No one is going to miss Larinda Mars. A ruthless gossip queen with a lucrative sideline in blackmail, there's no lack of suspects when she's murdered in a fashionable New York bar. With so many people wanting her dead, it's going to be a tough case to crack.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas may not like this particular victim, but it's her duty to bring the killer to justice. As she digs deeper into Larinda's mysterious past, it becomes clear the reporter had a unique talent for uncovering secrets. Including ones very close to home for Eve and her husband Roarke...
Someone was willing to commit murder to keep their secrets hidden. And with Eve now working to uncover the truth, she and her team are heading into serious danger.
At the start of bestseller Robb's entertaining 45th novel set in a near-future New York City (after Echoes in Death), homicide cop Eve Dallas is having a drink at Du Vin, a lower Manhattan bar owned by her entrepreneur husband, Roarke, when gossip reporter Larinda Mars staggers in her direction. Eve catches the woman, whose right sleeve is soaked in blood, as she collapses, but despite almost immediate medical help, Mars dies. The subsequent police interviews with staff and patrons reveal only that the killer, probably male, exited the bar right after slicing Mars's brachial artery. Eve soon discovers that Mars was heavily into blackmail; the list of potential suspects includes everyone from Mets star third baseman Wylee Stamford to talk show queen Annie Knight. Robb fleshes out the main action with such tantalizing puzzles as the reason for Mars's extensive plastic surgery and the location of the hidey-hole she must have kept. Robb continues to impress with her ability to make the same murder mystery formula fresh. 750,000-copy announced first printing.
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In death series
Great books l have read every one after i was introduced to them by a friend a few years ago.ms robb never disappoints in the twists and turns of the plots,sadly I have to wait till next February for the next book
Just love her books. Love all the characters. Love everything.
Actually thought I had the murderer right from go, but how wrong I was. (Still don’t know how someone knows a persons blood type when they just happen to be at the scene of the crime and helping out). Lucky guess, or as I thought the killer.
But another great story.
Secrets in death
I have been a rabid JD fan since I read the first eve Dallas book, and I've read them all, however this has to be the most disappointing book to date. It felt rushed, no depth to the story, definitely shorter than the previous books
Disappointed to have paid £10 for this