By J. D. Robb
Eve Dallas bargains with a homicide—and the vacation season—in the newest from the number one New York Times bestselling author.
Personal coach Trey Ziegler used to be in top actual . should you didn't count number the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas quickly discovers a lineup of ladies who'd been enjoyed and left through the narcissistic gymnasium rat. whereas Dallas varieties during the record of Ziegler's enemies, she's additionally facing her Christmas procuring list—plus the visitor record for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming vacation bash.
Feeling under festive, Dallas attempts to place apart her distaste for the sufferer and resolve the secret of his demise. there are only a few investigating days left sooner than Christmas, and as New Year's 2061 techniques, this murder cop is resolved to prevent a cold-blooded killer.
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Extra resources for Festive in Death (In Death, Book 39)
The Other Detectives. They g u ard h i m s o that n obody w i l l knock h i m dow n . Newsboys TO C O M FORT T H E D I STRESS O F TH E STOCKYA R D S , THE BLACK STRAW HATS D E PART F R O M TH E I R M I SS I O N H O U S E . J OA N ' S F I RST D ES C E N T INTO T H E D E PTHS Outside the Black Straw Hat Mission. (at the head of a Black Straw Hat shock troop) I n a g l oomy t i m e of b l oody confusion o rd e red d isorder p l a n f u l w i l f u l n ess d e h u m an ized h u m an ity when d istu rbances are u ne n d i n g in o u r c i t ies : i nto such a worl d , a wo rld l i ke a s l a u g hterhouse Joan Saint Joan of the Stockyards 31 s u m m oned by r u m o red th reats of v i o l ence to stop the brute strength of the d i m-sig hted peop l e f r o m smash i n g i t s o w n tools and crush i ng its own b read-basket u n d e rfoot we wish to b r i n g back God .
Then I'd go and then I ' d have . . (She sits down at a table) Mrs. Luckerniddle If yo u ' re not eat i n g you ' l l have to leave. M rs. Luckerniddle I'm waiti n g for someone who was going to come i n today o r to morrow. What's fo r l u n ch tod ay ? Waiter Waiter Joan Peas. There she s i ts. I thought she was q u ite fi rm and feared a l l the same 50 that s h e wo u l d come tomo rrow and now she has r u n faste r than we and has arrived and i s awaiting us. Sl ift Go take her the food you rself.
Peo p l e told me he's all you h ave. Joan M rs. Luckerniddle We ll, I 've had nothi n g to eat fo r two d ays. Wo n't you wait till to morrow ? I f you g ive u p yo u r h usband, there 'll be no o n e t o ask about h i m . (MRS. LUCKERNIDDLE is silent) Don't take it. (MRS. LUCKERNIDDLE snatches the food from her hands and starts to eat greedily) Joan M rs. Lucke rniddle He's gone to Frisco. And cel l a rs and sto re ho uses are full of meat w h i c h can't be sold and is g o i n g rotten because nobody takes it away.