By Norah Roberts writing as J. D. Robb.
I read "Innocent in Death" recently.
The thing that strikes me most about these books is that, though they are set in the future, there are really no scientific, technological or societal advancements or changes. Heck, some of the technology used in "Innocent in Death" is nearly outdated or passé now. Other forms of revolutionary, futuristic devices and other things mentioned are available in our time through smartphones.