Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

A Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mystery

Book - 2004
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Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401300876
Branch Call Number: MYS Konr
Characteristics: 270 p. ; 25 cm


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Jun 19, 2019

Might have read already. Double check

CRRL_MegRaymond Dec 18, 2017

Brutal crimes and laugh-out-loud humor are the "mixers" in this "adult beverage" titled series featuring Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

Sep 13, 2016

I have read a lot of detective novels over the years. But this is the WORST one I have ever had the displeasure to read. The villain is a horrible psychopath committing the most vile crimes imaginable against his (mostly) female victims. I like John Sandford novels, so I can handle horrible villains. I also like goofy detectives like Stephanie Plum and the humor of Carl Hiasson. But goodness, John Sandford, Carl Hiasson, Janet Evanovich and other great writers know not to mix the two. Joe Konrath introduces two keystone-cop FBI agents and snide comments as part of an absolutely horrible crime spree. What we need is Bosch, Robicheaux, or Reacher dealing with this sadistic madman, not a silly Jack Daniels. I hated the relentless absurdity in this story, like someone making a loud stupid joke at a funeral.

Jun 18, 2013

This book was full of fast-paced action and suspense, interspersed with bouts of humor. I liked the well-developed characters, their diversity, and interaction. The main character, Jack Daniels, is in fact comparable to Kinsey Millhone and Stephanie Plum; tough, independent, romantically challenged. Beyond the great compliment of characters and plot, that is where the similarities end. In my personal opinion, the book was a bit too gory and graphic for me. The serial killers torturous deeds, mindset, and movements was given voice every couple of chapters and I came to dread reading his twisted mind. Scenes of the mutilations were detailed beyond my comfort zone. The mutilation and torture were very, very similar to a book I just finished reading this week, called Creation in Death. Too gruesome and too close together.

Jul 09, 2012

Really enjoyed this book. Hadn't read anything by this author, and I plan to read more. The characters were fun, some to the point of spoofs and it was nice juxtaposition with the sadistic crimes being committed. Recommended to mystery lovers.

dances326 Jan 26, 2012

I'm about halfway through this book, and loving it! I love murder mysteries that take place in my hometown of Chicago. If you've read James Patterson or Patricia Cornwell, etc., you won't be disturbed by the killer's chapters. This book is no more graphic than many other in it's genre. I don't know why it's been compared to Janet Evanovich, I've read all of her books, and they are not similar at all.

jinx402 Jun 30, 2011

I would have rated this book much higher had it not contained graphic and disgusting details regarding the murders. The plot was good and the characters likeable. I couldn't put the book down.

Jan 31, 2011

I am a horror wimp, let me just say that straight up. My first (and only) horror movie was Creature of the Black Lagoon, and I watched From Hell, a movie about Jack the Ripper, and got freaked out something major.

I was fine, however, with this book. Watching Bones, where they find severely decomposed corpses on a regular basis, may have something to do with this. I found it really interesting that the reader was able to learn about what the serial killer was doing, and how he became the way he was, because so often the killer is portrayed as a two dimensional character, and not someone who actually has a past and reasons for killing.

The characters were well-rounded, and are fairly memorable. The plot was good, and was paced fairly well. From reading reviews online for the later books, however, I have read the plots become less about the humor and more about the deaths, so I may have to pass on the rest of this series, but this one was interesting.

TDorst Feb 16, 2010

I returned it before reading very much of it. I don't think you need to have grapic details of how someone was killed... it was gross. Hated it!

Mar 02, 2009

After enjoying all the Stephanie Plum books, I thought this was a sure bet for the same kind of humor and mystery/suspense series. Nope. Was I wrong! Chapter one was pretty good, really funny, same sense of humor as Evanovich and then bam! I was right into a pretty graphic description of a videotaped murder that was just way too scary. This kind of stuff is something I don''t need in my head. Whiskey Sour was not my drink of choice, but it may be yours.


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Jun 18, 2013

Jack (Jacqueline) Daniels, a Lieutenant with the police force, is forty-ish, a workaholic, and recently unattached. All her waking hours are spent hot on the trail of a serial killer, dubbed The Gingerbread Man, who mutilates women and dumps them in her district. Jack is tough as nails and works hard to prove it, which is often a detriment to her social life, which is non-existent. She and her partner, Det. Herb Benedict, have a good working relationship and they race against the clock before the killer can strike again. The messages he leaves stapled to the bodies become more and more taunting, and quickly reveal that Jack is targeted as his next victim.


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