Monday, February 15, 2010
I love Jack Daniels!!
Just to clarify, I am not an alcoholic! Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is the main character in J.A. Konraths book "Whisky Sour"
J.A. Konrath (also known as Jack Kilborn who wrote "Afraid") writes an amazing story in Whiskey Sour. Jack is a lieutenant with the Chicago police station, an everyday cop just wanting to see justice done. When "The Gingerbread Man" starts his killing spree.
Jack is called to a crime scene where a young woman is butchered and shoved upside down in a convenience store dumpster. After pulling the body out of the dumpster they discover a paper stapled to her chest with the words "You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbrean Man" I was completely taken aback by these words and knew then I would love this book, both Jack and The Gingerbread Man!
Jack Daniels is a wisecracking cop who is always ready with a smart comment and a closed fist. She's into playing pool, cracking cases and the occasional bar fight. Jack takes no shit, except in her love life which she is struggling with, resorting to "Lunch Mates" a dating service, but it's to bad "The Gingerbread Man" has plans for Jack as well.
Two goofy FBI agents, who rely on "VICKY" more than their own minds, Herb Benedict, Jacks partner, Harry McGlade, a sleezy PI, Phineas Trout a former con, Jack has turned to playing pool with, are just a few of the characters in this book.
This book is so amazingly well written, your smiling and laughing even in the goriest, and somewhat disturbing parts of the book. It is an amazing blend of humor and horror. Who wouldn't smile when you have an elderly woman say "He was a nice boy, but just couldn't keep his drumstick in his pants" Konrath keeps you going, right from the first page.
I am eagerly looking for "Bloody Mary" the second book in the Jack Daniels series. Anyone know where to pick it up?!?
Book 15 is Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain (actually I'm almost done it! So I'll be back tomorrow)