In DEVOTED IN DEATH, a couple on a cross-country killing spree end up in New York City. Ella-Loo and Darryl hit the road innocently enough until things go wrong in Arkansas and a need for murder stokes their desire for more victims. Their calling card: a heart with their initials carved into the victim’s skin. Their misstep occurred when they crossed into New York, where it’s up to Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke to stop them in their tracks.
Roberts’s career began in 1979; during a blizzard in rural Maryland, she was stranded indoors with her two rambunctious sons and running low on chocolate and patience. For sanity’s sake, she picked up a pad and pen and started writing down the tales that she’d always conjured in her head. Those tales were based on what she liked to read – specifically a great story filled with interesting and realistic characters, where good conquers evil and love conquers all. The In Death books, while a suspense series set in the future and centered around a female detective, are just that – novels about good conquering evil, family, and love, the hallmarks of a Roberts or Robb novel.