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Witness in death by J. D. Robb
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Witness in death (original 2000; edition 2000)

by J. D. Robb

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Authors:J. D. Robb
Info:New York : Berkley Books, c2000.
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What do you do when your husband takes you to the theatre and you're watching a murder mystery? When you're Eve Dallas, foremost murder cop in New York you scream (quietly!) that the play's a load of bollocks, but even Eve fails to guess the outcome of this evening's outing. When the final murder of the night's performance is committed, even Eve is so caught up in the scene that she fails to realise that the scene isn't actually an act but an act of real murder. Soon, the newly opened theatre is the scene of a murder investigation and Eve and her crack murder squad have sort of the truths from the lies of the actors, trained to put deliver even the most outrageous text as if it were the truth. Eve cuts through the rubbish and closes in on murderer and motive in a case that had been decades in the making.

As usual, JD Robb manages to hold the reader entranced in the investigation while she provides moments of humour even in the darkest parts of the book ( )
  JohnFair | Jun 24, 2018 |
I started this book yesterday and found myself sitting up until the wee hours of the morning finishing it.

The story begins with Eve and Roarke out for a night at the theatre, enjoying a performance of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, when one of the actors is killed on stage when a prop knife is replaced with the real thing. What follows is a very Christie-esque mystery complete with countless suspects and many twists and turns.

And while I love watching the cases play out, my favorite parts of these books are watching the relationships between the characters develop. For example, Eve and Peabody, Peabody and McNab, and of course Eve and Roarke's. There was a moment in this book that I had to read twice. The normally smooth and suave Roarke was so shocked by a romantic gesture of Eve's that he put his foot in his mouth most spectacularly. Usually it's Eve who is thrown off-kilter by Roarke, and to see the shoe on the other foot was just too good.

Also...I was glad to see Officer Trueheart back.

I hope these books continue to keep hitting my happy spot the way they are now. Yes, they all to tend to follow a formula, but like the many Amanda Quick books I've read over the years, I often times find comfort in that formula. ( )
  stellar_raven | Jun 13, 2018 |
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  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
Witness in Death
4 Stars

In her newest case, homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas finds herself in uncharted territory when she, along with the entire audience, witnesses the murder of an actor during a performance. Before long, Eve and her team are up to their necks in suspects and motives as the victim was uniformly despised by one and by all.

An excellent homage to Agatha Christie's mysteries in general and to her play, Witness for the Prosecution, in particular. Reading this book brought back fond memories of watching the film with my father.

Although the identity of the culprit is quite obvious early on, perhaps because the style is so Christie-like, it is, nonetheless, entertaining to follow along with Eve as she uncovers the clues and unmasks the killer. It must be said that this is definitely the first time in the series that the murder is 100% justified as the victim is a vile excuse for a human being.

In terms of the character development, readers are provided with additional insights into Eve's personality as the case demonstrates that she is still struggling with the horrific memories that have only recently risen to the surface. Thankfully, Roarke is there when she needs him the most and their romance is still exciting and fresh even after ten books.

All in all, another solid installment in a fun series. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
I really like this author and have read most of the In Death series. Funny, realistic portrayal of emotions and interpersonal relationships. Cracking one-liners, and the plots are ok too! Would recommend. Wish I had an autochef & those kinds of gadgets. Wouldn't mind a husband like that, either! ( )
  lydiasbooks | Jan 17, 2018 |
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The play's the thing. -Shakespeare
This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death. -Sir Thomas Browne
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There was always an audience for murder.
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11# Eve Dallas Investigation In Death

New York Lieutenant Eve Dallas is thrust into the spotlight when a celebrity is killed right before her eyes, she takes a new place in crime - as both officer and witness to murder...

There was always an audience for murder. Opening night at New York's New Globe Theatre turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death right on centre stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high profile celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she primary detective, she's also a witness - and when the press discovers that her husband, Roarke, owns the theatre, there's more media interest than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone - and everything. And in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth - and really good acting....
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425173631, Mass Market Paperback)

Writing as J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts presents the tenth book in the New York Times bestselling series. When a celebrity is killed right before her eyes, New York detective Eve Dallas takes a new place in crime--as both officer and witness to murder....

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas is thrust into the spotlight when she becomes the key witness in the brutal murder of a famous actor.

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