Wednesday, February 05, 2020


In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive―and a terrifying weapon.

Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body―and killed him.

After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team―and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed―it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close―though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman―or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.

Release Date: February 4, 2020
St. Martin's Press
In Death series #50
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

The In Death series of books remains one of my favorites published...even after 50 books in the series. To say that Eve Dallas and Roarke are two of my favorite characters I've ever read is an understatement. I literally drop everything I'm reading as soon as a new book appears on my kindle. Golden in Death was absolutely no different, and I once again loved the ride.

Part of what I love so much about the In Death series is Ms. Robb keeps me guessing through much of the book. I've read mysteries for years and I love the twists and turns along the way with each new installment. I also love the banter between all the characters. I almost feel like I'm coming home and hanging out with friends as I read each story. The main cast of characters has grown so much since I read Naked in Death so many years ago, and it works for me. 

I have to say in Golden in Death, Ms. Robb kept me guessing way longer than usual. I honestly generally have an idea of who is behind the murders after the first murder, but I have to say I loved the puzzle of who was the bad guy in this story. I love how Dallas and Peabody totally have gotten to the point where they bounce ideas off each other when working on cases. So much growth in both characters and in their work relationship and friendship since they first became partners. I had so many moments of nostalgia while reading this book, which only made me love it even more.

I loved the time we got to spend with Dallas and Roarke, and their romance is still so swoon-worthy to me. I started reading this series the year in came out in 1995, so I've been reading about these characters for 25 years and OMG I love them just as much now as I did in the very first book. I love Dallas still bounces cases off on Roake and he is always there to help when needed. I also had to laugh out loud at Roarke being so concerned about her not having any cash on hand...seriously normal married couple stuff with this couple. I also love the banter between Dallas and Summerset in each book. They have such an aggressive love/hate relationship, yet both would do anything to protect Roarke. Their barbs at one another are always a favorite part of each story.

Golden in Death was everything I've come to expect from a book in this series. A mystery that kept me guessing way too long, romantic times with Dallas and Roarke, and watching Dallas and Peabody solve cases and find connections in the most random of places. I am like each time I finish a new book in this series ready to go back and read Naked in Death again, and then impatiently await the next installment in the series later this year.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

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