Book Review

IMITATION IN DEATH
by J.D. Robb

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Futuristic

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For Lt. Eve Dallas, murder is her business, and serial killers are her expertise. When a woman is savagely murdered in the summer of 2059
and Eve receives a note from the killer, she knows deep trouble is
brewing. The question is, is this new killer following Jack the Ripper's famous pattern?

The next murder answers that question, as this new madman begins emulating some of the most vicious killers of modern times. Eve knows that she's now the killer's primary adversary and ultimate target. Unfortunately, Eve's concentration is slightly fragmented as concern over her husband Roarke's state of mind, her aide Peabody's upcoming detective's exam and flashbacks from her own tragic past all converge. But one thing Eve can do is compartmentalize.

Still reeling from the emotional and historical revelations of Portrait in Death, Eve and Roarke continue to battle their own demons. You won't find a better combination of gritty suspense and sexy romance anywhere. (Aug., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Berkley

Published: September 2003

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Imitation in Death

Submitted by Robin in PA on January 10, 2013 - 10:29pm.

Police Lt. Eve Dallas is on the trail of a serial killer in New York City. The killer is imitating famous killers throughout history...starting with Jack the Ripper. On the body of his latest victim, he has left a note for Eve, taunting her with the murders. But the note leads Eve and Peabody to a list of high profile suspects. None of them will co-operate with the police investigation. Eve has to find the murderer before he strikes again.

Another great police procedural. The killer imitates Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler and Ted Bundy. The series moves forward with Eve learning a little more about Eve's past and Peabody takes her Detectives Exam. There is also a funny scene with Eve and Roarke attending their first cookout. My rating: 4.5 Stars.