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:

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Publication Order of In Death Books

Naked in Death(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Glory in Death(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Immortal in Death(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rapture in Death(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ceremony in Death(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vengeance in Death(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Holiday in Death(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conspiracy in Death(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loyalty in Death(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Witness in Death(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judgment in Death(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Betrayal in Death(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seduction in Death(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reunion in Death(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Purity in Death(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Portrait in Death(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Imitation in Death(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Divided in Death(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Visions in Death(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Survivor In Death(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Origin in Death(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Memory in Death(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Born in Death(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Innocent in Death(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Creation in Death(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strangers in Death(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Salvation in Death(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Promises in Death(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kindred in Death(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy in Death(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indulgence in Death(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treachery in Death(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New York to Dallas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Celebrity in Death(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Delusion in Death(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Calculated in Death(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thankless in Death(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Concealed in Death(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Festive in Death(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsession in Death(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devoted in Death(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brotherhood in Death(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apprentice in Death(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echoes in Death(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Secrets in Death(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark in Death(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Leverage in Death(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Connections in Death(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vendetta in Death(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Golden in Death(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows in Death(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faithless in Death(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forgotten in Death(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Abandoned in Death(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desperation in Death(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Encore in Death(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Payback in Death(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Random in Death(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Passions in Death(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of In Death Short Stories/Novellas

Midnight in Death(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Interlude in Death(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Haunted in Death(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eternity in Death(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ritual In Death(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Missing in Death(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Jack(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Possession in Death(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chaos in Death(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taken in Death(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wonderment Death(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of In Death Collections

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7 Responses to “Order of In Death Books”

  1. HJ Fonley: 7 years ago

    Missing 2 short stories~~Taken and Wonderment

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    • DealerDan: 7 years ago

      Thanks very much. Added.

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    • EL: 2 years ago

      I JUST CANT GET ENOUGH OF EVE & ROARKE IN THESE IN DEATH SERIES. WONDERFUL JOB J D ROBB KEEP THEM COMING I LISTEN TO ALL THE BOOKS OVER & OVER AGAIN ON CD AS I CANT READ ANYMORE WITH BAD EYES. BUT LISTENING I CAN IMAGINE HOW IT WAS & WHEN I HEARD THEY WANTED TO MAKE A SERIES OF THESE BOOKS I HOPE THEY DONT GET SOME SISSY TO PLAY EVE IVE ALWAYS LOOKED AS JANE LYNCH TYPE AS EVE AS SHE HAS HER TYPE BODY,SHORT CROPPY HAIR & SMALL BREASTS BUT FOR ROARKE WILL TAKE A MIRACLE TO FIND SOMEONE WITH CELTIC BLUE EYES

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  2. Charles M. Smith: 9 years ago

    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

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  3. Amy: 11 years ago

    Novella list is extremely out of date by about 8 books

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  4. Debbi M: 12 years ago

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

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    • Dan: 12 years ago

      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).

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