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Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas encounters one of her most difficult cases in this latest offering from J. D. Robb, alter ego of bestselling author Nora Roberts. With the very first victim, Eve realizes that the killer stalking the streets of New York City isn't a run-of-the-mill serial murderer. The copycat executions are imitating the methods and victim choices of an ominous list of notorious serial killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. And when the killer leaves a distinctive note at the crime scene, it's clear that he's targeting Eve personally--a fact that worries Roarke, Eve's shrewd husband.
Assisted by her aide, Peabody, Eve compiles a list of suspects that includes several high-profile possibilities. Their very prominence, however, complicates the investigation, for they have the power and influence to make the search difficult. All of the suspects are reluctant to cooperate but one of them is playing with Eve like a cat with a mouse by tempting her with crime scene notes and challenging her to find him. Can Eve stop him before he slaughters again? Or will his next victim be Eve herself?
Author Robb, a.k.a. Roberts, doesn't miss a beat in this police procedural thriller. The futuristic setting is rich with imaginative details; the cast of supporting characters offers an intriguing variety, while Eve and Roarke's relationship is layered with emotional intimacy and spiced with sex. Whether you're a faithful follower or new to the series, you won't be disappointed in the edge-of-the-seat suspense in Imitation In Death. Don't miss this one. --Lois Faye Dyer --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
The latest entry in Robb's series of feisty futuristic mysteries (after Portrait in Death) delivers. This time, Lt. Eve Dallas shows up to investigate the grisly killing of a New York City prostitute only to find a note from the killer on the body. Signed "Jack," the note taunts Eve by name and affirms what she has already guessed-that the murder was specifically planned to imitate Jack the Ripper. Purchasers of the costly foreign stationery that the killer used-a crime writer, a top diplomat and a famous musician-become Eve's suspects. As she investigates them, a second killing occurs, this time in the manner of the Boston Strangler. Aided by her faithful second-in-command, Peabody (who's nervously awaiting her detective's exam), and supported by her handsome husband Roarke, Eve scours both the country and the past for clues. The solution to the puzzle is far less intriguing than the copycat-killer premise, and readers might wonder why detection in the year 2059 is so low-tech-where, for example, are DNA and forensic testing? As always, however, Robb's delightfully snappy dialogue, playful sexuality and whirlwind pacing will keep readers captivated.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
I always enjoy reading about Rourke and Eve. How they grow as a unit. This book was just as fun to read and the International touch with the UN aspect was a nice touch.Published 4 months ago by Kari Irvine
JD Robb books are the best...excellent read and a page turnerPublished 7 months ago by Linda Champion
I am often fascinated but the human mind and how it all works and I would certainly fall into the category of loving a good serial killer novel and this one does not... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephanie Keobel
I really enjoyed this addition to the In Death series.
Eve is on the trail of a serial killer who is imitating famous killers of the past. Read more
Eve Dallas, a police lieutenant, faces the most challenging case of her career, when she has to track down a serial killer that duplicates the brutal killing styles of notorious... Read morePublished on March 2 2004 by Frederick A. Babb
An LC (futurist term for prostitute) is murdered in the flamboyant style of Jack the Ripper, which is bad. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by Chadwick H. Saxelid
J. D. Robb's '"In Death" series, featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas, is a great detective series. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2003
In Nora Roberts' "IMITATION IN DEATH" the year is 2059 and Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces a madman who kills his victims the old-fashioned way. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by Victoria Taylor Murray
As the latest in the In Death series, J.D. Robb is still cooking. If you're a fan of the rest of the series, I don't think you'll be disappointed with this latest addition. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by A. Buchanan