Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
Title: Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46)
Author: J.D. Robb
Condtion: Used - Like New
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‚Äôs neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äïfrom the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn‚Äôt think it‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs deranged private drama‚Äïand only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.