Jane Austen’s tale of the 5 Bennet sisters was re-imagined by Seth Grahame-Smith into a tale of romance amidst the zombie invasion – now in graphic novel format. I am pleased that the illustrations were more true to the Regency era that the original story was set in than the novel illustrations were.
27. Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, Naked In Death, 294 pages, Thriller, Hardback, 1995 (In Death, Book 1).
In the New York City of 2058, Eve Dallas, detective, investigates a high-profile murder of a registered companion (prostitute) who is the granddaughter of a prominent senator. The murderer promises more in a video of the event, leading to a series of murders of companions. Eve attempts to solve the case before the promised 6 victims is reached, while also dealing with attraction to one of the suspects. I hadn’t realized it was a murder mystery in a future city, and the details of what makes this future so different are beautifully handled. And since it is written by a prominent romance novelist, there is definitely more sex than there would be in the standard crime novel.
28. Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, Glory In Death, 293 pages, Thriller, Hardback, 1995 (In Death, Book 2).
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is solving another serial murder case, this time focusing on powerful, high-profile women. This first was a well-respected Prosecuting Attorney; the second a well-known actress. Eve must follow her leads, no matter how inconvenient it may be to those she cares about. Now that she has a personal life, and more notoriety between her rich boyfriend and her success in the last serial murder case she solved, the media is focused on her and every step, every misstep, of her investigation. The end was riveting; must get the next book in the series!