“Naked in Death” (In Death Book 1) by J.D. Robb – narrated by Susan Ericksen

This book is the first in a huge series of books I recently found because of a Conversation with Carol in which I mentioned a book I listened to way back in the early blind days when a friend brought me books from the college library. I was telling Carol I had read this book that was set in the future with a female detective and there was a private school and people drank soda out of tubes. That’s literally all I told her. The girl is a walking version of Wikipedia. I could literally hear the wheels begin to turn in her head. She started mumbling to herself, “initials, it’s initials, P.D. James? No, no wait, was the book kinda racey?”

“Huh?” I asked.

“Like was it steamy?

“I don’t know, there was a private school, rich kids, ” I said as another memory of the book came to me.

“Wait! No, it’s not P.D. It’s J. D.! It’s a pseudonym for a woman who writes racey books, Roberts? J. D. Robb! I think that might be it.”

I checked Audible. Sure enough, as I read the description of the most recent book in the series I got excited. “Eve Dallas! Yes! That’s her! Oh and the partner, I remember that name! This is it! Carol, you’re a genius!”

She really is. The woman is a vault of what she considers useless pop culture trivia. It’s most certainly not useless haha. I’ve been wanting a new detective series for when I want a nice easy book to read since I’m caught up with Harry Bosch and it was looking like the In Death series might just do it.

I’m not sure though. This first book was most definitely racey. I like a good mystery with maybe a hint of what the detective is doing in the bedroom, like with Harry Bosch but this one is more detailed, at least in this first book. I enjoyed the book though. Anything set in the future can be really fun to read. There isn’t really anything special about the murder mystery since they all pretty much follow the same sort of plot. As Carol likes to say, she likes books that have a dead body in the first chapter. This one definitely had that, a dead high priced hooker with a note under her that simply read, “One of six”. Chilling.

I can see myself continuing with this series but not as diligently as I did with Harry Bosch. I have to admit, it’s fun to read a book set in a future where guns have been outlawed.

Rating: Entertaining

“Naked in Death” at Audible ~ “Naked in Death” at Amazon

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7 Responses to “Naked in Death” (In Death Book 1) by J.D. Robb – narrated by Susan Ericksen

  1. The series gets better. Or, at least, it did for me. *Much* better. I’ll warn you right now, the sex doesn’t necessarily take a back seat so much, but I’d say it’s maybe 60% anything that isn’t sex. Actually I think there’s even a book or two he doesn’t even make an appearance until late, if at all. If you don’t have the whole series, it can be aranged provided I have a way of doing so.
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  2. Ro

    I know I thoroughly enjoyed the one I read years ago so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this series. Maybe sex in books has just been ruined since I read the Fifty Shades trilogy hahaha! Audible has the whole series as far as I can tell so I should be good when I want some more.
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  3. Your apetite for sex was all that series ruined? Sorry–I’ve just heard next to nothing good about it. Well, except maybe some of the mockery.
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  4. Ro

    There was actually quite a bit I liked about that series, believe it or not. Before long though I was rolling my eyes thinking, they’re going at it again?
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  5. I just started this book. If it’s anything like the other two books from this series (I didn’t realize it was a series lol!) then I am going to like it. I’ve got the first 24 books and will hopefully find the other 10 as well – I’m guessing the series ends though, which is sad lol!
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  6. If it ends eventually, it hasn’t ended yet. There’s over 40 in the series so far, and one was just released in February.
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  7. I have some of this series, and want to give it a try, just haven’t found an opportune time to start it. Thanks for taking the first step for me though! 🙂

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