Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Salon: Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb

Coffee_and_newspaperThanks for stopping by. Pull up a comfortable chair, make sure your cup is filled to the brim with your favorite beverage and let’s discuss the wonderful world of books during another Sunday Salon.

Though I’ve been absent from the blogdom this past week (life gets crazy sometimes), I’ve had the chance to listen to several interesting thrillers. Among the audios I’ve recently finished is the newest addition to a favorite series.


Author J.D. Robb once again tantalizes readers and listeners with the latest release in her Eve Dallas series, CELEBRITY IN DEATH.

Lt. Eve Dallas and her team are in the spotlight, sort of. A former case is being turned into a movie. It feels odd seeing herself re-enact the case, but finding her partner Peabody’s look-alike dead is even more distributing for Dallas.

As Dallas and her team investigate the murder, they find the world of Hollywood holds many secrets and much hatred.

Robb packs a lot of intrigue and suspense in this latest release, while adding bits of humor. The story moves along at a steady pace with twists and turns and another a murder or more along the way. As the story progresses, fans also get a little closer look at the cast of familiar characters.

While a huge fan of the series, I am so because of the combined talents of Robb and narrator Susan Ericksen. Susan brings the characters to life giving each their own unique voice and emotions. Her cadence is smooth and enticing, but filled with the proper emotions when necessary. She has you believing there are several narrators instead of just one.

CELEBRITY IN DEATH is a stand alone read and new readers of the Eve Dallas series aren’t left in the dark. However, for those new to the series, The Icove Agenda refers to a cunning father-son murder mystery Dallas and her team solved in ORIGIN IN DEATH and well worth reading or listening to.

Dallas, Roarke, Peabody and the rest of the team will take you on another interesting adventure into the world of life and crime in New York in the future.

Author J.D. Robb’s website is

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb, An Eve Dallas series, Read by Susan Ericksen, Brilliance Audio, @2012, ISBN: 978-1455818259, Unabridged, 11 Discs, Listening Time 14 Hours 

FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
What was on your reading list this past week? Thanks again for stopping by. Please join me tomorrow when delightful author Jodi Thomas stops by to talk about the fourth novel in her Harmony series, JUST DOWN THE ROAD. Have a wonderful and safe Sunday.


  1. Mason - I know you're a big fan of the Eve Dallas series, and I'm glad that this one didn't let you down. Thanks for the review. And I agree strongly that a good narration can make all the difference in the world.

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  3. Hi Mason. I'm back into non-fiction books on spirituality these days, but just finished Joanne DiMai's debut novel, Whole Latte Life. It was just lovely.

  4. The Eve Dallas series is one of my all-time favourites! I haven't read this one yet, but I'm looking forward to it! :)

  5. Wow, even the commenters love this author. I'm going to have to check it out.


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