List of the J.D. Robb Books In Order For the In Death Series

Last Updated on June 14, 2022 When it comes to romantic suspense that transcends time, J.D. Robb is the name everyone should be familiar with. Her In Death futuristic romantic suspense series has captured the hearts of millions of readers all around the world since 1995. Currently, the series is still going strong with over 50 books published to date (and many more if we consider the novellas and short stories as well).

Here are all the J.D. Robb books in her In Death series in order (I don’t know why I prefer the name ‘Eve Dallas series‘) for the currently published more than 50 full-length novels and several novellas, starting with Naked In Death, to Abandoned in Death – her latest book in the series published in 2022.


New In Death J.D. Robb Books

Abandoned in Death

Abandoned in Death, (In Death #54) 2022


J.D. Robb Books In Order For The In Death Series

  1. Naked In Death (In Death #1), 1995
  2. Glory In Death (In Death #2), 1995
  3. Immortal In Death (In Death #3), 1996
  4. Rapture In Death (In Death #4), 1996
  5. Ceremony In Death (In Death #5), 1997
  6. Vengeance in Death (In Death #6), 1997
  7. Holiday In Death (In Death #7), 1998
  8. Midnight In Death (In Death #7.5), 1998 (novella) (also included in the Silent Night collection of stories)
  9. Conspiracy In Death (In Death #8), 1999
  10. Loyalty In Death (In Death #9), 1999
  11. Witness In Death (In Death #10), 2000
  12. Judgement In Death (In Death #11), 2000
  13. Betrayal In Death (In Death #12), 2001
  14. Interlude In Death (In Death #12.5), 2001
  15. Seduction In Death (In Death #13), 2001
  16. Reunion In Death (In Death #14), 2002
  17. Purity In Death (In Death #15), 2002
  18. Portrait In Death (In Death #16), 2003
  19. Imitation In Death (In Death #17), 2003
  20. Remember When (In Death #17.5), 2003
  21. Divided In Death (In Death #18), 2004
  22. Visions In Death (In Death #19), 2004
  23. Survivor In Death (In Death #20), 2005
  24. Origin In Death (In Death #21), 2005
  25. Memory In Death (In Death #22), 2006
  26. Haunted In Death (In Death #22.5), 2006 (also included in the Bump In The Night collection of stories)
  27. Born In Death (In Death #23), 2006
  28. Innocent In Death (In Death #24), 2007
  29. Eternity In Death (In Death #24.5), 2007 (also included in the Dead Of Night collection of stories and in Time Of Death)
  30. Creation In Death (In Death #25), 2007
  31. Strangers In Death (In Death #26), 2008
  32. Salvation In Death (In Death #27), 2008
  33. Ritual In Death (In Death #27.5), 2008 (also included in Time Of Death and in Suite 666)
  34. Promises In Death (In Death #28), 2009
  35. Kindred In Death (In Death #29), 2009
  36. Missing In Death (In Death #29.5), 2009 (also included in The Lost collection of stories)
  37. Fantasy In Death (In Death #30), 2010
  38. Indulgence In Death (In Death #31), 2010
  39. Possession In Death (In Death #31.5), 2010 (also included in The Other Side collection of stories)
  40. Treachery In Death (In Death #32), 2011
  41. New York To Dallas (In Death #33), 2011 (yep, it’s the first In Death book which doesn’t have the words in the title)
  42. Chaos In Death (In Death #33.5), 2011 (also included in The Unquiet collection of stories)
  43. Celebrity In Death (In Death #34), 2012
  44. Delusion In Death (In Death #35), 2012
  45. Calculated In Death (In Death #36), 2013
  46. Thankless In Death (In Death #37), 2013
  47. Taken In Death (In Death #37.5), 2013 (also included in Mirror, Mirror collection of stories)
  48. Concealed In Death (In Death #38), 2014
  49. Festive In Death (In Death #39), 2014
  50. Obsession In Death (In Death #40), 2015
  51. Devoted In Death (In Death #41), 2015
  52. Wonderment In Death (In Death #41.5), 2015
  53. Brotherhood In Death (In Death #42), 2016
  54. Apprentice In Death (In Death #43), 2016
  55. Echoes In Death (In Death #44), 2017
  56. Secrets In Death (In Death #45), 2017
  57. Dark In Death (In Death #46), 2018
  58. Leverage in Death (In Death #47), 2018
  59. Connections in Death (In Death #48), 2019
  60. Vendetta in Death (In Death #49), 2019
  61. Golden in Death (In Death #50), 2020
  62. Shadows in Death (In Death #51), 2020
  63. Faithless in Death (In Death #52), 2021
  64. Forgotten in Death (In Death #53), 2021
  65. Abandoned in Death (In Death #54), 2022
  66. Desperation in Death (In Death #55), 222

(note: there are two novellas published: Remember When (Eve Dallas #17.5) and Big Jack. Big Jack is part #2 of Remember When. The first part of Remember When is a sequel to the book called Hot Rocks written under Nora Roberts). So if you only want to read the J.D. Robb story, read only the second part of Remember When.)



About J.D. Robb Biography and Bibliography

J.D. Robb is the pen name of the popular writer Nora Roberts. The J.D. Robb books in order focus on Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her sexy hubby Roarke, who solve crimes in New York in the mid-21st century.

While the series is set in the future and there are some gadgets, tools, cars (ok flying cars and spaceships), the books are really contemporary in nature. They are not sci-fi thrillers, but tried and tested romantic suspense series.

An already established author, J.D. Robb decided (at the nudging of her agent)  to start writing under a new alias to capture a different kind of audience for a new series she wanted to start – a new futuristic crime mystery series, feeling that this series will be less in line with what she’s been writing so far.

J. D. RobbAnd the J.D. Robb In Death Series was born. Sometimes I believe Nora Roberts is better known under this new alias than under her real name because In Death is that popular.

When I first came across one of the In Death novels, I’d never heard of Nora Roberts before, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Of course, by now I have read almost all Nora Roberts books as well, but the J.D. Robb books series is still much better in my opinion. So a new star was born, on that hope will keep the light shining above her loyal readers for many more years to come.

Reading the J.D. Robb series in order means one thing only: reading her In Death (aka lieutenant Eve Dallas) novels. This alias has only one series of books, which are still going strong even after 42 books in the series (with the latest one, Brotherhood in Death, published in 2016).

I have to admit, I love the In Death series. Very much so. Her books around police detective lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke, make my heart beat fast even now, after years of having read the first installment, Naked In Death.

The series is set some years in the future (when intergalactic travel is a very normal thing to do if you have the money for it), although to be honest, the only futuristic aspect is this travel between planets, stars, and moons.

Everything else is a typical (and very good) romantic suspense series with some very hot, clever and lovely people (especially Eve’s husband Roarke, and also the cutie detective Delia Peabody, as well as many other characters that have their own charms).

Nora Roberts, aka J.D. Robb, so far sold over 400 million of her books in print (this includes both books by her real name and her alias). She is, in fact, only one of the two most influential authors out of 100 that the Times magazine wrote about in 2007. With her J.D. Robb alias alone, she sold more than one million books on Kindle. And that was only in the early year, 2011.

While the J.D. Robb series does tend to be a bit repetitive and formulaic if you read them in order one after another one without pause, they are still some of the best romantic suspense novels of all times and people buy them as soon as the latest J.D. Robb books are out.

Even the shorter novellas like Midnight in Death are actually fully fleshed-out books with a whole complex storyline. The only difference is that they have fewer pages.

We first meet lieutenant Eve Dallas in Naked In Death as a rookie NYPD detective who meets her husband Roarke, the attractive Irish Billionaire. Their attraction to each other started from the first moment they saw each other.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from the first book, one that is still relevant in the very latest J.D. Robb book as well, after well over 40 books and adventures together.

… he turned his head, looked five pews back across the aisle and directly into Eve’s eyes. It was surprise that had her fighting not to jolt at that sudden and unexpected punch of power. It was will that kept her from blinking or shifting her gaze. For one humming minute they stared at each other…

Some of the books in the J.D. Robb book list have violence (when the murder scenes are described) and there is sex involved (between Eve and Roarke, of course). Hot, steamy sex. So beware, if you want your books squeaky clean, the J.D. Robb Death series might not be for you. But who am I kidding, I haven’t personally (or online) met so far anyone who said No to this awesome romantic suspense futuristic cop series, the perfect beach read.

So should we read the J D Robb books in chronological order for her lieutenant Eve Dallas series? While each story is different in terms of solving a particular case, I strongly suggest you read them in the right chronological order. The main and secondary characters are all the same, and you will get to learn not only their interaction with each other but also their development and evolution within the settings of the books.

Just getting to know Eve and her husband Roarke and following their ongoing romance (even as a married couple) is something well worth sticking with. If only real life were the same…

One of the books I have reviewed in the series, Festive In Death, was published in 2014 and it was the 39th book in the J.D. Robb series. Only three short years, and now we are at #20 with Golden in Death, to be published early 2020.

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71 Responses to “List of the J.D. Robb Books In Order For the In Death Series”

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  1. Mal Gater says:

    I finished all the books in order….loved them. Any chance that this will be a series on TV? Maybe in Netflix…that will be MAG!!! Thanks, J.D. Looking forward to the next one. I might start over again.

  2. Amy Moody says:

    Love the in Death series, but was wondering if Wonderment in Death was ever in book form? Would really like one to go with my collection. Can’t wait for the next book.

    • Denice Yatsonsky says:

      Yes wonderment in death is a hardcopy formated book as well as on audio CD formats or as an ebook

  3. Marie Mosburger says:

    what is the name of the book where Eve meets Roarke?
    and
    what is the name of the book where they get married?

  4. Trina Crockwell says:

    I have reread the series so many times I have to reread form last to beginning bcuz Eves life was too sad before Roarke. I think Faithless ID is my favorite ID and Kindred is my least favorite ( its too sad). CAN’t wait for Desperation ( September CANNOT get here fast enough!!!!!!

  5. Kim Stuardi says:

    I started reading Nora Roberts back in days skinny romance novels. I have always been a voracious readerand would go to the local book swap and come home with a big paper bag full of books and I couldn’t put hers down with the first JD Robb book I met my real hero and I think of her as a real person God I want to be her. This past Christmas I started with JD Robb‘s book 1 and I’m going through the whole list so far I’m up to portrait and death I have them on my bookcase and with the sharpie I put the number on each one so I know which is next thank you JD Robb for creating a life that I crawl into each day I am in awel of your talent

  6. Sheila G Thompson says:

    I have every Nora Roberts and the J.D.Robb In Death series I can get my hands on. I am 61 and disabled and have reread them all several times over the years. I have to find a way too get the rest In Death, I only have 51. But, my large bedroom is also my library.

  7. Cathy Barber says:

    Just read through the series to book #55 – this is my second time reading through and was the first thing I had to do on my retirement bucket list.

  8. Karen-Claire Voss says:

    Love all the JDRobb books. Am now rereading them ALL in order. My library loves me.

  9. Nancy Howard says:

    I’ve read the series twice when is the next book coming out

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