Festive in Death

In Death

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Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in this thrilling In Death novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who were loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.


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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes four fan favorite stories of romance and intrigue!

MIND OVER MATTER

David Brady needs a star for his documentary on paranormal psychology. When he finds out theatrical agent A.J. Fields has a psychic for a client, he’s thrilled. David knows that A.J.’s icy exterior is just a front. He’s determined to discover what secrets she’s hiding…but he might just find more than he bargained for!

TREASURES LOST, TREASURES FOUND

When Kate Hardesty inherits a pile of her late father’s ocean charts she must turn to Ky Silver, the man she swore she’d never trust again. It’s a treacherous dive into the depths of the ocean, and Ky is the only one willing to help. But working with Ky means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn’t known she’d lost.…

THE ART OF DECEPTION

When the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild’s ancestral home looking for a quiet place to paint, she’s more than skeptical. As the nights wear on Kirby can’t help but feel drawn to him. But when Adam begins to act suspiciously, Kirby must uncover his real purpose at her father’s home…before it’s too late.

RISKY BUSINESS

Liz Palmer’s idyllic life in Cozumel has comes to a jarring halt when her employee is murdered and his brother storms into Liz’s life with revenge in his heart. Suddenly Liz is plunged into the dangerous world, and she discovers how impossible it is to resist both the mystery…and the passionate man trying to solve it.

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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Sep 9, 2014
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781101617274
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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