J. D. Robb

Brotherhood in Death, February 2016
Down The Rabbit Hole, October 2015
Devoted in Death, September 2015
Obsession in Death, August 2015
Festive in Death, March 2015
Obsession in Death, February 2015
Festive in Death, September 2014
Thankless in Death, March 2014
Concealed in Death, February 2014
Mirror, Mirror, October 2013
Thankless in Death, September 2013
Calculated in Death, August 2013
Delusion in Death, April 2013
Calculated in Death, March 2013
Out of This World, January 2013
Time of Death, December 2012
Delusion in Death, September 2012
Celebrity in Death, August 2012
New York to Dallas, March 2012
Celebrity In Death, March 2012
The Unquiet, October 2011
New York to Dallas, September 2011
Treachery in Death, August 2011
Time of Death, July 2011
Indulgence in Death, April 2011
Treachery in Death, March 2011
The Other Side, December 2010
Indulgence in Death, November 2010
Fantasy in Death, August 2010
Kindred In Death, April 2010
Big Jack, March 2010
Fantasy in Death, March 2010
The Lost, December 2009
Kindred in Death, November 2009
Promises in Death, August 2009
Salvation in Death, June 2009
Promises in Death, March 2009
In Death: The First Cases, February 2009
Suite 606, November 2008
Salvation in Death, November 2008
Strangers in Death, August 2008
Creation in Death, April 2008
Strangers in Death, February 2008
Three in Death, February 2008
Creation in Death, November 2007
Dead of Night, November 2007
Innocent in Death, September 2007
Naked In Death, September 2007
Born in Death, May 2007
Innocent in Death, March 2007
Born in Death, November 2006
Interlude In Death, September 2006
Memory in Death, July 2006
Bump in the Night, April 2006
Origin In Death, February 2006
Memory in Death, February 2006
Midnight in Death, October 2005
Survivor in Death, September 2005
Origin in Death, July 2005
Immortal In Death, March 2005
Survivor In Death, February 2005
Visions In Death, February 2005
Glory in Death, October 2004
Divided in Death, September 2004
Visions In Death, August 2004
Remember When, May 2004
Naked In Death, March 2004
Divided In Death, February 2004
Imitation In Death, September 2003
Remember When, September 2003
Portrait In Death, March 2003
Purity In Death, September 2002
Reunion In Death, March 2002
Seduction In Death, August 2001
Out of This World, August 2001
Betrayal In Death, March 2001
Judgment In Death, September 2000
Witness In Death, March 2000
Loyalty In Death, October 1999
Vengeance In Death, April 1999
Conspiracy In Death, March 1999
Silent Night, November 1998
Holiday In Death, June 1998
Ceremony In Death, June 1997
Rapture In Death, October 1996
Immortal in Death, July 1996
Glory In Death, December 1995
Naked In Death, July 1995

J. D. Robb

Pseudonym for Nora Roberts.

In the spring of 1995, J.D. Robb's first book, Naked in Death, appeared on bookshelves with very little fanfare. Robb introduced readers to New York City in the near future, 2058 to be exact, as seen through the eyes of Eve Dallas, a detective with the New York City Police and Safety Department. 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."

The popularity of that first book built up through the release of the subsequent Eve Dallas books, Glory In Death, Immortal In Death, Rapture In Death, Ceremony In Death, Vengeance in Death, Holiday In Death, Conspiracy in Death, Readers were taken with Eve Dallas' integrity, strength and heart and her burgeoning relationship with the mysterious Roarke.

It's been a fairly open secret that J.D. Robb is the pseudonym of the more familiar New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. But Ms. Roberts, and her publisher, Berkley, were content to let the Robb books build slowly with very little tie-in to the Nora Roberts' style of romantic suspense.

The pragmatic reason for creating J.D. Robb was the astounding pace at which Nora Roberts produces books. With nearly 100 published books to her credit by 1995, she had built up a surplus of titles to be released by her publishers, Berkley and Silhouette, and still was creating more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books akin to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Ms. Roberts was convinced that readers would enjoy romantic suspense with a difference. Thus J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts' sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.

"I wanted to try something a little different. I love writing romance and suspense but also wanted a twist," explains Ms. Roberts. "The near future setting provided this and allowed me to more or less create a world. What would it be like in 2058? I could decide. And I could illustrate my own feeling that while the toys may change, people remain basically the same. They still love and hate and covet; they still have courage and cowardice. They're still human."

The In Death books have afforded Ms. Roberts an opportunity to explore a relationship beyond the ending of the first book. Her trilogies and family stories have been hugely popular with fans.

"One of the things I wanted to do was develop those characters over many books rather than tying it all up in one," she says. "I wanted to explore these people and peel the layers off book by book. Eve and Roarke have given me the opportunity to explore a marriage, as well. Each book resolved the particular crime or mystery that drives it, but the character development, the growth and the changes, the tone of the relationships go more slowly. I'm enjoying that tremendously."

The experiment has succeeded beyond expectations with the J.D. Robb books regularly hitting the New York Times bestseller list. Now, it's freely acknowledged that J.D. Robb and Nora Roberts are one and the same. The Robb books will appear every six months, much to the delight of Ms. Roberts' fans who are vocal in their demands for more of Eve Dallas and Roarke.

Nora Roberts - in any guise - will continue to delight that audience with her inimitable combination of romance and suspense in this century or the next.