Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.
While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again...and Jack is next on his murder list.
Whiskey Sour is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Crack another case with Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.
©2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; ©2005 J.A. Konrath
Dual voices add considerable interest to this debut novel....The production's conversations sound more like those of a radio play than a reading, and one gets the feeling that both actors are having fun. This is a fine series opener." (AudioFile)
This is book one in a series about a detective named Jack Daniels (female) who works in the homicide unit of the Chicago Police Force. Some of the chapters are written from the point of view of Jack and then others from the point of view of the serial killer.
Jack has a partner named Herb who provides some comic relief. The two main characters are likable and I enjoyed the story but the details of the serial murders are VERY GRAPHIC. Before I downloaded the book I had read that in reviews and thought I had heard it all as I have watched shows like Criminal Minds, CSI etc and read some true crime novels but this truly tops those by far. I was listening to this in my car on the way home one night and found myself saying OMG more than once. When I got home I got freaked out just walking by my closet in the dark (if you have read the book you will understand this).
It makes me wonder what goes on in the mind of the author that he comes up with the murder details that he does - if I was his wife I might be concerned...
So if you are a little squeamish about some of the things you have seen on tv or movies you might want to think twice before downloading.
This is the first book in the series and I am hooked! After listening to this book, I purchased the whole set.
I like that Jack(Jackie)Daniels is a little older and wiser. She is a 50 something cop with many years under her belt yet can get into some interesting situations.
The narrator dose a good job with the different voices and is easy to listen to.
The actors reading the story are excellent. The story is bloody but since in context it does not feel real it did not bother me.
All of them mesh well together
A great addition to the series
I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.
I never read the print version but I'm certain the audio is better. Konrath writes his novels with the audio book in mind. His characters are so much better when brought to life. He is the only novelist I have listened to that uses effects with the voices. I also like that multiple voices read in the same chapter when having a conversation, this is so unique compared to all other audio books I have listened to.
In the first novel, I enjoyed listening to the killer....he was quite psychotic!
I enjoy Jack but also Harry. All the characters are great! Susie and Dick are the best!!
How can you beat the tagline already?
I found this series by accident and I'm so glad I did. I love listening to murder mysteries but lately they have all been so similar and bland. The Jack Daniels series is refreshing and its renewed my love of the genre. I'll be bummed when I finish them all.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The narrators are the best thing about this audio novel. I'm not a fan of Joe (J. A.) Konrath, especially his horror novels. This detective series is, however, a quick and worthwhile listen when I have nothing better to listen to. Later novels in the series do a much better job of developing Jack's character. I gave up on the series when Dick Hill was no longer the narrator. Hill narrates books 1 - 7 in the series. With Kindle Unlimited the audio novels in the Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery series are very inexpensive.
This is the perfect book for a TV kind of guy. Great performances by the narrators, and the story is entertaining from start to finish, minus maybe about five collective minutes of boring, necessary stuff (in my opinion). I'd definitely recommend it to fans of Dexter and Law and Order, though it has much more humor than either. The characters are more likable, too.
I first listened to "Shaken" which keeps flashing back in Jack Daniels life. It really sparked an interest to know more about these characters and their history, so I went back to this book and started the series. Jack and company are an interesting and colorful lot, with many little humorous quirks that makes the story so interesting.
The Gingerbread man is a creepy soul that really puts the suspense into the story and catching him is the whole plot, but the character development from the supporting cast is why I will go forward with these books.
I am now a fan of Jack Daniels! The story was great, faced paced, kept me on the edge of my seat and the narration was spot on. Lately I have been missing out on good audio books but this was a win win win. I hated for it to end and will follow the series from now on. A must listen it's packed with humor, suspense, and creep serial killing details. LOVE IT
The narration on this is good, although I'm not a fan of Dick Hill, the main character was very good. The mystery was solid, although the ending could have been better done. I'll read more in this series!
This one wasn't as good as the others in this series,but I like Jack's sense of humor and her sweets-addicted partner.It got some chuckles out of me.The way the male and female voices are separated is a nice touch,which makes the book easy to stay into for long periods.
"Gripping, amusing and a read I will definitely recommend"
The story line was clever and the author had my emotions ebbing and flowing. Moving back and forth from, tension, and anxiety to relief, humour and dialogue that played its part with every character.
I normally read Patterson or Deaver, the later holding number one position. Now I can say there is, in my opinion within this genre a new number two!
What a cracker of a book loved jack and co , the narration is very good although I prefer the male over the female voice found her quite stilted not natural or flowing as she narrates but having said that can't recommend this book enough.
Gripping story, brilliantly narrated! I'm totally hooked, downloading the next in the series right now!
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