Search Results: "J.A. Konrath"


BOOK REVIEW

SHAKEN by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Spoiler alert: Like an R-rated Pearl White, Jack will be rescued repeatedly from certain death, presumably to be staked out again for Stirred next year."
Chicago police detective Jack Daniels faces death and a heavy dose of flashbacks. Read full book review >

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CHERRY BOMB by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"As for the formula, it's accurately indicated by the libations that inspire Konrath's titles: Shake. Drink. Repeat."
Readers who weren't sated by the collateral fatalities in the last grudge match between Lt. Jacqueline Daniels and escaped criminal Alexandra Kork (Fuzzy Navel, 2008, etc.) are in for a treat. Read full book review >

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BLOODY MARY by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2005

"Konrath keeps the proceedings moving so briskly that you may not even notice how many corpses are piling up—over a dozen, with plenty more in the backstory. But you'll certainly remember how brutally they're dispatched."
Two severed arms in the Chicago morgue linked by her own handcuffs puts Lt. Jacqueline Daniels on the track of another serial killer as sadistic as the Gingerbread Man (Whiskey Sour, 2004) and even more resourceful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISKEY SOUR by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2004

"Plotting, personalities, and gallows humor are all standard-issue. Konrath's most distinctive contribution to the serial-killer genre, apart from seasoning it with a savvy heroine who just can't keep a man, is some seriously gruesome sadism that should keep the kiddies away."
A rapid-fire debut thriller that dares to ask who'll come out on top: Jack Daniels or the Gingerbread Man? Read full book review >

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FUZZY NAVEL by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2008

"Wait for the next round."
Suddenly it seems as if all of Chicago wants a shot at Jack Daniels (Dirty Martini, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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DIRTY MARTINI by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2007

"In the past, Konrath has done creditable work (Rusty Nail, 2006, etc.), but here the prose ranges from careless to wretched, and the plot demands a breathalyzer."
A vengeful serial killer stirs (and shakes) Jack Daniels to action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

24/7 by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Rock's happily-ever-after is bittersweet, beautiful, and deeply satisfying."
As Gould uses kink to mourn his ex-boyfriend Hal's death at the hands of a negligent dom, he has to decide what he wants from his relationships with Kel and Greg, the married owners of Riddle, the club where Hal died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD BETRAYAL by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2015

"The two unrelated plotlines give the impression that Jance (Moving Target, 2014, etc.) didn't have enough of either for a complete story. Yet Ali's good heart and sense of justice combine with well-paced suspense to create a satisfying whole greater than the sum of its parts."
Ali Reynolds and her friend Sister Anselm are back, this time to rescue an elderly widow and a runaway teen. Read full book review >

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DEADLY STAKES by J.A. Jance
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Prolific Jance melds elements of the thriller and police procedural with a touch of romance to carry readers swiftly to an unexpected conclusion."
Agreeing to look into a murder case for an acquaintance becomes a very dangerous game for an Arizona crime expert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTH BOUND by J.A. Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 18, 2011

"A romp through mystery, science fiction and popular culture that will please readers looking for a smarter breed of fantasy."
A witty, fast-paced novel about a hack journalist and an unbelievable headline come to life. Read full book review >

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CRUEL INTENT by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Jance's good guys can be maddeningly virtuous, her villains double-dyed, her prose no more polished than See Spot Run, but none of that matters to her fan base because this veteran of 37 novels has the knack."
Can an ex-TV anchorwoman find happiness rehabbing her fixer-upper while a serial killer stalks the premises? Read full book review >

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BIRDS OF PREY by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Still, something—maybe those beguiling arctic breezes—has produced her hardboiled homicide dick's most sentimental outing yet."
As long as he's between assignments and relationships, retired Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont elects to go on a honeymoon cruise to Alaska with Grandma Beaumont, 86, and her 87-year-old bridegroom. Read full book review >