It’s been a fairly open secret that J.D. Robb is the pseudonym of the more familiar New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts (click here for my Nora Roberts guide). But Ms. Roberts, and her publisher, Berkley, were content to let the Robb books build slowly with very little tie-in to the Nora Roberts’ style of romantic suspense.
The pragmatic reason for creating J.D. Robb was the astounding pace at which Nora Roberts produces books. With nearly 100 published books to her credit by 1995, she had built up a surplus of titles to be released by her publishers, Berkley and Silhouette, and still was creating more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books akin to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Ms. Roberts was convinced that readers would enjoy romantic suspense with a difference. Thus J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts’ sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.
“I wanted to try something a little different. I love writing romance and suspense but also wanted a twist,” explains Ms. Roberts. “The near future setting provided this and allowed me to more or less create a world. What would it be like in 2058? I could decide. And I could illustrate my own feeling that while the toys may change, people remain basically the same. They still love and hate and covet; they still have courage and cowardice. They're still human.”
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1. Naked In Death (1995)
Introducing New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas … Breaking every rule, Eve gets involved with Roarke, a suspect in her latest murder case. But passion and seduction have rules all their own.
2. Glory In Death (1995)
In Eve’s latest case, two murder victims have one connection: Eve’s lover, Roarke.
3. Immortal In Death (1996)
A top model is dead – and the suspect is none other than Eve’s best friend.
4. Rapture In Death (1996)
An investigation of three apparent suicides draws Eve into the world of virtual reality – where the mind can become the weapon of its own destruction.
5. Ceremony In Death (1997)
In the most dangerous case of her career, every step Eve takes brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity’s most seductive form of evil.
6. Vengeance In Death (1997)
A madman brutally murders two men – both with ties to an ugly secret shared by Eve’s new husband, Roarke.
7. Holiday In Death (1999)
In the future when computer technology brings lovers together, dating can be a deadly game.
8. Midnight In Death
This is part of an anthology, see below.
9. Conspiracy In Death (1999)
The pursuit of a serial killer leaves Dallas’s job on the line. Now her hands are tied, between a struggle for justice – and a fight for her career.
10. Loyalty in Death (1999)
Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe – a “secret admirer” who taunts her with letters…and kills without mercy.
11. Witness In Death (2000)
Eve Dallas is thrust into the spotlight when she becomes the key witness in the brutal murder of a famous actor.
12. Judgment in Death (2000)
When a cop killer cuts loose in a club called Purgatory, Detective Eve Dallas descends into an underground criminal hell.
13. Betrayal in Death (2001)
Eve is up against a hit man for the elite, whose next target may be her own husband, Roarke.
14. Interlude in Death
This is part of an anthology, see below.
15. Seduction in Death (2001)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is searching for a Casanova killer with a deadly appetite for seduction.
16. Reunion in Death (2002)
A birthday party sets the scene for a frightening reunion with a killer from Eve Dallas’s past.
17. Purity in Death (2002)
A frightening new computer virus is spreading and it knows no boundaries. And Eve Dallas must face the impossible – that this computer virus can spread from machine to man.
18. Portrait in Death (2003)
Eve faces a serial killer who offers his victims eternal youth by taking their life.
19. Imitation in Death (2003)
Lt. Eve Dallas becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat killer.
20. Divided in Death (2004)
It is the year 2059, a future where technology and humanity collide, and a new computer virus has become the latest form of terrorism.
21. Visions in Death (2004)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas searches the darkest corners of Manhattan for an elusive killer with a passion for collecting souls.
22. Survivor in Death (2005)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to solve the murder of a seemingly ordinary family, and protect one small, terrified survivor.
23. Origin in Death (2005)
In late 2059, as scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.
24. Memory In Death (2006)
After a visit from her past, Lt. Eve Dallas walks a tightrope between her professional duties and her private demons.
25. Born In Death (Nov 2006)
26. Innocent in Death (Feb 2007)
27. Creation in Death (Nov 2007)
. . . .
Remember When (2003)
Writing together for the first time, number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts and her number-one New Times bestselling pseudonym J.D. Robb create a tale of con men and jewel thieves that blends present-day romance and futuristic suspense.
“Haunted in Death” (2006)
Haunted in Death by J.D. Robb
Poppy's Coin by Mary Blayney
The Passenger by Ruth Ryan Langan
Mellow Lemon Yellow by Mary Kay McComas
“Out of this World” (2001)
Interlude in Death by J.D.Robb
Kinsman by Susan Krinrard
Immortality by Maggie Shayne
Magic Like Heat Across my Skin Laurell Hamilton
“Silent Night” (1998)
Berry Merry Christmas by Clare Cross
The Unexpected Gift by Dee Holmes
Christmas Promises by Susan Plunkett
Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb
“Bump in the Night” (2006)
Haunted in Death JD Robb
Poppy's Coin Mary Blayney
The Passenger Ruth Langan
Mellow Lemon Yellow Mary McComas