184 – Strangers in Death (In Death #26) by J.D. Robb

Strangers in DeathNo intro needed for this one.  Here’s the Goodreads summary:

“Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others-especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed-and strangled- with cords of black velvet.

It doesn’t surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders’s scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public-and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren’t so anxious to do the same. With some help from her billionaire husband, Roarke, Eve’s soon knocking on doors-or barging through them-to find answers.

But the facts don’t add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn’t struggle. The security breach in the apartment indicates that the killer was someone known to the family, but everyone’s alibi checks out. Was this a crime of passion in a kinky game gone wrong-or a meticulously planned execution? It’s up to Dallas to solve a case in which strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways.”

Great addition to this series! I liked that this book kind of changed it up a bit. In all of the previous books, you see multiple murders and rarely do you know who the killer is almost from the beginning. I liked that with this book, there was really only one murder and Eve knew who the killer was from very early on but she couldn’t prove it. It was a nice angle to work from.

Also, the killer in this one? Crazy! Seriously messed up in the head.

There were plenty of times I laughed during this book, too. Eve and Roarke had some great one liners and bantering.

Great book!


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