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TV? oh please, not again.

By Margaret BrennanPublished 6 months ago 4 min read

I’ll take IN DEATH every time

TV? oh please, not again!


Oh crap! He’s got on Netflix again. There are times when there will be a fantastic movie or series on Netflix. Unfortunately, hubby doesn’t look very far to find them. I think he’s reverting into a second childhood.

Yikes, what the heck is that I hear? Some lame, would-be rock song that young teenage girls are supposed to be singing? OMG! I don’t know the movie but I know the type. Dumb if not dumber script, B or lower rating acting, and “let’s see how long you’ll last before you fall asleep” dialogue.

I think I’ll just grab my book and read. At least what I’m reading is a murder mystery.


Have you ever read the In Death series by JD Robb? Currently, I’m on book sixteen. She’s written, so far 56 books and while I read approximately 30, while I wait for the latest book to hit the markets, I decided to reread them.

The series begins in the year 2058 with our New York Police and Security Department Lieutenant Eve Dallas being the primary detective in a case involving a serial killer.

Lt. Dallas is a tough as nails, by the book cop and determined to put the killer behind bars – preferably off planet.

In the year 2058, you’ll see things we can only dream of in this decade. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into your kitchen and decide you’d like spaghetti and meatballs for dinner? Then all you do is press a button on your autochef and within minutes, out comes your delicious dinner.

Let’s get back to Lt. Dallas for a minute. Eve is a tall, athleticly thin young woman who never had the time or training to care for herself in a more feminine way. Her attitude is, “This is me. What’s wrong with that?” While she may not be truly feminine, she’s a truly good cop and to Eve Dallas, that’s all that matters.

J.D. Robb’s first book, Nake in Death puts Lt. Dallas in a precarious position. One of her prime suspects is a multi-millionaire who has decided, after one look at her, to make Lt. Dallas his wife.

His WHAT? Nope, she’s not interested. Her first and only priority is to solve a murder and stop a serial killer. She has no time or inclination for a relationship. Especially ....

Yet, every time she closes her eyes, the murder brings back horrific memories from her past. All too often, she screams herself awake in the middle of the night.

Even if she was interested in the handsome millionaire, her nightmares would scare him away. No, she needs to focus on her job. And yet, each time she turns around, he’s there. Maybe not physically, but something always reminds her of their initial encounter.

And he’s still one of her top suspects.

Yes, he’s drop-dead gorgeous with a slight Irish brogue that has Dallas secretly drooling but to marry him? Oh no! There are too many reasons, logical reasons for her to stay away. Yet, how can she when he’s one of her top suspects? How can she interrogate him on a professional level when, each time she looks at him, her heart races and her knees weaken?

Plus, Lt. Dallas finds out that he is absolutely not the millionaire she thought he was. His net worth put him as one of, if not THE richest men on and off planet earth. (I say that because in the year 2058, we have mastered the colonization of several nearby planets.)

After her first interrogation of the extremely handsome, and young billionaire, she glances down at her clothes. Her clothes are wrinkled but clean, completely out of style, and oddly matched. Her coat is old and frayed but it’s the only coat she owns. After all, she’s living on a cop’s salary. Then she notices that one of the buttons from her gray coat has fallen off. Where did it go?

“Oh God!” she thinks. “I hope it didn’t pop off in his office. How mortifying would that be?”

Between her nightly dreams of terror, torture, and death, in the morning, as she’s heading out the door to her job at Cop Central, she finds a package outside the door to her small apartment.

It’s a gift from Roarke, her prime suspect. She knows she should give it back, but it’s something too many people only dream of having. What should she do now?

Either way, she feels she’s playing with fire!

And that’s also how she handles her job. In order to catch a killer, she must think and play like the suspect . . play with fire.


In each book of the in Death series, Lt. Dallas plays with that fire that helps her understand and catch a killer but at what cost? The nightmares from a childhood she barely remembers, continue to haunt her. The bodies of the dead that she stands for also invade her dreams.

How on earth can she handle her job, her nightmares and possibly, just possibly, a relationship?


Read, if you like, the in Death series beginning with Nake in Death and find out more about Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPSD.


I’m going now to pick up my book and read more. At least I know I won’t be bored.


About the Creator

Margaret Brennan

I am a 76 year old grandmother who loves to write, fish, and grab my camera to capture the beautiful scenery I see around me.

My husband and I found our paradise in Punta Gorda Florida where the weather always keeps us guessing.

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