With currently 56 books and two more on the way, the JD Robb In Death series has kept us hooked all these years. Each book introduces a new and complex murder for our much beloved Lieutenant Eve Dallas to solve. Delving into a world of danger and corruption, this series is a masterpiece that you don’t want to miss out on. So, we have put together everything you need to know here, including the In Death Series by J.D. Robb books in order. So, check out the In Death series now!
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- About the In Death Series
- In Death Series Books In Order
- Frequently Asked Questions
All About The In Death Series
The In Death series is written by author JD Robb (a pseudonym for New York Times Bestselling author Nora Roberts). The series started in 1995 with Naked In Death with book one that introduced us to Eve Dallas and Roarke. The books are romantic suspense novels but with heavy aspects of a mystery crime thriller.
The books are futuristic and are set in the mid-21st century New York City. Eve Dallas is a NYPSD detective who along with her colleague Detective Delia Peabody (and under the mentor of Captain Ryan Feeney) who work in the police and security department and solve crimes in the city. Early on in the series Eve meets Roarke, a handsome and charming billionaire with a possibly shady past. Despite Eve’s misgivings and with her trying hard to resist Roarke is relentless in his pursuit of the detective and they end up in a relationship. There is a new crime to be solved in each book but the overarching story is the relationship between Eve and Roarke.
Since it’s beginning in 1995 there have been 55 books published and there are two more planned releases within the next year (Payback In Death will be released on September 5 2023 and Random In Death will be released on January 23 2024). This gives a grand total of 58 books in the series so far!
In Death Series Books In Order
Check out the following book list of In Death Series Books In Order:
Naked In Death – Book 1
Crime and punishment is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s business. Murder her speciality. In over ten years on the force, she’s seen it all – also she knows her survival depends on her instincts. But she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, a charismatic Irish billionaire – and who is a suspect in Eve’s latest murder investigation.
Glory In Death – Book 2
The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. And the second murdered in her own apartment building. Both have had their throats slashed. So, New York City homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. However their intimate relations with powerful men provide Eve with a long list of suspects. Including her own lover, Roarke.
Immortal In Death – Book 3
In a few weeks she won’t just be Eve Dallas, lieutenant, homicide. She will also be Roarke’s wife. However Eve’s wedding plans may have to be put on hold as her private and professional lives collide.
Rapture In Death – Book 4
Death follows New York City cop Eve Dallas everywhere – even on her honeymoon with Irish lover Roarke. When one of Roarke’s employees is found dead, the post-mortem confirms suicide. An isolated case, or so Eve thinks. However more suicides follow and they are all strangers with nothing in common. So with the body count rising, Eve must delve into the world of virtual reality to hunt down a twisted killer.
Ceremony In Death – Book 5
When New York cop Frank Wojinski is found murdered, death gets very personal for homicide detective, Eve Dallas. But then another victim is claimed: Frank’s own granddaughter. As Eve delves deeper into the case, more mutilated corpses are discovered. Drawn into the sinister world of a sexual satanic cult, Eve must put her life on the line to uncover a sadistic killer. Before she becomes his latest victim.
Vengeance In Death – Book 6
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas finds the first victim butchered in his own home. The second loses his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. However both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. But both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past. Which is a secret shared by none other than Eve’s new husband, Roarke.
Holiday In Death – Book 7
It’s Christmas-time in New York City. But homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to get into the holiday spirit. Also finding a woman strangled to death by a murderous Santa doesn’t help. But he’s left behind a present: a partridge in a pear tree, pinned to the victim’s hair.
Conspiracy In Death – Book 8
With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable of souls on the world’s city streets. The first victim: a homeless person, found dead in New York City. So, Detective Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But as she is lured into a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas also becomes the focus of an internal investigation.
Loyalty In Death – Book 9
Eve Dallas has been chosen by a deadly revolutionary group, Cassandra, as their one true adversary. While investigating the seemingly simple case of a jealous lover killing her partner. Then she receives a disk from Cassandra, telling her to expect a demonstration of their power. After discovering that Cassandra is linked to a previous group, things turn increasingly sinister.
Witness In Death – Book 10
There was always an audience for murder. Opening night at New York’s New Globe Theatre turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death right on centre stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high profile celebrity homicide on her hands. However not only is she primary detective, she’s also a witness. And when the press discovers that her husband, Roarke, owns the theatre, there’s more media interest than either can handle.
Judgement In Death – Book 11
In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon’s a baseball bat and the motive is also a mystery. So, it’s a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. When her investigation uncovers a private club that’s more than a hot spot. Purgatory’s a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins.
Betrayal In Death – Book 12
At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown. And steps into her worst nightmare. Because a killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin, silver wire. He is Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder; a hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn’t help solve the crime.
Seduction In Death – Book 13
Bryna Bankhead carefully dressed for her date with the wonderful Dante. He is a man she’s only ever spoken to online. But by the end of the night, rose petals are scattered, poetry has been quoted – and Bryna has been murdered. What starts as a mistake, becomes a terrifying game, as two young men pursue their poisonous obsession with an illegal drug and an insatiable desire.
Reunion In Death – Book 14
On the day of his sixtieth birthday, Walter C. Pettibone is blissfully unaware of his impending death. His final act in life is to accept a glass of champagne by a woman with startling green eyes. Which was a big mistake. So homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas knows she faces a deadly foe – one with a frightening vendetta. And as the chase draws Eve dangerously close to her own dark past, her focus also slips.
Purity In Death – Book 15
New York, the summer of 2059, where the unbearable heat drives everyone to the very edge of madness. So when homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas is called to a violent attack by a deranged man, she thinks she’s in control. However she couldn’t be more wrong.
Portrait In Death – Book 16
New York’s top reporter is sent a glamorous portfolio – a beautiful girl in the prime of her life. But the camera lies. A closer look shows the girl’s lifeless body held up by wires and clever lighting, immortalised and horrifying. As the killer plucks more young people from their lives, Lieutenant Eve Dallas tries desperately to find a link.
Imitation In Death – Book 17
In the lost hours of the night a man in a top hat and swirling cloak leaves horror in his wake. He also leaves a note to Eve Dallas, signed simply: Jack. When more murders follow and Eve quickly realises the killer’s deadly game of imitation. But facing this calm and menacing presence, with a trail running through London, Paris and LA, Eve struggles to keep her focus.
Divided In Death – Book 18
Approaching her cheating husband and lying best friend, Reva Ewing is bent on revenge. But somebody got there first. In a desperate fight to prove her innocence Reva calls on the only man she can trust. Which is Roarke, the roguish husband of Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
Visions In Death – Book 19
As Elisa Maplewood walks her dog in the still twilight of Central Park, she is oblivious to the man lurking behind her. Later that night Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets a call. A young woman’s body has been found on the rocks, wearing nothing but a red ribbon. And, more horrifyingly, she is missing her eyes.
Survivor In Death – Book 20
Nixie Swisher crept down the stairs for a drink – and saved her own life. When Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called to the house minutes later, she finds the whole family murdered in their beds. But the killers made a mistake: they left a survivor. Nixie saw everything. And unfortunately for her, these elite killers soon realise they need to finish the job.
Origin In Death – Book 21
The world famous cosmetic surgeon, Dr Wilfred Icove, has been found dead. With a cold, brutal scalpel to the heart. He is a man with nothing to hide, but when Lieutenant Eve Dallas exposes Dr Icove’s patient records, a distressing image appears.
Memory In Death – Book 22
Nothing shocks Eve Dallas. As New York’s most prominent and headstrong homicide Lieutenant, she’s seen everything. But when someone from her past shows up. Someone who is sickly sweet and viciously cruel, Eve panics.
Born In Death – Book 23
Eve is far more at home rushing to the murder scenes of a tortured young woman than when organising best friend Mavis’s baby shower. And then one of Mavis’s guests – the young, pregnant Tandy – disappears into thin air. Eve steps in, but when the facts begin to blur with the earlier murders, she unearths a chilling trail.
Innocent In Death – Book 24
A young teacher sips a hot chocolate, blissfully unaware that his first taste condemns him to an agonising death. The community around him is devastated and suspiciously protective of their own. No one is better equipped to see through the lies than homicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas. But she is distracted by the arrival of her husband Roarke’s ex-lover. Who is an impossibly glamorous vixen, determined to steal Roarke back.
Creation In Death – Book 25
Putting rings on their fingers and carving their bodies, this killer was named The Groom. And this time he is working up to his greatest challenge yet. Abducting a woman who will test him like never before and become his most gratifying victim yet. Eve.
Strangers In Death – Book 26
Scandalous death sells papers. But as the media frenzy feeds on the wealthy Thomas Anders. He was strangled to death with black velvet in his plush Park Avenue apartment. When Lieutenant Eve Dallas grapples with just one question: a crime of passion or a cold extermination?
Salvation In Death – Book 27
A crowd gathers for a funeral at a downtown New York church. As Father Flores smiles down on his congregation and drinks from the chalice of Christ’s blood, he falls down dead. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is convinced there is more to Flores than meets the eye. When an autopsy reveals old combat wounds, and someone begins to destroy every last remaining links to Flores’ old life. Eve knows she is facing an act of revenge which knows no boundaries.
Promises In Death – Book 28
Every cop gets angry when a police officer is killed. And Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no exception. Throwing every resource into solving Amarylis Coltraine’s brutal murder, Eve encounters bitter opposition from Coltraine’s fellow officers. But when Eve receives a strange parcel containing Coltraine’s badge and gun together. Along with a note threatening the imminent arrival of her own ID, she knows the case has just got personal.
Kindred In Death – Book 29
The teenage daughter of Captain Jonah McMasters, head of the NYPD drug squad, has been found raped and strangled. A terrifying video of Deena, bloody and beaten beyond recognition, suggests a link to a criminal in her father’s past. But Eve is getting nowhere. Until another murder, and another video, reveals the killer’s deadly intent – merciless retribution in the cruellest way possible.
Fantasy In Death – Book 30
They were best friends, driven by a shared vision to rule the world of virtual reality games. Their newest invention, developed to transport the player into a fantastical virtual world, is about to be launched. But suddenly, Bart, the brains behind it all, is found brutally killed. Their close-knit group is torn apart. Who could have engineered such a devastating virtual death?
Indulgence In Death – Book 31
First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet. Random hits, thrill kills, and murderers with a taste for the finer things in life are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.
Treachery In Death – Book 32
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is about to come up against her most formidable criminal yet. Lieutenant Renee Oberman, daughter of a New York Police legend. After eighteen years on the force, Oberman is efficient, decorated, and utterly corrupt. Eve must find the hard evidence needed to bring Oberman and all her dirty cops down.
New York To Dallas – Book 33
Eve Dallas was just a rookie cop when her instincts led her to the apartment of Isaac McQueen. Who was a murderer and paedophile, who was keeping young girls in cages. Now a homicide Lieutenant, Eve is one of the most distinguished officers in the city – and then she learns that McQueen has escaped from jail.
Celebrity In Death – Book 34
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is panicking – and she’s not at a crime scene. Forced to attend a celeb-packed party for a new movie based on her most famous case. When she finds she is surrounded by actors who look like everyone in her life. Then brutal reality crashes through the sparkly facade. There’s been a murder.
Delusion In Death – Book 35
The scene that greets Lieutenant Eve Dallas one terrible evening in New York is more shocking than she has ever witnessed. The downtown bar is strewn with bodies. Office workers who have been sliced, bludgeoned or hacked to death with the nearest weapon available. It seems they turned on each other in a desperate blinding rage.
Calculated In Death – Book 36
On a bitterly cold night on the steps outside an empty office in New York’s financial district, a woman lies dead. It seems like a mugging gone wrong, but Eve Dallas soon discovers that the body was dumped there deliberately. Now she has to find out why.
Thankless In Death – Book 37
Murder doesn’t stop for Thanksgiving. As NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepare for family and friends to descend, an ungrateful son, Jerald Reinhold, decides to shut up his nagging parents – for good. As the holiday begins, Eve is desperately focussed on identifying which victim will be next on Jerald’s list.
Concealed In Death – Book 38
There is nothing unusual about billionaire Roarke supervising work on his new property – but when he takes a ceremonial swing at the first wall to be knocked down, he uncovers the body of a girl. And then another – in fact, twelve dead girls concealed behind a false wall.
Festive In Death – Book 39
It’s Christmas, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas is in no mood to celebrate. While her charismatic husband Roarke plans a huge, glittering party, Eve has murder on her mind. The victim – personal trainer Trey Ziegler – was trouble in life and is causing even more problems in death. Vain, unfaithful and vindictive, Trey had cultivated a lot of enemies. Which means Eve has a lot of potential suspects.
Obsession In Death – Book 40
A crisp winter morning in New York. In a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies stretched out on a huge bed. On the wall above, the killer has left a message in bold black ink for Eve. Now Eve has become the object of a singular and deadly obsession. She has an ‘admirer’. Who is planning to kill for her, again and again.
Devoted In Death – Book 41
Lieutenant Eve Dallas has witnessed some grisly crimes in her career and she knows just how dark things can get on the streets. But when a much-loved musician is found dead, Eve soon realises that his murder is part of a horrifying killing spree, stretching right across the country.
Brotherhood In Death – Book 42
Edward Mira is a powerful man, with a lot of enemies. But when the former senator is violently abducted, Lieutenant Eve Dallas suspects his kidnap is more personal than political. Someone is seeking justice; the bloodier the better. But as Eve delves deeper into the case, dark secrets emerge that could tear the family apart.
Apprentice In Death – Book 43
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this.
Echoes In Death – Book 44
New York at night. A young woman stumbles out on to a busy street – right in front of Lieutenant Eve Dallas and husband Roarke. Her name is Daphne Strazza, and she has been brutally assaulted. Confused and traumatised, she manages to tell them one thing. Her attacker wore a devil’s mask. As Eve investigates this shocking case, she soon discovers a disturbing pattern.
Secrets In Death – Book 45
No one is going to miss Larinda Mars. A ruthless gossip queen with a lucrative sideline in blackmail, there’s no lack of suspects when she’s murdered in a fashionable New York bar. With so many people wanting her dead, it’s going to be a tough case to crack.
Dark In Death – Book 46
There’s always a reason for murder. But when a young actress is killed in a swift and violent attack at a cinema screening, that reason is hard to fathom – even for Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team. It’s only when bestselling crime writer Blaine DeLano arrives at the precinct that the shocking truth is revealed.
Leverage In Death – Book 47
When Paul Rogan sets off a bomb at his office, killing eleven people, no one can understand why. He was a loving husband and father, with everything to live for. Then his wife and daughter are found chained up in the family home, and everything becomes clear. Rogan had been given a horrifying choice – set off the bomb, or see his loved ones suffer and die.
Connections In Death – Book 48
When recovering drug addict Lyle Pickering is found dead of an overdose, it looks like a tragic accident. But his sister Rochelle knows better, and so does Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Lyle was murdered, and the evidence points directly to his old street gang.
Vendetta In Death – Book 49
When a family man is tortured, killed and left in front of his family home for all the world to see, Eve Dallas knows she is on the hunt for a particularly dangerous killer. But death uncovers secrets and the killer leaves a note revealing the victim to be far from the family man he appears. As Eve scrambles to find out what she can to link victim and killer, another body is found.
Golden In Death – Book 50
When Kent Abner – baby doctor, model husband and father, good neighbour – is found dead in his town house in the West Village, Detective Eve Dallas and her team have a real mystery on their hands. Who would want to kill such a good man? They know how, where and when he was killed but why did someone want him dead?
Shadows In Death – Book 51
When a night out at the theatre is interrupted by the murder of a young woman in Washington Square Park, it seems like an ordinary case for Detective Eve Dallas and her team. But when her husband Roarke spots a shadow from his past in the crowd, Eve realises that this case is far from business as usual.
Faithless In Death – Book 52
It’s a beautiful Spring day in NYC when Lt. Eve Dallas gets an early morning murder call. A talented young sculptor hasn’t had such a perfect day in May. Killed by her own hammer, at first it looks like an argument with a jealous partner it soon becomes clear that there is much more to this case than a lovers’ quarrel turned fatal.
Lt. Eve Dallas hasn’t even arrived at work when her first call of the day comes in. Alva Quirk – forty-six years old, sidewalk sleeper – was beaten to death with a crowbar. Known to the local cops for handing out origami flowers to anyone who gives her change, Alva was well-liked but with no fixed address, no job and no family, there’s no one to remember her.
Three young women have gone missing. They’re all pretty, mid-twenties – someone clearly has a type. But no one links their disappearances until the first – Lauren Elder – is found lying peacefully on a bench in a children’s playground. She is neatly dressed with a wide black velvet ribbon covering where her neck has been precisely slit. Also her hands are folded over a childish sign on which is written in black crayon – BAD MOMMY.
Desperation In Death – Book 55
The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a gripping new thriller that pits homicide detective Eve Dallas against a conspiracy of exploitation and evil…
Release Date: September 6 2022
Encore In Death – Book 56
The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the captivating crime thriller series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Release Date: February 7 2023
Payback In Death – Book 57
When a retired police officer is found dead in his home, Lt. Eve Dallas and the team are called to the scene to investigate. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, former Captain of Internal Affairs. At first glance it looks like suicide but Eve thinks there could be more to this carefully laid scene than meets the eye.
Captain Greenleaf put a lot of cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs. Did the weight of the job finally prove too much for him? Or could this be a case of payback in death…..
Release Date: September 5 2023
Random In Death – Book 58
Jenna’s parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye, and smiles. It’s the best night of her life.
It’s the last night of her life.
Minutes later, Jake’s in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it’s no use. He doesn’t know that someone in the crowd has jabbed her with a needle—and when his girlfriend Nadine arrives, she knows the only thing left to do for the girl is call her friend, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
After everyone on the scene is interviewed, lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim’s body—and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents. Dallas searches for a pattern: Had any boys been harassing Jenna? Was she engaging in risky behavior or caught up in something shady? But there are no obvious clues why this levelheaded sixteen-year-old, passionate about her music, would be targeted.
And that worries Dallas. Because if Jenna wasn’t targeted, if she was just the random, unlucky victim of a madman consumed by hatred, there are likely more deaths to come.
Release Date: January 23 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
How many J.D. Robb In Death series books are there?
There are currently 57 books in the In Death series, with one more on they way, which gives a grand total of 58 In Death Series books – Payback In Death will be released on September 5 2023 and Random In Death will be released on January 23 2024.
Is J.D. Robb ending the In Death series?
No, J.D Robb isn’t ending the In Death series at the moment, with 55 books published in the series and two more on the way there is still a lot left to look forward to from Eve and Roarke. The next two titles due for release in the series are Payback In Death which will be released on September 5 2023 and Random In Death will be released on January 23 2024.
Are there any movies based on J.D. Robb In Death series?
No, there are not currently any movies based on J.D. Robb In Death series.
What is the latest J.D. Robb In Death series?
The latest book in the J.D. Robb In Death series in Encore In Death which was released on February 7 2023. The next book will be Payback In Death which will be released on September 5 2023.
Is there a new J. D. Robb book?
Yes, there is a new J.D Robb book, the newest book in the J.D. Robb In Death series is Payback In Death which was released on September 5 2023. The next book will be Random In Death which will be released on January 23 2024.
Do you have to read J.D. Robb In Death series in order?
J.D. Robb’s In Death series doesn’t necessarily have to be read in order as the crime in each book is solved within that book. But in terms of the relationships and character development it would make more sense to read the books in order.