The 7th book in Jd Robb's "Death" series is Holiday in Death. Like her previous novels, it focuses on Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke and takes place in the future.
The series is part sci fi, part romantic suspense, part police procedural drama, part murder mystery. Eve is investigating a serial killer who dresses as Santa claus and chooses his victims via a dating service.
The book also re-introduces secondary characters that have appeared in the earlier books- like Eve's partner, Peabody, fellow officers McNab and Feeney, police profiler Mira and reporter Nadine. As each book progresses, we learn more and more about them as well as Eve and Roarke and the world that they inhabit.
Eve and Roarke's relationship continues to evolve and he plays more and more of a role in her cases as the series progresses. Its nice to see their relationship develop, despite Eve's abused past and her job.
The book blends nicely the relationship part of the series and the murder mystery. Its hard to guess who the ultimate killer is, at least until the very ending. Holiday In Death is a great addition to a great series..can't wait to read the next installment.