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Wonderment in Death

In Death, Book 41.5
Written by: J. D. Robb
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Someone is hosting dangerous tea parties in 2061 New York in #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb’s novella.

Things aren’t what they seem when Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates what appears to be a routine murder/suicide. When friends of Darlene and Marcus Fitzwilliams insist Darlene would never harm her brother, Eve digs deeper.

Eve learns that Darlene sought help from sensitives, psychics, and doctors of paranormal studies in an attempt to contact her dead parents. After clues mimicking Alice in Wonderland repeatedly turn up, the case gets curiouser and curiouser....

Racing against the clock, Eve must travel down the rabbit hole to stop a madman’s murderous tea party.

©2015 Nora Roberts. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • MaxineSap
  • 2015-09-30

Good

Short but entertaining. It reminded me of one of her other In death series, Ceremony. The books sort of follow a formula, but I am okay with that. If they don't I would be one that would be unhappy. I look for certain things in each book and never grow tired of them. This book held my attention. It was sort suspenseful. The murder and action starts right off in the beginning. It had Charles and Louise in it for a change. If you are an In death Series junkie you won't be disappointed.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2015-10-05

Too Short

Like all of the Dallas stories, good story line, never boring or slow. But for a credit it is way to short, they need to come up with a 1/2 credit for these novella type books.

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  • mammaw marla
  • illinois-for my sins
  • 2015-10-01

Eve n Roarke at their best!

I love all the in death series.
This one was very good, and enough off level it kept you thinking! Peabody, McNab, Louise n Charles came to the front. Love these books!

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 2015-10-07

Interesting twist

This is a novella right on the heels of book number 41 “Devoted in Death” released in September 2015. Everyone who has followed the series knows that Eva Dallas knows nothing about children’s stories. Robb provides a unique and interesting twist to this story. Dallas and team need to know the story of “Alice in Wonderland” to solve the case. Dallas even gets to meet the Mad Hatter! Glad to see more of the regular cast back in the story.

The story has a tongue in cheek quality to it with an under lying since of humor. The story is short so makes a good relaxing book to read between long nonfiction books. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job narrating the story.

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  • Elisabeth Carey
  • 2016-01-16

Dallas and Peabody back in a shorter adventure

Dallas, Peabody, and friends and colleagues are back for a novella about a case that strikes a bit closer to home than most. Dallas and Peabody are called to the scene of an apparent murder/suicide--it appears that Darlene Fitzwilliams came to the home of her brother Marcus after an argument earlier in the day, stabbed him to death with sewing shears, and then went out to the balcony of his 52nd floor apartment and jumped to her death.

But the siblings' friends insist that Darlene could not have done either thing--and despite clear evidence that she was high, they also insist that she was not a drug user.

And those friends include Louise Dimatto and Charles Monroe.

As she starts to investigate, Dallas finds that she agrees: Something is very wrong with the obvious picture that presents itself. She and Peabody dig in to find the clues to what went wrong in the last months of Darlene's life, and track down a canny but crazy killer.

At novella length, there isn't space for all the development that would happen in a full novel, but Robb does a lot with the space she has, and the pace is correspondingly faster. It's a nice little addition to the series, and something to hold the reader over till the next full novel comes out in February.

I bought this book.

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  • Annette Mitchell
  • WOODBRIDGE, VA
  • 2015-10-24

The Mad Hatter

J D delivers another small treat. This little novella is a delight. Both entertaining and satisfying. All I have to say is watch out for those rabbit holes. Eve and Roarke are still on top of their game.

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  • Robin
  • Federal Way, Wa, United States
  • 2017-12-02

Loved it.

Eve, Roark and the rest of the gang what more could I want. :) Not bad for a short. The Alice in Wonderland theme was a nice touch.

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  • Dawn Sharpe
  • 2016-04-02

Dallas does it again!

Loved this installment of JD Robb's Eve Dallas. The story line was fabulous as always. Plus I loved all the Alice in Wonderland reference. Love the readers character voices.

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  • Tessa J Simpson
  • WARDEN, WA, US
  • 2016-03-31

love Jd Robb series

love Eve Dallas and Peabody in series. books are great thank you for writing them

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  • Stacey
  • 2015-09-30

A Clever and Imaginative Tale

What an imaginative way to bring a classic to Eve's and Roark's world. It was plausible and believable in a totally entertaining way.

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