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Bloody Mary - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

J.A. Konrath , Jack Kilborn
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Book Description

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary--the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory--a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning...


About JA Konrath

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read chronologically to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know the order it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas. The new Kilborn novel, Haunted House, will be available mid 2013.

He has sold over a million ebooks.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"As sharp and tangy as its title cocktail. Snappy dialogue. Powerful action. What a recipe for a page turner." -- David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE

From the Author

Bloody Mary is the second book in the Jack Daniels series.

I often get asked by readers what order the Jack Daniels books should be read in. 

I purposely write each book so it can be read without any prior knowledge of any of the others. If you want to start on the last book and work backwards, or start in the middle, you can still enjoy the series without missing anything.

That said, some readers do want a chronological list of events in Jack's life. So here it is.

Besides the eight Jack Daniels novels, Jack and her cohorts have appeared as supporting characters in several other books and stories. Here's the order, from her years as a rookie cop, to the future.

SHOT OF TEQUILA by JA Konrath
SERIAL KILLERS UNCUT by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch 
WHISKEY SOUR by JA Konrath
BLOODY MARY by JA Konrath
THE LIST by JA Konrath
RUSTY NAIL by JA Konrath
DIRTY MARTINI by JA Konrath
EXPOSED by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
HIT by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson*
NAUGHTY by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson*
JACK DANIELS STORIES by JA Konrath
PUSHED TOO FAR by Ann Voss Peterson
FLEE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
SPREE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
THREE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson*
FLOATERS by JA Konrath and Henry Perez
BURNERS by JA Konrath and Henry Perez
FUZZY NAVEL by JA Konrath
CHERRY BOMB by JA Konrath 
SHAKEN by JA Konrath
STIRRED by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch
LAST CALL by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch*
TIMECASTER by JA Konrath
TIMECASTER SUPERSYMMETRY by JA Konrath
TIMECASTER STEAMPUNK by JA Konrath*
*coming soon

The Jack Daniels books also crossover with several books with my frequent collaborator Blake Crouch, and my pen name, Jack Kilborn. These include:

DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch
LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch
BREAK YOU by Blake Crouch
AFRAID by Jack Kilborn
TRAPPED by Jack Kilborn
ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn

Product Details

  • File Size: 436 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482373335
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BB62RZI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch read!! July 3, 2005
Format:Hardcover
This second in the Jack Daniels series is a top notch read from first page to last. The characters are deliciously human, the dialogue and graphic details realistic, and Konrath tops it off with a rousing plot. I couldn't turn these pages fast enough!

Lt. Jacqueline Daniels -- better known as Jack to her friends -- heads Chicago P.D.'s Violent Crimes Unit. She's forty-something, divorced, and not exactly living la dolce vita. Jack's life is in turmoil. She has a boyfriend who just may be the last good marriage prospect in the midwest. He wants Jack to move in with him. Complicating that romantic scenario are

a retired-cop mother needing full time care and an ex-husband who's decided he can't live without Jack. Lt. Daniels is a damn good cop, a hard nosed detective whose personal problems sometimes skew her concentration. Her partner, junk food afficionado Herb Benedict, brings problems of his own to

the office. He wants to lose weight and liven up his long term marriage with Viagra. The last thing these two partners need is a serial killer run amok in the Windy City.

Their suspect is a maniacal butcher with the conscience and killing instincts of a shark. He's a madman who blends into daily life invisibly thanks to a facade of normalcy. Halfway through the book we discover who this killer is, but that certainly does not detract from the suspense. Through one sizzling Chicago summer through most of a bitterly cold winter,

Jack and Herb track down one disappointing lead after another. Meanwhile, the body count rises. Each butchered corpse is wearing some article that belongs to Jack. And each murder brings a demented killer closer to Jack's front door.

I like J.A. Konrath's writing style.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced read July 4, 2005
Format:Hardcover
Score another winner for J.A. Konrath. Bloody Mary grabs the crime drama reader from the first page and never releases its hold through the rest of the book.

Lt. Jacqueline Daniels is going through something of a mid-life crisis. Surrounded by friends and co-workers who mean well but who have the same kind of troubles, the last thing she needs is a crazed, limb-severing killer in town. And to make matters worse, the clues being left at the crime scenes are objects that once belonged to Daniels. The only thing more shocking and surprising is the identity of the killer.

It looks like the crime is solved at one point, but then the legal system inserts it twist on the trial, expert witnesses get led down a merry path, and Daniels watches as everything falls apart around her.

Konrath has masterfully written this sometimes gory tale in a way that leaves the reader as mystified in the beginning as the characters in the story. With a breathtaking ending, followed by a heartfelt decision or two from Daniels, this book provides as satisfying a read as any book can. Get it as soon as you can.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sophmore effort not as intense December 27, 2005
Format:Hardcover
i feel in love with the character of jack daniels in the first novel, whiskey sour. she is well written, has human qualities, and handles herself well (meaning she doesn't fall prey to the typical stereo typical female role of whining and crying and falling apart). in this book, i had the killer figured out in less than 5 chapters, and predicted Herb's actions about 10 pages in. and jack? she turned into the typical female stereo type. it was most disappointing. mr. konrath, bring jack back the way you intended her! this, however, won't stop me from reading the next installment, "rusty nail." i won't give up hope on jack!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much gore for me - sorry! August 31, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed Whisky Sour, the first story about "Jack" Daniels, a female police officer. I liked her strong character, the witty writing, and the characters in general. In many ways it struck em as a female "Spenser" character. The only issue I had was the sometimes extreme, nasty gore in it. I struggled through that because the rest of the story was so enjoyable.

I had really hoped that Bloody Mary would provide the same great characters and environment, and tone the gore down. Unfortunately, this was not to be. If anything, the gore level was cranked up here. Now we have a sadistic psychopath who enjoys torturing his victims for days, if possible, with as gory a result as humanly possible. He literally covers the walls with plastic to make the cleanup of blood and body bits easier. It gets overly disgusting.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy the rest of the book! I love the writing style. I love the one-liners and the sharpness of the characters. I love how generally strong Daniels is - although she does slip quite a lot here, for some reason becoming more like a "stereotypical female in a cop job" than she had in the first book. I liked the fact that her mom, a retired cop, was also still sharp, active and had a sex life.

The mid-life crisis, the dealing-with-an-aging-parent, and many other side stories were integrated in an interesting, although sometimes over the top, manner. For someone who spends her life evaluating peoples' discussions and seeking for meaning in a questioning, Daniels seems blissfully clueless about the importance of communication in her own life. So be it, some people are like that.

In the end, though, the gore levels are just too much for me. A lot of it was in there just for gross-out factor and had little real plot meaning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I liked this book. Found the characters to be believable. It was well written. The serial killer is a real nut job and probably a lot of this is over the top but I still found... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Margaret Booth
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping story but a little violent for me
You can't dispute the top-notch writing of Konrath--believable characters, punchy dialogue, twisty plotting--but the gore was a little over the top for me. Read more
Published 3 days ago by George Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Mary
This was very good book blood Mary book held my interest.l like the Jack Daniels mystery series very very
good
Published 3 days ago by cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars Grea book
I really enjoyed Bloody Mary. I didn't want to put it down. It was a fast reading book. Thanks for the great story.
Published 4 days ago by Rita Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars FAVORITE SERIES OF 2014
LOVE THIS SERIES!!! This book (and all of the Jack Daniels Mysteries - because I went on to read all of them! Read more
Published 4 days ago by Rae Charles
2.0 out of 5 stars Enough is enough
Get real now.........How many times can a person get shot and live with no residual damage? I have read two of the Jack Daniels mysteries and it is enough. Read more
Published 8 days ago by KAT192837465
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Book2, in the Jack Daniels Mysteries

No denying J.A. Konrath produces gruesome material, even if he may say otherwise in his introduction. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Toni Osborne
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware
1. I figured it out by chapter 4.

2. Regardless of the disclaimer, there is ample gratuitous sick violence. I don't need or care to read it.

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Published 11 days ago by Stan
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect holiday reading
4.5*

The second in the Jack Daniels series and it's another really solid read from Konrath. Read more
Published 12 days ago by KateM
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Lots of twist and turns. Excitement from the start. Now for the next Konrath novel. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Donna G Elliott
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Questions from Readers for J. A. Konrath

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Hi! Love reading your books, I especially enjoyed "The List" will we ever find out who the rest of them are? We're all waiting.......
spirky asked Sep 4, 2013
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Yes. The Nine will be out in 2014.

J. A. Konrath answered Sep 25, 2013

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