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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)
Ian Hallard, Aysha Kala, Big Finish Productions, Oscar Wilde, Marcus Hutton, James Unsworth, Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, David Llewellyn
Progress: 34%
Out of this World
J.D. Robb, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard, Laurell K. Hamilton
Progress: 92/357pages

Witness in Death

Witness in Death - J. D. Robb

I started this book yesterday and found myself sitting up until the wee hours of the morning finishing it.

 

The story begins with Eve and Roarke out for a night at the theatre, enjoying a performance of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, when one of the actors is killed on stage when a prop knife is replaced with the real thing. What follows is a very Christie-esque mystery complete with countless suspects and many twists and turns.

 

And while I love watching the cases play out, my favorite parts of these books are watching the relationships between the characters develop. For example, Eve and Peabody, Peabody and McNab, and of course Eve and Roarke's. There was a moment in this book that I had to read twice. The normally smooth and suave Roarke was so shocked by a romantic gesture of Eve's that he put his foot in his mouth most spectacularly. Usually it's Eve who is thrown off-kilter by Roarke, and to see the shoe on the other foot was just too good.

 

Also...I was glad to see Officer Trueheart back.

 

I hope these books continue to keep hitting my happy spot the way they are now. Yes, they all to tend to follow a formula, but like the many Amanda Quick books I've read over the years, I often times find comfort in that formula.