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Bloody Mary (Jacqueline
     

Bloody Mary (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series #2)

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by J. A. Konrath
 

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Feisty female police officer Jack Daniels is back to solve her most compelling case yet!

From major new mystery talent J. A. Konrath comes the latest intoxicating cocktail in the Jack Daniels series -- Bloody Mary.

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous

Overview

Feisty female police officer Jack Daniels is back to solve her most compelling case yet!

From major new mystery talent J. A. Konrath comes the latest intoxicating cocktail in the Jack Daniels series -- Bloody Mary.

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary -- the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory -- a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Konrath's predictable sequel to Whiskey Sour (2004) is no more original than its predecessor. When two arms, sans body, turn up at a Chicago morgue, Det. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is surprised to discover that the mysterious limbs are joined by her own handcuffs. The killer appears to have a grudge as well as unsettling access to Jack. The dual narrative alternately follows detective and murderer, leaving little to the imagination, particularly in the realm of gore. The author reveals so much about the crimes and their motivation that the plot loses steam until the fiend is caught (halfway through the novel) and the focus shifts to ensuring that he doesn't walk. The legal finagling is a bit far-fetched, but the battle of wills between the psychopath and the cop keeps the pages turning. And like any hard-boiled detective, Jack has a problematic personal life, juggling two unstable relationships and caring for her ailing mother. Konrath peppers the story with one-liners that are sometimes riotous, often groan-worthy and occasionally inappropriately blas , but readers with a taste for the twisted should enjoy themselves. Agent, Jane Dystel. 6-city author tour. (July 6) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
A psychopathic killer on the loose is torturing young women and placing selected body parts in with corpses at the Cook County morgue. First the coroner finds an extra pair of severed arms wearing Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels's police-issued handcuffs; next, Jack finds a pair of disembodied ears wearing her favorite earrings. Jack has more to deal with than just a brutal psychopathic killer. Her mother is in the hospital and can no longer live alone; her staid boyfriend, Latham, whom she loves, wants her to move in with him, and her ex-husband, whom she also loves, suddenly reappears and wants to renew their relationship. Dick Hill's narration is fair; it's difficult to differentiate among some of the male characters. Recommended for libraries whose patrons enjoyed the first Jack Daniels work, but beware the detailed bloody descriptions of the killer torturing his victims.-Ilka Gordon, Park Synagogue Lib., Pepper Pike, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
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. Aspirin doesn't help with every headache. Sometimes even half a dozen ibuprofen aren't enough to get rid of all the pain. But Jack Daniels's latest quarry has found a miraculous cure in homicide, the bloodier the better. Relief is as fast as nudging an isolated pedestrian, bundling her into his car, and taking her to his plastic-covered lair for biting, burning, slashing and strangling. A mortician accomplice helps him hide the evidence. Even so, it's not long before Jack and her partner, Det. Herb Benedict, have him in their sights, and that's when the fun really begins. In an infernal parody of Law & Order, the killer submits an outrageous, unstoppable not-guilty plea and vows to Jack that the moment he's free he'll come after her and her loved ones. That roster now includes not only Jack's boyfriend, accountant Latham Conger, but her mother and her ex-husband Alan Daniels, both suddenly and awkwardly back in her life. Looks like a lot of target opportunities. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401300890
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
07/06/2005
Series:
Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series , #2
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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David Morrell
As sharp and tangy as its title cocktail. Snappy dialogue. Powerful action. What a recipe for a page turner.
—(David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE)

Meet the Author

J.A. Konrath is the author of the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series that includes “Whiskey Sour,” “Bloody Mary,” “Rusty Nail,” “Dirty Martini,” “Fuzzy Navel” and “Cherry Bomb.”

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Bloody Mary (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
pamkaye More than 1 year ago
Book 2 of the Jack Daniels Series does not disappoint. It is as good, funny, and sickening as the first. Jack now has a psychotic bipolar cat to deal with, along with all the other memorable characters from book one. This time Jack and Herb, her always hungry partner, are hunting a serial killer who has it in for Jack. He is butchering women and leaving parts of them all over town with some item that connects back to Jack. Such as arms with Jack's handcuffs of ears with Jack's earrings.
sewolf0310 More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Jack Daniels mystery series. Who would think a murder mystery thriller could have humor? This author does. Mixing a female cop “Jack”, her partner Herb and a serial killer. Even though you learn who the killer is before the end, it isn’t about who did it. Witty and loaded with a cast of characters to keep you turning pages. Be aware there are some gory descriptions as well, as this is a murder mystery thriller. Jack’s personal and professional life are quite the read.
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
Jack Daniels is the main character and comes across as a little flat as well as the other characters in this story.  The plot line of this second story is frustrating to get through but turns out to be an okay read.  Not sure I will read anymore in this series unless like the first two books they are free.
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This book is scary but cool i've always love bloody mary since i was a kid but i don't belive the saying"if you lock the door and shut the lights off and say bloody mary three times she will appear in the mirror
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Patricia Worch More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge James Patterson and Janet Evanovich fan and so far, this series has lived up to their writing! I have enjoyed the on the edge reading so far! Great reading!
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RussellWrites More than 1 year ago
As a writer, I was really afraid to sample this series, because when I think about creating a main character who is not my own gender, I get all itchy and jumpy. Sure a minor character, even a sidekick, but a fully developed central character with all the right tendencies and foibles? This is ambitious and tough to sustain. Anyway, after closing the back cover of Bloody Mary, I said with a satisfied sigh, "Hats off to you, J.A., you really pulled it off!" I only found one teensy comment that threw me out of the story. At one point, Jack says she shaved. Men shave. Period. Women shave their legs. They shave their armpits. They shave other places I won't mention, but they never just shave, full stop. This is just one of those eternal things that shroud the sexes in mystery. Fans of Janet Evanovich will love the dysfunctional modern relationships portrayed in this book, and also dig the humor. Now I have to go back to Konrath's first Jack Daniels offering and plunk down coin for the rest of the series. Lest you think I'm not seriously liking this book, I gifted two Bloody Marys to Kindle friends for Christmas. Kath Russell, author of A POINTED DEATH
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