JD Robb(who also writes as Nora Roberts) is author of the futuristic 'In Death' series of Police Procedural crime novels.
Based in NewYork of the 2060's her hero's are Eve Dallas a 'kick ass' Police Leitenant and her husband Roarke, an Irish gazillionare with a dodgy background. I like this series on a purely fantasy level. They're well paced and quirky with a good selection of characters and aren't so dissimilar from today that I'm lost.
I love the references to 'the Revised Miranda' (introduced after the civil war of 2000), lip dye, zoners(drugs), blockers(pain relief). The cars can fly and some people have Droids, but the crimes are the same, although the prisons for serious offenders are off planet.
Thankless in Death (the 37th book in the series)is about a narcisstic sociopath who, when he kills his mother in a rage, realises that this is exactly what he's been waiting for all his life and sets about making a' SKILL' list of anybody who's offended him over the years.
|JD Robb looking very 'Kick Ass' Dallas style|
However in this case knowing the identity of the killer doesn't make Eves job any easier as she has to get right onto his head to work out who has offended him enough to be on his list.
Despite being written in a formulaic way I find these books entertaining, the characters endearing, the back stories intriguing and the two or three sex scenes in each book quite amusing.
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