarke gets involved in the investigation as well. It seems that everyone Eve questions ends up getting killed and soon Eve herself is the target.

The attraction of this series is the mix of suspense and romance combined with a great murder mystery. There are many surprises and I really enjoy the dialogue, the depth of the characters, and the continuing characters throughout the series. All the characters are interesting, and stories are well written. As for the mystery part, often it's not too hard to guess who did it and why the person did it in the first place. Nevertheless, these books continue to keep a reader intrigued with the twists and turns of the plots and the ever developing relationship between Eve and Roarke.
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  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
I really enjoyed reading... 4 stars ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading... 4 stars ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
Again, this is one of my favorite books in this series as it involves a dash of paranormal, a serious heist and a pretty dumb villainess. All oh so cliche but fascinating nevertheless! Also, we get to know Jaime who will have cameo performances in a few future books. ( )
  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
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"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." -Shakespeare
"We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents." -Mark Twain
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Even in an age of cutting-edge technology, old beliefs die hard...

Death surrounded her. She faced it daily, dreamed of it nightly. Lived with it always. She knew its sounds, its scents, even its texture. Ten years as a cop hadn't hardened her toward it. A decade on the force hadn't made her accept it. Conducting a top-secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...
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Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warnning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong--and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...

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