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After her relationship and subsequent marriage to Roarke, Eve is a much .. In addition, Peabody finally takes the test to become a detective and comes in at. This article describes the major and minor characters of J.D. Robb's In Death series. Eve's relationship with Roarke is central to the series and her character. Eve's .. Trueheart takes and passes the Detective's test in Devoted in Death. Streetwise cop Eve Dallas and her trusty sidekick Peabody face a methodical killer .. And then you have Roarke and you have his relationship with Eve and the.
Dallas conflicts with Commander Whitney as he is friends with the victim's family, which also contains her prime suspects. Dallas struggles with her feelings for Roarke, refusing to let go of her apartment and staying there when he is on business trips rather than his home. Eventually, he gives her a diamond which she wears under her clothing for the rest of the books and she admits to him that she loves him. To help her move into his home easier, he replicates her old apartment in an adjoining suite to his office, giving her a luxurious home office that suits Dallas perfectly.
He also cuts off all the remaining illegal businesses he had, knowing they would make Dallas unhappy. He proposes at the very end. Dallas and Roarke are planning their wedding; meanwhile, Mavis is in love with a designer, Leonardowho designs Eve's wedding gown.
Mavis is the prime suspect in the book's title murder. Finally, Dallas remembers the worst of the flashbacks, which show how she got away from her rapist-father: Dallas and Roarke inform Dr.
Mirawho in turns tells Whitney about it, who states that he will not pursue the murder. They marry just after the book ends. A series of suicides hit Dallas' radar as she suspects that they are murders. Dallas and Roarke come back from their honeymoon; Dallas has Peabody become her permanent assistant. Mavis almost becomes the victim of a man looking for a con, but to make up for it, Roarke puts Mavis's audition tape which is good on its own through the appropriate steps, beginning Mavis's leap to stardom as a rock singer.
Dallas is forced to pursue a case behind Feeney 's back; he finds out, leading to a huge breakdown of relations. Roarke takes charge and tells Feeney that Dallas thinks of him as a father, as her real father is the one who raped her as a child. Feeney forgives Eve, and Dallas takes the blame for the death of the perpetrator to protect the real killer, Jamie Lingstrom, the brother of the second victim. Roarke was eighteen at the time of her death and had been taken in by Summerset six years prior.
Dallas struggles with the fact that her husband is far from just any criminal—he killed people, but for a reason she agrees with. Her car is also bombed with her mere feet away and Roarke experiences the momentary horror of thinking her dead. Dallas also realizes why Summerset doesn't like her: Despite this, she takes a hit meant for Summerset and sustains serious injuries.43 - JD Robb - Apprentice in D 2016 - 01
Book 7, December A man dressed as Santa Claus rapes and murders people who are seeking love through a dating service. Dallas and Roarke spend their first Christmas together.
Peabody and Charles Monroe start dating, though they're mostly very good friends. Silent Night Anthology, Book 7. Dallas tracks down a serial killer who escapes from prison and is hunting down the people who are responsible for catching him and putting in prison; Including Dallas.
Dallas is held under suspicion for killing a cop that hated her mostly for being more successful than herand her badge is taken away from her. Don Webster of Internal Affairs the cop division that polices other cops is introduced as a former lover of Eve's. Book 9, February A terrorist organization is threatening New York City with a series of seemingly random bombings that first pull Eve and then Roarke into a desperate race against time. Peabody and McNab consummate their relationship; Dallas and Roarke defeat the perpetrators and disable the bombs in the last terrorist target the Statue of Liberty together.
A man is murdered on stage while Dallas and Roarke are in the audience. Dallas throws together an impromptu seduction for Roarke, mostly because she feels it is nice to do something for him every once in a while.
Trueheart is seriously injured. The murderer of this book is a cop turned cop-killer, who was in reality manipulated by a very dangerous criminal who used to have business ties with Roarke before the latter cut them off.
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Because of this, he intensely hates Roarke, and extends the hatred to Dallas and tries to murder her several times. Dallas and Roarke argue over how to handle the case—her legally, him illegally—and eventually he forces his way into the case, infuriating her.
They eventually agree to disagree and capture the criminal with Roarke's plan at Roarke's club, but with her people on staff. Dallas also has a flashback where she remembers that the criminal was once a business associate of her father's, whom her father stole money from before running off.
In addition to this, Roarke has a fistfight with one of Eve's previous lovers, Don Webster, over Eve. McNab, furious and jealous over Peabody's relationship with Charles and ignorant of the fact that they're really just friends, breaks up with her. Roarke discovers that his good friend who shows up coincidentally in the book is actually there to steal from his hotel, but his friend dies saving his life at the end of the book. He has a meaningful conversation with this friend during which he says that they had once listed the one thing in the world they wanted most, and at that time, Roarke hadn't been able to narrow it down to any one thing.
However, he has now: Roarke is also utilized as an expert civilian consultant for the first time. Out of this World anthology, Book Roarke goes over an investigator's notes on his father and realizes that his father was in Dallas the same week Dallas killed her father. Dallas remembers that her father was in a good mood that week as he had a deal going; they realize their fathers probably knew each other and likely had business together, although they don't know what. Dallas gets sick with a case of twenty-four-hour flu and Summerset gives her the medication, and they have a short discussion over Roarke's constant worry for Eve.
Roarke establishes an abuse shelter, Dochas 'hope' in Gaelicfor women and children, and contracts Louise to work there part-time. Eve is pursuing a killer who stalks his victims via internet chat rooms, seducing them and getting them on a public date. Once on the date he slips them a combination of drugs, that both makes them do whatever he says sexually and makes them insatiable, while causing heart failure.
Dallas and Roarke celebrate their one-year anniversary; the killer is someone that Dallas put away many years ago and came back explicitly to bother her. Peabody's parents visit and a connection is established between Dallas and Peabody's mother, while Peabody's father inadvertently intrudes on Eve's mind psychically, realizing Dallas was raped. Dallas and Roarke make a trip to Dallas to talk with the killer's stepfather, but while they are there, they visit the hotel where Dallas killed her father.
The trip is extremely difficult for them both as she relives the murder fully, but is able to talk about it to Dr. She also remembers that her father had never named her; additionally, she remembers why her father kept her: Feeney is taken hostage and Dallas is the one who gets him out.
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Jamie Lingstrom comes back to aid with the case; McNab is temporarily paralyzed; Roarke cheers the deaths of the victims as they were child molesters and rapistswhich Dallas disagrees with. Peabody is injured and Dallas cries over it, shocking McNab. Mavis tells Dallas that she is pregnant. Eve pursues a killer who takes pictures of his victims, poised as if in a photo shoot at the time of their deaths.
Prior to this, Roarke thought that his mother was a disagreeable woman who was abusive and left him as a very small child, but he learns in this book via a woman who works at his abuse shelter that his mother was in fact Siobahn Brody, an eighteen-year-old girl who loved him desperately.
His father beat her to death and tossed her body in the river possibly the Liffeyas the event happened in Dublinthen changed Roarke's birth records to appear as if Roarke was another woman's son and a year older. Roarke regrets deeply that he hadn't killed his father himself he has no idea who it wasbut Dallas tells him that had he done so, he would not have felt any better: Dallas also has a conversation with Summerset, who broke his leg at the beginning of the book, and she realizes that he is the one who killed Roarke's father to protect him.
Roarke also visits his mother's twin sister and his extended family, instantly gaining an enormous extended family of farmers who live peacefully in Ireland.
Book 17, September Dallas has memories of her mother for the first real time she previously remembered a woman she wasn't sure was her mother, but that memory proves here to be accuraterealizing that she was a prostitute and a drug addict who hated her child and was going along with the prostitution plans that Eve's father was setting up.
Eve's mother's name was Stella; her father is referred to as Rick his name is really Richard. Dallas does not know if Stella is alive or dead, but she does realize that she has inherited her eye color from her mother. She keeps the memory from Roarke, though, afraid it will bring up bad memories of his own mother's death, until late in the book. Dallas also offhandedly comments about her experiences with a provider at the state school she attended when she was ten, who pinched Dallas up and down the arms, leaving bruises.
In addition, Peabody finally takes the test to become a detective and comes in at 26 on the pass list; at the end of the book, Dallas and Peabody become partners. A crossover book with Nora Roberts' typical hardcover romance featuring stolen diamonds, taking place in the first half of the book, which ends in the early s.
Roarke and Dallas track down the rest of the stolen diamonds in the second half of the book, which Roarke will subsequently legally buy this purchase is fully revealed in Memory in Death novel.
One of Roarke's employees, Reva, who is the daughter of his admin Caro is framed for the murder of her husband. Eve must find the real killer while dealing with government spy organization and protecting Reva.
Roarke discovers to his fury that the Homeland Security Organization HSO was keeping audio surveillance on Richard Troy, Eve's father, the week that he was in Dallas, as he was a sort of informant for them. The audio record is missing for the night of the murder, listed as malfunctioning, though more likely because they destroyed it. Roarke discovers that furthermore, they knew Troy was raping the minor in his keeping, but due to the ongoing operation, HSO ordered that no course of action be taken and that they leave Dallas there, whereupon she subsequently killed Troy herself.
His sole desire upon discovering this information is to hunt and kill everyone who made and complied with the nonaction order; however, Dallas asks him not to, and he complies because it will break their relationship otherwise. Additionally, the file states that Roarke's father was picked up at the airport by Troy as discovered in Interlude in Deaththe circle is fully realized. Peabody is brutally injured by the murderer. Mavis and Leonardo inform Dallas and Roarke that they want them to attend birth coaching classes.
Dallas tells Peabody of how she was raped by her father as a child.
Dallas gets information from a 'sensitive,' Celina Sanchez, who gets visions about the crimes and the murderer. Dallas takes in the sole surviving witness, a nine-year-old girl, to the murder of her entire family, reminding Dallas strongly of her own horrific childhood.
An extremely high-profile case even more so than the others involving illegal human cloning that technically leads to the next book. During the investigation of the murders of 2 revered and beloved medical professionals, Eve discovers that their work is really a front for a genetic cloning operation. Dallas and Roarke also fight their way through the perpetrator's base at the end of the book, though both are badly injured. Eve's foster mother sees her on the news about the previous case and comes to NYC to blackmail Roarke for money in exchange for not releasing details of Eve's childhood to the media.
Dallas is horrified to see this woman, who created Eve's hatred of cold showers by making her take cold baths and locked her in the dark.
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She is murdered after trying to shake Roarke down for money and Eve investigates. Bump in the Night anthology, Book Eve has a paranormal experience with the ghost of a rock star, however, she refuses to believe it although she has some bumps and bruises to prove it.
Mavis' friend goes missing just before Mavis' baby shower, hosted by Eve. Worried, she asks Eve to investigate. Eve is also investigating the death of 2 young people who work at one of the city's top accounting firms. The cases cross, when it is discovered that clients are involved in the abduction. Mavis marries Leonardo in the birthing room, and shortly thereafter gives birth to a baby girl, Bella Eve, nicknamed Belle.
Due to Mavis pushing her into looking for a missing friend, Eve saves the friend who also names her son after Eve. Eve is suspicious and hurt by Roarke's meeting an old lover, Magdelana Percell. Percell, who twelve years prior was lovers and partners with Roarke for nearly a year, is in town to break up Eve and Roarke and win him for herself. Her presence and manipulations cause tension between Eve and Roarke for the majority of the novel. Summerset is aware of Magdelana's manipulative nature and warns Eve of the danger to her marriage.
For the first time in their antagonistic relationship he indicates his support for Eve because of the depth of her love and commitment to Roarke. Magdalana's presence ends when Eve punches her unconscious and orders Summerset to discard her. Dead of Night Anthology, Book Eve inadvertently becomes a vampire slayer. A serial killer named the Groom returns, intent on having Eve as his last victim. Eve and Roarke work together, but much of the emphasis is on Roarke observing his wife's skills.
A double murder with striking resemblance to the idea of the Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train compels Lieutenant Eve Dallas to pull out her A-game as "top bitch cop" once again. The involvement of a familiar LC with one of the killers introduces a small appearance by Charles Monroe and Dr.
Louise Dimatto in which their relationship seems to be on rocky ground, but turns out that Charles changes his life around in order to propose to Louise, which she accepts. Eve and Roarke are chosen by Louise and Charles to be matron of honor and best man, respectively.
Dallas and Peabody are on the trail of someone who killed a man posing as a priest. Ariel, a victim from Creation In Death whom Eve saved, bakes a stupendous cake for Eve as a thank you and unknowingly provides the perspective of New York Eve needs to solve the case.
Suite Anthology, Book A party given by an old friend is interrupted when a naked man covered in blood drops in. Morris' love, Detective Amyrillis Coltraine, is found dead and it is up to Dallas and Peabody to discover who killed her and how it relates to the Ricker family. In the slowly evolving antagonistic relationship between Eve and Summerset, she earns his respect when she demonstrates her intuitive compassion for Morris.
When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.
Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate. When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities.
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Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice. The Lost, Anthology, Book Bart Minnock—one of the owners of a virtual gaming company, U-Play is killed in the locked room murder mystery that opens this novel.
Eve and her team struggle to understand how a virtual game player came to be decapitated in a sealed Holo-room. The team is about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction and the price of defeat is death. Eve and Roarke celebrate their second wedding anniversary in Ireland.
She returns home to a string of bizarre murders. The crossbow killing of chauffeur Jamal Houston in his limo in a La Guardia parking lot is followed by the death of high-rent prostitute Ava Crampton, found at Coney Island's House of Horrors stabbed with a bayonet.
Other victims include Luc Delaflote, a celebrity chef who's harpooned, and Adrianne Jonas, "a facilitator for the rich" strangled with a handmade bullwhip. The Other Side anthology, Book Eve is possessed by the spirit of a dead gypsy. This paranormal experience gives her unwelcome help in investigating the disappearance of a young dancer. Peabody overhears a conversation while in the deserted locker room after her workout that indicates 2 cops are dirty and running a sideline business.
She takes this information to Dallas who immediately sets about taking down the ring of wrong cops, despite their leader being the daughter of one of the NYPSD's most revered veterans. The team meets in her home to avoid leaks as they go against a ruthless opponent who has already killed to keep her secret.
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New York to Dallas: An intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas that takes her back to the city that gave her her name plungeing her into the nightmares of her childhood. Convicted serial-killer Isaac McQueen taken down by Eve twelve years previously in her uniform days escapes from Rikers and has two things on his mind. No pregnancy scares, no miscarriages, no foundlings, no street-wise kid who needs a good home.
Did I leave anything out? If so, fill it in, then answer no. Now onto the kindly grandmother. One of the main elements, for me, of the series is how Eve made herself. She came from monsters, yet she made herself courageous, strong, decent. She overcame horrors and had dedicated herself to protecting and serving, is willing to risk everything to do so. There is no kindly grandparent or sweet, long-lost sister in her life. Roarke is her everything, as she is his. It matters, I think, that these two people who came from abuse and viciousness found each other, helped make each other into better people.
Love opened them to more. Eve has a sister. In fact, she has two. She has a father in Feeney and a little bit in Dennis Mira, too. She has a mother in Mira. A kid brother in McNab.
She has, like it or not, a father-in-law in Summerset. Family is what you make of it, and Eve and Roarke have made a fine one, and linked it with a solid circle of friends.
The Roarke we met in Naked In Death would only have accepted that family and circle on a very surface level. In view of some to the comments, Nora asked me to add the following: Adoptions, any age child, would change the dynamics and tone of the series just as surely as conception and a biological child.