Each murder victim died with a smile on their face. The only one who isn't grinning is Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas-because she's got to find out why.
Rapture in Death is the fourth in Robb's series featuring Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD of the mid-21st century. It fittingly begins at the end of Eve and Roark's honeymoon at a new off-planet resort that is part of Roark's business empire. One of his young employees has committed suicide, found hanging in his quarters with an incongruous smile on his face. After the newly married couple returns home, Eve is confronted with other suicides using different methods but all featuring the same disconcerting grin. She concludes that this is no coincidence and somehow someone is sending these people to their deaths. When Eve realizes that one of the targeted victims is Roark, her own happiness is threatened. Rapture's length gives Susan Ericksen more scope for her talented reading. Haunted in Death, a novella published in the anthology Bump in the Night, is the 26th Eve Dallas adventure. It centers around Number Twelve, the "in" spot of the 1960s-is it really haunted or is there a modern-day murderer inhabiting the building? Eve is definitely part of the latter school of thought, but she is surprised to find herself in the minority. Libraries will want both programs, as Robb's amusing mysteries are absorbing entertainment.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.