By Abby West
Updated November 09, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Nora Roberts (writing as Robb) continues to work her magic in the 25th book of her In Death series, Creation in Death, weaving together a suspenseful plot, snappy dialogue, and believable relationship dynamics from a mostly familiar cast of characters. Things get personal for kickass police lieutenant Eve Dallas when a sadistic serial killer who once eluded her returns to futuristic New York City to kidnap and torture other brunettes, each with a connection to Eve’s husband, Roarke. Eve is determined to work every angle to catch the predator and make him pay, including bending the law and dangling herself as bait. B+