History Literature / InDeath

31st Oct '16 2:20:55 PM Morgenthaler
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** Dallas and Peabody. One's the hard-charging {{Badass}} cop, the other ''tries'' to be. But their reactions to Trina the stylist (Dallas: ''Dear God no!'', Peabody: ''Let me at it!'') really bring it home.

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** Dallas and Peabody. One's the hard-charging {{Badass}} badass cop, the other ''tries'' to be. But their reactions to Trina the stylist (Dallas: ''Dear God no!'', Peabody: ''Let me at it!'') really bring it home.
28th Oct '16 2:41:19 PM JoieDeCombat
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* DisproportionateRetribution: There is a general attitude in the series that murder is rarely a proportionate response to a situation, but even so, there are cases that stand out in how incredibly petty the murderer's reasons for ending the life of another human being turn out to be. Once again, ''Innocent in Death'' is a particularly notable example: Craig Foster was murdered painfully via ricin poisoning because [[spoiler:he gave Rayleen Straffo an A-minus on her project instead of an A-plus]].
19th Sep '16 2:24:19 PM JoieDeCombat
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* AffectionateNickname: Charles Monroe calls Eve "Lieutenant Sugar," and keeps it up long after any pretense of flirtation has passed. Roarke prefers "darling Eve," and at one point programs the house computer to call her that as well, to Eve's exasperation. [=McNabb=] has "She-Body" for Peabody, and Mavis doles out excessively cute nicknames like candy.
19th Sep '16 11:47:15 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: ''Naked in Death'' perpetuates the myth made popular by ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' in a crime anecdote that Feeney relates to Eve, involving a sex offender and murderer who coated his victims head to foot with red paint which suffocated them to death. "Skin's gotta breathe," Feeney explains. In reality, while it certainly wouldn't be ''healthy'' for someone to have their skin coated with paint, it wouldn't kill them - certainly not by suffocation, and the police report that Feeney was reading should have provided reasonably accurate information about cause of death.
17th Sep '16 6:24:21 PM JoieDeCombat
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The first book is set in 2058, with subsequent books proceeding into the early 2060s. Technology has made numerous advancements (including the ever-popular flying cars) and humans have established colonies and commercial facilities in space; prostitution has been legalized and regulated, while guns and unrecycled paper products have been banned and vegetable/soy substitutes for environmentally touchy products like meat and coffee are widespread. References are made to an Urban Revolt that occurred in the early 21st century and ended in 2016.



* TheAllegedCar: Eve drives a string of them which she is secretly attached to, before Roarke insists on buying her a DamageProofVehicle.



* TheAllegedCar: Eve drives a string of them which she is secretly attached to, before Roarke insists on buying her a DamageProofVehicle.
* TheLostLenore: Marlena.
15th Sep '16 11:49:57 AM JoieDeCombat
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* OddTitleOut:

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* OddTitleOut: OddNameOut:
15th Sep '16 11:47:34 AM JoieDeCombat
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* TheHypocrite: Arguably, Eve does a lot of mean things to strangers but [[BerserkButton she does not take it well when people do the same to her]] or [[HypocriticalHeartwarming her loved ones.]]



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
** All the titles follow the style ''<Word> in Death''.
** Averted by ''New York to [[StealthPun Dallas]]''.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
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IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All the titles follow the style ''<Word> in Death''.
** Averted by
Death'', with two exceptions: ''Remember When'' (a two-part novel set half in the present day and half in Eve and company's near-future), and ''New York to [[StealthPun Dallas]]''. To Dallas''.


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* OddTitleOut:
** ''Remember When'' breaks the "_____ in Death" title pattern, probably because only half of the book involves Eve.
** ''New York to Dallas'' is fully an Eve Dallas novel. In this case the break in the pattern may be due to the fact that not only does most of the story take place in Dallas, Texas instead of New York City, the case ties significantly into Eve's past.
15th Sep '16 11:31:24 AM JoieDeCombat
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* {{Fiction 500}}:
** Roarke. Eve frequently snarks about him buying whole countries; the reader may be forgiven for getting the impression that this is only ''kind'' of an exaggeration, given that any business or building Eve's investigations lead her to runs approximately a fifty-fifty chance of being owned by Roarke's company.
** It's much higher than fifty-fifty. It's eventually only remarkable when it turns out Roarke ''doesn't'' own the building or business in question. Roarke will then explain why he considered buying it but decided not to.
** With one noted exception. [[spoiler: The Statue of Liberty. Roarke simply states, "Nobody owns her."]]

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* {{Fiction 500}}:
** Roarke.
500}}: Roarke is one of the wealthiest individuals in the world, possibly ''the'' wealthiest. Eve frequently snarks about him buying whole countries; the reader may be forgiven for getting the impression that this is only ''kind'' of an exaggeration, given that any business or building Eve's investigations lead her to runs approximately a fifty-fifty chance or better of being owned by Roarke's company.
** It's much higher than fifty-fifty. It's eventually only remarkable when it turns out
Roarke ''doesn't'' own the building Industries or business in question. Roarke will then explain why a branch thereof. And if it's not, chances are he considered buying it but decided not to.
** With
at one noted exception. [[spoiler: The Statue point or other. Eve eventually more or less gets used to it after a couple years of Liberty. Roarke simply states, "Nobody owns her."]]marriage, although she complains (in ''Innocent in Death'') that his corporate policy directing all of his businesses to give her whatever information she asks for without question takes the fun out of verbally sparring with uncooperative employees.
15th Sep '16 11:20:24 AM JoieDeCombat
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* TheAntiChrist: David Baines Conroy. Interestingly, he's not the one Eve is after.

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* TheAntiChrist: David Baines Conroy. Interestingly, he's not Conroy in ''Ceremony in Death'' is a mass murderer who presented himself as the one Eve anti-Christ. He was caught prior to the start of the series; his case comes onto Eve's radar when it turns out that his son is after.involved in her current case. [[spoiler:The son, Charles "Chas" Forte, is being set up as a suspect by the real killers.]]
15th Sep '16 10:22:16 AM JoieDeCombat
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* {{Bishounen}}: Roarke has a talent for inspiring PerverseSexualLust in Eve's female associates, to her annoyance. Also Charles Monroe, for whom it is an asset to his former work.

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* {{Bishounen}}: Roarke has a talent for inspiring PerverseSexualLust in Eve's female associates, to her annoyance. Also There's also Charles Monroe, for whom it is an asset to his former work.(former) line of work as a Licensed Companion. Chief Medical Examiner Li Morris, described by Peabody as "seriously sexy," is a LongHairedPrettyBoy with black hair, "exotic" dark eyes, and a sense of style that Eve describes as "like an uptown rock star."


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* TheMourningAfter: Morris spends several books in mourning after [[spoiler:Coltraine]] is murdered in ''Promises in Death''. Four books and a novella later, ''Indulgence in Death'' shows him just starting to wear colors other than black again.
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