Friday, August 9, 2019

Review - Witness in Death

Title:  Witness in Death
Author:  J.D. Robb
Series:  In Death #10
Genre:  Detective Fiction
Publisher:  Berkley Publishing Group
Format:  Scribd
Date of Publication:  March 6, 2000
No. of pages:  338
My Rating:  4.5 Stars


From New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb comes a new novel in the futuristic series that has captivated readers everywhere. When a celebrity is killed right before her eyes, New York detective Eve Dallas takes a new place in crime - as both officer and witness to murder...

Witness in Death

Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high-profile, celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness - and when the [press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything...and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth - and really good acting...


Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her gallant billionaire husband Roarke attend opening night a the New York New Globe Theater. Roarke owns the theater and is more than proud to be spending such an exciting evening with Eve. Shockingly, however, during a pivotal scene, it tragically turns out a prop knife was actually a real one and the male lead is killed in right in front of the entire cast and audience.

Eve immediately becomes the lead detective and begins her inquiries right away. Quite naturally, the actress that used the knife is the very first suspect. With Roarke's wealth and notoriety, especially as the theater owner, attention falls onto him. 

Aside from the lead actress, there are a host of people to question. As Eve delves deeper into the apparent murder, things are revealed. Perhaps slowly at first, but, as always, everything begins to fall into place.

As the series is developed, readers gain more insight into Eve's and Roarke's relationship. Also, Eve's past comes into play, and what this does is to further cement the love she and Roarke share. I love how J.D. Robb gives readers such a fine balance of intrigue and romance. 

I look forward to the next book in the series, Judgment in Death.


Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.
She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.
Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.
Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together
Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.
Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”


  1. Gosh book 10 already. Great review. I like book like this.

  2. I haven't delved into this series but looks like I should

  3. I still haven't read anything by this author but I know she's super popular. Thanks for the review.
    Gemma @ Gemma's Book Nook

  4. Amazing review Robin I always wanted to read a book by this author but I never got the chance to pick up her books. I am really glad you are fully enjoying reading this series so far. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  5. Great review. I just love Nora Roberts. I am glad you like it!

  6. Great review, this sounds like a good mystery!