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Jack Daniels Stories [Kindle Edition]

J.A. Konrath
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Book Description

JA Konrath, known for the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thrillers set in Chicago, offers this collection of short stories and novellas from the Jack Daniels universe.

Join Jack Daniels, her partner Herb Benedict, private eye Harry McGlade, and part-time criminal Phineas Troutt, in this omnibus of 15 stories.

These were previous published in magazines and anthologies, and many are long out of print.

On the Rocks - Suicide or murder? Lt. Jack Daniels solves a locked room mystery.

Whelp Wanted - P.I. Harry McGlade becomes a dognapper in order to stop a dognapper, or something like that.

Street Music - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute through the dangerous streets of Chicago. Are his intentions pure?

The One That Got Away - The Gingerbread Man (the villain from WHISKEY SOUR) hunts one final victim.

With a Twist - It looked like the man fell from a great height, but the body is in his living room. Jack Daniels solves another impossible crime.

Epitaph - Phin Troutt takes on a Chicago street gang with vengeance on his mind.

Taken to the Cleaners - Harry McGlade tries to solve a difficult mystery, but mostly just goofs off.

Body Shots - Jack Daniels faces her most challenging case yet; a school shooting. But does she know more about the perp than she realizes?

Suffer - Phineas Troutt has taken some questionable jobs, but will he murder a man's wife?

School Daze - P.I. Harry McGlade investigates a private school, but he's not entirely sure why.

Overproof - While shopping on the Gold Coast, Jack Daniels notices traffic has come to a stand-still. When she realizes what the problem is, she's confronted with her own mortality, and the possible deaths of hundreds.

Bereavement - How badly does Phineas Troutt need a fix? What is he willing to do?

Pot Shot - Detective Herb Benedict just wants a home cooked meal. But his plans get interrupted by a very determined sniper.

Last Request - Phineas Troutt picks up a hitchhiker, with deadly results.

The Necro File - Harry McGlade investigates some bizarre murders in this hilarious, gore-filled mini-epic. (Author's note: This is easily the funniest thing I've ever written, but it's also very offensive. Let the reader beware...)

That's about 65,000 words of Jack Daniels and friends. Also included in this collection are excerpts from some of Jack's other adventures, including:

An excerpt from Truck Stop by J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn, where Jack finds herself dueling with two serial killers at once.

An excerpt from Floaters by J.A. Konrath and Henry Perez, where Jack joins forces with Chicago reporter Alex Chapa to solve a bizarre disappearance.

An excerpt from Planter's Punch by J.A. Konrath and Tom Schreck, where Jack travels to NY and befriends professional boxer Duffy Dombrowski to break an extortion ring.

And excerpt from Suckers by J.A. Konrath and Jeff Strand, where Harry McGlade reluctantly teams up with Andrew Mayhem. Hilarity ensues.






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About the Author

J.A. Konrath has written six Jack Daniels thrillers (Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, and Shaken.)

Under the name Jack Kilborn, he wrote the horror novels Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas, and under the name Joe Kimball, he wrote the sci-fi novel Timecaster (featuring Jack Daniels' grandson as the hero, and Harry McGlade III, coming out in 2011.)

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  • Print Length: 242 pages
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  • Language: English
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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Jack Daniels Stories is a treat if you are already a fan of the series of novels featuring Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. Over several mystery novels, Konrath has established Jack and a coterie of supporting characters, including partner Herb, dying badass Phin Trout, and tacky detective Harry McGlade, in a tough world of Chicago crime and justice. Now, in these stories, Jack solves some more direct mysteries (including two locked room stories--old school!)that don't take a whole novel to unwind, and the supporting characters get to step to the front and become the main protagonist in several stories each. I enjoyed each and every one, and often found myself laughing out loud. I also appreciated the introduction to each story, in which Konrath laid out what inspired a story, what he was trying to do with it, and how he felt about the finished product.

If you are new to Konrath and the world of Jack Daniels, this is a very good jumping on place and a chance to sample Konraths style before jumping into the novels.

At the time I purchased it, this collection was selling as a Kindle download for just $2.99 and I found it to be quite a bargain. If you know you are going to love Konrath's short stories, an even better deal is 55 Proof for $4.99, which contains all of this book's stories, plus all those from 3 other collections by Konrath as well.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I'm sure we've all been in this position. You just finished a book you really enjoyed and now you're wondering

what to read next. You pick up a couple of different titles from your bookshelf,. start to read a chapter or

two and find that nothing really grabs you.

I had that problem a few weeks ago when a friend suggested that I read the first in the "Jack Daniels" series

of J A Konrath books,. for this suggestion I owe her a HUGE debt of thanks.

I began with Whiskey Sour which introduces the main character Det Jack Daniels and a supporting

group of wonderful characters. Well, here it is six weeks later,. and I have exhausted the entire series

available up to this point and am eagerly awaiting the next installment due out in October.

I am one of those readers who doesn't like to give too much away in discussing the books but let me

assure you that once you begin the series you will be caught up in the characters and plot of all the books

and wish you could read slower to savor the enjoyment longer.

My friend did me a huge favor in suggesting this author and I'm sure you will agree with both of us that this

is an author whose work is thoroughly fun, fast paced and a great read

Mark J Weinberg
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A round of Jack for everyone May 22, 2010
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Feeling a bit cautious? Don't want to commit to a full length Jack Daniels novel quite yet?
This anthology is right up your alley. Nearly a dozen short stories from the world of Jack Daniels.
Have one or two for the road.
Frank Zubek
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Jack Daniels stories June 10, 2014
By Deb
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The stories are good.but I thought that they would be completed stories,not the beginning. I want to know what happened in them.thanks a lot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay Read March 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I like Konrath and the Jack Daniels characters. The short story format is just okay
for me. Seemed like every time I started getting into a story it was over. He also
intensified some of the characters for short format which sometimes became
over the top. Worth reading but don't stand in line for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Daniels March 4, 2014
By Bob H
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I thought Jack Daniels was a guy. I found out Jack was a girl and the book was written by a guy. I have read 3 novels and plan on reading more of J.A. Konrath's books. Superb writing. Wish I had discovered Jack Daniels and J.A. Konrath earlier.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not read this. August 10, 2014
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The stories are either boring, disturbing, or disgusting. The author has an over inflated ego to think that readers care about the publishing history of each story. What a waste of time. Am deleting from my kindle library.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brassy, bold and ballsy story telling. February 23, 2015
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I enjoyed the confident and no-nonsense writing style of this mystery writer. It goes right along with the gritty characters he brings to life on the page. If you like mystery mixed with quirky, homicide paired with humor, and reality stirred with barroom espionage, give this guy a shot. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry unrestricted - too funny.
Short stories spotlighting individual characters was refreshing. I especially liked the story about Herb's retirement. After years of worrying, his wife finally sees him as a hero.
Published 4 days ago by Lee A. Arguelles
4.0 out of 5 stars What do you call this drink ?
Any fan of Konrath should enjoy this collection with liberal doses of Jack, Phin and uber sleaze Harry McGlade. This is Konrath at his twisted best only in short form. Read more
Published 7 days ago by g3amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and fun read.
Enjoyed reading this. Sometimes you just want to read something quick.
Published 8 days ago by cheryl robertson
2.0 out of 5 stars I did not enjoy this book or the later ones as much as ...
The Jack Daniels stories evolved into something messy and on (or off) the edge. I did not enjoy this book or the later ones as much as his earlier efforts.
Published 18 days ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Cuddles to J.A.
Fun stories! Jack & all her pals doing what they do best in their own stories
Published 18 days ago by Shawn Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Small shots of Jack
These stories are gritty, sometimes funny just like the characters. These are short stories featuring some of the characters from the Jack Daniels novels. I enjoyed them.
Published 20 days ago by Cynthia J. Atkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
read like the stories were written very early in his career. Several were too rauchy.
Published 25 days ago by K. Eaton
4.0 out of 5 stars Hardboiled and riveting.
Konrath's style is pure crime noir with a good dose of black humor for good measure. Couldn't put it down.
Published 27 days ago by Alana Ali-Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading!
Jack Daniels stories are always good.
Published 1 month ago by Tony Lesce
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Daniels Stories
There really is nothing say except I laughed my self silly on most stories and l loved the clever plots of the others. I really enjoy anything this writer WRITES!
Published 1 month ago by Sallie Caves
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More About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronologically to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know the order 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.

Other novels include the thrillers Origin, The List, Shot of Tequila, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the science fiction Timecaster series.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

Haunted House, the new Jack Kilborn novel of terror, will be available in mid 2013.

He has sold over a million ebooks

You can visit him at www.JAKonrath.com


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...Joe, I'll bite. I'm taking this challenge and supporting your contention of `pricing right' this new `fee-nom' of proper price point on ebooks. As of 13:02 pm 6/1/10, JACK DANIELS STORIES is ranked #1058, better than the #2009 on 5/30. Rowena, we all have to give Joe credit for:
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