I am always talking up this series as an excellent fun crime read, though one that doesn’t pull any punches. The deaths are gruesome, but the camaraderie between Eve and her deputy Peabody – and their whole team – and the excellence of Eve and her husband as a couple brings a respite to her cases.
This one is personal to Eve – a rehabilitated criminal is killed while trying to go straight, and he is the brother of someone she calls a friend. Solving his murder leads Eve to dealing with the worst gangs in futuristic New York, and her ass-kicking nature really has to reassert itself.
Do try this one – they’re all fine to dive into if you don’t know the series!
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.
As Eve and husband Roarke track the killer through the city's dive bars, drug dens and strip joints, another body is discovered. With connections growing between the living and the dead, and the body count on the rise, Eve knows she needs to close this case fast, before the killer's lust for power turns the city's streets into a bloodbath.
'If you're a crime fiction fan and haven't discovered them yet, welcome to the very best day of your life' - Heat
'Eve Dallas - tough as nails and still sexy as hell' - Stephen King
'J.D. Robb's novels are can't-miss pleasures' - Harlan Coben
'Curious corpses, tangled twists and one sizzling sleuth' - Kathy Reichs