Series: In Death #34
Rating: 4 stars
Published February 21st 2012 by Piatkus Books
Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy over rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty. Eve, on the other hand, is more likely to roll her eyes than have stars in them. But she has to admit it’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing K. T. Harris, the actress who plays Peabody - drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K.T. had made an embarrassing scene during dinner. She clearly liked being the center of attention. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene - and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.I have no idea how Eve manages to have a normal life when we she has to investigate a murder during a dinner party, again. But this time the plot was a little more dark and of course a serial killer was in the middle of it. It's amazing the number of serial killers and conspiracies Eve has to deal with.
The big Icove case is now turning into a movie and Eve was having a great dinner with the actors and producers when Harris died. She was detective Peabody in the movie and a real bitch out of it. Eve had a hard time understanding the real Harris and coming to terms for the reason someone would want her death.
I really liked some of those new people. Roarke was great and helped a lot in this case as always, but Peabody had a difficult time with the victim not being a good person. The plot was really good, but the serial killer angle for me was a little overkill.
#39 - Festive in Death (Expected publication: September 1st 2014)