Innocent in Death

#24 of In Death
Written by:
J. D. Robb
Narrated by:
Susan Ericksen

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2007
12 hours 9 minutes
The death of history teacher Craig Foster devastated his young wife, who’d sent him off to work that morning with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the Upper West Side private school. And as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids, they may have been traumatized for life.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas, of course, is more hardened to murder cases. And this is clearly a murder case. That lovingly packed lunch was tainted with deadly ricin. And Mr. Foster’s colleagues, shocked as they may be, have some shocking secrets of their own. It’s Eve’s job to get a feel for all the potential suspects, and find out why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant…so innocent.

Now Magdelana Percell – there’s someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve’s own hands. The slinky blonde - an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke, from his days on the wrong side of the law – has turned up in New York, and she’s anything but innocent. Unfortunately, Roarke seems blind to Magdelana’s manipulation, but not to her shapely figure and flirtatious ways. And he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about…and none of Eve’s business. Eve’s so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on the Foster case. Still, she’ll have to put aside her anger, jealousy, and heartbreak, for a while at least - because another man has just turned up dead, and the case is taking some strange turns and hitting some frustrating dead ends.

Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a façade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.
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Katey B.

Don’t Ever Ever stop on sex stuff !!! I love

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Amanda U.

loved the book

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Another one of her great stories and unpredictable ending, but enough with the sex, already. I love her audio books and would give all of them 5 stars, but I can't listen to them with my grandchildren in the car.

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Didn't expect that ending! The Eve Dallas books are growing on me. This was a really good one...yep, it a few extra miles on the commute kind of book

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T. Benedict

This book was one of the best death books I've listened to the end was really good. I can't wait for the next book,I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read/listen.

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The murder plot was chilling to the core but I could have done without the marriage issues. This would have been my favorite "In Death" book if it weren't for the marriage issues.

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Stanley Brown

The crime story is good...well thought out and has the expected unexpected solution. I think the marriage problems are too prominent and I don't see the point of having the story set so far in the future. It is a mystery, after all, not science fiction.

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If you are looking for a thrilling complicated mystery this is not for you. If you are looking for a combination romance novel and detective mystery this is for you. In my opinion too much emphasis re the marriage problems of the Detective detracted from the mystery that the detective was trying to solve. In the middle of the book I worried that I had rented a romance novel and the mystery would never come back into the story. Thank goodness on cd 8 she started to concentrate on her job and got back to solving the case.

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I have to say that it has surprised me how much I am enjoying this series. The narrator is a bit harsh at times, but it doesn't diminish the overall experience. The characters are enjoyable, the writing is not too "wordy" and the sarcasm is quite appropriate! I look have added more to my wish ist.

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I really enjoyed this story. It took me a little while to understand and relate to the characters, but then I became quite absorbed by them and really got into the plot. This was my first experience of JD Robb was exciting enough for me to want to 'listen' to other stories by the same author

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