Book: Strangers in Death

JD Robb
Romantic Suspense
Putnam Adult / 2008
Hardback / 356 Pages
Series In Death #26
Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And 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 for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas's billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access. Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs.

But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution?

It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways.

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? Personal development

What I liked the Least? the oh so perfect dovetail of the two murders in the first 50 pages

Review: Ok I get that with any on going series there will be an occasional stumble but man this installment tanked it. I can’t put my finger on what exactly gave this story the wiggies for me, but something kept me from enjoying any of it. It could have been the pat way that NOONE like the victims spouse but every one spoke highly of her.

I love the interlude with Tiko & later the pie – these scenes were easily the best in the book.

Recommended to: Ummm no one

Best Quote: “Yeah, that was indulgent. But I liked how she kept twisting herself up, changing her story. And all the tinglies were tough to resist. She’s good at planning, but she’s crappy at thinking on her feet. Makes it tougher for her lawyers when she gives so many conflicting statements in one interview. Plus, she’s not going to be able to afford a bunch of fat lawyers now.”

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