From Publishers Weekly
At the start of Konrath's brisk and breezy sixth Jack Daniels mystery, the guilt-ridden Chicago cop, who's attending the funeral of a loved one, takes a call from Alexandra Kork, the sadistic psychopath who did in the loved one at the end of 2008's Fuzzy Navel
(I checked the Weather Channel.... It's raining in Chicago. That's appropriate, don't you think? Funerals on sunny days seem so wrong). Barred from the official hunt for Kork because she's personally involved in the case, Daniels soon finds herself on the wrong side of the law with few of the usual resources to call on. Meanwhile, the wily Kork, who's stopped counting her victims (after 50 they blur), strews bodies over a wide area as part of a scheme to lead Daniels to a slow and painful death. Konrath leavens the violence with offbeat humor, including a feces-throwing monkey in love with a cashmere sweater. The slam-bang ending is sure to satisfy series fans. (July)
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From the Author
Cherry Bomb is Book #6 in the Jack Daniels series.
If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, this handy scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.
CHERRY BOMB by JA Konrath
Bad Language - 5
Scary - 7
Violent - 8
Funny - 7
Sexy - 7
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 ten 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
RUSTY NAIL by JA Konrath
DIRTY MARTINI by JA Konrath
JACK DANIELS STORIES by JA Konrath
LADY 52 by JA Konrath and Jude Hardin
FUZZY NAVEL by JA Konrath
CHERRY BOMB by JA Konrath
SHAKEN by JA Konrath
STIRRED by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch
RUM RUNNER by JA Konrath
LAST CALL by JA Konrath
The Jack Daniels books also crossover with several books by me and my frequent collaborators Blake Crouch and Ann Voss Peterson.
THE LIST by JA Konrath
ORIGIN by JA Konrath
WEBCAM by JA Konrath
AFRAID by JA Konrath
TRAPPED by JA Konrath
ENDURANCE by JA Konrath
HAUNTED HOUSE by JA Konrath
DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch
LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch
PUSHED TOO FAR by Ann Voss Peterson
BURNED TOO HOT by Ann Voss Peterson
DEAD TOO SOON by Ann Voss Peterson
WATCHED TOO LONG by JA Konrath and 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
EXPOSED by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
HIT by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
NAUGHTY by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
FIX by JA Konrath, Ann Voss Peterson, and F. Paul Wilson
RESCUE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
TIMECASTER by JA Konrath
TIMECASTER SUPERSYMMETRY by JA Konrath
TIMECASTER STEAMPUNK by JA Konrath
Plus there are a whole lot of short stories I've written with other authors that take place in the Jack Daniels universe. If you're looking for a complete bibliography, just search Amazon for "JA Konrath Reading Order" to get a handy list of everything I've ever written.
Thanks for reading!