Calculated in Death Paperback
by J. D. Robb
Part of the In Death series
On a bitterly cold night on the steps outside an empty office in New York's financial district, a woman lies dead.
It seems like a mugging gone wrong, but Eve Dallas soon discovers that the body was dumped there deliberately.
Now she has to find out why. Eve has a host of suspects for Marta Dickenson's murder.
Using her husband Roarke's business know-how and with Detective Delia Peabody by her side - when not distracted by the upcoming premiere they're all to attend - Eve starts examining the motives of some very powerful people in order to catch a killer.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 30/07/2013
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780749959333
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Review by JohnFair
I know we all make fun of the auditors but when a up and coming auditor is found dead in the basement entrance to a refurbished office block, Dallas can't see the funny side. Instead she recognises the signs of a murder, not the signs of a mugging gone too far but it doesn't seem personal and why now? The answer to the case would lie in one of the audits the victim had caught when a colleague had been injured while on holiday and it would take all of Roarke's financial skills to work out the devious twists and turns involved in this latest entry in the Dallas canon.What I really like about the Dallas series is the dialogue - they're touted as science fiction but I have to say that the science fiction elements are rarely consistent and certainly not to the fore (generally a good idea in crime stories anyway...). The crime elements are important of course and they are generally excellently done as they are here but it's in the banter between Eve and Roarke, Eve and Peabody and Eve's murder team where these tales really shine. True, Robb has had a long time to get these right but equally there's little sign of fatigue setting in yet and long may that continue!
Review by wyvernfriend
It felt a bit disjointed but overall it was a good read for me. As is pretty common for this series the who is pretty clear or at least a small pool of suspects are narrowed out fairly early on but finding out the why is as important in this series as knowing the who and also dealing with the film premier and Eve's reactions to the fussing is endearing (and gives me warm fuzzies, cause she's like me and if I had a millionaire willing to dress me in pretties I'd let him)It did feel a little disjointed and it didn't flow as well as it might have, which is the reason it gets 3.5 rather than 4 stars, but I did enjoy it. My perception may have been warped by a cold that wasn't making me well while reading it.