Haunted in Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Genres: Women Detectives
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Number Twelve is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number Twelve a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory.
With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.

Reviews (12)

Haunted in Death

Written by D. France from Granite Shoals, TX on August 4th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The book was a little too short. By the time that I was really getting into it, the book was over. I'm a big fan of the series, and enjoyed a couple of the other novellas, but this one needed more.

Haunted in Death

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on April 21st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Found this book a bit short hated to have it end. This one had flash backs to the 1960s along with rock stars, haunted and cursed house. Enjoy the book set in the future 2060's and wonder how much the book will be correct in what the future holds. Robb is always a good fast pace read. It is great to have the same reader for the entire series.

Hauinted in Death

Written by Nell Molloy on April 5th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Disappointed in this one and is one of my least favorite of J.D.Robb's detective novels. It was too short and just didn't have the suspense which begged for rapt attention to this listener.

Haunted in Death

Written by Angela Jones on March 9th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not my favorite. It was really short and felt like it was missing a lot of the details.

Haunted in Death

Written by K D on February 26th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have always enjoyed reading the J.D. Robb books but this is the first audio version I have listened to. The story was interesting, the ending difficult to guess and I enjoyed the little twist at the end that had Eve rethinking her beliefs. The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was the quality of the reading. Roark loses his strong masculinity and has a horrible Irish accent. Peabody is much too harsh and bossy, and finally, that bad Irish accent creeps in and out as various other characters speak. I found it very distracting in an otherwise enjoyable story.

2 out of 5

Written by Anonymous on February 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

It was hard to keep my attention. Least favorite of J.D. Robb books I've read or listened to.

O.K. book, a bit too short

Written by Anonymous from Houston, TX on November 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is a short book and lacks the substance of others in this series. Not bad, a quick read, but I would skip this novel to get the other "Eve Dallas" novels first.

Haunted in Death

Written by Donna from Troy, MO on October 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love JD ROBB!! Her books characters are like friends. I feel as if I know them and even laugh at their antics in every book. The suspense is great and having the same characters read by the same narrator is great. You feel connected to them thru voice, inflections, etc. I haven't read a bad one yet!! Haunted was no different. Great to the end.

Haunted in Death

Written by Anonymous on September 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

JD Robb can't write a bad book! You simply can't go wrong with Robb...excellent read.

Haunted in Death

Written by Judy Mitchell on September 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked this book. really didnt have quite enough Peabody and McNab in it though that was one drawback. But it was fine read could of used a little more Direct threat to any of the major characthers.

Author Details

Author Details

Robb, J.D.

Creation in Death, published by GP Putnam in November 2007, is the 25th book in the futuristic police procedural series about a Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department. What started in 1995 as a three-book experiment by a then unknown author named J.D. Robb is now a series that keeps readers waiting with bated breath for each installment.


More than a decade ago it wasn’t public knowledge that the genius behind J.D. Robb was best-selling author Nora Roberts, but readers were immediately taken with Eve Dallas’ integrity, strength and heart and her burgeoning relationship with the mysterious Roarke.


The Gothic Journal hailed Robb’s work as “a unique blend of hard-core police drama, science fiction and passionate romance” while The Paperback Forum called it “a fantastic new detective series.”


Since then, 18 of the 25 J.D. Robb titles have landed on the New York Times Bestseller List. And Innocent in Death, the February 2007 release, hit the bestseller list in the number 1 spot.


J.D. Robb was a product of numbers: by 1995, there was a surplus of Nora Roberts’ titles to be released by her publishers and she continued to create more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books similar to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Nora had been playing with the idea of a strong, idealistic woman on the NY police force in the future. J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts’ sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.


She wrote a three-book arc that had Eve Dallas solving three different murders, but winding its way through all three was the continuing thread of her relationship with the mysterious billionaire Roarke that started in the first book when he was a suspect in a high-profile case.


Looking back from the vantage point of the release of the 25th book in the series, Nora commented, “I think we saw solid potential with the release of the first book. Enough, at least, for everyone to say: Okay, let's do three more.”

She continued, “For me, the emotional investment clicked during the first draft of the first book. I really fell for the characters, and hoped the readers would respond to them so I could keep writing the series.”


A series with a continuing, and growing, cast of characters gave Nora the chance to explore the people she created and peel the layers off book by book. Eve and Roarke were about to get married at the end of that initial three-book arc and are on their honeymoon as the fourth book opens. This afforded Roberts the chance to explore a marriage through the subsequent 19 books to the delight – and despair of some readers.


Those readers have been vocal about their desire to see the couple have a baby or for Eve to become a captain in the department. A baby, explains Nora Roberts would change the way Eve does her job – which is physical and emotional to the point of exhaustion. The answer to that frequently asked question is that a baby would mean the end of the series. As for a captaincy, it’s always possible.


Besides the exploration of the marital state, the cast of characters has grown as Eve, very much a loner in Naked in Death, has opened up her circle to include a partner, her fellow officers and a domineering butler who came along with Roarke. Again, readers have become addicted to seeing what’s going on in the secondary characters’ lives and when there isn’t enough of a particular favorite, they love to ask “Why not?”


“It's the story – it’s always about the story,” explained Nora. “It's gratifying when readers fall for secondary characters and want more. Sometimes there is more--and sometimes there just isn't. If a character has a recurring role, then he or she will pop up--as a cameo or in a more active role--when the story calls for it.”


It wasn’t until the 12th book in the series, Betrayal in Death, that the publisher fully acknowledged that J.D. Robb is indeed Nora Roberts. In the fall of 2003, the two parts of the Nora Roberts whole joined together to write Remember When. The first half was a Roberts’ romantic suspense set in the present, the second half was a Robb In Death that saw Eve picking up a thread that relates to the first part of the book.
Each In Death book now carries the banner: Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb. What started as an experiment is now firmly a part of the Nora Roberts phenomenon.