J.D. Robb's contribution to Down the Rabbit Hole. An Eve Dallas novella inspired by Lewis Carroll's whimsical masterpieces, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
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Short but entertaining. It reminded me of one of her other In death series, Ceremony. The books sort of follow a formula, but I am okay with that. If they don't I would be one that would be unhappy. I look for certain things in each book and never grow tired of them. This book held my attention. It was sort suspenseful. The murder and action starts right off in the beginning. It had Charles and Louise in it for a change. If you are an In death Series junkie you won't be disappointed.
Like all of the Dallas stories, good story line, never boring or slow. But for a credit it is way to short, they need to come up with a 1/2 credit for these novella type books.
"Eve n Roarke at their best!"
I love all the in death series.
This one was very good, and enough off level it kept you thinking! Peabody, McNab, Louise n Charles came to the front. Love these books!
This is a novella right on the heels of book number 41 “Devoted in Death” released in September 2015. Everyone who has followed the series knows that Eva Dallas knows nothing about children’s stories. Robb provides a unique and interesting twist to this story. Dallas and team need to know the story of “Alice in Wonderland” to solve the case. Dallas even gets to meet the Mad Hatter! Glad to see more of the regular cast back in the story.
The story has a tongue in cheek quality to it with an under lying since of humor. The story is short so makes a good relaxing book to read between long nonfiction books. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job narrating the story.
"Dallas does it again!"
Loved this installment of JD Robb's Eve Dallas. The story line was fabulous as always. Plus I loved all the Alice in Wonderland reference. Love the readers character voices.
"love Jd Robb series"
love Eve Dallas and Peabody in series. books are great thank you for writing them
"Dallas and Peabody back in a shorter adventure"
Dallas, Peabody, and friends and colleagues are back for a novella about a case that strikes a bit closer to home than most. Dallas and Peabody are called to the scene of an apparent murder/suicide--it appears that Darlene Fitzwilliams came to the home of her brother Marcus after an argument earlier in the day, stabbed him to death with sewing shears, and then went out to the balcony of his 52nd floor apartment and jumped to her death.
But the siblings' friends insist that Darlene could not have done either thing--and despite clear evidence that she was high, they also insist that she was not a drug user.
And those friends include Louise Dimatto and Charles Monroe.
As she starts to investigate, Dallas finds that she agrees: Something is very wrong with the obvious picture that presents itself. She and Peabody dig in to find the clues to what went wrong in the last months of Darlene's life, and track down a canny but crazy killer.
At novella length, there isn't space for all the development that would happen in a full novel, but Robb does a lot with the space she has, and the pace is correspondingly faster. It's a nice little addition to the series, and something to hold the reader over till the next full novel comes out in February.
I bought this book.
"The Mad Hatter"
J D delivers another small treat. This little novella is a delight. Both entertaining and satisfying. All I have to say is watch out for those rabbit holes. Eve and Roarke are still on top of their game.
"A Clever and Imaginative Tale"
What an imaginative way to bring a classic to Eve's and Roark's world. It was plausible and believable in a totally entertaining way.
"Love this series!"
The characters are so interesting and I love their personal interactions. The crimes are always very clever. Not very interested in the futuristic elements, but they are not overdone. Have read most of this series and always look forward to a new one. Prefer to listen to them because of the accents and interactions between the characters. The narrator is excellent.
"Need another full length novel"
This is a good story, full of the expected futuristic plot twists and accessories that we'd kinda be interested to see. It's a great filler, but leaves you wanting another story straight afterwards.
Plus, the narrator is losing her grip on the voices a little. Eve & Peabody are not as robust as previously, their voices are deeper, it feels strange. So, roll on the next one, I can't wait!
I love her books and this one was no exception, a really good listen, with lots of twists and turns, with well rounded characters
As usual, Susan Ericksen is brilliant and JD Robb entertaining and fun.
I love Eve Dallas stories.
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