From the Author
I'm pleased to say that LAST CALL is now, finally, available.Q:
You said that two years ago!Joe sez:
Apologies. LAST CALL takes place right after RUM RUNNER. I wanted to tell the story in RUM RUNNER first, for a variety of reasons.Q:
What reasons?Joe sez:
It will make sense when you read RUM RUNNER. This book sets up the events of LAST CALL.Q:
So which supporting players are in LAST CALL?Joe sez:
A lot of them. Besides Jack and her guy, Phin, there are her ex-partners Harry and Herb, as well as Chandler and Fleming.Q:
Who are they?Joe sez:
They're both from the Codename: Chandler trilogy, FLEE, SPREE, and THREE.
Q: This also features some of Blake Crouch's characters, namely Luther Kite (DESERT PLACES, LOCKED DOORS) and Lucy (SERIAL KILLERS UNCUT). Did Blake co-write this?
Joe sez: Unfortunately, Blake has been very busy doing TV work (WAYWARD PINES, GOOD BEHAVIOR) so I did this one on my own. I'm grateful he trusted me with his characters, and hope I did them justice.
Q: Is LAST CALL going to be the last Jack Daniels novel?
Joe sez: It's great to visit Jack again after so long. I'm already plotting the next book in the series, WHITE RUSSIAN.
From the Inside Flap
Last Call is Book #10 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. LAST CALL by JA Konrath
Bad Language - 7
Scary - 5
Violent - 8
Funny - 8
Sexy - 3
Crossovers - LAST CALL also features Chandler and Fleming (CODENAME: CHANDLER), Tequila (SHOT OF TEQUILA, RESCUE), Val Ryker (PUSHED TOO FAR), Luther Kite (LOCKED DOORS, STIRRED), and Lucy and Donaldson (SERIAL KILLERS UNCUT).
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 eleven main 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
JACK DANIELS STORIES by JA Konrath
RUSTY NAIL by JA Konrath
DIRTY MARTINI by JA Konrath
DEAD ON MY FEET by JA Konrath
DYING BREATH by JA Konrath
EVERYBODY DIES 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
WHITE RUSSIAN by JA Konrath
The Jack Daniels books also crossover with several books by me and my frequent collaborators Blake Crouch and Ann Voss Peterson. These include:
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, including:
FLOATERS by JA Konrath & Henry Perez
BURNERS by JA Konrath & Henry Perez
SUCKERS by JA Konrath & Jeff Strand
PLANTER'S PUNCH by JA Konrath & Tom Schreck
BABE ON BOARD by JA Konrath & Ann Voss Peterson
RACKED by JA Konrath & Jude Hardin
STRAIGHT UP by JA Konrath & Iain Rob Wright
OCTOBER DARK by JA Konrath & Joshua Simcox
JACKED UP! by JA Konrath & Tracy Sharp
BEAT DOWN by JA Konrath & Garth Perry
CHEESE WRESTLING by JA Konrath & Bernard Schaffer
ABDUCTIONS by JA Konrath & Garth Perry
WATCHED TOO LONG by JA Konrath & Ann Voss Peterson
BABYSITTING MONEY by JA Konrath & Ken Lindsey
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!