Novella Review: Chaos in Death by J. D. Robb

Eve Dallas' latest case is starting off a little more bizarre than usual - a police sketch of a killer based on eye-witness testimony reveals he has green skin, swollen red eyes, goblin ears, and a dislocated jaw-structure that defies the human form. Is it a mask? Is it make-up? Or is the explanation more sinister?
Dallas faces off against multiple suspects - all of them students of medicine capable of precisely slicing the ears, noses, and eyes of the three victims. But who had the motive? More importantly, what kind of rogue science are these healers practicing?
This one was a very fun read. You couldn't figure out if it had some paranormal elements or theater. After I caught up on most of the series I've been going back and reading the novella's that go along with it. I really enjoyed this one. 

Like her mass-market books, her novellas have everything you like about her books. She does a wonderful job of making the story feel like a full-size book. 

It's filled with all the characters we love and has a great mystery. I love how Eve tries to figure out who this green-skinned killer is. Like Eve I wasn't sure what they'd find. The story is good with a great ending. I felt for those left behind and also the ones that passed. 

The wonderful thing about her novellas is that you don't really need to read them as much in order as the other books in the series. Those I feel that you need to read in order to make the series read better. This might have been a short story but it is just as good as everything she writes. Have any of you read her? Originally part of the book, The Unquiet. 


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