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Ting authors who saved this book I only #read the story by jd robb i glanced #the story by JD Robb I glanced the other three but they re primarily romance stories which do NOT interest meThe whole point of these little anthologies is to introduce readers who enjoy an established author s work to other similar authors right I know that JD Robb is a pen name for Nora Roberts I know that the stories she publishes as NR are romances If I saw an anthology anchored by an NR story I d expect it to be full of romancesHowever I don t read the NR stuff I only read er JDR books which New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) have a little romantic spice about the main character Eve Dallas ander Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy husband Roarke with occasional glimpses into Eve s partner Peabody s relationship wither guy McNab That s it though Neither of those sets of relationships are the focal point of the plots The mysterycrime is the main thing and while they re set in the future with the advantages of technology we don
t yet ave they re essentially police procedurals I don t consider them SF uite because all the yet ave they re essentially police procedurals I don t consider them SF uite because all the seems to be extrapolated from what we Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 have now and uite plausible And of course the tech isn t the point of the stories eitherSo why not put similar stories in an anthology anchored by a JDR story Why why why Misleading and disappointing readers is NOT the way to garner any positive buzz for the lesser known authors and the backlash can lead to less enthusiasm from established readers like me for the established author s work Like all of the anthologies in this series by J D Robb Mary Blayney Ruth Ryan Langan and Mary Kay McComas the Robb and McComas stories are the best and the chief reason I buy these books Robb because I m a long time fan and McComas because sheas a wonderful flair for character and puts them into some cleverly imaginative stories I really wish she wrote but alas these anthologies seem to be er main output The Blayney and Langan stories are sometimes okay but not generally much beyond that In this particular anthology they decided to group the stories around the theme of a mystic Suite 606 plus using some time traveling characters from Mary McComas s story Both elements appear in each story sometimes significantly sometimes only in passing Robb used them to best effect I thought I found the Lanyan and Blayney stories particularly lackluster and particularly predictable this time out Even the McComas story wasn t er best but again Bloody Crystal her great touch with character and imagination saved the day for Oman for a breathtaking twist of fateWayward Wizard Mary Kay McComasFollows a mother and son lost in the threads ofistory and an impaired wizard who must return them to their own world to fulfill is own destiny in ti. .
This collection of four stories was entertaining I m not a fan of anthologies in general since they are too short but every so often I still give them a chance Like many if not most who read this I pretty much got it for the Eve Dallas story that leads it off I m a uge fan #of the series and the characters and enjoy that world enough to stop by for a shorter visit Eve #the series and the characters and enjoy that world enough to stop by for a shorter visit Eve rescued from a dinner party when a very naked man shows up with a bloody knife than enough to get the attention of the bored kick ass detective The case leads to a ritual murder and elements of the supernatural you don t generally find in the In Death series The second story Love Endures seems to be related to another short I r I only read Ritual in Death It was good Not great Satanic theme again Very rushed I read this because I am addicted to the Eve Dallas series by J D Robb That story was good but limited by the short 85 pages I ve never read the other authors before and I realize they too were dealing with space limitations But Mary Blayney s story actually managed to be extremely boring and tedious in a mere 79 pages Ruth Ryan Langan s story was plain awful The main character is supposedly the best Bear Humbug homicide detective specializing in closing cold cases thatis department Afterlife has ever seen And yete is steadfastly clueless through the entire story and when it finally wraps up e doesn t close the case The final story by Mary Kay McComas was better but barely Her similes kept pulling me out of the story Seconds crawled by like so many snails in a gastropod parade one after another and they began to sense
He D Move On Undetected And Liked move on undetected And Like practiced thieves that they weren t the three of them slipped around the immaculate little kitchen like eels at the bottom of the sea skirting the old woman as if she were a rock snagging bread and little cakes and a jar of plum preserves that threatened to send Nester into a visual orgasm on the spot Give me a break I only recommend this for the J D Robb story Don t bother with the others Barely readable The only story I was able to finish was Ritual in Death by JD Robb and even then I felt short changed Eve was just surly well than usual and poor Roarke was reduced to sillinessI found the writing of Love Endures by Mary Blayney very poor and the characters were all unlikeable If this story is representative of er writing I will not pick up any Cold Case by Ruth Ryan Langan was somewhat better and the story was int. Ritual in Death JD RobbLieutenant Eve Dallas plunges into the violent aftermath of a ritualistic murder and into the mind of an alleged witness who can't remember a thing to save is lifeLove Endures Mary BlayneyInvesti. Eresting but I found the emotional development of the leading chracters totally ridiculous
I GOT FED UP HALFWAY THROUGHgot fed up alfway through skimmed pages to the endDidn t even try the Mary Kay McComas selectionBottom lineIf you want to read it borrow it from your library My copy is going to my nearest secondhand store the first chance I get How in the L'Ingénu heck do I rate Suite 606 This is a collection of four paranormal romantic suspense stories by four different authors and Iad four very different reactionsFirst up and the overwhelming reason to buy this sucker is JD Robb s Ritual in Death Here we re treated to the latest doings of Eve and Roarke When the glittering society party Roarke and Eve are attending is interrupted by the appearance of a very nude very bloody man with a knife Eve thanks whatever god is watching out for The Strathmore Club her and kicks into action The corpse appears toave been a victim of a ritual sacrifice of some sort and Eve may Pampa Pampa have to resort to some extremely unorthodox techniues to catch this killerLove Endures by Mary Blayney is aistorical about love betrayed and love regainedwith the Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus help of a not soelpful #GhostCold Case By Ruth Ryan #Case by Ruth Ryan tells of a modern burned out bummed out cop and Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) his arresting andaunting vacationAnd the book closes with Wayward Wizard by Mary Kay McComas another contemporary story about an estranged mother and child and the wizard whose unexpected appearance Herbier et autres collections helps bridge their gapAs expected I LOVED Robb s story and for Eve Roarke fans this one alone makes shelling out the cash for the book woth every penny Next best for me was a tie between Mary Blayney s story and Wayward Wizard even though botheroines took a bit of warming up to As for Langan s story it didn t particularly sit well with me and the ending was a bit jarring This is a collection of short stories that all Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters have ghostly or supernatural connotations to them I picked up the book to read the first story which was a novella from the In Death series by JD Robb and it was very interesting While it won t kill the series if you miss it it is entertaining Most of the stories were entertaining but I just wasn t that into them It took me forever to finally read all the stories in the book as I kept picking up other books that were interesting If youave nothing else to read this selection will fill your time but if you cherish your reading timefind something else Do not like J D Robb at all but this book was saved by the three other contribu. Gates the connection between a ghost a magic coin and a deliberate deception that as kept two lovers apart for yearsCold Case Ruth Ryan LanganBrings a lost man out of a pounding storm and into the arms of a welcoming