Monday, February 22, 2016

Brotherhood in Death - a Spotlight
Idgie Says:  A nice hearty sized hardcover to sink into on these cold February days.  Take a gander at Nora Roberts' slightly futuristic novels (this is her 42nd in the series!) - if you haven't already.  This woman must not even breath she has so many books under two different names out there in the world.  See the blurb below - a Nora Roberts book sells every 27 minutes on average.  WOW!


BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH (Berkley Hardcover; February 2, 2016)
by #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb

 In BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH, Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First, he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone, with barely a trace.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors.  But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.

This extraordinary futuristic suspense novel is the perfect read for any women’s fiction fan.

2016 Marks 35 Years Since Nora Roberts’ First Published Novel in 1981

Roberts has more than 500 million copies of her books in print
Over the last 30 years, an average of 27 Nora Roberts books were sold every minute

J. D. Robb’s In Death series is one of the longest-running suspense series currently being published, and February 2016 marks the publication of the forty-second installment, BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH (Berkley Hardcover; February 2, 2016; $27.95).  While writing one series for twenty-plus years is impressive enough, Robb’s alter-ego is Nora Roberts, and 2016 marks thirty-five years since Roberts’ first published novel, Irish Thoroughbred (1981).

How did this beloved bestselling series come to be?  Roberts writes quickly, and a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new group of readers, but she wanted to write something different than she had been.  She’d toyed with the idea of setting something in the near-future, and the In Death series was born. 
The tough Lieutenant Eve Dallas was at the heart of the series – a strong heroine with a dark past.  The gripping and suspenseful In Death series explores the relationships that Eve shares with her husband Roarke, her colleagues, and her close friends, as well as her quick wit, snappy dialogue, and inside jokes.  The In Death books, at the root, are stories about good conquering evil, family, and love, the hallmarks of a Roberts or Robb novel, and part of the reason that her storytelling has garnered her one of the largest and most dedicated fan bases in the world.  

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