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RUSTY NAIL (Jacqueline) Mass Market Paperback – 14 Jun 2007

4.3 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HYPERION; Reprint edition (14 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786890738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786890736
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,612,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series (Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, Stirred). Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories and the novellas Floaters and Burners. Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn (Afraid, Trapped, Endurance.) He's sold over a million ebooks. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This is his third book in the series of "Jack (Jackeline) Daniels and her side kick Herb as they try to find another gruesome killer. It reflects back to "The Gingerbread Man" killings, so reading the first two books would add flesh to bones so to speak. JA Kowrath leaves enough clues throughout the book to keep anyone engaged, its punchy with hilarious dialect and the way he describes scenes are bloody gruesome in areas. Jack is sent a video in the post, a rather disturbing one, add to that a jar of pickled toes and the first scene is painted for you.
The clues throught the book keeps the reader guessing, add to that the crackerjack ending hence it has 4 stars. Would recommend this to friends, (ones with iron stomachs, as when he writes dark, he writes Dark, so be warned). Will be reading his other works as I want to follow more of Jack Daniels! Shes not an indestructable hero type,she gets her backside kicked quite a few times, its her bulldog tenacity that keeps her ticking along. Add to that the rather dark gruesome murders (fishing hooks...ohh why fishing hooks!) keeps even the most macarbe reader hooked....(could not resist the pun)
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One in a series featuring Jack Daniels, hard bitten Chicago cop. This one has her pursuing a family of serial killers. The police procedure and the human insights are all very believable - you could be reading an erudite cop's personal thoughts. The crime of the book though, not so much. Lots of twists and turns, and frankly not very credible. If there really was such a family, they would have been killing each other rather than teaming up to torture strangers to death. The author apologises for the gore in the foreword, but presumably there is a market for this.
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Real close to giving this a 5 star. On the plus side - couldn't put it down, loved the quirky, humourous writing style, loved the character of Jack. But took a star off for (1) the bizarre act of taking a civilian to a morgue (you'll know what I mean when you get to that part), especially when Jack is already in trouble and (2) I guessed who Alex was long before the reveal. I could've lived with (2) but (1) and the actions that followed it were just a bit far fetched.

But - I'd def recommend this book and will be trying others by the author.
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this is the third novel in the jack daniels series. things are not good for our jack since we left her. mother in a coma, no boyfriend and her job may be on shaky ground. an old case comes back to haunt jack and this time she needs to put it to rest, lots of red herrings and when it finally is all revealed it feels like all the clues were there to see. kinda had a feeling who the killer was but it still came as a surprise.

great energy, kept me turning those pages, some gory moments not for the faint hearted. loving jack as i feel she has grown as a person since whiskey sour.
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Wow a great read even though the subject matter that is the murders involved can be difficult accept / tolerate. Both of those words do not adequately describe the feelings that can be generated from such a well written storyline. Set in Chicago with a seasoned female Detective it ticks a few boxes along the way. I can recommend this ebook for those that appreciate a who did it scenario.
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I like the J.A. Konrath books, am reading them in sequence. I loved the first book so went on to get the second, that wasnt quite as good but still very enjoyable. So now to the third one. I think with a lot of authors as the books progress they tend to get less interesting, I had this feeling with this book,in parts I found it predictable/unbelievable. I did enjoy the more detailed content of the book and will be reading the books written under a different name as I understand they follow this type of detail more. Will continue to read the series but the next book will need to inspire me a bit more.
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Can Konrath keep the roller coaster Jack Daniels series going with the same level of humour and grab-you-by-the-pants interest? He certainly does it in this one, with Jack receiving help from sidekick Herb, and acquaintances Harry and Phin, who we've met before, and Holly - a newcomer who seems to want a closer relationship with the obnoxious Harry. A killer sends a video to Jack (did Americans still use VHS widely in 2006 when I think this was written?) which seems to indicate that a serial killer who was killed previously, is still operating; or is it a copycat? Enter the FBI Bobbsey twins to ensure Jack is doubly confused. What this story lacks in credibility, is more than compensated for by the humorous throwaway lines and character interaction. Jack (obviously) wins through in the end, but at some personal cost to herself and her "team". Konrath says in the introduction ... "..there is enough silliness in Rusty Nail to keep you amused." And he's right! All good stuff - now for Dirty Martini.
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Book 3, in the Jack Daniels Mystery

This is a direct sequel to “Bloody Mary” it starts where the plots left off with the investigation into a cult that practices mutilation and posts them as snuff films.

It is evident right from the start that this would have a gory story with plenty of graphic details and enough creepiness to let our imagination do its work. There is enough horror described here to turn our stomach but thank goodness for the cleverness in the way Mr. Konrath has melded humor into the gore. The style is by far not for everyone the author has no fear of detailing death and torture and showing how sick murderers are and how they enjoy what they doing. This story seems to want to outdo the previous one in its depravity. As in the previous books, the story alternates between the first person narrative by Jack and the third person present tense from the view of the killer. There is a lot of action and much happens with the various characters in just a few pages. Konrath found his true formula with a strong no nonsense female lead character, clever narration, short scenes and fast-paced story…….and a wacko cat….

Jack's personal life continues to be a mess. Her mother is still in a coma. Latham and Jack have split up. Mr. Friskers the cat is still psychotic.

If you in the right mood you will appreciate this novel for what it is.…..entertainment..
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