Nora Roberts as JD Robb in
* on Ipod
*Naked in Death: Book #1.
Eve Dallas, NYPSD, meets
Roarke at a funeral, the murder for which he is a suspect. Roarke tells
loves her near the end of this book, and she tells him that she was
her own father as a child and remembers nothing beyond that and being
found in Dallas
at age eight.
*Glory in Death: Book #2.
Officer Delia Peabody as
a temporary assistant to Dallas.
conflicts with Commander Whitney as he is friends with the victim's
which also contains her prime witnesses. Dallas
struggles with her feelings for Roarke, refusing to let go of her
staying there when he is on business trips rather than his home.
gives her a diamond (which she wears under her clothing for the rest of
books) and she admits to him that she loves him. In order to help her
his home easier, he replicates her old apartment in an adjoining suite
office, giving her a luxurious home office that suits Dallas
perfectly. He also cuts off all the
remaining illegal businesses he had, knowing they would make Dallas unhappy.
He proposes at the very end.
*Immortal in Death: Book
and Roarke are planning their
wedding; meanwhile, Mavis is in love with a designer, Leonardo, who
Eve's wedding gown. Mavis is the prime suspect in the book's title
remembers the worst of the flashbacks, which show how she got away from
rapist-father: she killed him with a kitchen knife while he was raping
Dallas and Roarke inform Dr. Mira, who in turns tells Whitney about it,
states that he will not pursue the murder. They marry just after the
*Rapture in Death: Book
and Roarke come back from
their honeymoon; Dallas has Peabody become
her permanent assistant. Mavis
almost becomes the victim of a man looking for a con, but to make up
Roarke puts Mavis's audition tape (which is good on its own) through
appropriate steps, beginning Mavis's leap to stardom as a rock singer.
Ceremony in Death: Book #5. Dallas is forced to pursue a case
Feeney's back; he finds out, leading to a huge breakdown of relations.
takes charge and tells Feeney that Dallas
thinks of him as a father, as her real father is the one who raped her
child. Feeney forgives Eve, and Dallas
takes the blame for the death of the perpetrator in order to protect
killer, Jamie Lingstrom, the brother of the first victim.
Vengeance in Death: Book
2058- The murders in this
book are revenge killings for urders that Roarke committed years ago,
ironically enough were revenge killings in themselves: he killed the
responsible for raping and murdering Marlena, Summerset's only child.
was eighteen at the time of her death and had been taken in by
years prior. Dallas
struggles with the fact that her husband is far from just any criminal
killed people, but for a reason she agrees with. Her car is also bombed
mere feet away) and Roarke experiences the momentary horror of thinking
also realizes why Summerset doesn't like her: she is nothing like
he has always wanted someone like his dead daughter for Roarke. Despite
she takes a hit meant for Summerset and sustains serious injuries.
Ian McNab and Detective David Baxter are introduced. Richard and
DeBlass (from Naked in Death) reappear to adopt a little boy found at
the crime scenes.
Holiday in Death:
December 2058. Dallas and Roarke spend their first Christmas together;
in serious danger as she is captured and stripped naked by the killer.
and Charles Monroe start dating, though they're mostly very good
Midnight in Death: Book
#7.5, 3hr 4min , December 25, 2058. Silent
Night Anthology, Story #1.
Conspiracy in Death: Book
#8. Dallas is held
under suspicion for killing a
cop that hated her (mostly for being more successful than her), and her
is taken away from her. Don Webster of Internal Affairs (the cop
polices other cops) is introduced as a former lover of Eve's. Doctor
Dimatto is introduced; Officer Troy Trueheart is introduced.
Loyalty in Death: Book #9, February 2059. Peabody
consummate their relationship; Dallas and Roarke defeat the
disable the bombs in the last terrorist target (the Statue of Liberty)
Witness in Death: Book #10. A man is murdered on
Dallas and Roarke are in the audience. Dallas
throws together an impromptu seduction for Roarke, mostly because she
it's nice to do something for him every once in a while. Trueheart is
Judgment in Death: Book
murderer of this book is a cop
turned cop-killer, who was in reality manipulated by a very dangerous
who used to have business ties with Roarke before the latter cut them
Because of this, he intensely hates Roarke, and extends the hatred to Dallas and tries
murder her several times. Dallas and Roarke argue over how to handle
casem her legally, him illegally and eventually he forces his way into
infuriating her. They eventually agree to disagree and capture the
with Roarke's plan at Roarke's club, but with her people on staff. Dallas also has
flashback where she remembers that the criminal was once a business
of her father's, whom her father stole money from before running off.
addition to this, Roarke has a fistfight with one of Eve's previous
Webster, over Eve.
Betrayal in Death: Book
McNab, furious and jealous over Peabody's relationship
with Charles and ignorant of the fact that they're really just friends,
up with her. Roarke discovers that his good friend who shows up
in the book is actually there to steal from his hotel, but his friend
saving his life at the end of the book. He has a meaningful
this friend during which he says that they had once listed the one
thing in the
world they wanted most, and at that time, Roarke hadn't been able to
down to any one thing. However, he has now: Eve. Roarke is also
utilized as an
expert civilian consultant for the first time.
Interlude in Death:Book
#12.5 3hrs 23min: Out of this World
anthology, short story #2. Roake goes
over an investigator's notes on his father and realizes that his father
was in Dallas the same week Dallas
killed her father. Dallas
remembers that her father was in a good mood that week as he had a deal
they realize their fathers probably knew each other and likely had
together, although they don't know what.
Seduction in Death: Book
McNab and Peabody get back
together; Charles Monroe meets and immediately starts a relationship
Louise Dimatto. Dallas
gets sick with a case of twenty-four hour flu and Summerset gives her
medication, and they have a short discussion over Roarke's constant
Eve. Roarke establishes an abuse shelter, Dochas ('hope' in Gaelic),
and children, and contracts Louise to work there part-time.
Reunion in Death:
Dallas and Roarke celebrate their one-year anniversary; the killer is
someone that Dallas
put away many years ago and came back explicitly to bother her. Peabody's parents visit and a connection is
between Dallas and Peabody's mother,
while Peabody's father inadvertently
intrudes on Eve's mind
pyschically, realizing Dallas
was raped. Dallas and Roarke make a trip to Dallas
to talk with the killer's stepfather, but while they are there, they
hotel where Dallas
killed her father. The trip is extremely difficult for them both as she
the murder fully, but is able to talk about it to Dr. Mira. She also
that her father had never named her; additionally, she remembers why
kept her: he was planning on prostituting her out to child molesters,
would in fact start working in Dallas.
Purity in Death: Book #15. Feeney is taken hostage
is the one who gets
him out. Jamie Lingstrom comes back to aid with the case; McNab is
paralyzed; Roarke cheers the deaths of the victims as they were child
and rapists, which Dallas
disagrees with. Peabody is injured and Dallas cries
shocking McNab. Mavis tells Dallas
that she's pregnant.
Portrait in Death: Book
Prior to this, Roarke thought that
his mother was a disagreeable woman who was abusive and left him as a
small child, but he learns in this book (via a woman who works at his
shelter) that his mother was in fact Siobahn Brody, an
who loved him desperately. His father beat her to death and tossed her
the river, then changed Roarke's birth records to appear as if Roarke
another woman's son and a year older. Roarke regrets deeply that he
killed his father himself (he has no idea who it was), but Dallas
tells him that had he done so, he would not have felt any better: a
statement, since Dallas
has done exactly what he regrets to no benefit. Dallas also has a conversation with
Summerset, who broke his leg at the beginning of the book, and she
that he is the one who killed Roarke's father in order to protect him.
also visits his mother's twin sister and his extended family, instantly
an enormous extended family of farmers who live peacefully in Ireland.
Imitation in Death: Book
September 2059. Dallas
has memories of her mother for the
first real time (she previously remembered a woman she wasn't sure was
mother, but that memory proves here to be accurate), realizing that she
prostitute and a drug addict who hated her child and was going along
prostitution plans that Eve's father was setting up. Eve's mother's
Stella; her father is referred to as Rick (his name is really Richard).
does not know if
Stella is alive or dead, but she does realize that she has inherited
color from her mother. She keeps the memory from Roarke, though, afraid
bring up bad memories of his own mother's tragic death, until late in
Dallas also offhandedly comments about her experiences with a provider
state school she attended when she was ten, who pinched Dallas up and
arms, leaving bruises. In addition, Peabody
finally takes the test to become a detective and comes in at #26 on the
list; at the end of the book, Dallas and Peabody become partners.
Remember When: Book #18,
Death Book #17.5, 16hr 21min
crossover book with Nora Roberts's typical hardcover
romance, taking place after the first half ends in the early 2000s.
Dallas track down the rest of the diamonds stolen in the first half of
book, which Roarke will subsequently legally buy (this purchase is
in Memory in Death).
Divided in Death: Book #19. Roarke discovers to his
the Homeland Security Organization (HSO) was keeping audio surveillance
Richard Troy, Eve's father, the week that he was in Dallas, as he was a sort of informant
The audio record is missing for the night of the murder, listed as
malfunctioning, though more likely because they destroyed it. Roarke
that furthermore, they knew Troy was
minor in his keeping, but due to the ongoing operation, HSO ordered
course of action be taken and that they leave Dallas
there, whereupon she subsequently killed Troy
herself. His sole desire upon discovering this information is to hunt
everyone who made and complied with the nonaction order; however, Dallas asks him
and he complies because it will break their relationship otherwise.
Additionally, the file states that Roarke's father was picked up at the
discovered in Interlude in Death), the circle is fully realized.
Visions in Death: Book #20. Peabody is brutally injured by the
Mavis and Leonardo inform Dallas and Roarke that they want them to
coaching classes. Dallas tells Peabody of how
she was raped by her father as
Survivor in Death: Book
takes in the sole surviving witness, a nine year-old girl, to the
murder of her
entire family, reminding Dallas
strongly of her own horrific childhood. The child establishes a deep
herself, Roarke, and Summerset, before being adopted by Richard and
DeBlass (from Naked in Death).
Origin in Death: Book #22. An extremely
(even more so than the others) involving illegal human cloning that
leads to the next book. Dallas and Roarke also fight their way through
perpetrator's base at the end of the book, though both are badly
Haunted in Death, Book
22.5, 3 hrs January 2060. Bump in the
anthology, short story #3.
Memory in Death: Book #23. Eve's foster mother
sees her on
the news about the previous case and comes to NYC to blackmail Roarke
in exchange for not releasing details of Eve's childhood to the media. Dallas is
see this woman, who created Eve's hatred of cold showers by making her
cold baths and locked her in the dark.
Born in Death: Book #24. Mavis marries Leonardo
birthing room, and shortly thereafter gives birth to a baby girl, Bella
Eternity in Death, Book
#24.5, 3 hrs 27min: Dead of Night
Anthology, short story #4.
Innocent in Death: Book
is suspicious and hurt by
Roarke's meeting an old lover, Magdelana Percell. Percell, who twelve
prior was lovers and partners with Roarke for nearly a year, is in town
break up Eve and Roarke and win him for herself. Her presence and
cause tension between Eve and Roarke for the majority of the novel. Her
presence ends when Eve punches her unconscious and orders Summerset to
Creation in Death: Book
serial killer named the Groom
returns, intent on having Eve as his last victim. Eve and Roarke work
but much of the emphasis is on Roarke observing his wife's skills.
Strangers in Death: Book
double murder with striking
resemblance to the idea of the Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train
Lieutenant Eve Dallas to pull out her A-game as "top bitch cop" once
again. The involvement of a familiar LC with one of the killers
small appearance by Charles Monroe and Dr. Louise Dimatto in which
seems to be on rocky ground, but turns out that Charles changes his
in order to propose to Louise, which she accepts. Eve and Roarke are
Louise and Charles to be matron of honor and best man, respectively.
Salvation in Death: Book
Promises in Death: Book
Kindred in Death: Book #30. Not yet released. Due