Naked in Death

Naked in Death

Book - 2004
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The first Eve Dallas novel originally published in 1995, published now for the first time in hardcover.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004, c1995
ISBN: 9780425148297
Characteristics: 294 p


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IndyPL_RobinK Sep 16, 2020

I started with one of her newer books in this series and decided to go back to the beginning. This is a typical first in a series, spending time developing the characters. The future is fun, especially when you read that there were five women on the Supreme Court in 2012. If only!
This book is fun and Eve is a character I can definitely understand. Tough as they come and determined not to fall in love. We'll see how long that lasts!

Nov 16, 2019

I read this for the "An Author Who Uses A Pseudonym" part of my 2019 reading challenge. It was decent, the crime was well written enough that the bad guy wasn't immediately obvious, but I wouldn't say it was a surprise either. I'd be willing to read more of the series.

JCLEmilyD Mar 21, 2018

This is the first book in a series by Nora Roberts, writing under the pen name J.D. Robb. This murder mystery series is based on Lieutenant Eve Dallas solving homicides in 2059 New York City. These futuristic crime novels will keep you guessing until the last page! You can read any book out of order for a suspenseful murder mystery, or read in order to follow that character development and relationships.

Mar 01, 2018

Lots of graphic violence. And there's a ridiculous obvious romance between the detective and one of her suspects, complete with the woman's "I don't want this but I'm so attracted" and the man's "I'm so wealthy and handsome that I'll have you no matter what you think now." No surprise: JD Robb is a pseudonym for Nora Robert, who has written over 200 romance novels.

Mildly amusing to see what a 1995 book predicted for 2058. But the violence and silly romance were so unappealing that I quit after about 30 pages.

Sep 01, 2017

Spoiler alert: the first time you see the character Richard DeBlass, if you have any mass media experience at all you should know you have your villain. He’s a conservative republican senator running for president on a ticket of morality and restoring the right to bear arms. Take him away, officer, and skip the next 225 pages; but if you do you’ll miss the explicit sex scenery suitable for mental voyeurism. Lt. Eve Dallas. She’s a dedicated cop, the best her commander has. She doesn’t comb her hair; she doesn’t want a man. Oh sure, she’s had sex, but it’s nothing special, until she meets Roarke, the man of every woman’s unfulfilled dreams. He’s rich, really rich, accomplished, provides spectacular sex and he understands her perfectly. Anyway, there you have it.

Aug 09, 2017

The writing is fine, and the fact that it takes place in a future with some interesting technology is fun. The crimes were appropriately gripping. But I found the relationship between Eve and Roarke (the use of his one name became increasingly annoying) tiresome, especially her attitude. Didn't finish it.

Jul 31, 2017

This was recommended to me by my best friend, whose co-worker recommended the series to her. We are both book lovers and Nora Robert lovers. So I was curious to see what this book series was about. And I am addicted and cannot wait to catch up on more. I basically finished this book in one day and already picked up the next 2 books in the series. I have used the new features on this website to start placing the other books in the series on my "shelf" to check out later. I am very pleased with the writing, the character developments etc.

Feb 23, 2016

This was recommended by a friend, I really enjoyed it. I have started reading the entire series, and the character development and relationships keep me reading. Sometimes they can be too dark, since Robb/Roberts does a good job developing the bad guys as well.

Jan 08, 2015

I liked the book for its serious tone, the futuristic world setting, and the amount of detail given to the crime scenes and the whole investigative process. The romance though didn't make a fan out of me with the hero too perfect and our heroine with no personality besides her job.

Dec 16, 2014

Indeed a fast paced thriller with all your average detective novel stuff. The time period is fun and Robb does a good job at making it believable. She can write a decent sex sceen as well, decent read i might give the 2nd book in the series a try soon :-)

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Jun 26, 2011

Violence: There's a murder to solve; the crime scene is vividly described.

Jun 26, 2011

Coarse Language: Liberal use of curse words

Jun 26, 2011

Sexual Content: Sparks fly and steamy sex follows

Oct 02, 2008

Coarse Language: Frequent cursing

Oct 02, 2008

Sexual Content: Very explicit in some parts

Oct 02, 2008

Violence: Some grusomeness in the death scenes

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