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Product Details

  • Series: Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series (Book 1)
  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455839442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455839445
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,232 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Except for her name-Jacqueline Daniels (and, yes, she's known by her colleagues at the Chicago Police Department and by her friends as "Jack Daniels")-there's not an original trope in this competent, fast-paced thriller by newcomer Konrath. A lieutenant investigating a particularly gruesome series of homicides, Daniels is like every other hard-boiled fictional cop-obsessed with work, afraid to commit emotionally and overcaffeinated. The other characters also follow formula: her partner is an overweight glutton with a heart of gold; her boss is tough but fair; the federal agents assigned to help her are territorial, superior and ineffectual. And the criminal himself, a serial killer who calls himself the "Gingerbread Man," only differs from others of his ilk in his methodology, not his psychology. He tortures and kills attractive young women, leaving their mutilated bodies in public places. Konrath, who has "performed improvisational comedy" according to his bio, likes to toss off one-liners, and while they're occasionally clever, they lend a jokey tone that jars with the seriousness of the almost gratuitously horrific crimes. Reading like an ill-conceived cross between Carl Hiaasen and Thomas Harris, this cliché-ridden first novel should find a wide audience among less discriminating suspense fans.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

" . . . Whiskey Sour a literary cocktail that'll knock you off your chair." -- Ridley Pearson, author of The Art of Deception

" . . . a police procedural dashed with romance, mixed with a shot of sharp-tongued commentary, and . . . an acidic sprinkling of spoof." -- Andrew Vachss, author of The Getaway Man

"Whiskey Sour is on game from page one to the last . . . The future of suspense thrillers . . . is J. A. Konrath . . . " -- Robert W. Walker, author of the Instinct and Edge Series

"A compulsive page-turner populated by real people, a heroine, and a monstrous villain . . . " -- George C. Chesbro, author of Shadow of a Broken Man

"A fresh, fierce and frightening new voice, and a delightful heroine . . . Jack Daniels is funny and resilient . . . feisty and determined." -- David Wiltse, author of The Hangman's Knot

"From electric excitement to laugh-out-loud humor, this book has it all . . . " -- Warren Murphy, two-time Edgar award-winner for Grandmaster and Pigs Get Fat

"This superb debut goes down smooth and will leave readers demanding a refill." -- Michael Prescott, author of Next Victim

"[Blend] Donald Westlake, James Ellroy, and Dorothy Parker, and you've got the hilarious, horrific world of Lieutenant Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels." -- Jay Bonansinga, author of The Sleep Police --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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

Customer Reviews

Great character, very good story!
Robert Bowlds
This was one of those books that when I started reading it, I had to finish it within the same day.
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The story was interesting and kept you wanting to keep reading on.
Kathy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 6, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
First, I promise to do this review without any sly references to drinks or mixology. Whiskey Sour is about a 40-some average height, average weight woman who is in a decidedly unaverage profession - she's a lieutenant in homicide. Her mom was a cop, and she knows what she's in for - but it doesn't make it any easier. She has a divorce behind her and promptly has her current relationship ruined. In many ways her life sucks, but the sense that she's making a difference has her plugging onward.

This is good, because she and her hefty partner just landed a pretty nasty case - a serial murderer who is rather perverted. I love mysteries but I'm not really one for the graphic gore - there was one point in the story that I contemplated putting it down based on where the story was going. I did stick with it, though, and was rewarded by a toning down through the rest of the novel.

What made it worth going on was the writing style. There were many times I laughed out loud at the descriptions and sly comments. Yes, there are a lot of in-your-face ones like joking about having a "hunch" when they are discussing someone with a stooped back. There are a lot of other pokes, though, that are far more subtle and a few of these were gems.

I'm a female, and I found it refreshing to read about a mature, capable woman who was stuck in the ups and downs of love. Yes, they had the obligatory few comments about her wardrobe, but compared to most "female detective" stories I've read, this was *incredibly* tame by comparison. She does reasonably well in a bar fight against three opponents. She shoots well. Heck, I know some women who are excellent brawlers and who are incredibly good shots.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful By John P Bernat on December 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
And Konrath has delivered. This deathless genre takes another twist into humor with this wonderful debut effort.

Kinsey Milhone has gotten us to a place of frustration with her Nancy Drew-ish plot devices and artificial descent into lawbreaking. "Ten Big Ones" did not sparkle like Janet E's other stuff, which might telegraph that she might be Plum out of new ideas.

So we need more female detectives. Konrath walks where angels fear to tread too: he's a male writer creating a hard-bioled female character. I think he did a fine job, creating a lively, amusing and smart woman who has problems just like everyone else. He does convey, though, the sheer delight in the chase and the capture which any good cop must have in abundance.

Looking forward to the next one...
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Little boo on May 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading this story. There were a lot of things that seemed impossible or unreal, but the story flowed well. It kept my interest peaked enough that I was able suspend my disbelief over the lack of suspicion with a box of candy that was just left in her car....Her supervisor letting her return to active duty without being cleared by a doctor...Overly stupid FBI agents(I think this was put in for comic relief so I just laughed when the FBI got in the way).....her being clear headed enough to solve crimes with no sleep and excruciating pain...I deal with both and a person will lose focus when these are combined or prolonged as the story suggests.

The main thing for me is entertainment value and Whisky Sour scores high in that department...I wanted to keep on reading and was not disappointed at the end....I give this story four ****stars...
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steen on October 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
While the character was interesting, the violent murders, women tortured to death was more than I could take. after the second murder I closed the book (kindle). This was a prime lending library book so I was glad I didn't own it. Good writing, but distasteful subject matter. I'll stick with the cozies
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By W. Romagnoli on August 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is interesting, but I think that the summary and comparison to Janet Evanovich's series are very misleading. The depictions of sexual abuse are very disturbing and graphic. Listeners at least need to be aware of this going in to it!
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34 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Pat on April 22, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
One star for just plain unbelievably stupid, lazy writing.

The heroine is supposedly a cop. In one scene, she discovers a bag of small candy bars in her car at the police station parking lot one day. She has no idea how it got there, so some stranger left it. She and the cop taking an investigative trip to a hospital with her almost decide to drop the candy off at the children's ward of the hospital, but the partner decides to eat them himself. Turn out the candy is full of needles and blades.

The author is too lazy even to work with a map and phone book to make some attempt to get logistics halfway accurate.

I bought the book for the Chicago venue, with which I am familiar. Big mistake.

Examples: At the beginning the crime scene was supposedly at the intersection of Monroe and Dearborn, but two pages later the location was described as at Monroe and Washington, which are parallel streets a quarter mile apart. Arrogantly lazy writing. The location description sounded like a neighborhood, when it is in actuality a Loop intersection of densely packed office skyscrapers.

The building descriptions are made up and wrong. The description of attractive, modern looking Mercy Hospital was old and ugly. Etc.

Then there are the offensive fat person references about every other page. What garbage.

It's a waste of time to read the other books by this author, even though they're free through Amz Prime.
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