Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath
(Jack Daniels Mysteries)

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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. Between 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 full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense, and it introduces a fun, fully drawn heroine in the grand tradition of Kinsey Millhone, Stephanie Plum, and Kay Scarpetta.

About J. A. Konrath

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American mystery/thriller/horror writer Joseph Andrew Konrath was born in 1970 in Skokie, Illinois and graduated in 1992 from Chicago's Columbia College. His first published novel, Whiskey Sour, began the popular series that features Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. Konrath has also written numerous short stories and articles, and his horror work Afraid was published under the pseudonym Jack Kilborn. He has won several literary awards, and his blog A Newbie's Guide to Publishing is very popular.
Published June 2, 2004 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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The Gingerbread Man is a psychopathic serial killer who kidnaps, tortures, tortures, tortures, and kills selected young women from the Chicago streets, and Jack (née Jacqueline) Daniels is the Violent Crimes lieutenant who’s caught the case but can’t catch the perp.

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And a serial killer who sends gruesome little threats to our protagonist, the police detective assigned to the case!

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Since this is the beginning of a series, I know that I can expect to see these people again farther on down the line, which is (in my opinion) a good thing, because Konrath handles his secondary characters with as much verve and elan as he does Jack and her partner, Detective First Class Herb Ben...

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Jack soon becomes the target of the Gingerbread man.

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Who in the world would leave her a bag of candy with so many sharp items in the candy?

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But a gunshot wound to the leg doesn't stop Jack from tracking the Gingerbread Man, while trying to stay out of the way of two FBI profilers who profile everything but their serial killer.

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