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Imitation In Death

by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Penguin Publishing Group | August 26, 2003 | Mass Market Paperbound

Imitation In Death is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
The summer of 2059 is drawing to a sweaty close when a killer makes his debut with the slashing and mutilation of a prostitute. He leaves behind a note addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, commending her work and inviting her to participate in his game...and signs it "Jack." Now Eve is on the trail of a serial killer who knows as much about the history of murder as she does, and he''s paying homage to some of history''s most vicious, and infamous, killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. But who will he choose to emulate next? And will Eve be able to stop him before he decides to finish the game by coming after her?

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.88 in

Published: August 26, 2003

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425191583

ISBN - 13: 9780425191583

Found in: Contemporary

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from another great one in the series This time around a serial killer is killing people in the fashion of famous serial killers starting with Jack the Ripper. He leaves a note for Eve at the scene of his crimes, making it personal . Is Eve on the hit list? The list of suspects are either diplomats or celebrities making the questioning more difficult as these people put up obstacles. Peabody is slated to take the detectives exam and the reader struggles right along with her as she studies. Peabody does not want to let her boss down and the stress of the exam is guaranteed to drive not only Peabody nuts but also Eve The other usual characters are back and the sex scenes with Roarke are as good as always. Love this series
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Read! The 17th book in the "In Death" series leaves nothing to be desired! Despite the fast pace of the book, Roberts doesn't skimp on the little details and character development that are an integral part of her writing style. Whether starting with this book, or has read through the series, readers who are seeking a good mystery with a little romance (or vice versa) are sure to enjoy Imitation In Death.
Date published: 2006-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding Nora Roberts does it again. Like all the rest, it's hard to put down until it's finished. Looking forward to the next.
Date published: 2003-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from imitation of death I like all of these J.D. Robb books, especially the Peabody and Mavis characters. This adventure wasn't as good as some of the others --a little predictable. I didn't see any reference to a new book in the series.
Date published: 2003-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great This book is by far the greatest book of the series
Date published: 2003-08-28

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Imitation In Death

by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.88 in

Published: August 26, 2003

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425191583

ISBN - 13: 9780425191583

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1 You never saw it all. No matter how many times you walked through the blood and the gore, no matter how often you looked at the horror man inflicted on man, you never saw it all. There was always something worse, something meaner, or crazier, more vicious, more cruel. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas stood over what had once been a woman, she wondered when she would see worse than this. Two of the uniform cops on scene were still retching at the mouth of the alley. The sound of their sickness echoed back to her. She stood where she was, hands and boots already sealed, and waited for her own shuddering stomach to settle. Had she seen this much blood before? It was hard to remember. It was best not to. She crouched, opened her field kit, and took out her ID pad to run the victim’s fingerprints. She couldn’t avoid the blood, so she stopped thinking about it. Lifting the limp hand, she pressed the thumb to her pad. “Victim is female, Caucasian. The body was discovered at approximately oh three-thirty by officers responding to anonymous nine-one-one, and is herewith identified through fingerprint check as Wooton, Jacie, age forty-one, licensed companion, residing 375 Doyers.” She took a shallow breath, then another. “Victim’s throat has been cut. Spatter pattern indicates wound was inflicted while victim stood against the north-facing wall of the alley. Blood pattern and trail would indicate victim fell or was laid across alley floor by assailant or a
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The summer of 2059 is drawing to a sweaty close when a killer makes his debut with the slashing and mutilation of a prostitute. He leaves behind a note addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, commending her work and inviting her to participate in his game...and signs it "Jack." Now Eve is on the trail of a serial killer who knows as much about the history of murder as she does, and he''s paying homage to some of history''s most vicious, and infamous, killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. But who will he choose to emulate next? And will Eve be able to stop him before he decides to finish the game by coming after her?

About the Author

Nora Roberts has published more than 130 novels, which has been translated into more than 25 languages. She writes romances under her own name and futuristic crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Editorial Reviews

Robb''s energetic prose and hard-edged dialogue will keep readers engrossed. (Publishers Weekly)