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Hardcover Fiction

Dark in Death - by J. D. Robb

Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in†Dark in Death, by J.D. Robb, the #1†New York Times†bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating artÖ

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of†Psycho†in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylanís neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanelís best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanelís blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crimeófrom the pages of her own book. Dallas doesnít think itís coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone elseís imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murdererís deranged private dramaóand only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.