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A series of books by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb), featuring police detective Eve Dallas in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2058 New York City]]. The series has been described as ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' [-[[InSpace IN THE FUTURE]]!-] She meets, and later marries, the multi-billionaire [[OnlyOneName Roarke]]. The series concerns Eve and Roarke, and their efforts to catch various killers, psychos, and the occasional case of science gone bad.
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[[folder:Books in this series]]
* ''Naked in Death'' (1995).
* ''Glory in Death'' (1995).
* ''Immortal in Death'' (1996).
* ''Rapture in Death'' (1996).
* ''Ceremony in Death'' (1997).
* ''Vengeance in Death'' (1997).
* ''Holiday in Death'' (1998).
* ''Midnight in Death'' (1998). A novella.
* ''Conspiracy in Death'' (1999).
* ''Loyalty in Death'' (1999).
* ''Witness in Death'' (2000).
* ''Judgment in Death'' (2000).
* ''Betrayal in Death'' (2001).
* ''Interlude in Death'' (2001). A novella.
* ''Seduction in Death'' (2001).
* ''Reunion in Death'' (2002).
* ''Purity in Death'' (2002).
* ''Portrait in Death'' (2003).
* ''Remember When'' (2003). Two-part novel. The first part covers a diamond robbery taking place in the 2000s and a number of murders connected to it. The second part takes place in the 2050s and has Eve Dallas investigating the decades-old case. Since a new series of murders has started.
* ''Divided in Death'' (2004).
* ''Visions in Death'' (2004).
* ''Survivor in Death'' (2005).
* ''Origin in Death'' (2005).
* ''Memory in Death'' (2006).
* ''Haunted in Death '' (2006). A novella.
* ''Born in Death'' (2006).
* ''Innocent in Death'' (2007).
* ''Eternity in Death'' (2007). A novella.
* ''Creation in Death'' (2007).
* ''Strangers in Death'' (2008).
* ''Ritual in Death'' (2008). A novella.
* ''Salvation in Death'' (2008).
* ''Promises in Death'' (2009).
* ''Kindred in Death'' (2009).
* ''Missing in Death'' (2009). A novella.
* ''Fantasy in Death'' (2010).
* ''Indulgence in Death'' (2010).
* ''Possession in Death'' (2010). A novella.
* ''Treachery in Death'' (2011).
* ''New York to Dallas'' (2011).
* ''Chaos in Death'' (2011). A novella.
* ''Celebrity in Death'' (2012).
* ''Delusion in Death'' (2012).
[[/folder]]
!!These books contain examples of:

* AbsentAliens - There is space travel in Robb's 21st century, but it's mostly background, and there's no mention of non-human life. (Aside from the {{complete monster}}s Eve chases)
* AbusiveParents - Both main characters.
** Apart from Roarke's [[spoiler: real mother, who died soon after he was born.]]
* 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.)
* AndThisIsFor - Eve has one after the fact, with the knockout being for the victim.
* AntiHero: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Eve is Type III, Roarke Type IV]]
* AssholeVictim - There are a lot of these. Eve starts out essentially forcing herself to sympathize with them and feel for them. ''Witness In Death'' has her openly admit that she couldn't feel sorry for the victim, nor truly condemn his murderer. Her previous attitude is lighter to absent later on, when confronted with such victims.
* BackToBackBadasses - Eve and Roarke on at least two occasions.
* BadassGrandpa - Pretty much everyone who actually participated on some level in the Urban Wars TookALevelInBadass. Some of them took more than one level and retained it better.
* BadDreams / CatapultNightmare - Eve. Certain things will make her lapse into flashback when awake. Often dragged out of them by Roarke.
* BattleButler - Summerset is normally quite reserved, but has been shown to kick a little ass. Especially in {{flashback}}.
* BigApplesauce - Both the text and some of the characters treat New York City with a reverence bordering on religion. In one book Roarke feels the need to point out to Eve that New York isn't the center of the universe, to which Eve replies that it should be. The fact that New York state exists beyond New York City is generally ignored.
* BigBrotherInstinct - Roarke tends to harbor protective instincts toward Eve's female colleagues, though they're not particularly weak. This is probably due to DeadLittleSister, below.
* BigDamnHeroes - Eve frequently has such moments at the climax of a novel's storyline. Roarke has also done it a few times.
* BerserkButton - Harm Eve and after the NYPSD makes your life a living hell, Roarke will show you new types of pain. The same applies for harming Roarke where Eve is concerned.
** It goes either and both ways, with Eve's men taking it [[ItsPersonal personally]] when someone threatens their Lieutenant. We see this in 'Treachery In Death' after someone has just attacked Eve from the back, in front of other detectives.
-->'''Detective Jacobson''': [[ClusterFBomb Drop the fucking weapon, you fucking motherfucker or I'll fucking scramble your brains. Hands up! Hands up where I can fucking see them, you fucking cocksucker. You fucking breathe wrong, you fucking blink wrong, and I will fuck you up.]]
-->'''Eve''': That was some very creative and varied use of the word ''fuck'', Detective.
-->'''Jacobson''': Fucker. On your fucking face, you fucking shit coward. Stream my Leutenant in the fucking back? Fuck you!
** He then proceeds break one of the man's fingers.
** Like most examples of this Trope, if you hurt, injure or kill another cop, no matter who you are, the NYPSD will drop everything to hunt you down.
** [[CorruptCop Police corruption]] for Eve.
** No matter how injured she is, even when a case is over Eve will still fight to avoid going to a hospital.
* BestServedCold - Prior to the series, Roarke meticulously planned and executed 7 murders across the globe, over the course of a decade. [[ItsPersonal The men]] [[MoralEventHorizon earned]] [[RapeAsDrama it]].
* BlackMarketProduce: Real meat and coffee are expensive luxuries that only the mega-rich can afford. In the first novel of the series reformed (mostly) bad boy billionaire Roarke woos Lt. Eve Dallas by giving her a present of genuine coffee beans from the Brazilian plantation he maintains at great expense for his own personal supply. It's so immeasurably superior to the vile sludge that usually passes for coffee that Dallas's coffee becomes the envy of the entire Homicide division.
* BlandNameProduct - For various things, and averted on so few occasions that you might start wondering about ProductPlacement (or at least AuthorAppeal), since Pepsi seems to be one of the only, if not ''the'' only, major brand to survive the Urban Wars.
** There's also the various drugs like Zoner, Zeus, and Exotica, which in function and approach they're basically just Marijuana, Cocaine, and Ecstasy. Would probably be just FutureSlang if the series didn't try to point out that they're actually supposed to be distinct substances. (And yet, the originals have apparently disappeared from use. No one ever tokes some weed or snorts some coke, it's always Zoner or Zeus.)
* {{Blackmail}} - A number of individuals use this in the series. Some of them even tried this on a murderer, in a blatant WhatAnIdiot manuever. Every single one of these individuals ended up as an AssholeVictim.
* ByTheBookCop[=/=]CowboyCop: Eve somehow manages to be '''both'''! Peabody is a straighter example of ByTheBookCop but not entirely.
** Eve tries to be a ByTheBookCop so as to not give her suspects any legal loopholes to exploit and will resort to the less legal means (often by drawing on Roarke's talents for that sort of thing) only when she has no other option. Eve respects if not outright worships the Law while recognizing that her opponents work outside it.
* {{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.
* BrotherSisterIncest - [[spoiler: ''Holiday in Death'', Piper and Rudy Hoffman.]]
* CloudCuckooLander - Dennis Mira, Dr. Mira's husband. Incredibly sweet and empathetic but rather spacey. Eve finds him oddly charming.
* CoolBigSis - Peabody thinks of Dallas this way, while Dallas is impressed by Mira's grace, style and poise, to the point of her mental descriptions reaching near girl-crush levels.
* CoolCar - In ''Promises In Death'', Roarke gives Dallas an incredibly cool car custom-designed for her, packed to the gills with awesome features...and painted like a junker, so it won't draw attention on the street.
* DaChief - Chief Tibble. Commander Whitney, as her direct superior, also serves as DaChief to Eve in many respects; both of them have good working relationships with her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Dallas, Roarke, Dr. Mira. How they each dealt with it is a large part of their characterization, and set them on their respective paths.
* DeadLittleSister - Summerset's daughter, Marlena, fills this role for Roarke.
** [[spoiler: Crack]]'s sister dies in a later novel, giving [[spoiler: him]] a huge HeroicBSOD.
* DeathGlare - Most of the older characters have one, but the prize has to go to Roarke, as seeing it was described as "[looking] into the face of murder."
** {{Bonus Points}} for actually being willing and capable of the act, but usually doesn't because there is either no point, or more common, it would upset Eve.
* {{Determinator}} - Plenty of them, but especially Eve. She will run herself until forced to stop and rest, generally by fellow determinator Roarke.
* TheDitz: Mavis
* TheDreaded - The departmental grapevine is apparently "more scared of [Eve] than [[CorruptCop Oberman]]". Eve's response:
---> I like fear. It's versatile.
* DyeHard - Mavis has a different [[HairColors hair color]] every time she appears, even within a single novel. There's no indication in any of the novels as to what her actual natural hair color is.
* TheEmpath - Peabody's father and brother are this, and the former theorizes that Eve might be too.
* EngineeredPublicConfession - Eve pulls this off at the end of ''Purity in Death''.
* EvilCounterpart - Renee Oberman in ''Treachery In Death'' is basically the opposite of Eve in every way but gender. Also Bix to Peabody. He's an attack dog subordinate with no independent thought, she's a true partner who complements Eve as part of a team.
* {{Expy}} - Eve and Roarke bear a very strong resemblance to Mel Sutherland and Sebastian Donovan from Roberts' 1992 novella ''Entranced''.
* FairCop: Trueheart is a rare male example. Even Eve mentally describes him as "hunky".
* AFatherToHisMen: Dallas is a GenderFlippedExample; although she's a JerkAss and rarely emotional, or maternal, she does feel protective about them. It's reciprocated in kind.
-->'''Peabody''': You've got one of the crappiest offices in Central. It makes us proud.
-->'''Dallas''': Seriously?
-->'''Peabody''': You don't care about the fancy, you care about the job. And your men. Everybody knows it.
* {{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."]]
* FunPersonified[=/=]GenkiGirl - Mavis.
* FutureSlang: Drugs are chems, sedatives are soothers, painkillers are blockers and sneakers are skids, just to name a few.
* GentleGiant - Leonardo.
* GentlemanThief - Roarke and Summerset are both former ones, but their skill is undiminished. Roarke, at least, keeps in practice.
* GiveMeBackMyWallet - Every now and then, Eve will catch ''other people'' getting their pockets picked, and apprehend the thief. But Roarke has been shown to pick Eve's pocket without her noticing, for fun.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Dr. Mira in ''Midnight In Death'' is unable to understand David Palmer's villainy. Eve Dallas is similarly unable to understand her own mother in ''New York To Dallas''.
* GranolaGirl: Peabody was raised this way, but totally rejected the lifestyle.
* HairColors - Mavis and Trina, self-induced.
* HairTriggerTemper - Eve is pretty much an irritable dick to everyone around her. All the time. Even when she's in a ''good'' mood.
** Yep, she can be put with Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Series/{{House}}.
* HappilyMarried - Eve and Roarke, after a whirlwind courtship. Also, the Miras, the Feeneys, Mavis and Leonardo, and the Whitneys. Despite the books' subject matter, it's actually rather common among the first- and second-tier characters. More than, say, any of the ''LawAndOrder'' series.
** Roberts/Robb [[SignatureStyle likes this trope]]. A lot. Especially paired with whirlwind romances. To the point that it counts as a subversion with Peabody and [=McNabb=] when their relationship takes a while to build up and isn't smooth sailing in the least.
** There is Morris and Coltraine, who were developing a relationship across several books ...[[spoiler: until Coltraine was murdered in ''Promises In Death'']].
* HeroOfAnotherStory - The other Homicide detectives, particularly [[ThoseTwoGuys Baxter and Trueheart]], close their own cases and report to Eve throughout the series. This is even lampshaded in the narration, which describes them as "the leads in a buddy movie."
* HugeGuyTinyGirl - Leonardo ("built like a redwood") and Mavis ("pixielike").
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming - All the titles follow the style ''<Word> in Death''.
** Averted by ''New York to [[StealthPun Dallas]]''.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim - Played with. [[spoiler: The killer in one novel murdered a foster mother who abused both her and Eve, and told Eve that they were similar enough to have done the same. Eve says no, she wouldn't.]]
** Most of the time, Eve has to speak to Roarke about this to stop him doing something he'll regret.
*** Actually it's more often her stopping him from doing something ''she'll'' regret. Roarke, to judge by past example, seems like he'd be perfectly fine with it, but he respects that there are lines it would make Eve unhappy for him to cross.
* InternalAffairs - Generally portrayed more positively than is usual for crime and punishment fiction, but Eve (and everyone else) still has the usual prejudice against them.
** Eve seems to think that regular cops should catch dirty cops (how she considers this particularly different than the "rat squad" is unclear). Of course, in the process of catching dirty cops, Eve tends to break departmental regulations and full-blown laws like they were bubbles on bubble wrap.
** Let the record show that Eve does angst over the laws and regulations that she breaks.
* InterserviceRivalry: Oh, man, is this trope played straight to a T or what? The New York Police Department and the Internal Affairs Bureau tend to butt heads a lot in this series. The New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have some major hostilities between them. The FBI is mostly portrayed as stuck-up, arrogant, and above the dirty and grimy streets. The New York Police Department and the Homeland Security Organization develop some major hostilities between them. Oddly, the HSO is portrayed like the Central Intelligence Agency - dark, shadowy, powerful, has no conscience, and will break laws and regulations to the point of crossing one too many lines. The CIA is nowhere to be found in this series - whatever happened to it?
* ItsPersonal - Much of ''Treachery In Death''. The {{Corrupt Cop}}s, particularly their ringleader Renee Oberman, were one for Eve, as she defines so much of herself by the work. However, she wouldn't have known about that if [[spoiler: Peabody hadn't accidentally witnessed a conversation about their crimes.]] Scaring [[spoiler: Peabody]] half to death made it even more personal. By the end, she's basically trying to did the deepest possible hole and toss Oberman into it.
* JerkassFacade: In Dallas' case more like Jerkass Wall Of China.
* TheLadette: Guess.
* LastNameBasis: Feeney, Peabody, [=McNab=], Summerset. Common for cops and other law enforcement personnel in general. Roarke takes it to the extreme; presumably he had a given name at one point, but [[OnlyOneName he refuses to claim it now]].
* LineOfSightName: Dallas's surname comes from where she was found.
* LongRunningBookSeries
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot - Several instances.
* MoralityChain - Eve to Roarke, stopping him killing quite a few people and the reason he gave up the criminal side of his enterprises. God only knows what would happen if she ever died.
** Think {{Roaring Rampage of Revenge}} [[XMeetsY meets]] {{Unstoppable Rage}}. May or may not include elements of {{Best Served Cold}}
* MustHaveCaffeine - Eve
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: In ''Celebrity in Death'', the actress who plays Peabody in the Icove movie turns out to be a vindictive, obsessively jealous harriden who tries to intimidate, blackmail, and/or stalk various coworkers and associates.
* NonIdleRich - Louise Dimatto, Roarke (on occasion), and Eve (after marrying Roarke).
* NoSocialSkills - Eve
* NotSoFakePropWeapon - in ''Witness In Death''. [[spoiler:Subverted; the person who switched the prop out for a real knife was the actress who used it to stab the victim during the play, and knew all along what she was doing.]]
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: Eve's relationship with Roarke occurs in spite of his obscene wealth rather than because of it. She is horrified when he presents her with an enormous diamond as a souvenir from a trip to Australia, and after their marriage she not only refuses to think of his assets as hers, she gets mad at him when she realizes he's been putting funds into an account in her name and demands that he take it back.
* OnlyOneName - Roarke. NoraRoberts has stated that she will not reveal his given name.
* PercussiveMaintenance - Eve's standard method of dealing with any and all technology.
* PolitenessJudo - Roarke is an ''n''th degree black belt in it.
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision C Strike]] - The only time Eve uses the word in the entire series kicks off a particularly vicious stream of invective.
* PrintLongRunners - 29 titles plus.
* PsychicPowers - Some have been proven scientifically by the time of the series, and possessors thereof are registered with the state. Peabody's brother Zeke has them, and they form a part of ''Visions In Death'''s plot.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - There are "droids", both human and animal, but close observation can make them as not real.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines - The science gone bad stories often feature concepts that are theoretical now.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge - The motive of at least one villain. [[spoiler:Roarke]] also had one prior to the series.
* RunningGag - The candy thief, who is probably just waiting to become a ChekhovsGunman.
** Eve's ongoing feud with all sorts of mechanical and/or electronic systems. For example, the drink machine at Eve's precinct which seems to hate her as much she hates it. It's practically [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Novel]] that she orders someone else to get her a tube of Pepsi from the thing.
* ScaryBlackMan - Chief Tibble and Crack.
* SelfMadeOrphan - [[spoiler: Eve.]] Justified like you wouldn't believe, though.
* SerialKiller - Several, but particularly The Groom.
* {{Sidekick}} - Delia Peabody to Eve; Troy [[MeaningfulName Trueheart]] to Baxter.
* SlapSlapKiss - Peabody and [=McNab=].
** The essence of Eve and Roarke's whole relationship even after they get married.
* SoleSurvivor - Poor little Nixie Swisher witnesses the slaughter of her whole family at the tender age of nine. (''Survivor in Death'')
* StrawmanPolitical - In the first book at the very least, the parties have discarded their former names and are now just the Conservatives, Moderates, and so on. The Conservatives are evil and corrupt to a man, depicted as snarling tyrants obsessed with destroying contraception because they hate women being able to control their reproductive faculties. [[spoiler: And of course, the Conservative Senator who wants to make prostitution illegal and gun ownership legal is a slobbering, incestuous child-raper.]]
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: Both Eve and Roarke turn out to have murder in their backstories. As a child, Eve [[spoiler:stabbed her father to death in self-defense when he raped and beat her]]. Roarke, meanwhile, turns out in ''Vengeance In Death'' to have [[spoiler:gone on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and killed several men involved in the rape, torture, and death of Summerset's daughter Marlena]].
* [[{{TakingTheBullet}} Taking the Nerve Disruptor]] - Eve does this for Summerset, her continuing low-level antagonist.
** Roarke gets saved from a stab wound in the same manner by [[spoiler: Mick Connelly]], leading to one of the tearjerkers in the series.
* ThereAreNoPsychologists - Averted. Charlotte Mira serves both as Eve's confidante and case consultant/TheProfiler. Eve has also been known to recommend Dr. Mira to others who've gone through especially traumatic experiences, and Nadine is revealed to have some sessions with her as well.
* TheyFightCrime - A multi-millionare ex-criminal and a cop team up together to solve crimes.
* ToThePain - Roarke explains to a shadow of Eve's past that he'd like nothing more than to peel the skin from her bones. [[NightmareFuel One thin layer at a time.]]
* {{Tomboy And Girly Girl}} - 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.
** Also Dallas and Mavis. And Dallas and Dr. Mira. Really, any other female character in the series is girly compared to Eve.
*** Most of the ''men'' are girly compared to Eve, sometimes Roarke will know more about feminine matters than Eve herself. Which isn't hard, to tell the truth.
* TranquilFury - Roarke is the champion of this trope within the series; Eve is actually more scared when he gets like this than when his anger shows in his actions.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia - Eve, who had forgotten most of her DarkAndTroubledPast at the start of the series.
* TriangRelations - Type Four. Webster is in love with Eve who is married to Roarke. Roarke is aware of Webster's infatuations, resulting in the two men fighting each other briefly. Afterwards, they come to an understanding: Webster is in love with Eve, and Roarke doesn't mind as long as Webster doesn't try anything on her, and remembers she is his wife.
** [[spoiler: In ''Treachery in Death'', Webster recently started a relationship with Darcia Angelo and it seems pretty serious. So he's moving on and things are finally resolving.]]
* [[spoiler: TurnInYourBadge - Leads to a major HeroicBSOD for Eve and pisses off Roarke]]
* VillainByDefault - There's plenty of those, with drug dealers, pedophiles, defense attorneys, and others.
* WalkingTechbane - Machines tend to misbehave around Eve, maybe because she beats them half to death when they aren't cooperating.
* WesternTerrorists - Doomsday (a cyber-terrorist group) and Cassandra, the latter in turn being an offshoot of the pre-series WesternTerrorists [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Apollo]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse - When Crack returns from his WalkingTheEarth stint, Eve asks him to help her with some undercover work. His attempts and the results of such are never mentioned.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman - Droids are a bit of a muddy area, here. While no one outright says they're sentient, and it's mostly implied that they're just well-programmed to emulate some emotional responses, they do display traits like fear and self-preservation... usually when Eve threatens to have them taken apart or destroyed for not being as cooperative as she'd like.
* WhatTheHellHero - "Isn't it funny how no one likes a dirty cop, but nobody wants to hang out with the guys that catch them?" Eve [[IgnoredEpiphany promptly ignores]] this utterly apt and pointed observation from her former friend and continues to refer to Internal Affairs as the "rat squad".
** Maybe Eve does not want to look like she is sympathizing with Interal Affairs Bureau to the other cops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes - Eve has a severe fear of heights. Only her iron discipline keeps her from externalizing her strong internal reaction. She also has a fear of [[spoiler:cows,]] but it's not as violent. Both of these are symptomatic of a general case of semi-agoraphobia, derived from living in large cities her entire (remembered) life.
** Both shrink as to nothing compared to her fear and loathing of anything even vaguely resembling a hospital. In fact, no matter how injured or fatigued she is the only way to get her to submit to treatment is if she's unconcious and/or physically restrained. It verges on the masochistic.
* {{World War III}} - The Urban Wars, a period of very violent worldwide civil unrest. Roarke mentions that it ran longer in Ireland than most places.
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A series of books by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb), featuring police detective Eve Dallas in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2058 New York City]]. The series has been described as ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' [-[[InSpace IN THE FUTURE]]!-] She meets, and later marries, the multi-billionaire [[OnlyOneName Roarke]]. The series concerns Eve and Roarke, and their efforts to catch various killers, psychos, and the occasional case of science gone bad.
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[[folder:Books in this series]]
* ''Naked in Death'' (1995).
* ''Glory in Death'' (1995).
* ''Immortal in Death'' (1996).
* ''Rapture in Death'' (1996).
* ''Ceremony in Death'' (1997).
* ''Vengeance in Death'' (1997).
* ''Holiday in Death'' (1998).
* ''Midnight in Death'' (1998). A novella.
* ''Conspiracy in Death'' (1999).
* ''Loyalty in Death'' (1999).
* ''Witness in Death'' (2000).
* ''Judgment in Death'' (2000).
* ''Betrayal in Death'' (2001).
* ''Interlude in Death'' (2001). A novella.
* ''Seduction in Death'' (2001).
* ''Reunion in Death'' (2002).
* ''Purity in Death'' (2002).
* ''Portrait in Death'' (2003).
* ''Remember When'' (2003). Two-part novel. The first part covers a diamond robbery taking place in the 2000s and a number of murders connected to it. The second part takes place in the 2050s and has Eve Dallas investigating the decades-old case. Since a new series of murders has started.
* ''Divided in Death'' (2004).
* ''Visions in Death'' (2004).
* ''Survivor in Death'' (2005).
* ''Origin in Death'' (2005).
* ''Memory in Death'' (2006).
* ''Haunted in Death '' (2006). A novella.
* ''Born in Death'' (2006).
* ''Innocent in Death'' (2007).
* ''Eternity in Death'' (2007). A novella.
* ''Creation in Death'' (2007).
* ''Strangers in Death'' (2008).
* ''Ritual in Death'' (2008). A novella.
* ''Salvation in Death'' (2008).
* ''Promises in Death'' (2009).
* ''Kindred in Death'' (2009).
* ''Missing in Death'' (2009). A novella.
* ''Fantasy in Death'' (2010).
* ''Indulgence in Death'' (2010).
* ''Possession in Death'' (2010). A novella.
* ''Treachery in Death'' (2011).
* ''New York to Dallas'' (2011).
* ''Chaos in Death'' (2011). A novella.
* ''Celebrity in Death'' (2012).
* ''Delusion in Death'' (2012).
[[/folder]]
!!These books contain examples of:

* AbsentAliens - There is space travel in Robb's 21st century, but it's mostly background, and there's no mention of non-human life. (Aside from the {{complete monster}}s Eve chases)
* AbusiveParents - Both main characters.
** Apart from Roarke's [[spoiler: real mother, who died soon after he was born.]]
* 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.)
* AndThisIsFor - Eve has one after the fact, with the knockout being for the victim.
* AntiHero: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Eve is Type III, Roarke Type IV]]
* AssholeVictim - There are a lot of these. Eve starts out essentially forcing herself to sympathize with them and feel for them. ''Witness In Death'' has her openly admit that she couldn't feel sorry for the victim, nor truly condemn his murderer. Her previous attitude is lighter to absent later on, when confronted with such victims.
* BackToBackBadasses - Eve and Roarke on at least two occasions.
* BadassGrandpa - Pretty much everyone who actually participated on some level in the Urban Wars TookALevelInBadass. Some of them took more than one level and retained it better.
* BadDreams / CatapultNightmare - Eve. Certain things will make her lapse into flashback when awake. Often dragged out of them by Roarke.
* BattleButler - Summerset is normally quite reserved, but has been shown to kick a little ass. Especially in {{flashback}}.
* BigApplesauce - Both the text and some of the characters treat New York City with a reverence bordering on religion. In one book Roarke feels the need to point out to Eve that New York isn't the center of the universe, to which Eve replies that it should be. The fact that New York state exists beyond New York City is generally ignored.
* BigBrotherInstinct - Roarke tends to harbor protective instincts toward Eve's female colleagues, though they're not particularly weak. This is probably due to DeadLittleSister, below.
* BigDamnHeroes - Eve frequently has such moments at the climax of a novel's storyline. Roarke has also done it a few times.
* BerserkButton - Harm Eve and after the NYPSD makes your life a living hell, Roarke will show you new types of pain. The same applies for harming Roarke where Eve is concerned.
** It goes either and both ways, with Eve's men taking it [[ItsPersonal personally]] when someone threatens their Lieutenant. We see this in 'Treachery In Death' after someone has just attacked Eve from the back, in front of other detectives.
-->'''Detective Jacobson''': [[ClusterFBomb Drop the fucking weapon, you fucking motherfucker or I'll fucking scramble your brains. Hands up! Hands up where I can fucking see them, you fucking cocksucker. You fucking breathe wrong, you fucking blink wrong, and I will fuck you up.]]
-->'''Eve''': That was some very creative and varied use of the word ''fuck'', Detective.
-->'''Jacobson''': Fucker. On your fucking face, you fucking shit coward. Stream my Leutenant in the fucking back? Fuck you!
** He then proceeds break one of the man's fingers.
** Like most examples of this Trope, if you hurt, injure or kill another cop, no matter who you are, the NYPSD will drop everything to hunt you down.
** [[CorruptCop Police corruption]] for Eve.
** No matter how injured she is, even when a case is over Eve will still fight to avoid going to a hospital.
* BestServedCold - Prior to the series, Roarke meticulously planned and executed 7 murders across the globe, over the course of a decade. [[ItsPersonal The men]] [[MoralEventHorizon earned]] [[RapeAsDrama it]].
* BlackMarketProduce: Real meat and coffee are expensive luxuries that only the mega-rich can afford. In the first novel of the series reformed (mostly) bad boy billionaire Roarke woos Lt. Eve Dallas by giving her a present of genuine coffee beans from the Brazilian plantation he maintains at great expense for his own personal supply. It's so immeasurably superior to the vile sludge that usually passes for coffee that Dallas's coffee becomes the envy of the entire Homicide division.
* BlandNameProduct - For various things, and averted on so few occasions that you might start wondering about ProductPlacement (or at least AuthorAppeal), since Pepsi seems to be one of the only, if not ''the'' only, major brand to survive the Urban Wars.
** There's also the various drugs like Zoner, Zeus, and Exotica, which in function and approach they're basically just Marijuana, Cocaine, and Ecstasy. Would probably be just FutureSlang if the series didn't try to point out that they're actually supposed to be distinct substances. (And yet, the originals have apparently disappeared from use. No one ever tokes some weed or snorts some coke, it's always Zoner or Zeus.)
* {{Blackmail}} - A number of individuals use this in the series. Some of them even tried this on a murderer, in a blatant WhatAnIdiot manuever. Every single one of these individuals ended up as an AssholeVictim.
* ByTheBookCop[=/=]CowboyCop: Eve somehow manages to be '''both'''! Peabody is a straighter example of ByTheBookCop but not entirely.
** Eve tries to be a ByTheBookCop so as to not give her suspects any legal loopholes to exploit and will resort to the less legal means (often by drawing on Roarke's talents for that sort of thing) only when she has no other option. Eve respects if not outright worships the Law while recognizing that her opponents work outside it.
* {{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.
* BrotherSisterIncest - [[spoiler: ''Holiday in Death'', Piper and Rudy Hoffman.]]
* CloudCuckooLander - Dennis Mira, Dr. Mira's husband. Incredibly sweet and empathetic but rather spacey. Eve finds him oddly charming.
* CoolBigSis - Peabody thinks of Dallas this way, while Dallas is impressed by Mira's grace, style and poise, to the point of her mental descriptions reaching near girl-crush levels.
* CoolCar - In ''Promises In Death'', Roarke gives Dallas an incredibly cool car custom-designed for her, packed to the gills with awesome features...and painted like a junker, so it won't draw attention on the street.
* DaChief - Chief Tibble. Commander Whitney, as her direct superior, also serves as DaChief to Eve in many respects; both of them have good working relationships with her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Dallas, Roarke, Dr. Mira. How they each dealt with it is a large part of their characterization, and set them on their respective paths.
* DeadLittleSister - Summerset's daughter, Marlena, fills this role for Roarke.
** [[spoiler: Crack]]'s sister dies in a later novel, giving [[spoiler: him]] a huge HeroicBSOD.
* DeathGlare - Most of the older characters have one, but the prize has to go to Roarke, as seeing it was described as "[looking] into the face of murder."
** {{Bonus Points}} for actually being willing and capable of the act, but usually doesn't because there is either no point, or more common, it would upset Eve.
* {{Determinator}} - Plenty of them, but especially Eve. She will run herself until forced to stop and rest, generally by fellow determinator Roarke.
* TheDitz: Mavis
* TheDreaded - The departmental grapevine is apparently "more scared of [Eve] than [[CorruptCop Oberman]]". Eve's response:
---> I like fear. It's versatile.
* DyeHard - Mavis has a different [[HairColors hair color]] every time she appears, even within a single novel. There's no indication in any of the novels as to what her actual natural hair color is.
* TheEmpath - Peabody's father and brother are this, and the former theorizes that Eve might be too.
* EngineeredPublicConfession - Eve pulls this off at the end of ''Purity in Death''.
* EvilCounterpart - Renee Oberman in ''Treachery In Death'' is basically the opposite of Eve in every way but gender. Also Bix to Peabody. He's an attack dog subordinate with no independent thought, she's a true partner who complements Eve as part of a team.
* {{Expy}} - Eve and Roarke bear a very strong resemblance to Mel Sutherland and Sebastian Donovan from Roberts' 1992 novella ''Entranced''.
* FairCop: Trueheart is a rare male example. Even Eve mentally describes him as "hunky".
* AFatherToHisMen: Dallas is a GenderFlippedExample; although she's a JerkAss and rarely emotional, or maternal, she does feel protective about them. It's reciprocated in kind.
-->'''Peabody''': You've got one of the crappiest offices in Central. It makes us proud.
-->'''Dallas''': Seriously?
-->'''Peabody''': You don't care about the fancy, you care about the job. And your men. Everybody knows it.
* {{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."]]
* FunPersonified[=/=]GenkiGirl - Mavis.
* FutureSlang: Drugs are chems, sedatives are soothers, painkillers are blockers and sneakers are skids, just to name a few.
* GentleGiant - Leonardo.
* GentlemanThief - Roarke and Summerset are both former ones, but their skill is undiminished. Roarke, at least, keeps in practice.
* GiveMeBackMyWallet - Every now and then, Eve will catch ''other people'' getting their pockets picked, and apprehend the thief. But Roarke has been shown to pick Eve's pocket without her noticing, for fun.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Dr. Mira in ''Midnight In Death'' is unable to understand David Palmer's villainy. Eve Dallas is similarly unable to understand her own mother in ''New York To Dallas''.
* GranolaGirl: Peabody was raised this way, but totally rejected the lifestyle.
* HairColors - Mavis and Trina, self-induced.
* HairTriggerTemper - Eve is pretty much an irritable dick to everyone around her. All the time. Even when she's in a ''good'' mood.
** Yep, she can be put with Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Series/{{House}}.
* HappilyMarried - Eve and Roarke, after a whirlwind courtship. Also, the Miras, the Feeneys, Mavis and Leonardo, and the Whitneys. Despite the books' subject matter, it's actually rather common among the first- and second-tier characters. More than, say, any of the ''LawAndOrder'' series.
** Roberts/Robb [[SignatureStyle likes this trope]]. A lot. Especially paired with whirlwind romances. To the point that it counts as a subversion with Peabody and [=McNabb=] when their relationship takes a while to build up and isn't smooth sailing in the least.
** There is Morris and Coltraine, who were developing a relationship across several books ...[[spoiler: until Coltraine was murdered in ''Promises In Death'']].
* HeroOfAnotherStory - The other Homicide detectives, particularly [[ThoseTwoGuys Baxter and Trueheart]], close their own cases and report to Eve throughout the series. This is even lampshaded in the narration, which describes them as "the leads in a buddy movie."
* HugeGuyTinyGirl - Leonardo ("built like a redwood") and Mavis ("pixielike").
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming - All the titles follow the style ''<Word> in Death''.
** Averted by ''New York to [[StealthPun Dallas]]''.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim - Played with. [[spoiler: The killer in one novel murdered a foster mother who abused both her and Eve, and told Eve that they were similar enough to have done the same. Eve says no, she wouldn't.]]
** Most of the time, Eve has to speak to Roarke about this to stop him doing something he'll regret.
*** Actually it's more often her stopping him from doing something ''she'll'' regret. Roarke, to judge by past example, seems like he'd be perfectly fine with it, but he respects that there are lines it would make Eve unhappy for him to cross.
* InternalAffairs - Generally portrayed more positively than is usual for crime and punishment fiction, but Eve (and everyone else) still has the usual prejudice against them.
** Eve seems to think that regular cops should catch dirty cops (how she considers this particularly different than the "rat squad" is unclear). Of course, in the process of catching dirty cops, Eve tends to break departmental regulations and full-blown laws like they were bubbles on bubble wrap.
** Let the record show that Eve does angst over the laws and regulations that she breaks.
* InterserviceRivalry: Oh, man, is this trope played straight to a T or what? The New York Police Department and the Internal Affairs Bureau tend to butt heads a lot in this series. The New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have some major hostilities between them. The FBI is mostly portrayed as stuck-up, arrogant, and above the dirty and grimy streets. The New York Police Department and the Homeland Security Organization develop some major hostilities between them. Oddly, the HSO is portrayed like the Central Intelligence Agency - dark, shadowy, powerful, has no conscience, and will break laws and regulations to the point of crossing one too many lines. The CIA is nowhere to be found in this series - whatever happened to it?
* ItsPersonal - Much of ''Treachery In Death''. The {{Corrupt Cop}}s, particularly their ringleader Renee Oberman, were one for Eve, as she defines so much of herself by the work. However, she wouldn't have known about that if [[spoiler: Peabody hadn't accidentally witnessed a conversation about their crimes.]] Scaring [[spoiler: Peabody]] half to death made it even more personal. By the end, she's basically trying to did the deepest possible hole and toss Oberman into it.
* JerkassFacade: In Dallas' case more like Jerkass Wall Of China.
* TheLadette: Guess.
* LastNameBasis: Feeney, Peabody, [=McNab=], Summerset. Common for cops and other law enforcement personnel in general. Roarke takes it to the extreme; presumably he had a given name at one point, but [[OnlyOneName he refuses to claim it now]].
* LineOfSightName: Dallas's surname comes from where she was found.
* LongRunningBookSeries
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot - Several instances.
* MoralityChain - Eve to Roarke, stopping him killing quite a few people and the reason he gave up the criminal side of his enterprises. God only knows what would happen if she ever died.
** Think {{Roaring Rampage of Revenge}} [[XMeetsY meets]] {{Unstoppable Rage}}. May or may not include elements of {{Best Served Cold}}
* MustHaveCaffeine - Eve
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: In ''Celebrity in Death'', the actress who plays Peabody in the Icove movie turns out to be a vindictive, obsessively jealous harriden who tries to intimidate, blackmail, and/or stalk various coworkers and associates.
* NonIdleRich - Louise Dimatto, Roarke (on occasion), and Eve (after marrying Roarke).
* NoSocialSkills - Eve
* NotSoFakePropWeapon - in ''Witness In Death''. [[spoiler:Subverted; the person who switched the prop out for a real knife was the actress who used it to stab the victim during the play, and knew all along what she was doing.]]
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: Eve's relationship with Roarke occurs in spite of his obscene wealth rather than because of it. She is horrified when he presents her with an enormous diamond as a souvenir from a trip to Australia, and after their marriage she not only refuses to think of his assets as hers, she gets mad at him when she realizes he's been putting funds into an account in her name and demands that he take it back.
* OnlyOneName - Roarke. NoraRoberts has stated that she will not reveal his given name.
* PercussiveMaintenance - Eve's standard method of dealing with any and all technology.
* PolitenessJudo - Roarke is an ''n''th degree black belt in it.
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision C Strike]] - The only time Eve uses the word in the entire series kicks off a particularly vicious stream of invective.
* PrintLongRunners - 29 titles plus.
* PsychicPowers - Some have been proven scientifically by the time of the series, and possessors thereof are registered with the state. Peabody's brother Zeke has them, and they form a part of ''Visions In Death'''s plot.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - There are "droids", both human and animal, but close observation can make them as not real.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines - The science gone bad stories often feature concepts that are theoretical now.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge - The motive of at least one villain. [[spoiler:Roarke]] also had one prior to the series.
* RunningGag - The candy thief, who is probably just waiting to become a ChekhovsGunman.
** Eve's ongoing feud with all sorts of mechanical and/or electronic systems. For example, the drink machine at Eve's precinct which seems to hate her as much she hates it. It's practically [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Novel]] that she orders someone else to get her a tube of Pepsi from the thing.
* ScaryBlackMan - Chief Tibble and Crack.
* SelfMadeOrphan - [[spoiler: Eve.]] Justified like you wouldn't believe, though.
* SerialKiller - Several, but particularly The Groom.
* {{Sidekick}} - Delia Peabody to Eve; Troy [[MeaningfulName Trueheart]] to Baxter.
* SlapSlapKiss - Peabody and [=McNab=].
** The essence of Eve and Roarke's whole relationship even after they get married.
* SoleSurvivor - Poor little Nixie Swisher witnesses the slaughter of her whole family at the tender age of nine. (''Survivor in Death'')
* StrawmanPolitical - In the first book at the very least, the parties have discarded their former names and are now just the Conservatives, Moderates, and so on. The Conservatives are evil and corrupt to a man, depicted as snarling tyrants obsessed with destroying contraception because they hate women being able to control their reproductive faculties. [[spoiler: And of course, the Conservative Senator who wants to make prostitution illegal and gun ownership legal is a slobbering, incestuous child-raper.]]
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: Both Eve and Roarke turn out to have murder in their backstories. As a child, Eve [[spoiler:stabbed her father to death in self-defense when he raped and beat her]]. Roarke, meanwhile, turns out in ''Vengeance In Death'' to have [[spoiler:gone on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and killed several men involved in the rape, torture, and death of Summerset's daughter Marlena]].
* [[{{TakingTheBullet}} Taking the Nerve Disruptor]] - Eve does this for Summerset, her continuing low-level antagonist.
** Roarke gets saved from a stab wound in the same manner by [[spoiler: Mick Connelly]], leading to one of the tearjerkers in the series.
* ThereAreNoPsychologists - Averted. Charlotte Mira serves both as Eve's confidante and case consultant/TheProfiler. Eve has also been known to recommend Dr. Mira to others who've gone through especially traumatic experiences, and Nadine is revealed to have some sessions with her as well.
* TheyFightCrime - A multi-millionare ex-criminal and a cop team up together to solve crimes.
* ToThePain - Roarke explains to a shadow of Eve's past that he'd like nothing more than to peel the skin from her bones. [[NightmareFuel One thin layer at a time.]]
* {{Tomboy And Girly Girl}} - 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.
** Also Dallas and Mavis. And Dallas and Dr. Mira. Really, any other female character in the series is girly compared to Eve.
*** Most of the ''men'' are girly compared to Eve, sometimes Roarke will know more about feminine matters than Eve herself. Which isn't hard, to tell the truth.
* TranquilFury - Roarke is the champion of this trope within the series; Eve is actually more scared when he gets like this than when his anger shows in his actions.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia - Eve, who had forgotten most of her DarkAndTroubledPast at the start of the series.
* TriangRelations - Type Four. Webster is in love with Eve who is married to Roarke. Roarke is aware of Webster's infatuations, resulting in the two men fighting each other briefly. Afterwards, they come to an understanding: Webster is in love with Eve, and Roarke doesn't mind as long as Webster doesn't try anything on her, and remembers she is his wife.
** [[spoiler: In ''Treachery in Death'', Webster recently started a relationship with Darcia Angelo and it seems pretty serious. So he's moving on and things are finally resolving.]]
* [[spoiler: TurnInYourBadge - Leads to a major HeroicBSOD for Eve and pisses off Roarke]]
* VillainByDefault - There's plenty of those, with drug dealers, pedophiles, defense attorneys, and others.
* WalkingTechbane - Machines tend to misbehave around Eve, maybe because she beats them half to death when they aren't cooperating.
* WesternTerrorists - Doomsday (a cyber-terrorist group) and Cassandra, the latter in turn being an offshoot of the pre-series WesternTerrorists [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Apollo]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse - When Crack returns from his WalkingTheEarth stint, Eve asks him to help her with some undercover work. His attempts and the results of such are never mentioned.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman - Droids are a bit of a muddy area, here. While no one outright says they're sentient, and it's mostly implied that they're just well-programmed to emulate some emotional responses, they do display traits like fear and self-preservation... usually when Eve threatens to have them taken apart or destroyed for not being as cooperative as she'd like.
* WhatTheHellHero - "Isn't it funny how no one likes a dirty cop, but nobody wants to hang out with the guys that catch them?" Eve [[IgnoredEpiphany promptly ignores]] this utterly apt and pointed observation from her former friend and continues to refer to Internal Affairs as the "rat squad".
** Maybe Eve does not want to look like she is sympathizing with Interal Affairs Bureau to the other cops.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes - Eve has a severe fear of heights. Only her iron discipline keeps her from externalizing her strong internal reaction. She also has a fear of [[spoiler:cows,]] but it's not as violent. Both of these are symptomatic of a general case of semi-agoraphobia, derived from living in large cities her entire (remembered) life.
** Both shrink as to nothing compared to her fear and loathing of anything even vaguely resembling a hospital. In fact, no matter how injured or fatigued she is the only way to get her to submit to treatment is if she's unconcious and/or physically restrained. It verges on the masochistic.
* {{World War III}} - The Urban Wars, a period of very violent worldwide civil unrest. Roarke mentions that it ran longer in Ireland than most places.
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26th Nov '12 9:24:00 AM madamhydra
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* ''Delusion in Death'' (2012).
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* BrotherSisterIncest - [[spoiler: ''Holiday in Death'', Piper and Rudy Hoffman.]]



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12th Oct '12 2:14:44 PM TVRulezAgain
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* AssholeVictim - There are a lot of these. Eve starts out essentially forcing herself to sympathize with them and feel for them. ''Witness In Death'' has her openly admit that the victim was such a CompleteMonster that she couldn't feel sorry for him, nor truly condemn his murderer. Her previous attitude is lighter to absent later on, when confronted with such victims.

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* AssholeVictim - There are a lot of these. Eve starts out essentially forcing herself to sympathize with them and feel for them. ''Witness In Death'' has her openly admit that the victim was such a CompleteMonster that she couldn't feel sorry for him, the victim, nor truly condemn his murderer. Her previous attitude is lighter to absent later on, when confronted with such victims.



* BestServedCold - Prior to the series, Roarke meticulously planned and executed 7 murders across the globe, over the course of a decade. [[ItsPersonal The]] [[CompleteMonster men]] [[MoralEventHorizon earned]] [[RapeAsDrama it]].

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* BestServedCold - Prior to the series, Roarke meticulously planned and executed 7 murders across the globe, over the course of a decade. [[ItsPersonal The]] [[CompleteMonster The men]] [[MoralEventHorizon earned]] [[RapeAsDrama it]].



** Think {{Roaring Rampage of Revenge}} [[XMeetsY meets]] {{Unstoppable Rage}}. May or may not include elements of {{Complete Monster}} or {{Best Served Cold}}

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** Think {{Roaring Rampage of Revenge}} [[XMeetsY meets]] {{Unstoppable Rage}}. May or may not include elements of {{Complete Monster}} or {{Best Served Cold}}
7th Jun '12 1:36:20 AM MiniNinja
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A series of books by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb), featuring police detective Eve Dallas in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2058 New York City]]. The series has been described as ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' [-[[InSpace IN THE FUTURE]]!-] Later, she meets, and eventually marries, the multi-billionaire [[OnlyOneName Roarke]]. The series concerns Eve and Roarke, and their efforts to catch various killers, psychos, and the occasional case of science gone bad.

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A series of books by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb), featuring police detective Eve Dallas in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2058 New York City]]. The series has been described as ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' [-[[InSpace IN THE FUTURE]]!-] Later, she She meets, and eventually later marries, the multi-billionaire [[OnlyOneName Roarke]]. The series concerns Eve and Roarke, and their efforts to catch various killers, psychos, and the occasional case of science gone bad.
25th May '12 12:46:32 PM JoieDeCombat
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* OnlyOneName - Roarke.
** NoraRoberts has stated that she will not reveal Roarke's first name (assuming that he has one).

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* OnlyOneName - Roarke.
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Roarke. NoraRoberts has stated that she will not reveal Roarke's first name (assuming that he has one).his given name.
25th May '12 12:36:51 PM JoieDeCombat
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*** Actually it's more often her stopping him from doing something ''she'll'' regret. Roarke, to judge by past example, seems like he'd be perfectly fine with it.

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*** Actually it's more often her stopping him from doing something ''she'll'' regret. Roarke, to judge by past example, seems like he'd be perfectly fine with it.it, but he respects that there are lines it would make Eve unhappy for him to cross.
25th May '12 12:13:14 PM Oreochan
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-->'''Eve''': [[UnderStatement That was some very creative and varied use of the word ''fuck'']], Detective.

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-->'''Eve''': [[UnderStatement That was some very creative and varied use of the word ''fuck'']], ''fuck'', Detective.
4th Apr '12 11:13:27 PM Byzantine
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* ''Treachery in Death'' (2011).
* ''New York to Dallas'' (2011).
* ''Chaos in Death'' (2011). A novella.
* ''Celebrity in Death'' (2012).
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* ''Fantasy in Death'' (2010).
* ''Indulgence in Death'' (2010).
* ''Possession in Death'' (2010). A novella.
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