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 >

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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

REBELLION by J.A. Souders
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 12, 2016

"Invested readers may well feel terribly cheated; uninvested readers shouldn't bother. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Back in Elysium, former Daughter of the People Evie and her Surface Dweller sweetie, Gavin, plot revolution. Read full book review >

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HALF MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS ARE FERRETS by J.A. Buckle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An exercise in reading frustration. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sixteen-year-old metal head Josh Walker whines his way through life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2010

"A storytelling machine, Jance in her 41st (Trial by Fire, 2009, etc.) is at the top of her game and just about irresistible."
Jance offers that rare—and welcome—hybrid: the suspense novel with heart. Read full book review >

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BLACK BLADE BLUES by J.A.  Pitts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A very uneven debut that may nonetheless appeal to some urban-fantasy fans."
In his debut, Pitts delivers the first installment of a new urban-fantasy series set in modern-day Washington state. Read full book review >

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TRIAL BY FIRE by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Jance's 38th—meticulously formulaic, mostly for the base."
Ali Reynolds, ex-TV anchor and part-time murder maven, forgoes her amateur status. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE DENIED by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A solid, satisfying procedural. No fancy stepping here, but those who've danced with Jance over the course of 35 novels have come to prefer the waltz to the bossa nova."
In his 18th appearance, J.P. Beaumont has to cope with something no good cop is ever happy with: vigilantism in high places. Read full book review >