From the Author
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.
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LAST CALL by JA Konrath
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
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
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!