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Book Review: Encore in Death (In Death #56) – J.D. Robb

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Thriller, Futuristic, Romantic Suspense, Science Fiction

Publication Date: February 7, 2023


Have I mentioned lately how much I love the In Death series? No? Well, consider this my nth time mentioning it, lol. In this latest installment, a high-profile actor drops dead at a party for the rich and famous, from cyanide poisoning. Now, who would murder a beloved icon, one whom everyone loved?

I struggled a bit through three-quarters of this story, mostly because it felt like it dragged a bit and the red herrings were kind of annoying. Mainly coz my gut kept focusing on one person as the killer but the story kept leading towards other suspects.

Imagine my gratification and vindication when my gut proved to be right! I enjoyed the ending a lot. As always, Eve and Roarke are my favorite parts of the In Death series and Encore In Death followed that tendency with another touching, memorable scene.

The best thing about February is definitely getting a new ID book. And book dragons, we get one more in Sept. I can’t wait!

Stay tuned.


It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who’d conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entranceβ€”but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party.
From all accounts, he wasn’t the kind of star who made enemies. Everyone loved himβ€”even his ex-wife. And since the champagne cocktail that killed him was originally intended for Eliza, it’s possible she was the real target, with a recently fired assistant, a bitter rival, and an obsessed fan in the picture. With so many attendees, staff, and servers, Eve has her work cut out determining who committed murder in the middle of the crowdβ€”and what was their motivation. As one who’s not fond of the spotlight herself, she dreads the media circus surrounding a case like this. All she wants is to figure out who’s truly innocent, and who’s only acting that way…



I'm a die-hard Book Dragon and also an advanced introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami and cross-stitch.

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