Jack Daniels Series - Three Thriller Novels (Whiskey Sour #1, Bloody Mary #2, Rusty Nail #3) Kindle Edition
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"Excellent smart-mouth thrills... my advice: Take a long sip." - Lee Child, author of Blue Moon
"Constant thrills and chills." - Heather Graham, author of The Seekers
"Snappy dialogue. Powerful action. A fabulous character to spend time with." - David Morrell, author of First Blood
"If the Grim Reaper has a sense of humor, he reads JA Konrath." - William Kent Krueger, author of This Tender Land
"It's funny and scary, just like real life." - James O. Born, author of Shock Wave
"Laugh-out-loud funny... even when read sober." - PJ Parrish, author of The Killing Song
"I haven't actually read this book." - Dave Barry, author of Tricky Business
"Fast-paced...(a) cross between Carl Hiaasen and Thomas Harris." - Publishers Weekly
"Engaging... full of humor... fans of Janet Evanovich will like this." - Library Journal
"Pithy banter... it's like a Monty Python rendition of a crime novel." - The Courier
"Put me down for another round of Lieutenant Jack Daniels." - Andrew Vachss, author of Another Life
"A literary cocktail that'll knock you off your chair." - Ridley Pearson, author of White Bone
From the Author
If you're just looking for a quick checklist, here are my main series.
JACQUELINE "JACK" DANIELS THRILLERS
JACK DANIELS AND ASSOCIATES MYSTERIES
THE KONRATH DARK THRILLER COLLECTIVE
CODENAME: CHANDLER (with Ann Voss Peterson)
STOP A MURDER Solve-It Series
#1-How: Puzzles 1-12
#3-Why: Puzzles 25-36
#4-Who: Puzzles 37-48
#5-When: Puzzles 49-60
Writing as MELINDA DUCHAMP
#1-Fifty Shades Of Alice In Wonderland
#2-Fifty Shades Of Alice Through The Looking Glass
#3-Fifty Shades Of Alice At The Hellfire Club
#1-Fifty Shades Of Jezebel And The Beanstalk
#2-Fifty Shades Of Puss In Boots
#3-Fifty Shades Of Goldilocks
#1-The Sexperts - Fifty Grades Of Shay
#2-The Sexperts - The Girl With The Pearl Necklace
#3-The Sexperts - Loving the Alien
- ASIN : B00BB2DZOY
- Publication date : February 4, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1120 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 803 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #239,782 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Jack is a forty something woman who worked hard to become a detective in Chicago. Her job and her mother the most important things in her life, after forfeiting a happy marriage to rise to her current position. When her partner and she begin investigating the murder of a woman found in a garbage can, things get hairier the more they uncover until Jack finds herself the focus of the killer. A killer skilled enough to elude police for over 10 years. Someone who believes himself invincible, and plans his kills to the smallest detail.
It takes a little luck, a lot of digging, and some unpleasant alliances to finally locate her adversary, with a final showdown that nearly costs her, her life.
I find myself highly entertained by this series. It makes me laugh, but also root for Jack to not only get the bad guy, but also a social life.
Book 2, was just as good as the first book, although I do have to admit, the situation with the ex and Latham did piss me off. Kinda saw the ending to that coming. What I like about these books is that we don't have to wait until the very end to find out who the killer is, that is revealed about 2/3 of the way through. The build up is good, the chase to find out who it is and the interactions of the characters throughout. Definitely some funny moments and no, it is not totally gross though it does get more descriptive in the last book. What is interesting is how they reveal who the killer is, and at times you think they've caught them or that Jack or Herb are goners, and somehow, the killer gets away or the main characters survive until at the end, they do catch their guy, although not without some damage to Jack and/or Herb. Book 2 was kind of scary in that they were facing off with one someone who thinks as they do, and not something you would ever want to experience in real life.
Book 3 is a bit more dark, and twisted. Which is strange to say since the killers in all of the books were dark and twisted. I know there is evil out there, but the Kork's and everyone associated with them are seriously messed up. This time, the killing is personal and the villain manages to cause more damage to the good guys. Self mutilation, incest, murder - definitely some "eww" moments, but again, some funny ones too. You come to like these characters because they do care and look out for each other, even as they irritate the hell out of each other too.
BLOODY MARY The off beat humor is enjoyable, when the story deals with arms, and the morgue. One sees the feisty side of Jack and her mother, having fallen, and now in hospital. Will she go and live with Jack or stay in apt, with her male friends. The scene with the cat, Mr.Friskers, and Herb was priceless. Her dates with Latham, are still going, one wonders if it is Jack or the drama of guns in the evening, he is still around. Another case, more hospital stays, she resigns, but, that didn’t last. Full of action, and laughs that doesn’t stop.
RUSTY NAIL More gory then his other ones,the plot is still with humor, and the feisty Mr.Friskers the cat, along with the stubbornness of Jack. Video are coming , who has the information that is contained in them. Puzzling case to figure out, she has her hands full, with her mother, the cat, and Herb. They all are enjoyable to read.
Did I mention the research that goes into these novels? Makes the reader feel like they are right there, in Chicago, following the 26th District PD through these various violent crime division procedures. I especially like how Konrath brings Chicago to life with references to actual places and streets.
The books are violent and disturbing in many passages--not for the faint of heart--but Konrath also infuses a lot of humor to lighten things up. The interactions between Jack and McGlade are hilarious! Also, I love Jack's cat.
Would definitely recommend this series. Can't wait to start Dirty Martini.
Overall a great read with some gruesome moments. A true 5 Star.
For a quick and entertaining read if you like this type of book - go ahead and give it a go. I will most likely purchase more in this long series, when I need something to bite on rather than rip off and really chew!
Top reviews from other countries
the best makes a change to have a female cop too !
Mr Konrath more of these please !