OH.EM. GEE!!! This has got to be the longest series I have ever had the privilege of creating a reading order guide for. And WOW does it look good. Recommended over and over again by fellow book enthusiasts, I was delighted to find out that J.D. Robb is Nora Roberts (I love her books!).
I kept hearing over and over again how Roarke was one of THE most AMAZING book heroes ever, and so I finally decided to look these up. I could read to my hearts content and indulge in a world for weeks with this one! Massive amounts of 5-star reviews with almost every book!
“Deanna: I’m sure you have already read this series but J.D. Robb’s In Death series is a wonderful series. Murder, mystery, romance. Each book had me on the edge of my seat following Eve Dallas the tough police detective… JD Robb is Nora Roberts mystery writing pen name. Her “In Death” series is wonderful. It’s about a smart/strong New York homicide detective named Eve Dallas. Great reads!
Leah: hey just wandering if you have read the In death books by JD Robb, I love them and I think you will to. Just a tip make sure you read them in order the first one is Naked in death. 🙂 Enjoy!!!”
Jennifer: I have also read the JD Robb “In Death” series and I can’t wait for the next installment of that!
Maggie: Like you, I am an AVID reader… I was hooked on J.D. Robb’s “In Death” series… Eve Dallas is a homicide detective living in the year 2057, these books are addictive and wonderful.. her irish husband, Roarke is a retired bad guy who is now the richest man in the world…
Smeech: Roarke the mega rich, bad boy smarty pants from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. (sidenote form Maryse –> her 4th favorite hero of all heroes)
About the book #1:
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant using her instincts to hunt for a ruthless killer. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and a suspect in Eve’s murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own.
Quick tidbit about the series:
“The In Death series begins in the year 2058 … after an outbreak of warfare a few decades earlier known as the Urban Wars wreaked havoc across the globe and led to widespread destruction and death. After the wars, cities focused on renewal and revitalization…
- Naked in Death
- Glory in Death
- Immortal in Death
- Rapture in Death
- Ceremony in Death
- Vengeance in Death
- Holiday in Death
- Midnight in Death (novella)
- Conspiracy in Death
- Loyalty in Death
- Witness in Death
- Judgment in Death
- Betrayal in Death
- Interlude In Death (novella)
- Seduction in Death
- Reunion in Death
- Purity in Death
- Portrait in Death
- Imitation In Death
- Remember When (incorporating a Nora Roberts story with a JD Robb sequel)
- Divided in Death
- Visions in Death
- Survivor In Death
- Origin In Death
- Memory in Death
- “Haunted in Death” as found in the Three in Death short story anthology
- Born in Death
- Innocent In Death
- Creation in Death
- Eternity in Death as found in the Dead of Night Anthology
- Strangers in Death
- Salvation in Death
- “Ritual in Death” as found in the Suite 606 Anthology
- Promises in Death
- Kindred In Death
- Missing in Death as found in the The Lost Anthology
- Fantasy in Death
- Indulgence in Death
- Possession in Death as found in the The Other Side Anthology
- Treachery in Death
- New York to Dallas (In Death)
- Chaos in Death as found in the The Unquiet Anthology
- Celebrity in Death
- Delusion in Death
- Calculated in Death
- Thankless in Death
- “Taken in Death” as found in the Mirror, Mirror Anthology
- Concealed in Death
- Festive in Death
- Obsession in Death
- Devoted in Death
- Wonderment in Death as found in the Down the Rabbit Hole Anthology
- Brotherhood in Death
- Apprentice in Death
- Echoes in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 44)
- Secrets in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 45)
- Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46)
- Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47)
- Connections in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 48)
- Vendetta in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 49)
- Golden in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 50)
- Shadows in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel
- Faithless in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel – February 2nd 2021
- Forgotten in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel – September 7th 2021
Absolutely LOVE this series!
Is this series about the same person all the way through that many books? and is their a printable list I will have to look into these.
55 or 56 books. It’s a running story in life of 2 main characters. Reminds me of Law & order futuristic. Absolutely love this series. I will be starting book #51 today
I just recently started this series (book 4 is next) and I love it! 🙂
Kimberly, it is about the same heroine, Eve. It works though through so many books because of her job. It makes it a bit like a CSI, Law & Order type thing with romance and other personal things.
Meant to also say than k you Maryse for compling this list. I am always at a loss as to which one comes next!
I LOVE this series. I’ve been reading it for years. Every time a new book comes out, I rush to get it and simply devour it. Then I wait impatiently for the next one. Eve, Roark and the rest of the recurring characters feel like old friends. And, while some books are better than others in the series, there isn’t a bad one in the bunch.
Wow I love hearing this! Your enthusiasm here, and on my Facebook page over it really has me wanting to dig in. Maybe I can do one of these, and one from my TBR list, and then one of these, and another from my TBR list and so on… It’d take me a year to read ’em that way, but by the time the next one comes out, I’ll be there! 😉
I’m with you Sara, I love this series, I’ve been reading her for years and like you when a new one comes out I run to get it. Eve and Roarke can do no wrong.
I really enjoyed this series…I never had to worry about finding the next book to read. I listened to the audiobooks while I worked and went through about a book a day!
Yes! I’ve been listening to the audiobooks on my walks and they’re great!
Roarke is my ultimate dream man. I’m so happy you added this series. This is my nr 1 favourite series off all times!
I just finished Delusions in Death. Another great Eve and Roarke story! I had to stay up all night finishing the book. It was really good!!
“”“She reminds me of Magdelana.”
He said nothing for a moment, just watched her face, then rising, he walked over to the murder board to study Ava’s.
“Not just the high-class blonde thing,” Eve began.
“No,” he said quietly, “not just.” He thought of Magdelana, the woman he’d once cared for. The woman who’d betrayed him, and on the return trip had done everything in her power to hurt Eve and chip away at their marriage”””
this is a dialogue in d book strangers in death. here roarke refers to some woman named magdelana. who is she ???
I am glad I found your blog. This list is exactly what I have been looking for. Now that I have a computer and no longer work it’s great knowing I can go on the internet and find out the order in which books were written. The Eve and Roarke series is the BEST series I have ever read. Though it can be predictable for me at times, I still can’t turn that page fast enough. J.D Robb has brought these two characters to life for me. Very rare. Only one other author has done that for me. Thank You for taking so much time to make the list. I can see how much you enjoy what you do.
In answer to who is Magdalena….old girlfriend of Roarke’s. She makes an appearance in innocent in death. (I think) Wants R back. Major manipulator. Love this series. I’m re-reading prior to the new release.
I have been reading the In Death series for a while now….I had started reading them whenever I came across one, but now that I have them in order, I am reading them all over again! I absolutely love Eve Dallas, her handsome husband Roarke and all of the characters in this series!!!!
It’s absolutely my favorite series! I often wonder if they made movies of her books, who would play Eve and Roarke!!!!!!
I can picture Ian Somerhalder as Roarke. I love love love this series, so if they ever make the movies or like a tv show I will be it’s top fan.
I think Steven Seagal would make a great Roarke.
The audiobooks are amazing. Susan Ericksen’s voices get in your head. My favorite is her voice for Peabody. Very funny.
I have read all the books, then started listening to them on my IPOD. Absolutely lover Roarke! Peabody is funny. I love all the characters. Susan Erikson is GREAT! Keep the series going!
I came across the in death series by accident and only have the last three to read. I am a huge fan of Nora Roberts and she has never disappointed with these or her other books. I cant wait for her to keep adding to it. Very rare can an author have so a long running series and continue to keep you in touch with all of the characters.
If you haven’t read this series…PLEASE DO…it does NOT disappoint. I am almost caught up and at the home stretch. I am upto Fantasy In Death and I must tell you that of ALL the books I have read, of ALL the heroes, of ALL the billionnaires, Doms, military men I have read if I only had ONE that I can totally bring to life and be mine this is a no brainer for me. In a word, my IDEAL MAN IS: ROARKE!!!!! Thank you J.D. Robb. No one else compares for me.
I know that Calculated In Death just came out and I believe she has another novella and another book for 2013. Happy reading fellow Eve & Roarke fans!
Thank you so much for doing this list. I was given a large selection of the In Death serries. I wish now that I’d kept a list of all the ones I’ve read. Love the lead characters, and the way J.D. Robb draws me in, then suddenly there’s something comedic to giggle at and break the moment. What an awesome author! Why no movies or series?
I just got Calculated in Death. Can’t wait to start reading. Yay!
I totally agree with you. Roarke is definitely my all time favorite book hero and so totally my dream man!
I love this ‘series’.. One of the few you can read ‘out of order’ and not get totally lost.. may be a few details mentioned from prior books but rarely any ‘crossover’.. example. I am reading Kindred in Death now and it mentions “can’t wait to read the book on the Icove case”.. and yet , the last one I read (the name escapes me) mentioned the viewing party and subsequent after party for the MOVIE of the Icove case based on the book. .. and yet, nothing lost, nothing gained. All in All , I’ve read maybe half and have tried to go in order, but when nothing to read and a “new” title is available (new to me at least), its always worth the read.
Thanks for the list I believe there are actually 63 in death books to date
I just started reading a couple of months ago I hate my best friend for turning me on to Eve and Roarke I can’t stop…LOL I am already up to
Holiday in death….its great on the computer the chapters just fly by.My friend reads the large print books form the library but sometimes sh has to be on a waiting list…..at this time she has read them all except the new on and shes on the list for that one. Thanks to J.D, Robb for this is a wonderful series who’s characters all become close friends.
It is my understanding that Mel Gibson has bought the movie rights to some of these novels, but as to when we can expect the movies, that is up in the air. Maybe Me. Roberts can give us an insight as to when this is to happen. I have loved her TV movies in Lifetime on some of her N R novels. Thanks for providing the list it is really appreciated.
When I began reading Naked in Death, I got hooked, so I started a campaign to collect all those old books from the In Death series. (Flea Mkts & Used book stores) Now I’m up to #35 and still have about 10 more to read yet. I’ve read then in order and it’s so fun keeping track of Eve , Roarke, Peabody, Mavis, Feeney, etc etc. I don’t know how long Nora will continue this series, but I sure hope it is several more years yet. I am 75 and carry my latest read into restaurants, car trips, air flights, etc., in case I have a long wait. Reading is my favorite pass time (2nd only to line dancing,) and loving it!!!. And Kudos to Nora for all her research and sensitivity! Go Nora go!
I need some honest feed back on this series. My 11 year old daughter was given the first book by her step mother and is now asking permission to read it. I’ve read Nora Robert’s books before and I’m afraid of the age appropriateness of this series. What is your opinion?
Veronica – I’m only five books into the series and to be honest, it’s been quite a while since I read the last one so my memory is a bit hazy, but I recall enough sex that I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving it to my daughter at that age. I can’t remember how much violence is included. I hope you get some other comments from people with more experience with the series than me but couldn’t help but comment. For what it’s worth, I love the series so far — I just think of it as an adult series.
Aerobics, your daughter is still too young for these books. There is too much sex in them for her to read. I recommend finding her some more age appropriate reading and have a good talk with the stepmom.
I meant Veronica. Sorry about that.
I’m getting all kinds of feed back on this issue and needless to say the more I get the more I’m inclined to tell her no and have a nice discussion with her father on the books his new wife is offering our daughter to read at their house. Thank you everyone Rosa and Maggie for your insight and input.
Can anyone tell me the name of the In Death book which contains the Icove Case?
Origin in Death is all about the Icove case.
I can totally understand your worries. I am a teacher and I get very concerned about the movies and things my 6 year old kids are watching at home. Kids are exposed to things way to early these days. I started reading adult fiction at 12 cause by then I read all the children and teenage books in our library and the ones I could find in the shops. I still remember the day when the librarian phoned my mom to ask if I can take out a certain book. It was funny. My mom however taught me to have good judgement and I never misused that trust.
However I will not recommend this specific series to an 11 year old. Besides the sex some of the detail is gory and gruesome and the issues are adult issues. I think she should wait maybe 4 years to mature in order to handle these books. I’m a big JD Robb fan and I wish I could read her books for the first time again. It was just great.
Important thing is to not just say no, but explain your reasons and recommend other more teenage appropriate series’s. When you just take the book away she might be tempted to read it behind your back.
Thank you Biate for that information.
I have read nearly all of the series cannot wait for new ones to arrive ..juat love the story of Eve & Roarke…..
I have an ipod that I got from someone else and it has 13 books from J.D. Robb. I was wondering if you would tell me if there is a specific order to them, if they were part of a series, or if they are just a mish-mosh of her different books. Thank you ahead of time for reading and responding to this email. New York to Dallas is the only one that is not “in Death”. The rest are: Celebrity, Indulgence, Fantasy, Innocent, Kindred, Naked, Promises, Eternity, Missing, Strangers, Salvation, and Treachery. If you would please let me know if these are worth reading. Thank you very much! Karey
I have read all 36 of “In Death Series” and I love all of them. I have pre-order “Thankless in Death” that comes out in a few months. I have started reading the Antholog books in fill in time till I get her new one.
I also like the “Eve Duncan” books by Iris Johansen. They are well worth reading.
I’ve been hooked on these books since I read the first one … a chance encounter that set the foundation firmly in the fan girl camp!! Just finished book 36 … September seems so far away!! I love the characters, how they’ve grown and developed and continue to do so, the threads of other people’s stories woven through and kept consistent. Great work J D Robb!! Bring on book 37, and the rest
I started reading J D Robb when she wrote the first one. I have sent an
email telling Nora Roberts she just doesn’t write them fast enough. It is like being part of your family. Does anyone know of another series that
is kind of like this?
I have all the In Death books and am “reading” them in order of publication. I think that’s the best way. But what I REALLY love is listening to the audio books while driving my car every day. Susan Ericksen is a wonderful reader and really brings the characters to life!
I have read the entire series several times and live it. But I am searching for a book where Eve is assaulted in a stair well? I think it is In Death….any help would be appreciated.
I’m thinking of starting reading the series from the beginning again, but if I do it means I won’t get anything done and will end up reading nearly 2 books a day. Such a brilliant authoress, I have a rather large bookcase full from top to bottom with Nora’s book
I did that Patricia. alll in all before i started from the first book., oI had probably read close to half if not more..i do take a break every 2-3 books to read something else
You’re better than I am then Mike, once I start I have to carry on. till I’ve read them all. I’ve had to force myself to put the very first In Death down as I’m decorating my lounge and my new furniture arrives this Thursday.
It’s an awesome series. I discovered it about 3 years ago and I’ve been hooked. Yes, some of the stories are better than others, but they’re all good. Some will make you cry, laugh, be happy and feel justice has been served. They are a mixture of Law and Order, CSI, Castle and Bones with a futuristic twist. I’ve re-read the series multiple times because they are that good! I highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed. Because at the heart, the series is about survival and most important Love.
I also have the whole series. I also bought it for my girlfriend and soon to be daughter in law. You never get bored. RP pretty much summed it up. All I can say is “I WONNA ROARKE”. Just ordered a t-shirt with that on it, can’t wait to get it and wear it to see how many people will see it and agree. Thanks for this website.
I have to ask Kelley, where can I get the t-shirt, pretty please?
(To Kelly and Patricia- Me too, Me too! t-shirt)-
I have been reading this series since, forever! I love it. As one person said the characters are old friends now! My favorite and biggest nail biter was New York to Dallas! I won’t be a spoiler, but this book answered some big questions.
I LOVE ROARK-who wouldn’t?
and Mavis, Peabody, everybody especially Eve!
What a great site. So glad I found it. I am a avid reader and own all of the “In Death” series book by J.D Robb. This is one of the very few series that I absolutely love. Can’t seem to get enough of Eve & Roake. The entire list of Characters work so well together and yes even Summerset LOL. Who ever is just starting this series or half way through, keep on reading as it just gets better and better. I so hope Nora Roberts NEVER stops writing the “In Death Series”
What book was it where Trueheart was hurt chasong aa suspect in the subway
I was just reading Nora’s BoonsBoro in Series and one of the romantic bedrooms in the Inn is named Eve & Roarke (others Elizabeth & Darcy, Buttercup & Westley, Marguerite & Percy, etc) and I had never heard of this couple. What a delightful surprise. I can’t wait to start this series. Isn’t she clever to plug her own works?
Just stumbled on your site , looking for the correct order of Eve Dallas.
Still complicated (above 10-15 it always does ;-( ).
I thought I had read them all. Now I can try to order them and read the ones I missed.(there were just posted some 50)
Please If you could include the correct number
(evt the correct reading order) would be a big help.( You did but I’m Lazy!)
I like stories and TV series with strong women. So Eve Dallas and Anita Blake among others (A.B sometimes boring with the complicated sex scenes but i like her)
TV-serials like Against the Wall/Missing(2012)/Being Erica/ Tru Calling/ In Plain Sight/Unforgettable(wrong choices in men!? whatever)/Fairly Legal/Crossing Jordan show that the people that make the decisions are more interested in brothel series(bachelor/ millionaire/farmer) and i miss out.Still can review them!!
I read some comments around appropriatenes for 11(now 12!] yr old girls to read Eve Dallas.
1. start with the first one.
2. If she doesn’t like it or she’s not ready she’ll tell you. She could make a lot worser choices.
3.Reading a well-written novel never does any harm,(it may give you trouble !!-( if she wants to talk about it and the world and attitudes portrayed). Makes you think!
4.If she has enough alternatives she’ll make her own choice.
Sorry. Your site got me talking(;-)
Just want to say I have been reading Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb since I found one of her NR books. Looked up all the rest and ther I went.
I have been an avid reader since I was very young, but 5 years ago I was in an auto accident, that left me unable to comfortably read any book, browsing is not reading.
I received an iPad mini as a gift for Christmas and tried to read from that,
I am thrilled to say I can!
So I looked up “The in Death” series I was behind on, including the hardcovers on my shelf, I ordered all that I have so far missed and along with the trilogy of the Mongomery brothers, I have read and am on my 8th book.
So thankful,. Love your site and will visit it again.
I love series with all the characters evolve. Now what woman wouldn’t want to be in Eve’s shoes? 😉
Great work, and I may just reread Naked in Death as it has been so very long ago.
Thanks so much!
By the way just started New York to Dallas.
Keep up the great work!!!!!
Just finished them all, I think? (being sick in bed helped).
I loved the introduction of the roma dancer beate.
It was more an anita blake like setting, and I realise as Dallas she had to stop the Gift. But — (I liked the concept).
I still have the idea I miss some periods in time (that’s i realise a personal problem while only watching all kind of TV-series when I have the whole season).There are so many characters I really have to do some thinking inbetween.
I was just wondering if anyone has noticed a difference in the style of her writing. Especially in her last couple of books.
It’s like a very large extended family to me. No chance to stand still at her style i go to fast into her stories.
I would have to read them in order from the start. (still confused about the order ;-( )
I’m glad about Robb’s imagination.She writes very well about the (very) young.(Bella ,Roarke’s cousin and the survivor Nickie(i think) .the scene at the medal and later was well expressed!
I’ll keep enjoying them , and with xxk books at home Dallas ranks HIGH.
I have now read all the books and not necessarily in order (Started in the middle and worked up and then back down) Love every book and all the regular characters and can’t wait for the next one. However, Sara, I agree with you that the last two books especially, seemed to be more like a formula. A little disappointing as I just love the books where so many sub plots are going on at the same time. I will keep reading, but hope she returns to her old style.
I’ve always been a Nora Roberts fan, but somehow I couldn’t read the In Death series when they came out in ’95. However in mid 2012 I was reminded that I’d never read a boring Nora Roberts so I’d better start. Luckily for me, I started with the first two, after that I got them out of sequence, but continued collecting them both in Kindle format as well as paperback. I can’t say I’ve noticed a difference in her writing, but I was thinking the other day, what happens when Nora Roberts no longer writes? Will someone buy the copyright to continue them? I LOVE the series, especially the futuristic aspects, so even if you start reading them today, they’re not out of date cos they’re set in 2058+ . My favourite is Survivor in Death and the only one I haven’t read twice is Betrayal in Death. From all I’ve read on this site, I see that I’ve been missing out on the audiobooks. That’s next. Meanwhile, I can’t wait for Concealed in Death. I keep hoping a marernal relative of Eve’s will show up, so she doesn’t feel she came from two bad people.
*Maternal relative of Eve’s…sorry
Hallo carina a.o.
A Vision about Eve/Nora.
Just remember the complexity and all the characters!!
I See a BIG room with 3 à 6 whiteboards or very big screens.
On it ALL the persons with all personal data, with all the personal timelines the connecting timelines the relations etc. etc.
all the interrelations . Eve or Nora, the same problems .
Where Who What How etc.
Big compliments to J.D.Robb to every time come up with a new part in or of the puzzle.
The in death series is fantastic. I have heard that the tv series Castle is a take off. But I would love to see a movie of one of the actual stories.
Love the series, but missing the one when Eve’s mother dies (YEAH) Can anyone tell me which book this please?
Hi Gini, the book you wanting is Memory in Death.
Hi Gini,, The book Memory in Death is her foster mother and the one her birth mother is New York To Dallas..
I LOVE!!!!! the In Death series. A friend gave me a few books and I loved them. I got a nook and have been able to start at the beginning and have now read 39 of her books. I just finished Concealed in Death. I am anxiously awaiting hew next books.
Recently re-read Innocent in Death. Did Eve kill Magdalena in one of the later books? If yes, which one? (Maybe this was just wishful thinking..)
The last bood I read was that Dalls was going to be in a wedding…I know there was going to be a shower and stuff…dont remember the name of the book, would like to know so I can continue reading the series…..I sure hope you can help!!!! thanks so much, just email me the name of book and I can take it from there by fowwling the list you have posted.
Have a great day!!!!
Which book comes first? Creation in Death or Eternity in Death? Everyone says something else… and I don’t want to mess up the order 🙂
I started reading this series since January 2014 because I just wanted to keep my mind somewhere else but now it revolves in Eve’s and Roarke’s futuristic time. My first reaction when I started reading was, ‘how come no movie/tv series doing this?’. Guess i’m also hooked in tv series but it’ll definitely add fans to JD Robb.
Hi Lianli, Eternity in Death is after Creation and is a novella. if you go to your search engine and type in chronological list of all in death series by jd robb’ you’ll get the full list in order of printing.
Thank you for the in-order reading list. I listen to the mp3’s and the novellas are starting to appear in that format. I wasn’t sure where in the series they belong. Now I can listen to them sequentially when I listen to them all again (and again)!!
I am reading the in death series for thefourth time. Each time I have read them I discover something I missed thelast time through them. Thankyou nora roberts for a wonderful seris.
Hi u all, i just love these books, can’t even put them down once i start reading, its captivating, lv Eve and how she handles herself and her life, she’s a true heroin…… Reading the Loyalty in Death now :)… Thank you
I have been reading Nora Roberts and JD Robbs’ books for years now. I just love her writing style. Sex scenes get the point across without being too detailed (I have seen more detailing in True Story and television). I do not require all of the details. And another thought is that kids hear more about sex and violence in school and on the school bus at ages younger than 11 years old. Keep the lines of communication open, help them to learn right from wrong.
I LOVE THE IN DEATH SERIES BUT WISH I COULD GET SOME OF THE AUDIOBOOKS ON DVD SO I ‘M LOOKING FOR THEM WERE I DON’T HAVE TO JUMP AROUND THE ONE THAT WHERE ON DVD AUDIOBOOKS NO ONE HAS THE SO THE SERIES ARE BEING JUMPED. VENGEANCE IN DEATH, HOLIDAY IN DEATH AND MIDNIGHT IN DEATH ARE ONLY FOUND ON BOOKS AND DON’T WANT THEM CAUSE THAT WHAT MY HUSBAND LISTENS TOGETHER AND THAT OUR TIME TO SPEND TIME WITH EACH OTHER CAUSE HE WORKS ALL DAY AND IT’S JUST OUR TWO YEAR OLD SON AND I DURING THE DAY AFTER I GET DONE DOING MY RUNNING AROUND AND HE’S IN DAY CARE.COULD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIND THEM AUDIOBOOKS OF THE IN DEATH SERIES PLEASE.
I’m loving the “In Death” series. IF there are to be any movies, my pick to play Eve would be Pink – a strong, gutsy, kick ass kind of woman. I’m still working on Roarke.
Promises in Death!! oh my goodness… sooooo sad, yet SOOOOOO good!
Enjoy the series, recently saw trailer of Innocent in death on utube,really,really need information to purchase !!!!!!!
I have been listening to Eve and Roarke. Susan Ericksen is absolutely incredible. The books come alive. You are just about sitting on their shoulders sometimes.
Began reading Nora Roberts in the Harlequin series. Just happened to grab a later JD Robb book when getting on the plane. Fell in love with the book. Then I went back and started the series. Love it and the characters. When I’m waiting for a new book, I go back and read the series over again.. Been through the series 3 times now.
Can’t beat JD Robb for a good read whether you’ve read them once or several times they’re still a very riveting read.
Loved these books since the beginning! Wondering if there are any movies planned on the stories?
When I first read Pet Cemetery, I loved it, and I told myself I would never have cats. Now after many years I have 2 cats
Just Finished Obsession in Death (48) Still takes me into the night ;-(
Been trying to find other equivalent series.
Joanna Brady from J.A.Jance is one.Also to be read in sequence (14)
(not Walker ! } Alison Reynolds (9) OK. Couldn’t finish Beaumont : will try again after Kay Scarpetta and Sara Peretsky.
FBI Thriller (18) from Catherine Coulter .
Sookie Stackhouse (13) from Charlaine Harris
Anita Blake (22) fromLaurell K.Hamilton
Anna Pigeon (18| from Nevada Barr
a-w from Sue Grafton
I’m now starting Stephanie Plum but it doesn’t get me as much (trying 2 now perhaps has to grow on me ? )
They have all been a lot of fun in a cold winter !
I have read all of the “In Death Series” and I loved every one of them. I just wanted to know if there is going to be any more after Festive In Death.
Which book did eve give Rodale a park in Ireland named for his mother?
I have read the In Death series several times and it never gets old. I love this series so much that I have had replace my books over the years because they are falling apart lol. I have also gotten a couple of my friends hooked on this set. I just love the dynamics between the characters and I just can’t get them enough of them. I will be holding on to this set for years to come. J D Robb rocks!
49 Devoted in Death
After hardcore beginning,you’re in 2061 with Eve Dallas.
1. Perhaps scan 47 & 48 before reading( I couldn’t and didn’t remember some referrals to 2060)
2. Prepare food you’ll be out for 8 -14 hrs(No TV,phone etc.)
3.Just like in my SF time after an Heinlein novel, I am unable to start anything else to read.
I am even considering rereading 1-48, perhaps i should clean the kitchen .
So Your Choice.
Excellent read as always…… cannot wait for next in series????
Love the Eve & Roarke partnership ……
Is there anywhere I can order the whole series in soft cover please?
I fell in love with this series just after JD Robb (Nora Roberts) started writing them. I started collecting every one I could find in hard cover, the only books I have never given away, and if someone wants to borrow them I make sure they give them right back! Now I have them on my kindle and am finally willing to part with my old friends in hard cover. I sit impatiently waiting for the new books to come out. Everyone knows once I start reading a JD Robb book DON’T BOThER ME!
One of the things I love is each book is stand alone but is best read in order. Even got my adult sons to read them too.
Thank you Maryse for the list I love that you added the novellas, I actually found couple I had missed!
YAY!!! My pleasure Debbie! It’s such a HUGE series, so I’m thrilled this helps. 😀
Have read “in death” series four times and am starting them again before
the new release in February. 78 years old, just had total knee replacement so can’t do all normal activities, so what better way to have another excuse to read JD Robb’s books again. 53 books and can read them over and over again, and can guarantee that I will! Glad I came across your list. Thanks
Just want to chime in with a male perspective. I love this series and have collected audio versions (CD) thru “Concealed in Death” and will soon be adding the rest. I got hooked listening to one mid series (Fantasy in Death) and started purchasing the whole series to be able to work from #1 (Naked in Death) thru… whatever. Have listened to the first 45 once and working through a second time (it takes a while).
If you are just getting started at collecting, do remember that most sources list them in a “Romance” category rather than “Crime/Detective Fiction.”
For those of us preferring or needing audio book, Susan Ericksen is a fantastic reader – actually, performer – who brings the character alive, right down to the most minor or incidental ones.
This is by far one the best series of books I have read. I started with the Kibdle books and now have the Audio books. Anxiously await each new book, it’s like Christmas morning with each one. Have recommends this series to all my friends and family. Even have my husband hooked on this series. We love listening to them together. Makes “our time” more special.
To Cindy and any others who, like me, prefer or need to have the books in audio CD’s, here is my source for the series. Audiobookstand.com has the entire series available. As I said in my last comment, I already have a considerable number of them. My only complaint is the lack of uniformity in packaging but that is a fault of the publishers and not audiobookstand.com.
Love the “In Death books . What does one read while waiting for the next new book . Any suggestions? Roarke is strong dangerous yet gentle while Eve his perfect match is a kick ass no BS woman. I could learn a lot from her
welcome to the club !
I think everyone has that problem.Only a personal way of reacting possible.
1 ‘Reread in the right sequence, did work for me .
2. Look at wikipedia “female detectives” .
Overload, but it shows there is a world out there !!
3. Reread in sequence : Anita Blake/ kay scarpetta / Warshawski / donna leon /charlie fox / j.a.jance :joanna & alison
2& 3 does work for me (after 1) still years to go ! 🙁
Clean the kitchen to get rid of the momentary frustration, and take your pick.
I really enjoy this series, as much as her books!
I need help. I love J. D. Robb’s , In Death books, read all of them a few times. Love J. R. Wards , Black Dagger Brotherhood. Love books on Seals, Alpha males so on and so forth.
I want a new series. I would like it to weave the same characters and new ones in to the series. Romance,yes sex sure heartache of course maybe some mystery or a little thriller.
I love this series I also like Nora Roberts books. Another series that I am almost finished reading is by Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series and that will make you laugh. It’s an easy read and it has mystery Romance And suspense
Yes have read most of the Stephanie Plum series as well ass the J.D Robb “In Death” series so now looking for another in the same vein.
They are easy reading, have wonderful characters and make you feel good when finished. Anyone with any suggestions.
Hi i have just discovered the In death series while at my local library. Do you have to start with the first one in the series or can i read them out of order?
You can read it out of order but I would suggest finding the first one because that tells you how Roark and Eve first met. I first read a couple of the books that A friend gave me then I got enough and was able to read the rest of them in order which I recommend
I discovered the Eve Dallas books in May of 2015. It took me till Nov 2015 to read them all. It felt like I lost a close friend. I was lucky to acquire the recordings of 40 of the books. I listen while working or cooking. I look forward to the future additions.
I started Thankless, and realized that Roarke mentions Nexie(?), a girl Eve had helped when her parents were killed. It made me think I had missed something in Calculated, but that wasn’t it. Then I figured that I needed to read Chaos, since that was the oldest short story I had not read. Come to find out , Chaos was way before Calculated, and now I have to work on Thankless to figure out where I dropped the story ball, as it were. I hate losing out on the story line. Can anyone give me some directions here?
I just dedicated a blog post to your question and already received an answer. Come check it out here: https://www.maryse.net/reader-questions/reader-question-the-j-d-robb-book-that-mentions-a-girl-named-nexie.html
I hope this helps!! 😀
I have read every story in the In Death series and eagerly await the release of each book.
Am reading the In Death series again. This time in order. Can you tell me which book has Eve and Roark going to Dallas and learning that some federal cops knew she was being abused? I’m sure I read it,but not in the New York to Dallas book. Thanks
It was in divided in death. They did not go Dallas when they found out. Roark found out searching the homeland security. You will love it
Is that the list of jd robb everyone Dallas death series in order
Is that the list of jd robb eve Dallas death series in order
I would love to see Eve and Roarke have a child/children. Especially a multiple birth where I can imagine all sorts of hilarious and loving situations happening. Is this likely to happen or does that not suit her character?
Oh, but that would be a most entertaining read if they have children!
I agree. I think it would be great and a lots of fun
Best list that I’ve found. Love it! Thanks for all your hard work. I own and have read up through Brotherhood In Death. Missed a few of the anthologies. Plan to get the ones I’m missing. Have a wonderful life Maryse!
Thank you Eric!!! 😀
Thanks so much for the Death Series by JD Robb chronological order. Love the books but hated the jumping back and forth. This helps tremendously.
Hi, I love Nora!! Have read everything & still own most all!
I just ordered her last 2 JD Robb’s in Hard cover… I can never
wait any more. Have you read Linda Howard? She is great too.
I loved her early books best. Your site is great!
I love to read too! Thanks!!
I have been reading Nora Roberts and JD Robb for many years I haven’t read everything that she has written and yes she is wonderful
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! For the series order of these books! My mom is reading them, which I didnt know, and Easter is around the corner. She’s always been the most Beautiful mom and giving! Now that, Im going to be 50, and well; yrs bfore now; we have been friends and do alot together. Just wanted to do and get a special gift for her, that she likes ! I Love her so much! I had no clue what book order reading this was. She’s on “Apprentice” now.
Sorry so long, But Sincerely,
Having recently discovered Nora Roberts and Iris Johansson, I find similarities between Eve Duncan; life and Eve Dallas.
As a male, not particularly interested in romance novels, more the Law and Order type, I was glad to learn of JD Robb, though the “In Death” series is certainly filled with sexual encounters, there’s much more.
I’ve just this minute finished reading “Apprentice”, have now read 7 titles, with a couple dozen or so to go yet,,, which is a bit of a problem. I’m getting them, when available, from the local library “Book Nest” selling previously read books. They offer a BOLO which I’ve added my name to, plus a list of titles I want, prior to Apprentice, now finding out two others need to be added.
I myself am a writer/published poet, and enjoy James Patterson, Koonz, now Johansson, and especially Nora/JD. Beyond that I’m a major fan of Red Heads, and find Nora to be quite attractive.
What I’m now even more curious about is whether or not Eve Dallas is an alter ego for Ms. Roberts, which actually interests me further.
Glad I found your blog.
Love the whole series. In what book is Eve’s husband upset/boiling mad to discover she is traveling the streets if New York without credits?
i absolutely love Nora Roberts/ j.d. robb.. she is a great author
I have read all J. D. Robb in Death Series and and loaned them out. But I want to reread the In Death Book where E0 e and Roarke give Bella (Mavis’ daughter) her dollhouse for her Birthday. Can you please advise and Il will go get that book as I no longer have it. Thanks
I am now reading this series for the 2nd time! First started in June of 2006 and read all that were available at that time. Then I parked the books in my bookcase, meanwhile buying any new ones that came out. Now, in 2019 I am reading every book again! So far am on book #18 and enjoying every one just as much as I did the first time around! Love this series!
I love the in death series. Eve Dallas is the soul of every woman & Roarke is the perfect picture of the dream prince lover. I love the new couples. Keep writing this wonderful script & I ll keep reading.
Still going strong…a lot of love to this Series from India!!
I have bought & read every single audio book in the series up to the last one so far ” Desperation In Death”. I have loved & enjoyed them so much I am starting over from book one again. I’m waiting for the one that comes after Desperation in Death..book 63 it should be I think…love them….so much…
Which book is abt red horse?
Best series ever!