Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb
Publisher: Little Brown
Category: Crime Science Fiction
Challenges: 2010 Challenge
Synopsis: Two dead bodies in rapid succession with the only thing seemingly binding them together are the unusual weapons used to kill them with. Eve Dallas has her work cut out for her if she is to solve the murders before the body count grows.
My Thoughts: The book starts out with Eve and Roark in Ireland visiting his family and this sets up a great deal of humour because of Eve’s fear of cows. It is absolutely hilarious. They also manage to sneak in a murder mystery.
Overall this book as a nice addition to the series. It was a fairly fast read with a good mix of crime, humour and sexy steaminess. Roark and Eve do conclude that “If sex is dignified it’s not being done right” which made me snigger . Even and Roark do continue their version of a happy marriage with Roark getting in Eve’s business and them having spats* over which risks Eve should take and how much she should put on herself. One rather big change for Eve is the fact that at one point they discuss the names of future children and she doesn’t get the twitch, I found that VERY interesting.
As with most of these books it is possible to figure out who the murderer( s ) are but really this mystery isn’t so much about who did it but more about the why. At first the victims seem like someone who shouldn’t be killed, not to mention the fact that they don’t seem to have any connection to each other. It was an interesting twist.
And for a personal “yay” as in Fantasy in Death there was at one point a small nod to Battlestar Galactica which the geek in me LOVED. It just made me giggle for a slightly different reason than just the joke in which the reference was contained. You got the joke even if you aren’t a BSG fan but for the fan the joke just got so much better.
*Eve will not like the word “spat” but that is what they do