Dark in Death

Dark in Death

Book - 2018
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"It was a stab in the dark. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional. Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime--from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn't think it's coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else's imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer's deranged private drama -- and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong."-- From Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250161536
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rob
Description: 372 pages ; 25 cm


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During a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho near Times Square, a young woman is stabbed in the neck with an ice pick. As Eve Dallas dives into the mysterious homicide, an author of a series of popular police thrillers steps forward and explains that the murder resembles a scene from her writi... Read More »

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Jul 23, 2020

Not as suspenseful as usual, but still a decent story.

Oct 26, 2019


Feb 13, 2019

Mind candy. Formula plot, not well organized too wordy, guilty pleasure. I really would not recommend the series at all.

Sep 17, 2018

Very poorly written, likely by ghost writers, and not very good ones. Dallas' co-workers are getting more bizarre all the time. Gratuitous profanity abounds. Eminently forgettable.

Sep 16, 2018

This series is always enjoyable and this entry is no exception. Dallas has some similarities to the Bones character from the TV series - smart, hard-driving, demanding of those around her while still understanding their dynamic, and often clueless about popular culture.

I hope the series continues with more Eve Dallas books.

Aug 20, 2018

The characters in this book have become friends, therefore I enjoy how they work with each other and they have each other's back. Sometimes the story is thin, but I still love to settle in, reading these books. I certainly never tire of them...

Aug 10, 2018

I thought this book was rather boring it ended so abruptly

Jul 08, 2018

I thought this book was extremely boring, not the usual page turner.
It was mostly about figuring out the killer's mentality.

Apr 18, 2018

Another great Eve Dallas book good plot, like the investigative process. Did not have a great deal on Roarke and Eve relationship I think this could be expanded upon. Look forward to the next book.

Feb 21, 2018

I keep coming back even though I feel the plot line and characters have run their course. The author is beyond prolific and still seems to find new plot ideas. I do wish the character would grow a lot more. Roarke need to be more involved and this series needs to move out of NYC and push the limits a bit.

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