History Literature / InDeath

16th Jun '16 11:54:59 AM JoieDeCombat
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* WhoMurderedTheAsshole: Several cases have a wealth of suspects thanks to the victim being a terrible, or at least thoroughly unlikable, person (see AssholeVictim). One textbook example is Richard Draco in ''Witness in Death,'' who proves to have been such scum while he was alive that Eve for the first time in the series admits that she can't feel any sympathy for him nor condemn his murderer, [[spoiler:considering that she killed him for starting an exploitative sexual relationship with their unwitting daughter]].

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* WhoMurderedTheAsshole: Several cases have a wealth of suspects thanks to the victim being a terrible, or at least thoroughly unlikable, person (see AssholeVictim). One textbook example is Richard Draco in ''Witness in Death,'' who proves to have been such scum while he was alive that Eve for the first time in the series admits that she can't feel any sympathy for him nor condemn his murderer, [[spoiler:considering that she killed him for starting an exploitative sexual relationship with their unwitting daughter]]. Agatha Christie references abound.
16th Jun '16 11:54:22 AM JoieDeCombat
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* WhoMurderedTheAsshole: Several cases have a wealth of suspects thanks to the victim being a terrible, or at least thoroughly unlikable, person (see AssholeVictim). One textbook example is Richard Draco in ''Witness in Death,'' who proves to have been such scum while he was alive that Eve for the first time in the series admits that she can't feel any sympathy for him nor condemn his murderer, [[spoiler:considering that she killed him for starting an exploitative sexual relationship with their unwitting daughter]].
27th Apr '16 11:46:43 PM Laina1312
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* PrintLongRunners: 29 titles plus.

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* PrintLongRunners: 29 50 titles plus.
20th Mar '16 2:52:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* BechdelTest: Oh, try to find a ''chapter'' that doesn't pass.
24th Feb '16 6:07:39 PM JoeG
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* ''Wonderment in Death'' (2015). A novella.
* ''Devoted in Death'' (2015)
* ''Brotherhood in Death'' (2016)


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* EnmityWithAnObject: Eve has an irrational fear and hatred of all vending machines. If at all possible she refuses to use them directly, preferring to hand her money to someone else and have them buy the candy bar or whatever for her.
12th Feb '16 1:46:34 AM Killerweinerdog
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** ''Obsession In Death'' takes this a step further by introducing droid ''police officers.'' Called "D-Officers," they appear to be utilized as first-response areas to places where it is difficult or dangerous for human officers to arrive in a timely fashion. Along with being made to look distinctively like human beings, they act mostly like humans as well, going by given names and even managing to [[ActuallyPrettyFunny look somewhat amused]] when Eve makes a lewd and unfriendly bystander talk by utilizing a [[GroinAttack very unfriendly grip]] on him.

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** ''Obsession In Death'' takes this a step further by introducing droid ''police officers.'' Called "D-Officers," they appear to be utilized as first-response areas to officers in places where it is would be difficult or dangerous for human officers to arrive in a timely fashion. Along with being made to look distinctively like human beings, they act mostly like humans as well, going by given names and even managing to [[ActuallyPrettyFunny look somewhat amused]] when Eve makes a lewd and unfriendly bystander talk by utilizing a [[GroinAttack very unfriendly grip]] on him.
12th Feb '16 1:45:28 AM Killerweinerdog
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Even droids are amused when the Lieutenant uses her methods to put assholes in their place.


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** ''Obsession In Death'' takes this a step further by introducing droid ''police officers.'' Called "D-Officers," they appear to be utilized as first-response areas to places where it is difficult or dangerous for human officers to arrive in a timely fashion. Along with being made to look distinctively like human beings, they act mostly like humans as well, going by given names and even managing to [[ActuallyPrettyFunny look somewhat amused]] when Eve makes a lewd and unfriendly bystander talk by utilizing a [[GroinAttack very unfriendly grip]] on him.
20th Jan '16 2:12:32 PM Levviathan6
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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: A minor example, as Mavis's daughter Bella is born in January of 2060 in ''Born in Death'' but by the summer (''Treachery in Death'') she is up walking and (kind of) talking.
1st Oct '15 10:57:04 AM GamerFromJump2
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[GirlyGirl Peabody]], who is good at appearing to sympathise with people, and Trueheart, who Eve says has an 'officer friendly way about him', and takes advantage of this to fool people into lowering their guard. Both contrast their senior partners who both show the tough cop image.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[GirlyGirl Peabody]], who is good at appearing to sympathise sympathize with people, and Trueheart, who Eve says has an 'officer friendly way about him', and takes advantage of this to fool people into lowering their guard. Both contrast their senior partners who both show the tough cop image.



* MuggingTheMonster: Eve's abusive former foster mother discovers that Eve has married into the Fiction500 and tries to blackmail Roarke. Roarke is not having it, already has six killings under his belt, and is ''very'' protective of Eve. He terrifies the woman into retreat. [[spoiler: She dies, but he didn't do it.]]

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* MuggingTheMonster: Eve's abusive former foster mother discovers that Eve has married into the Fiction500 {{Fiction 500}} and tries to blackmail Roarke. Roarke is not having it, already has six killings under his belt, and is ''very'' protective of Eve. He terrifies the woman into retreat. [[spoiler: She dies, but he didn't do it.]]


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* NamesTheSame: No, [[Series/TwentyFour the President]] is not a psychotic killer after Eve in ''Midnight in Death''.
15th Jun '15 2:28:08 PM morenohijazo
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* ActingForTwo: An odd and amusing meta example. One of the stories is a sort of {{Crossover}}, with the first part (pre-Urban Wars) featuring a couple involved in a theft mystery, and then an Eve and Roarke story that's a murder mystery. The first part is written by Nora Roberts, while the second part is written by... J.D. Robb. (The info page at the back of the book asserts that the "two authors" share a house, an office, and a husband.)



* MindControlDevice: [[spoiler: It turns out that a VR console Roarke was planning to distribute turned out to be this, the doctor who assisted in making the console began using it as a demented way of [[DrivenToSuicide driving people to suicide]] [[GoOutWithASmile with smiles on their faces.]] Roarke almost meets the same fate except he realizes who the murderer was.]]



* MindControlDevice: [[spoiler: It turns out that a VR console Roarke was planning to distribute turned out to be this, the doctor who assisted in making the console began using it as a demented way of [[DrivenToSuicide driving people to suicide]] [[GoOutWithASmile with smiles on their faces.]] Roarke almost meets the same fate except he realizes who the murderer was.]]

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* MindControlDevice: [[spoiler: It turns MotherhoodIsSuperior: Averted with Eve Dallas, because while her father Richard Troy was a child molester, her mother, who has many names, is fully revealed to be evil as well in ''New York To Dallas''. At least her surrogate mother Dr. Mira and her surrogate father Ryan Feeney treat her ''much'' better! Initially subverted with Roarke, with Meg Roarke and Patrick Roarke being AbusiveParents, but then played straight when he finds out in ''Portrait In Death'' that his birth mother was Siobahn Brody, who loved him and didn't see what a VR console monster Patrick Roarke was planning to distribute turned out to be this, the doctor who assisted in making the console began using until it as a demented way of [[DrivenToSuicide driving people to suicide]] [[GoOutWithASmile with smiles on their faces.]] Roarke almost meets the same fate except he realizes who the murderer was.]]was too late!
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