Naked in Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: J. D. Robb , J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2004
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.

When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome . . . and the leading suspect in the investigation.

Reviews (20)

Written by Anonymous on April 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved it! I'm hooked and have read/ listened to this book 5 offer more times since it's original debut.

Written by Shonda Lackey on March 1st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book! It kept me interested from first to finish.

Written by Azante W on June 21st, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really good book. the only thing I wasn't crazy about is how it's set in the future. but that's a minor issue. I liked it enough to listen to the next book. if it's better than this one I'll be very happy but even if it's as good as this one I'd be satisfied.


Written by Jasmine from Hampton, VA on December 10th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I simply love this book! I wanted a different read and this was suggested. I love how its set in the future and how it has a strong female protagonist. I can't wait to read the rest.


Written by Anonymous on September 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

i selected this book thinking i was getting historical fisction. wrong. this is women's pornography. i am no prude and don't mind it in most cases. but i had to send this book back. it was repulsive to me. written by a woman, for women.

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Written by Laura from Tonawanda, NY on August 12th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I've just love the Eve Dallas series, and I'm determined to read them from the beginning. This series has great hooks - good romance, fascinating plot, and a narrator that truly differentiates the characters. Wonderful book!


Written by Good Read on July 2nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'm not much for futuristic novels but this was very good. I plan to listen to the other "in death" books.

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Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on October 26th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is the first book of the Death series. I had read/listened to several others and thought I should go back and try to start from the beginning. I enjoy the story but I find Robb puts in more sex than I am comfortable with. I find I fast forward through that part as I do enjoy the story line and her view of what the world might be like in 2058. A bit different type of mystery story. Great for commuting to work.

Naked In Death

Written by Faye Kratzer from Odessa, FL on September 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have been reading the Eve Dallas books since last summer, was excited to finally listen to the very first one. I was not dissappointed. Can't wait to get Glory in Death, so I can enjoy the love story.

Loved it

Written by Scott Burgess on July 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

My wife loves the Eve Dallas books. I now know why!

Author Details

Author Details

Robb, J. D.

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Robb, J.D.

Creation in Death, published by GP Putnam in November 2007, is the 25th book in the futuristic police procedural series about a Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department. What started in 1995 as a three-book experiment by a then unknown author named J.D. Robb is now a series that keeps readers waiting with bated breath for each installment.

More than a decade ago it wasn’t public knowledge that the genius behind J.D. Robb was best-selling author Nora Roberts, but readers were immediately taken with Eve Dallas’ integrity, strength and heart and her burgeoning relationship with the mysterious Roarke.

The Gothic Journal hailed Robb’s work as “a unique blend of hard-core police drama, science fiction and passionate romance” while The Paperback Forum called it “a fantastic new detective series.”

Since then, 18 of the 25 J.D. Robb titles have landed on the New York Times Bestseller List. And Innocent in Death, the February 2007 release, hit the bestseller list in the number 1 spot.

J.D. Robb was a product of numbers: by 1995, there was a surplus of Nora Roberts’ titles to be released by her publishers and she continued to create more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books similar to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Nora had been playing with the idea of a strong, idealistic woman on the NY police force in the future. J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts’ sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.

She wrote a three-book arc that had Eve Dallas solving three different murders, but winding its way through all three was the continuing thread of her relationship with the mysterious billionaire Roarke that started in the first book when he was a suspect in a high-profile case.

Looking back from the vantage point of the release of the 25th book in the series, Nora commented, “I think we saw solid potential with the release of the first book. Enough, at least, for everyone to say: Okay, let's do three more.”

She continued, “For me, the emotional investment clicked during the first draft of the first book. I really fell for the characters, and hoped the readers would respond to them so I could keep writing the series.”

A series with a continuing, and growing, cast of characters gave Nora the chance to explore the people she created and peel the layers off book by book. Eve and Roarke were about to get married at the end of that initial three-book arc and are on their honeymoon as the fourth book opens. This afforded Roberts the chance to explore a marriage through the subsequent 19 books to the delight – and despair of some readers.

Those readers have been vocal about their desire to see the couple have a baby or for Eve to become a captain in the department. A baby, explains Nora Roberts would change the way Eve does her job – which is physical and emotional to the point of exhaustion. The answer to that frequently asked question is that a baby would mean the end of the series. As for a captaincy, it’s always possible.

Besides the exploration of the marital state, the cast of characters has grown as Eve, very much a loner in Naked in Death, has opened up her circle to include a partner, her fellow officers and a domineering butler who came along with Roarke. Again, readers have become addicted to seeing what’s going on in the secondary characters’ lives and when there isn’t enough of a particular favorite, they love to ask “Why not?”

“It's the story – it’s always about the story,” explained Nora. “It's gratifying when readers fall for secondary characters and want more. Sometimes there is more--and sometimes there just isn't. If a character has a recurring role, then he or she will pop up--as a cameo or in a more active role--when the story calls for it.”

It wasn’t until the 12th book in the series, Betrayal in Death, that the publisher fully acknowledged that J.D. Robb is indeed Nora Roberts. In the fall of 2003, the two parts of the Nora Roberts whole joined together to write Remember When. The first half was a Roberts’ romantic suspense set in the present, the second half was a Robb In Death that saw Eve picking up a thread that relates to the first part of the book.
Each In Death book now carries the banner: Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb. What started as an experiment is now firmly a part of the Nora Roberts phenomenon.