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In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victim - and by the killer's history with Roarke. As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violence and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs.


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In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victim - and by the killer's history with Roarke. As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violence and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs.

30 review for Interlude in Death

  1. 5 out of 5

    Phrynne

    The first time I read this series through I skipped all the novellas and now I ask myself why? It turns out that J.D. Robb, being such a very nifty writer, can produce a short story which is every bit as good as any of her full length books. Interlude in Death takes place off planet while Eve and Roarke are attending a conference and supposedly having a bit of a holiday. Of course one or two murders take place and they are personally involved in solving them. As is normal for this author the story The first time I read this series through I skipped all the novellas and now I ask myself why? It turns out that J.D. Robb, being such a very nifty writer, can produce a short story which is every bit as good as any of her full length books. Interlude in Death takes place off planet while Eve and Roarke are attending a conference and supposedly having a bit of a holiday. Of course one or two murders take place and they are personally involved in solving them. As is normal for this author the story is good and action packed. Many of our favourite characters from the series are present and poor Peabody probably has the worst time of her life! Eve and Roarke are in top form and there are a million quotable quotes even in such a short book. Very enjoyable but of course - too short! Ready for the next full length novel now.

  2. 4 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    I am waiting for that moment when I’m going to sigh deeply and say, “This one just wasn’t as good as the others”. But to my utter delight this moment has not come. And I hope it never does because I am LOVING this series. Another wonderful read in the In Death Series that centers on the lives of Dallas, Lieutenant Eve and Roarke. We also have a colorful collection of side characters that make each and every one of these books that much better. I appreciate the familiarity of all of them and as re I am waiting for that moment when I’m going to sigh deeply and say, “This one just wasn’t as good as the others”. But to my utter delight this moment has not come. And I hope it never does because I am LOVING this series. Another wonderful read in the In Death Series that centers on the lives of Dallas, Lieutenant Eve and Roarke. We also have a colorful collection of side characters that make each and every one of these books that much better. I appreciate the familiarity of all of them and as relationships build I’m curious as to what paths JD will take them down. Interlude in Death was a short story. Eve and Roarke are at a police conference where Eve is required to give a speech (which she dreads). It is being held off planet at fancy resort owned by you know who and they hope to sneak in some holiday time. That would have been nice for these two but there is no escaping murder for Eve or Peabody for that matter! As all the piece’s fall into place, Eve realizes that Peabody is in danger and hopes she isn’t too late. I have to say, Peabody is a shining star in these books. Her relationship with Eve is great. I love that she has a huge crush on Roarke and flaunts it out front of Eve. She makes me laugh. I’m trying to draw a visual of her. Here is my first pass. :) Though it was too short for me, it was still thrilling and it still had the R & E moments I have come to love. ~I love how he loves her. Typical Roarke “You saved me, Eve.” He watched her blink in absolute shock. “What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me.” He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her. “Darling Eve. I adore you.” ~ And I love Eve. She always struggles with her words. She does have her sweet moments but it is moments like this that I love the most. “Oh, Christ. Men. Look, you don’t need to hide behind me or anybody. You’re a tough, badass son of a bitch with a really big penis and balls of titanium steel. Okay?” I don’t see myself tiring of these two anytime soon. I’m looking forward to the remaining 31 books. ❤ “We’ve made each other in the end, haven’t we, Darling Eve? Two lost souls into one steady unit.” “Guess we have. It’s good.” He stroked his cheek against hers, and felt the fatigue wash away. “Very good.”

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    Another wonderful, fast read and great addition to the series!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chan

    I'm not a fan of novellas, but this one worked. I have enough history with Eve an Roarke, that a short story with them was very enjoyable. I wasn't left confused or feeling like the author rushed it. I'm not a fan of novellas, but this one worked. I have enough history with Eve an Roarke, that a short story with them was very enjoyable. I wasn't left confused or feeling like the author rushed it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Poonam

    A very short and fast read with a simple mystery but lot's of angle to it. In this story Eve is attending a off-planet conference in Olympus and instead gets roped in to solve a murder. But it's not just one murder but two murders that take place and a (view spoiler)[murder attempt on Eve herself. (hide spoiler)] The Olympus has a female head of police and Eve come's to loggerheads as they both have their own style of investigation. In the end they have to work together for it to work. There are A very short and fast read with a simple mystery but lot's of angle to it. In this story Eve is attending a off-planet conference in Olympus and instead gets roped in to solve a murder. But it's not just one murder but two murders that take place and a (view spoiler)[murder attempt on Eve herself. (hide spoiler)] The Olympus has a female head of police and Eve come's to loggerheads as they both have their own style of investigation. In the end they have to work together for it to work. There are heavy undertones of feminism in this book and I really enjoyed reading it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hulya Kara Yuksel

    J.D.Robb never disappoints me... Ahhh this story was short but still it was so damn good. 😍 [image error] J.D.Robb never disappoints me... Ahhh this story was short but still it was so damn good. 😍 [image error]

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lena

    On Olympus... Boring boring Crazy old man... Boring boring Misplaced revenge... Boring boring Eve’s not in charge... Boring boring

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Interlude in Death 4 Stars At an off-planet law enforcement conference, Lieutenant Eve Dallas finds herself investigating the violent death of a man with whom she had a previous altercation . The case becomes even more fraught when it becomes clear that Roarke is being framed for the crime. This is the 2nd novella in the series and is, despite its shorter length, a self-contained story. Even though the motive for the crime is never in doubt, the investigation is still compelling mainly due to the Interlude in Death 4 Stars At an off-planet law enforcement conference, Lieutenant Eve Dallas finds herself investigating the violent death of a man with whom she had a previous altercation . The case becomes even more fraught when it becomes clear that Roarke is being framed for the crime. This is the 2nd novella in the series and is, despite its shorter length, a self-contained story. Even though the motive for the crime is never in doubt, the investigation is still compelling mainly due to the insights into Roarke's backstory and a couple of very suspenseful moments. There are also some hints at deeper connections between Eve and Roarke that are very tantalizing and it will be interesting to see the direction in which Robb takes them. In sum, a short yet sweet addition to the series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mo

    I've not read a bad one yet in this series and from reviews that's not going to change anytime soon. Hopefully. Eve is off planet, with Roarke, in a swanky resort, owned by you know who! But, its never going to be a holiday or any downtime for Eve, is it? “You saved me, Eve." He watched her blink in absolute shock. "What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me." He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her.” This one was short. Think it was originally included in some other antho I've not read a bad one yet in this series and from reviews that's not going to change anytime soon. Hopefully. Eve is off planet, with Roarke, in a swanky resort, owned by you know who! But, its never going to be a holiday or any downtime for Eve, is it? “You saved me, Eve." He watched her blink in absolute shock. "What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me." He kept his eyes on hers as he kissed her.” This one was short. Think it was originally included in some other anthology. Her breathing was short, shallow and he heard it catch, release on a strangled gasp when he drove her over the first peak. His own blood raged as he crushed his mouth to her again, and plunged inside her. She heard him murmuring something -- the language of his youth, so rarely used, slid exotically around her name. I seriously want to be Eve. She is one of the best heroines I have ever read. And Roarke's not too shabby either!! "Darling Eve, I adore you."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    Reread July 2018 — every time I read this novella I always think its out of sequence. The last book ends with a trip scheduled for Ireland that picks up in Seduction. Instead this little off planet gem happens. Eve, Peabody, and some of the gang (sans McNab) are on Roarke’s space station for a police conference. Poor Eve has to face two of her biggest fears...space travel and public speaking. Meanwhile a well decorated cop is also in attendance. He has 50 years in the force and carries along al Reread July 2018 — every time I read this novella I always think its out of sequence. The last book ends with a trip scheduled for Ireland that picks up in Seduction. Instead this little off planet gem happens. Eve, Peabody, and some of the gang (sans McNab) are on Roarke’s space station for a police conference. Poor Eve has to face two of her biggest fears...space travel and public speaking. Meanwhile a well decorated cop is also in attendance. He has 50 years in the force and carries along all his prejudices. Women should be care givers and children must respect their parents and carry the sins of their fathers. Since we know about Eve and Roarke’s fathers, that’s a lot of sins. This is the story where Roarke begins to think his father and Eve’s met in Dallas, Texas. *shudder* My advice is that when you read through this series try not to skip the in-between stories or you’ll miss overall plot developments.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shawna

    4 stars – Futuristic/Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Crime/Novella He was tall and had an innate sort of grace. Like a cat did, she thought. A big, dangerous cat that only pretended to be tame when it suited his mood. His hair was black and thick and longer than her own. It spilled nearly to his shoulders and provided a perfect frame for a face that made her think of dark angels and doomed poets and ruthless warriors all at once. “You saved me, Eve.” He watched her blink in absolute shock. “What you are, 4 stars – Futuristic/Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Crime/Novella He was tall and had an innate sort of grace. Like a cat did, she thought. A big, dangerous cat that only pretended to be tame when it suited his mood. His hair was black and thick and longer than her own. It spilled nearly to his shoulders and provided a perfect frame for a face that made her think of dark angels and doomed poets and ruthless warriors all at once. “You saved me, Eve.” He watched her blink in absolute shock. “What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me.” “We’ve made each other in the end, haven’t we, Darling Eve? Two lost souls into one steady unit.”

  12. 5 out of 5

    Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)

    How Robb manages to make the In Death novellas as good as the novels, I do not know, but she does. This was fast and enthralling, funny and with a hint of exotic, what with the stage being set off-planet and on the Olympus Resort. The characters were a good surprise and put Eve to the test - whether she's good at fighting those pesky little vices called prejudice and personal disdain, which plague everyone at one point or another. She came out the victor, putting her issues aside and going throug How Robb manages to make the In Death novellas as good as the novels, I do not know, but she does. This was fast and enthralling, funny and with a hint of exotic, what with the stage being set off-planet and on the Olympus Resort. The characters were a good surprise and put Eve to the test - whether she's good at fighting those pesky little vices called prejudice and personal disdain, which plague everyone at one point or another. She came out the victor, putting her issues aside and going through the hoops of an investigation with clear thought and poise. It makes one admire a fictional character enough to wish all cops were like her - human, but smart and loyal.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aly is so frigging bored

    1st read: 30 March 2013 2nd read: April 2015 3rd read: May 2021

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Hoover

    Note: Rereading for buddy read 2/1/17

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    At always a good plot, romance and a story that builds our knowledge of both Roarke and Eve. The novella format can be tricky for some authors, but this great. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is all set to give a seminar at a conference of cops. Roarke has managed to get them to book this conference on his fantastic resort planet of Olympus and is interested in stealing some time away with Eve. Alas, murder takes the center stage, or staircase in this case, and Eve decked the guy just hours before he is k At always a good plot, romance and a story that builds our knowledge of both Roarke and Eve. The novella format can be tricky for some authors, but this great. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is all set to give a seminar at a conference of cops. Roarke has managed to get them to book this conference on his fantastic resort planet of Olympus and is interested in stealing some time away with Eve. Alas, murder takes the center stage, or staircase in this case, and Eve decked the guy just hours before he is killed. Roarke also has a connection to him and someone wants both Eve and Roarke to take the fall for this murder.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Second Read: Like the review for Interlude in Death and the rest of the series, it takes place in the year 2059, and 2060 and features New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas. This case she is being urged by her boss into a situation she hates--public speaking. Further adding to her stress, she's being asked to lead a seminar she's being asked to lead in public plus travel all of which leave her very cranky. She barely has time to worry about her speech before she is dragged right into a murder inv Second Read: Like the review for Interlude in Death and the rest of the series, it takes place in the year 2059, and 2060 and features New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas. This case she is being urged by her boss into a situation she hates--public speaking. Further adding to her stress, she's being asked to lead a seminar she's being asked to lead in public plus travel all of which leave her very cranky. She barely has time to worry about her speech before she is dragged right into a murder investigation. The off-planet Commissioner warns assistants is found dead, with evidence pointing straight to Roarke. Of course Eve knows Roarke is innocent; but proving it is another matter. Especially as another body turns up, and again Roarke looks guilty. The investigation proceeds smoothly. First Read: If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm smitten with this series. This is a novella (88 pages), and even though it is much shorter, she still does a very complete story in short order. They are at a police convention on another https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio..., and Eve is a speaker. The plot gets tangled, and she has a few cases to solve. Good old Roarke owns the hotel/convention center where they are staying and that creates some plot variety too. Enjoy! It was an enjoyable read, Recommend with short read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    This is my favourite novella - great case - get to meet Chief Angelo and also get to see a bit more of Roarke's vision - Olympus. Plus another tie-in - Roarke's father and Eve's! 2 thumbs up and 5 stars! This is my favourite novella - great case - get to meet Chief Angelo and also get to see a bit more of Roarke's vision - Olympus. Plus another tie-in - Roarke's father and Eve's! 2 thumbs up and 5 stars!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I own this story as part of a bind up with Midnight In Death Interlude In Death is available either as an individual ebook, or, as a bind up in print or ebook, that also includes the novella Midnight in Death. I read it as part of the bind up but I've reviewed both stories separately as I read them months apart so I could read the whole In Death series in order. In Interlude in Death we see Eve and Roarke travel off planet so that Eve can host a seminar at a police conference. It would already be I own this story as part of a bind up with Midnight In Death Interlude In Death is available either as an individual ebook, or, as a bind up in print or ebook, that also includes the novella Midnight in Death. I read it as part of the bind up but I've reviewed both stories separately as I read them months apart so I could read the whole In Death series in order. In Interlude in Death we see Eve and Roarke travel off planet so that Eve can host a seminar at a police conference. It would already be her idea of hell just for the journey but add in public speaking and having to socialise and Eve really isn't happy about the whole deal. It's made even worse when a well respected Commander offers her a promotion, all she would have to do is help him convict her husband. Commander Skinner has seriously underestimated Eve though, nothing would convince her to betray Roarke and the minute it looks like someone is setting him up to take the fall for a murder Eve goes into full on Lieutenant mode. Nothing will stop her from solving this case, even if she does have to work against one of her own to do it. Even with the shorter novellas in this series J.D. Robb manages to write stories that have me hooked from beginning to end. Eve and Roarke are such a fantastic team and there are some wonderfully heartfelt moments between them in this story where they are both forced to face some uncomfortable facts about their fathers. It was great that Feeney, Peabody and Mira were also attending the conference and that they all instantly had Eve and Roarke's back too. We all know Roarke has a chequered past but nobody believes he would risk Eve's career by committing cold blooded murder, not unless her life was in danger anyway! Another great story in this series that left me wanting more.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Rourke is just what this self isolation needed.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Melo

    FINAL DECISION: This is a nice novella in the In Death world. The novella manages to pack in many of the same elements of the novels including the humor, romance, the large cast of characters, and an intriguing mystery. THE STORY: Eve has one of the challenges of her career when she is supposed to give a speech (of all things) at a police convention at Roarke's off-planet Olympus resort. When one of the attendees ends up murdered, Eve is on the case. The case is complicated by Eve having an alter FINAL DECISION: This is a nice novella in the In Death world. The novella manages to pack in many of the same elements of the novels including the humor, romance, the large cast of characters, and an intriguing mystery. THE STORY: Eve has one of the challenges of her career when she is supposed to give a speech (of all things) at a police convention at Roarke's off-planet Olympus resort. When one of the attendees ends up murdered, Eve is on the case. The case is complicated by Eve having an altercation with the victim and his boss's obsession with bringing down Roarke. OPINION: This is a nice "interlude" in the series. It has all the elements in the full length novels, but manages to compact everything into less than 100 pages. I especially enjoyed that the story gives Eve and Roarke a significant amount of time together and yet there is plenty of time for action, for interaction with important characters in the series (pretty much all Eve's colleagues), nuggets about Eve and Roarke's pasts, and some sexy moments as well. The story happens quickly and if there is any complaint it is that the mystery is not deep, but one cannot expect much more of a short novella. I did like that Eve is given a bump in the road by having a local cop to deal with. The solution seemed pretty obvious to me at first, but I liked the twists even if it wasn't really possible to reason out that solution, but regardless I liked the journey to get there. WORTH MENTIONING: This book has an interesting moment when it is discussed why Eve is seemingly being passed over for promotion. CONNECTED BOOKS: INTERLUDE IN DEATH is book 12.5 in the In Death series. This is a novella that gives a taste of the series. It can be read as a standalone. STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.  This review was originally posted on Top10RomanceBooks.com

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nameeta

    I have always enjoyed the In Death series particularly due to the characters. But since this is a novella I dont really expect the author to rehash everything we already know about them since this is a short story. I found this mildly irritating along with the done to death sex scenes. The plot was pretty weak with the identity of the killer glaringly obvious but not so much the motive. Overall it was OK and I really hope this is not an indicator that I have become bored of this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lisazj1

    The bad guys always lose to Eve because they always underestimate her, not only her cop-smarts and instincts but her compassion as well.

  23. 5 out of 5

    W.

    Great read Another solid and entertaining story in the In Death series. The theme of this novella is about Sins of the father .

  24. 4 out of 5

    Antonella

    what to say!! another amazing addition to the series

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katherine "Kj" Joslin

    This was my first JD Robb and I enjoyed it, I will likely pick up the rest of the series!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Caro

    Short, full, and fast. I really liked this novella. This one brings in another aspect that hasn't really been breached fully yet. Some mystery and suspense, a fast ride, chasing and dodging, and a good ending. A lot of good sarcasm one-liners and have you smirking, I mean smiling, throughout. Great new characters and a good locale. Another great In Death book and a one-sitter that has you wanting more. Keep 'em coming and looking forward to more. Enjoy!!! Short, full, and fast. I really liked this novella. This one brings in another aspect that hasn't really been breached fully yet. Some mystery and suspense, a fast ride, chasing and dodging, and a good ending. A lot of good sarcasm one-liners and have you smirking, I mean smiling, throughout. Great new characters and a good locale. Another great In Death book and a one-sitter that has you wanting more. Keep 'em coming and looking forward to more. Enjoy!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    ❆ Crystal ❆

    3.5 stars... A quick, fun read. Eve and Roarke take a trip off planet to the Olympus Resort so that Eve can give a seminar at a security conference. Of course there's a murder to solve and no one does it better than Eve... 1 more piece to the puzzle of Eve's past revealed. I have my own thoughts and I hope I'm right. This series is great. 3.5 stars... A quick, fun read. Eve and Roarke take a trip off planet to the Olympus Resort so that Eve can give a seminar at a security conference. Of course there's a murder to solve and no one does it better than Eve... 1 more piece to the puzzle of Eve's past revealed. I have my own thoughts and I hope I'm right. This series is great.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Belles

    I'm so glad I'm reading the novellas in this series. They're very satisfying. I'm so glad I'm reading the novellas in this series. They're very satisfying.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Renegade ♥

    4 to 4 1/2 stars

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alex ♈

    Suspense 3.5 stars / Romance 4 stars It was ok. Too short and again about Roarke. Overall my less favorite so far. But Eve was a star! Always a star! Forever a star!

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