Ayo Onatade is an avid reader of crime and mystery fiction. She has been writing reviews, interviews and articles on the subject for the last 12 years; with an eclectic taste from historical to hardboiled, short stories and noir films
JD Robb never ceases to rack up the tension
when it comes to her Eve Dallas series and after New York to Dallas one wondered if she would manage to continue the
momentum. Needless to say fans of the
series will not be disappointed.
In Celebrity in Death a film is being made
from journalist Nadine Furst’s bestselling book based on her most famous case. Eve finds herself attending a celebrity packed
party to celebrate the movie. Unfortunately murder intervenes when one of the
actor’s is found dead before the end of the festivities. Whilst the actor
concerned was not well liked it is up to Eve to track down the killer. As Eve interviews all the potential suspects she
soon finds herself with an additional murder on her hands, an expensive movie
to contend with along with a premeditated killer who will stop at nothing.
Celebrity in Death is a riveting
read. JD Robb manages to pack in a wallop into nearly every single page and she
will no doubt please her legion of fans who felt that she would not be able to
reach the same heights after the brilliant New
York to Dallas. Celebrity in Death is also much more than a futuristic police
procedural. There is great
characterisation and a sense of place and the way in which the changing lives
of the characters are interwoven into the series makes you constantly come back
for more. It is not surprising that JD
Robb so many fans with this series and continues to garner more. Celebrity
in Death is compelling, compulsive and utterly impossible to put down. Having to wait for the next one is always a drag
but certainly well worth it.