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Whiskey Sour - A Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 10 in Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries (10 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
Her Character is not the Superwoman approach, but a down to earth detective working with her partner "Herb", the banter between the two is humerous in places, but the book needs this to lift it from the rather gruesome scenes Kobrath portrays. Add to that the pesky FBI guys who are trying to help catch the killer by using profiling, (Last scene Profiling a Horse....) and its one good read! I read some reviews before I downloaded this book, as Im not one for Detective Novels or Who Done it books, glad I downloaded it as some reviewers missed out the humor between the characters in such a dark conditions, which I feel does need to get a mention.
However, it does contain some rather graphic scenes. The book is just about right in its length, its not to long and not to light, it covers areas well and flows from one chapter to the next without unwarranted descriptions or banter. Konrath nailed it, the balance is right. Just downloaded "Bloody Mary" to follow her character further, hope its just as good as this one! Would recommend this book, but not while eating a chocolate bar! Happy reading :)
The plot concerns a serial killer called the Gingerbread Man, who's dumping the bodies of young women in garbage cans outside convenience stores.
As you'd expect, the story revolves around the developing duel between Lt Jack Daniels and the killer... most of it is told from Jack's point of view, but every few chapters there's a glimpse into the Gingerbread Man's mind as we follow him about his gruesome business -- which isn't just about torture and murder: the part that really had me on the edge of my seat was seeing who was going to end up with a mouthful of x-acto blades from one of his doctored candy bars.
I found it easy to keep turning the pages and hard to put the book down when it was time to go to sleep -- the chapters are short and punchy, and there's always the temptation to read just one more to find out what happens next.
It's the female detective versus serial killer mastermind story, but it wasn't too heavy on the gore and the light moments (especially with the FBI blokes) brought a smile to me.
I found this had the right balance and there wasn't much slowness in it, it chugged along nicely.
Whiskey Sour is a perfectly good read. And at a couple of quid it's hardly anything you'd resent paying for. The crime is a bit sensationalised, and the female heroine isn't really interesting because she's female; you could change her to a man and it wouldn't really have made a difference to this novel. But the story is well paced, chugging along steadily to a decent conclusion, and all loose ends are tied up.
If it has a fault, it's just that it's a bit mainstream in its subject matter - there's nothing really unusual here. Read it for a painless few hours on a plane, or to get a grip on what other Kindle authors are selling (as I did). Konrath is incredibly successful as a go-it-alone author and works incredibly hard; I'm sure he wouldn't mind this bit of honesty about something he wrote many years ago.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr Konrath does an admirable job of keeping up the thrills for this fast paced and sometimes gory detective novel.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Makes a change to have a murder chasing cop with a good sense of humour which balances with the lurid detailsPublished 26 days ago by Chris B.
A very good read, good plot mixed with just the right amount of humour.Published 1 month ago by Mrs PA Erskine
That says it all really. Minimal plot development. Good lead character. Hopefully the next one will be a little better fleshed outPublished 1 month ago by mr jonathan couch
This first of a series held my attention throughout.
It's lady detective is entertaining and the story kept up
a good tempo.
I'm about to start on the next one.
Laugh out loud funny while still being a can't put down thriller.Published 1 month ago by Fiona Alexander
A witty, engaging and finely structured novel with moments of nail (and chocolate) biting suspense. Plenty of colourful but rounded characters and a quick, page-turning... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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