Kindred in Death (#29 in the In Death series)
Where From: The library
The date was August 14, 1996. I was 19 years, and one day old. I thought I was well-prepared. I mean, after all, I knew who Mary Higgins Clark was, even Tom Clancy, Danielle Steele. But when my very first customer at B. Dalton Booksellers walked up and asked where to locate Robert Jordan titles, I was clueless, and was soon forced to admit how very little I knew about the literary world. Thank goodness this job opportunity arose so that I could learn how little I knew.
I begin my discussion of this book, the 29th in its series, because it was there, in that little hole-in-the-wall bookstore that my love of J.D. Robb began. My manager kept telling me that I needed to try this series of books, that they were actually written by Nora Roberts, and that although they were shelved in the mystery section, I was certain to enjoy them anyway (all I read at the time was romance). That was back in the day when the series looked like this:
They were only published in paperback, and I believe they cost $4.99 at the time. (*sigh* The good ole days….). Naked in Death was published in July of 1995, so the series hadn’t been out for long before I started reading them. When I final did enter the world of Eve Dallas and Roarke, New York City circa 2058, the futuristic setting seemed so far-fetched, almost impossible to imagine. Now that I’ve been reading the stories of their world for the almost 15 years, it’s not that difficult to see our future interwined with the way J.D. Robb envisioned it to be. Tubes of Pepsi. Skids. Holo rooms. Now if we could just add a little Roarke to my future….well, that would be fine, too:)
Kindred in Death is typical J.D. Robb. Sharp story line. Witty dialogue. Fast-read. Further adventures of the most endearing characters you will ever encounter. I can’t recommend this book, or this series, highly enough. But be forewarned–they’re like Pringles… once you stop, you just can’t stop!