J.D. Robb Books In Order – Complete List

J.D. Robb is a well-known New York Times bestselling author of romantic suspense novels that involve time travel. Her Detective Eve Dallas series has been incredibly popular and has a large following. With nearly 60 books published so far (including novellas and short stories), the series continues to be successful.

Here is the complete list of the J.D. Robb books in her In Death series in order for the currently published full-length novels and several novellas, starting with Naked In Death, to Passions in Death – her next book in the series published in 2024.

Latest J.D. Robb Books

Random in Death
Random in Death (In Death #58), 2024
Passions in Death
Passions in Death (In Death #59), 2024

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The In Death Series / Eve Dallas Series in Order of Publication

  1. Naked In Death (#1), 1995
  2. Glory In Death (#2), 1995
  3. Immortal In Death (#3), 1996
  4. Rapture In Death (#4), 1996
  5. Ceremony In Death (#5), 1997
  6. Vengeance in Death (#6), 1997
  7. Holiday In Death (#7), 1998
  8. Midnight In Death (#7.5), 1998 (novella) (also included in the Silent Night collection of stories)
  9. Conspiracy In Death (#8), 1999
  10. Loyalty In Death (#9), 1999
  11. Witness In Death (#10), 2000
  12. Judgement In Death (#11), 2000
  13. Betrayal In Death (#12), 2001
  14. Interlude In Death (#12.5), 2001
  15. Seduction In Death (#13), 2001
  16. Reunion In Death (#14), 2002
  17. Purity In Death (#15), 2002
  18. Portrait In Death (#16), 2003
  19. Imitation In Death (#17), 2003
  20. Remember When #17.5), 2003
  21. Divided In Death (#18), 2004
  22. Visions In Death (#19), 2004
  23. Survivor In Death (#20), 2005
  24. Origin In Death (#21), 2005
  25. Memory In Death (#22), 2006
  26. Haunted In Death ( #22.5), 2006 (also included in the Bump In The Night collection of stories)
  27. Born In Death (#23), 2006
  28. Innocent In Death (#24), 2007
  29. Eternity In Death (#24.5), 2007 (also included in the Dead Of Night collection of stories and in Time Of Death)
  30. Creation In Death (#25), 2007
  31. Strangers In Death (#26), 2008
  32. Salvation In Death (#27), 2008
  33. Ritual In Death (#27.5), 2008 (also included in Time Of Death and in Suite 666)
  34. Promises In Death (#28), 2009
  35. Kindred In Death (#29), 2009
  36. Missing In Death (#29.5), 2009 (also included in The Lost collection of stories)
  37. Fantasy In Death (#30), 2010
  38. Indulgence In Death (#31), 2010
  39. Possession In Death (#31.5), 2010 (also included in The Other Side collection of stories)
  40. Treachery In Death (#32), 2011
  41. New York To Dallas (#33), 2011 (yep, it’s the first In Death book which doesn’t have the words in the title)
  42. Chaos In Death (#33.5), 2011 (also included in The Unquiet collection of stories)
  43. Celebrity In Death (#34), 2012
  44. Delusion In Death (#35), 2012
  45. Calculated In Death (#36), 2013
  46. Thankless In Death (#37), 2013
  47. Taken In Death (#37.5), 2013 (also included in Mirror, Mirror collection of stories)
  48. Concealed In Death ( #38), 2014
  49. Festive In Death ( #39), 2014
  50. Obsession In Death ( #40), 2015
  51. Devoted In Death ( #41), 2015
  52. Wonderment In Death (#41.5), 2015
  53. Brotherhood In Death (#42), 2016
  54. Apprentice In Death (#43), 2016
  55. Echoes In Death (#44), 2017
  56. Secrets In Death (#45), 2017
  57. Dark In Death (#46), 2018
  58. Leverage in Death ( #47), 2018
  59. Connections in Death (#48), 2019
  60. Vendetta in Death ( #49), 2019
  61. Golden in Death (#50), 2020
  62. Shadows in Death (#51), 2020
  63. Faithless in Death ( #52), 2021
  64. Forgotten in Death ( #53), 2021
  65. Abandoned in Death (#54), 2022
  66. Desperation in Death (#55), 2022
  67. Encore in Death (#56), 2023
  68. Payback in Death (#57), 2023
  69. Random in Death (#58), 2024
  70. Passions in Death (#59), 2024

(note: there are two novellas published: Remember When (#17.5) and Big Jack. Big Jack is part #2 of Remember When. The first part 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.)

In Death Short Stories, Novellas in Order of Publication

J.D. Robb Standalone Novels

In Death Collections and Omnibus Editions in Order of Publication

J.D. Robb Biography – About the Author

J.D. Robb is the pen name of the New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The JD Robb series focuses on New York City Police and Security Department Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her sexy hubby Roarke, who solve crimes in New York in the mid-21st century.

Nora Roberts was born as Eleanor Marie Robertson in 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, US as the youngest of five children to parents of Irish descent.

Growing up in a family of heavy readers, books became important to her quite early in life. She would always create stories in her mind, but it took her many years to put those stories to paper. It was not until a heavy blizzard in 1979 when she wrote her very first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, which was published in 1981.

She met her future husband, Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, in high school, and the two married – against her parents’ wishes – in 1968, right after her graduation. They had two sons together, and they divorced in 1983.

Two years later, in 1985, she married Bruce Wilder, a carpenter, who would become her second and current husband. Her husband owns Turn the Page Books bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland. They also restored and now own the Boone Hotel into the Inn BoonsBoro after a fire in 2008. As a fun fact, the suites in the hotel are named after famous romantic couples from books and movies with happy endings, such as those from “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Princess Bride,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “The Thin Man.”

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 book series will be less in line with what she’s been writing so far.

J. D. Robb

And the J.D. Robb In Death novels were born with the first book, Naked in Death, published in 1995.

The complete list of the JD Robb series takes place in the future, where intergalactic travel is common for those who can afford it. However, the only futuristic element is the ability to travel between planets, stars, and moons.

While the book series is set in the future and there are some latest technology gadgets, tools, flying cars, and spaceships, all the books are contemporary. They are not sci-fi thrillers, but tried and tested futuristic romance, aka romantic suspense novel series adored by readers worldwide.

Yet, it is a typical and enjoyable blend of romantic suspense and crime fiction featuring attractive and intelligent characters, such as Lieutenant Eve Dallas, Eve’s husband Roarke, and other characters such as fellow officers and common friends like the adorable Delia Peabody, and other charming individuals.

Nora Roberts, aka J.D. Robb, has so far sold over 400 million of her books in print. 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.

Although the J.D. Robb series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas can be repetitive when read consecutively, the entire series remains a set of highly regarded romantic suspense novels that are quickly purchased upon release.

Even the shorter novellas, such as Midnight in Death, feature fully developed storylines, only condensed.

The In Death book series contains violent murder scenes and explicit sexual content between the main characters, Eve and Roarke. If you prefer clean books, this series may not be suitable for you. However, it is a popular romantic suspense futuristic cop series that many enjoy as a perfect beach read, and each next book brings more and more adventures with his hot couple.

I recommend reading the stories in the correct chronological order for each next book to appreciate the development of the main and secondary characters fully. This will allow you to witness their interactions and growth within the book’s settings. Following Eve and Roarke’s ongoing romance throughout the entire series is particularly enjoyable, even though they are already married. The In Death series takes place in mid-21st century New York City, with some occasional off-Earth settings, and incorporates futuristic elements and advanced technology.

J.D. Robb received the Rita Awards Best Novel winner in 2010 with Survivor in Death.

Who is Eve Dallas?

In the Death books by JD Robb, Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas was born in 2028. She endured a traumatic childhood, abused by her father until the night she killed him in self-defense. Afterward, she ran away and was eventually found by a police officer who took her to a hospital. From there, she entered foster care and changed her name to Eve Dallas.

Growing up, her dream was to become a police officer, so she joined and graduated from the NYPSD Academy, and later join the police force.

She started as a patrol officer before transferring to the Homicide Division, where she solved numerous cases with Captain Ryan Feeney. Eventually, Feeney was promoted to Captain and got transferred to the Electronic Detectives Division, while Eve was promoted to Detective and later became a Lieutenant in charge of a Homicide squad at NYPSD’s Cop Central.

Throughout her career, Eve was highly skilled in defensive and combat techniques, and she was never shied away from taking down criminals on her own. She met several people who became her good friends, including Dr. Charlotte Mira, Detective Delia Peabody, and Detective Ian McNab. Additionally, it was during her work that she met her love interest and later husband, Rourke.

What Is The Latest JD Robb Book?

Based on the publication order, the latest J.D. Robb book is book 598, Passions in Death, released in September 2024.

Currently, there are 58 In Death / Lieutenant Eve Dallas books published, with a new one to be released in September 2024. There are also 12 In Death shorter stories, and several anthologies and collections.

87 Comments

  1. Thank you JD Robb (Nora) — I love the complexity of the murders, but I also enjoy the humor in the series. When Dallas ends up with a new friend — how did that happen?! Her fear of Trina, of dolls, of cows — when will they want to take over the world. Looking for a needle in a haystack — why would there be a needle in a haystack? Sayings that make perfect sense to us now in the early 21st century, but meanings have passed us by … she takes things so literally. Cracks me up every time.
    I eagerly await each book at the book store, and re-read them all the time.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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!!!!!!

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. I have loved everyone ! Up to # 54 as I’m reading it seems like I’ve traded Abandoned in death . The only thing I can figure is another author wrote one or so close to it . Keep them coming . Loved them since the first one I picked up.

  11. Can’t wait for the next one to come out. I’m always on the waiting list. I feel I know all the characters like they were old friends. I picture each one in my mind from Nora Roberts description of each of them. Please keep writing. I look forward to the next one and I hope many more. Eve, Roake and their Family and Friends are totally believable. Please keep them coming. I live in South Australia ?? .

  12. I’d like to know in which book Rourke finds his family in Ireland and also in which one Eve goes back to Dallas.

    Thank you, Readers!

    1. Kelli :
      Roarke finds his family in “Portrait in Death” Eve goes to Dallas in “New York to Dallas”

  13. Thougherly enjoyed (and still reading) the “in death” series. They have helped me get through the pandemic lock downs, well entertained me and stopped me going mad whilst in lockdown. Thank you Nora Roberts (aka J D Robb)

  14. I recently purchased through Amazon the In Death series in order.

    I missed so much by not having read them in order from the first.

    I’m now on books 29 & 30 and really like being able to “round out” the characters by reading them (again) in order.

    I’ve the 2021 release at home (in hardcover) and waiting until I’ve gotten to that point to read it. (It’s really hard, but I can do it!)

    Thank you for Eve and Roarke, etc. I really am able to chuckle at some of their antic, interactions, etc. (By the way, I want a “Roarke”!)

    1. I absolutely love this series and have all of them in audio format. I just pre-ordered that latest one. Can hardly wait! In the past year I have listened to the entire series again.

  15. My daughter and I have read every Eve book and are amazed that we never tire of them. We do prefer the ones where Eve, Roark or someone they love is captured or in grave danger. Of course Eve and or Roark always save the day. Those seem to have more suspense and make us stay awake reading until our eyes simply won’t stay open. Long live Eve and Roark! Please keep the series going.

  16. I have been reading Nora Roberts since she started in the 1980,s Even had my picture taken with Nora when she came to a book signing in Ga. Very cool. And yes I agree that none of her books should be made into movies. It actually changes the book and isn’t want the writer wrote. I read The Color Purple and then it came on Tv and I was very disappointed.
    So lets keep reading them as fast as they hit the book stores.

    1. Sue Grafton was right about not having any of her books made into a movie. I hope her family honor her wishes. I saw Janet Evanovich’s “One For The Money”. It was very disappointing.

      I don’t think I would get hook on book series. I have read all the series. I was never disappointed. Keep up the good work, J.D. Robb. I look forward to reading new ones in the series.

  17. I HAVE to read a book series in order. My type A personality I guess. I started many years ago with Naked in death and ‘ Dark in death(46), a few moments ago. I don’t get much time to read and I like to read other authors in between, so it has taken me about 15 years to get this far. I have enjoyed every book and have not once stopped mid book without finishing. I’m also one of those people who cannot read more than one book at a time. I get too involved with the characters to do that. I do also read Nora Roberts but admit, its been a while as they were becoming predictable. I’m sure I will go back. Anyway, I have to go. On to #47, Leverage in death, here I come!! 🙂

  18. I just finished Golden In Death. When do you think the next book will come out?

    1. I have also become an addicted to this “in death series….have 3 books to go,….and I hope there are more ! Please let there be more

  19. To Noelle Holmes – February 2020
    I found taken in Death on Ebay with 2 other stories and Wonderment in Death in the compilation down the Rabbit Hole also on Ebay.

  20. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THESE BOOKS MADE INTO TV. MSRISKA HARGITAY FOR EVE AND PIERCE BROSNAN AS RORKE. THE GIRL WHO
    PLAYED ON ROBOT COP WITH THE BOWL HAIR CUT WOULD BE GOOD FOR PEABODY. FILL IN THE REST WITH WHOEVER. JUST PLEASE DON’T STOP WRITING DEATH SERIES. I ALSO DONATED THESE BOOKS TO GOODWILL AND NOW LIKE AN IDIOT I’M TRYING TO COLLECT THE WHOLE SERIES. LOVE THEM. GUESS YOU COULD SAY I’M ADDICTED.

  21. I am wondering if someone can tell me where I can purchase Taken in Death and Wonderment in Death, I’ve purchase what I thought was the Books and to my dismay had received the Audio Copies, I would like to purchase the Books if they are available.. My wife is a lover of this In Death Series, She has read every copy to date and because I have purchased them she is starting to re read them. I have these two books in Audio CDs but cannot listen to them till I buy another CD Player, I now own a copy of ever book in the In Death Series, that includes the last one 50th edition Golden in Death, which was released here on the 4th Feb, 2020. If anyone could assist me in location these 2 books in Book form would most appreciated. thank you.

  22. My wife and I started the series together in audio book format. We are almost through the entire series. We have laughed, cried and feel like we know all of these people personally. It has been an amazing adventure!

  23. Keep writing i got my daughter hook on the death series. Even if Dallas gets pregnant it shouldn’t interfere also when is Peabody getting married

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