In Death is a series of novels by American author J.D. Robb (otherwise known as Nora Roberts). The series is set in the mid-21st century and centers around the New York Police and Security Department – in particular Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke.

J.D. Robb started writing the series in 1995 with Naked in Death and continues to this day. Currently, there are well over 40 books in this series and by the time you read this, there may be well over 50 or 60! Robb tends to write 2 or 3 In Death novels per year.

Below is the order in which the In Death novels were published in:

Publication Order of In Death Books


Naked in Death(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glory in Death(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Immortal in Death(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rapture in Death(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ceremony in Death(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance in Death(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holiday in Death(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conspiracy in Death(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loyalty in Death(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witness in Death(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgment in Death(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayal in Death(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seduction in Death(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reunion in Death(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Purity in Death(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait in Death(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imitation in Death(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remember When(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Divided in Death(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visions in Death(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survivor in Death(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Origin in Death(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memory in Death(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Born in Death(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocent in Death(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creation in Death(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangers in Death(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Salvation in Death(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Promises in Death(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kindred in Death(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fantasy in Death(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indulgence in Death(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treachery in Death(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New York to Dallas(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Celebrity in Death(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Delusion in Death(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calculated in Death(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thankless in Death(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Concealed in Death(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Festive in Death(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Obsession in Death(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devoted in Death(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brotherhood In Death(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of In Death Short Stories


Midnight in Death(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remember When(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunted in Death(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Interlude in Death(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eternity in Death(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ritual in Death(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missing in Death(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Jack(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Possession in Death(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chaos in Death(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • Debbi M

    Very helpful.. I was using another list but it wasn’t up to date!

    • Dan

      Thanks, Debbi! If you ever see anything on this site not up to date, please feel free to leave us a comment and we will update it ASAP (I’m in the middle of updating a bunch of authors at the moment, infact).

  • Amy

    Novella list is extremely out of date by about 8 books

  • Charles M. Smith

    J.D. Robb – “In Death” Series Reading Order
    1. Naked in Death
    2. Glory in Death
    3. Immortal in Death
    4. Rapture in Death
    5. Ceremony in Death
    6. Vengeance in Death
    7. Holiday in Death
    8. Midnight in Death (novella) x
    9. Conspiracy in Death
    10. Loyalty in Death
    11. Witness in Death
    12. Judgment in Death
    13. Betrayal in Death
    14. Interlude In Death (novella) x
    15. Seduction in Death
    16. Reunion in Death
    17. Purity in Death
    18. Portrait in Death
    19. Imitation In Death
    20. Remember When (incorporating a Nora Roberts story with a JD Robb sequel)
    21. Divided in Death
    22. Visions in Death
    23. Survivor In Death
    24. Origin In Death
    25. Memory in Death
    26. “Haunted in Death” as found in the Three in Death short story anthology
    27. Born in Death
    28. Innocent In Death
    29. Creation in Death
    30. “Eternity in Death” as found in the Dead of Night Anthology
    31. Strangers in Death
    32. Salvation in Death
    33. “Ritual in Death” as found in the Suite 606 Anthology
    34. Promises in Death
    35. Kindred In Death
    36. “Missing in Death” as found in the The Lost Anthology
    37. Fantasy in Death
    38. Indulgence in Death
    39. “Possession in Death” as found in the The Other Side Anthology x
    40. Treachery in Death
    41. New York to Dallas (In Death)
    42. “Chaos in Death” as found in the The Unquiet Anthology
    43. Celebrity in Death
    44. Delusion in Death
    45. Calculated in Death
    46. Thankless in Death
    47. “Taken in Death”
    48. Concealed in Death