Connections in Death excerpt

Time to plan your new year reading! The 2019 schedule is posted here.

Coming soon

Connections in Death leads off the new year reading on February 5.  In this 48th entry of the series Roarke is about to open a brand-new school and youth shelter. He and Eve know the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads―and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering―whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap.  But Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison―and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.

Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…

You can read Chapter One of Connections in Death here.


31 thoughts on “Connections in Death excerpt”

    1. Nora Roberts:

      What is an LC? It’s all over your Dark in Death book, and if you defined it in the book, I missed it. Please help the reader who takes things literally

      1. Licensed Companion. Prostitution is legal (with licensing and testing) in the In Death world.


      2. That was awesome. It’s going to eat at me until February now. Thanks Nora. Love it. Keep them coming

  1. Way to go … hooking me into this world again. I was doing nicely, thank you. Now in order to endure the wait until Connections, I’ll be forced to read one or more of the In Death books already on my Kindle. Eve and Roarke: some of my best reading crack.

  2. I can’t wait to get my hands on this! I love the character of Crack – so much potential there!

  3. I am waiting as patiently as possible. Thanks for the excerpt. Hope your Thanksgiving was full of love, good food, family and friends.

  4. So happy your 2018 was so wonderful. Looking forward to the coming adventures. Thanks for the teasing first chapter intro to 2019. Enjoy the milestones ahead while we enjoy the fruits of your labor.

  5. Ok. Now firmly hooked on this story. Can’t wait for it to come out. Love Eve, Roarke & all the other characters in this series.

  6. So so mean ….Gramma’s are NOT mean .
    I wanted to dive right in and came to a skidding stop. Any chance this could release early , like today ?? LOL

    Can’t wait for this . 3 mths … yuck.
    Happy Holidays to you, yours and everyone.

    Thanks a bunch

  7. Thanks for the early holiday gift. Now a bigger gift, and a nice surprise, would be releasing this one early. I know, it’s not up to you, it’s your publisher, yada, yada, yada. I can dream, can’t i? Have a great holiday.

  8. Yessssssssss!!!!! What a great intro! I wish it didn’t have to end so soon! Can’t wait to read the rest!

  9. Thanks for the holiday gift..between the first chapter and your great intro we certainly have enough info to wet the palette for the next round of Eve and Roarke adventures. Love that they are heading into the dark zones of gangs and druggies….and Nadine’s party…well what an amazing start to reconnect with everyone. So looking forward to it:)

  10. Love it! Now waiting impatiently for the rest! February does seem a bit far away.
    Thanks for sharing. Thanksgiving was a delight as well with pics of your new grandson.

  11. It was absolutely lovely. Can’t wait. Nearly screamed when it ended.

  12. Such a Great intro! Thank you for sharing. I will have to schedule a day off for Live date.

  13. Will there ever be In Death novellas again? I miss those between-the-books treats where JDR would go out on a limb a little.

  14. Just had to share this.
    My niece and her mom and I are big JD fans and I personally enjoy the fact that before I retired I was able to put together a “coven” I’ll call it at work. My copy of each book made the rounds. Sunday my niece let me know that she has another “recruit” at work who recently said to her “what have you gotten me into. These are like a drug ! Or chocolate!” Loved it.

  15. Looking forward to this next one. Hmmm, it could be an early anniversary present. I’ll tell my honey. LOL

    Thanks for the peek!

  16. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful chapter one! I’m so excited for the new book! Thank you Ms. Roberts for being the incredible writer that you are and for creating the “In Death” world. I’m so in love with Eve, Roarke, and Dennis Mira……….and well, all of the characters really. All of your books are amazing. I have appreciated every one of them and read almost all of them many many times. Thank you again! Wishing you and your family wonderful things in this new year and the years to come!

  17. we should all have a dennis mira in our lives, ………with a little Crack on the side. can’t wait……

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