Naked in Death

The holiday season is a good time to indulge in delectable treats, and my secret indulgence is the In Death series by J. D. Robb (the pseudonym for prolific romance writer Nora Roberts).  I wouldn’t be caught dead reading a romance novel (not that there’s anything wrong with them), but I’ve become hooked on this futuristic thriller series featuring street-tough police lieutenant Eve Dallas and sexy billionaire businessman Roarke. Set in New York City in 2058, the series is fast-paced, features intriguing crimes and personalities, and offers a unique blend of thriller action and character interaction and development. Now 32 books strong, the series provides hours of entertainment. Start with the first, Naked in Death (Putnam, 2004).