- Hardcover: 475 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Lrg edition (May 1 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1410415422
- ISBN-13: 978-1410415424
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #819,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Glory in Death Hardcover – Large Print, May 1 2009
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From Library Journal
In the second of this futuristic mystery series, protagonist New York police Lieutenant Eve Dallas looks for a serial killer of prominent career women. Eve tenaciously follows the clues whether they imperil her romantic relationship with a millionaire or her beloved job. Truth and justice are the goals she works resolutely toward and that lead her finally to solve the case, save the life of a friend, and command the respect of her tall, dark, handsome lover. If the supporting characters are somewhat stereotypical and the ending easy to predict, the humor and imaginative slice of mid-21st-century life provide scope for the reader's talents. Cristine McMurdo-Wallis gives an enjoyable performance as she adeptly portrays the energetic, idealistic, and dogged detective. She impersonates the characters with confidence and style, whether it is the crusty commander, the shattered daughter of one of the victims, the ambitious, uninhibited journalist, or Eve's cagey Irish lover. Recommended for mystery collections. Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Williamsburg, VA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"[Eve Dallas] continues to dazzle folks with her detective skills. And Roarke? What can you say about Roarke other than, ahhhhh..."See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The main character is a member of the NYPSD, Lieutenant Eve Dallas. "A decade as a cop had toughened her, given her a cold, and often cynical eye toward death and its many causes. It made scenes such as the one she viewed now, on a rainy night on a dark street nasty with litter, almost too usual. But still, she felt". Eve's business is murder, but she cannot help identifying with the victims of a new lunatic loose in her city, someone who preys on successful women.
Eve is also a person with a troubled past, who overcame extremely difficult circumstances and became an excellent good cop. She is also someone beginning a relationship with the most unlikely person for her: Roarke, a handsome billionaire with a shady past. In "Naked in death" we saw the beginnings of their relationship, and in "Glory in death" we are allowed to see its development. Of course, that happens amid of murder... Unfortunately for both Eve and Roarke, the victims are once again persons that Roarke knew, and that strains their relationship to the point that ending it will become a very real possibility.
On the whole, I highly recommend "Glory in death" as a worthy addition to the "In death" series. Enjoy it!!.
In this book, an outspoken female prosecutor is killed. The victim is a close friend of Eve's boss. One of the interesting elements of the book is Eve's conflict between office politics and what's best for resolving the case. The media is hard on the case - and the newly famous female detective. Her relationship with billionaire, Roarke, only increases the pressure. Much of the book focuses on the maturation of Eve and Roarke's relationship which has some rocky moments.
I also enjoyed the future setting. Manhattan in 2058 is an interesting place. (And everytime I think the gadgets are impossible, I remember my skepticism about a thing called cell phones when a client discussed them in 1983.) I'm looking forward to learning more about this familiar but not so familiar world.
Sigh... Irish lilting, button carrying, patient, unwaveringly romantic, sexy, mystery man Roarke. If only he existed in the real world. Yes I have developed a serious literary crush on him and he's what keeps me coming back to this series. I love how he is tough yet tender with Eve while accepting her unconditionally just the way she is.
Speaking of Eve, although I still find her character very difficult to like she does soften here some, allowing herself to gradually except the little pockets of peace Roarke creates for her. I'm also beginning to realize that Roarke is equally as damaged as Eve and that's what draws the two of them together, making their developing relationship worth watching. One of my favourite parts of this book would be the afterwards of an explosive confrontation when Eve finally, finally lets Roarke in. (Well that and their little moonlit trip to casa del Roarke in Mexico)
The future aspect (its New York 2058) which I found unnecessary and gimmicky in the first book has been expanded slightly and while not distracting it does provide an interesting aspect that I enjoyed this time. (I really want an Autochef) There are also some great secondary characters here; and I particularly liked Eve's troublesome relationship with Roarke's man-servant Summerset and her wild, no excuses nightclub singing girlfriend Mavis.
GLORY IN DEATH sees Lieutenant Eve Dallas searching for a serial killer of prominent career women. Eve follows the clues and interrogates A LOT of suspects, getting her thick skin bruised in the process. As the clues take her closer to those she cares about like Roarke and her boss, Eve becomes relentless in her search for the killer, putting everything else secondary. Its Roarke who sees how tired and overworked she is and forces her to step back and recharge (in his spa tub!) In the end everyone's bloody, the killers caught (I never did guess that one but then again I wasn't really trying) and damn if Roarke hasn't set things up so I just have to read the next book IMMORTAL IN DEATH. Cheers!