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Is he dead or alive?


J.D. Robb

Pseudonym for Nora Roberts.

In the spring of 1995, J.D. Robb's first book, Naked in Death, appeared on bookshelves with very little fanfare. Robb introduced readers to New York City in the near future, 2058 to be exact, as seen through the eyes of Eve Dallas, a detective with the New York City Police and Safety Department. The Gothic Journal hailed Robb's work as "a unique blend of hard-core police drama, science fiction and passionate romance" while The Paperback Forum called it "a fantastic new detective series."

The popularity of that first book built up through the release of the subsequent Eve Dallas books, Glory In Death, Immortal In Death, Rapture In Death, Ceremony In Death, Vengeance in Death, Holiday In Death, Conspiracy in Death, Readers were taken with Eve Dallas' integrity, strength and heart and her burgeoning relationship with the mysterious Roarke.

It's been a fairly open secret that J.D. Robb is the pseudonym of the more familiar New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. But Ms. Roberts, and her publisher, Berkley, were content to let the Robb books build slowly with very little tie-in to the Nora Roberts' style of romantic suspense.

The pragmatic reason for creating J.D. Robb was the astounding pace at which Nora Roberts produces books. With nearly 100 published books to her credit by 1995, she had built up a surplus of titles to be released by her publishers, Berkley and Silhouette, and still was creating more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books akin to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Ms. Roberts was convinced that readers would enjoy romantic suspense with a difference. Thus J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts' sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.

"I wanted to try something a little different. I love writing romance and suspense but also wanted a twist," explains Ms. Roberts. "The near future setting provided this and allowed me to more or less create a world. What would it be like in 2058? I could decide. And I could illustrate my own feeling that while the toys may change, people remain basically the same. They still love and hate and covet; they still have courage and cowardice. They're still human."

The In Death books have afforded Ms. Roberts an opportunity to explore a relationship beyond the ending of the first book. Her trilogies and family stories have been hugely popular with fans.

"One of the things I wanted to do was develop those characters over many books rather than tying it all up in one," she says. "I wanted to explore these people and peel the layers off book by book. Eve and Roarke have given me the opportunity to explore a marriage, as well. Each book resolved the particular crime or mystery that drives it, but the character development, the growth and the changes, the tone of the relationships go more slowly. I'm enjoying that tremendously."

The experiment has succeeded beyond expectations with the J.D. Robb books regularly hitting the New York Times bestseller list. Now, it's freely acknowledged that J.D. Robb and Nora Roberts are one and the same. The Robb books will appear every six months, much to the delight of Ms. Roberts' fans who are vocal in their demands for more of Eve Dallas and Roarke.

Nora Roberts - in any guise - will continue to delight that audience with her inimitable combination of romance and suspense in this century or the next.

 

Books:

Obsession in Death, February 2015
In Death #40
Hardcover
Festive in Death, September 2014
In Death #39
Hardcover
Concealed in Death, February 2014
In Death #38
Hardcover
Mirror, Mirror, October 2013
Mass Market Paperback
Thankless In Death, September 2013
In Death #37
Hardcover
Calculated In Death, March 2013
In Death #36
Hardcover
Delusion In Death, September 2012
In Death #35
Hardcover
Celebrity In Death, August 2012
In Death #34
Paperback (reprint)
New York to Dallas, March 2012
In Death #33
Paperback (reprint)
Celebrity In Death, March 2012
In Death #34
Hardcover
The Unquiet, October 2011
Paperback
New York To Dallas, September 2011
In Death #33
Hardcover
Indulgence In Death, April 2011
Paperback (reprint)
Treachery In Death, February 2011
In Death #32
Hardcover
The Other Side, December 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Indulgence in Death, November 2010
In Death #31
Hardcover
Kindred In Death, April 2010
Paperback
Big Jack, March 2010
Paperback (reprint)
Fantasy in Death, March 2010
In Death #30
Hardcover
The Lost, December 2009
Paperback
Kindred In Death, November 2009
In Death #29
Hardcover
Salvation In Death, June 2009
Paperback
Promises In Death, March 2009
In Death #28
Hardcover
Suite 606, November 2008
Paperback
Salvation in Death, November 2008
In Death #27
Hardcover
Strangers In Death, February 2008
In Death #26
Hardcover
Three In Death, February 2008
Paperback
Dead of Night, November 2007
Paperback
Creation in Death, November 2007
In Death #25
Hardcover
Innocent In Death, September 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Born in Death, May 2007
In Death Series, #23
Paperback (reprint)
Innocent in Death, February 2007
In Death #24
Hardcover
Born In Death, November 2006
In Death series #23
Hardcover
Memory in Death, June 2006
In Death Series, #22
Paperback (reprint)
Bump In The Night, April 2006
Paperback
Memory in Death, January 2006
In Death Series, #22
Hardcover
Midnight In Death, September 2005
In Death Series
Paperback (reprint)
Survivor In Death, August 2005
In Death #20
Paperback (reprint)
Origin in Death, July 2005
In Death #21
Hardcover
Visions in Death, February 2005
In Death Series, #19
Paperback
Survivor In Death, February 2005
In Death #20
Hardcover
Divided in Death, September 2004
In Death Series, #18
Paperback
Remember When, April 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Naked in Death, March 2004
In Death Series, #1
Hardcover (reprint)
Portrait in Death, February 2003
In Death Series, #16
Paperback
Purity in Death, August 2002
In Death Series, #15
Paperback
Imitation in Death, April 2002
In Death Series, #17
Paperback
Reunion in Death, March 2002
In Death Series, #14
Paperback
Seduction in Death, August 2001
In Death Series, #13
Paperback (reprint)
Out of This World, August 2001
Paperback
Betrayal in Death, March 2001
In Death Series, #12
Paperback
Judgment in Death, September 2000
In Death Series, #11
Paperback (reprint)
Witness in Death, March 2000
In Death Series, #10
Paperback (reprint)
Loyalty in Death, October 1999
In Death Series, #9
Paperback (reprint)
Conspiracy in Death, April 1999
In Death Series, #8
Paperback
Silent Night, October 1998
Paperback
Immortal in Death, June 1998
In Death Series, #3
Paperback (reprint)
Holiday in Death, June 1998
In Death Series, #7
Paperback
Vengeance in Death, October 1997
In Death Series, #6
Paperback
Ceremony in Death, May 1997
In Death Series, #5
Paperback
Rapture in Death, September 1996
In Death Series, #4
Paperback
Glory in Death, December 1995
In Death Series, #2
Paperback (reprint)

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