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- Newest Ebooks
- Cherry Bomb
- Fuzzy Navel
- Dirty Martini
- Rusty Nail
- Bloody Mary
- Whiskey Sour
- Random Praise
NEWEST EBOOKSFor detailed descriptions of these ebooks, and how to order them in all formats (including print), visit the Books & Ebooks page.
Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has seen humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. She's lost loved ones. Come close to death countless times. But she always manages to triumph over evil. Luther Kite is humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. He's committed unthinkable acts. Taken human life for the sheer pleasure of it. He is a monster among monsters, and no one has ever caught him. Each is the best at what they do. Peerless. Unmatched.
In Luther's experience, people are weak. Even the strong and fearless break too easily. He wants a challenge, and sets his depraved sights on Jack. But with a baby on the way, Jack is at her most vulnerable. She's always been a fighter, but she's never had so much to fight for. So he's built something especially for Jack. His own, private ninth circle of hell—a nightmare world in a forgotten place, from which no one has ever escaped.
It's J.A. Konrath's greatest heroine versus Blake Crouch's greatest villain in Stirred, the stunning conclusion to both Konrath's Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series and Crouch's Andrew Z. Thomas series.
Only one can survive. And it won't be whom you think.
STIRRED by Blake Crouch and J.A. Konrath, available November 22, 2011 as an ebook, February 21, 2012 in paper.
Do you have an e-reader other than Kindle? Stirred is DRM free, and can be converted to other ebook formats.
Click HERE to learn how to read Stirred on your e-reader of choice by following the example used for Draculas.
Since her debut in Whiskey Sour, Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels has dealt with her fair share of criminals. But she may have finally met her match in “Mr. K,” the brutal serial killer who has eluded Jack not once, but twice, over the years.
Mr. K is the essence of evil, credited with more than two hundred horrific homicides. Now, on a hot August night, Jack finally gets the chance to face the maniac—unfortunately, she must do so while bound and gagged in a storage locker, primed to be his next victim. As she awaits her fate, Jack looks back on her career, from her first homicide case to her recent retirement.
The twenty-five years in between saw Jack’s attitude toward justice, the law, her job, and her personal life shift drastically. She is a different woman now…but is she good enough to stop a madman? Konrath’s trademark blend of suspense and wry humor are on full display in this tense thriller, a gripping tale that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
"The pace is frantic, the horrors truly horrifying, and the dialogue will have you laughing out loud even as you're gripping the pages in terror. Konrath is so good, he makes other novelists jealous--and count me as one of them. Five very enthusiastic stars out of five." — Tess Gerritsen
Do you have an e-reader other than Kindle? Shaken is DRM free, and can be converted to other ebook formats.
Click HERE to learn how to read Shaken on your e-reader of choice by following the example used for Draculas.
At the end of Fuzzy Navel–a thriller so gripping countless fans reported reading it in one sitting–JA Konrath surprised readers with a doozy of a cliffhanger: One of Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels's loved ones is dead. But who? The Internet has been abuzz with fans clamoring to know more.
The wait is almost over.
Cherry Bomb, the sixth Jack Daniels thriller, opens with a funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings, It's the killer, taunting Jack, drawing her even further into a twisted game of cat and mouse.
Reader beware: Cherry Bomb might be the last Jack Daniels novel, and not everyone gets out of this one alive...
"Brisk and breezy...The slam-bang ending is sure to satisfy series fans."
— Publishers Weekly
A twisted murderer bent on revenge...
Three vigilantes who want to silence a cop...
No way to escape, nowhere to run...
The next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something.
"Fuzzy Navel is Konrath at his best – a hilariously heartstopping thriller."
— Linda Fairstein
"This gripping novel is an adrenalin rush."
— Library Journal
"This book moves so fast it was like having the words fired into my head by a machine gun."
"Fans won't want to miss this book because of some surprising developments in Daniels's personal life and an ending that promises more shocks in the next installment."
— Publishers Weekly
"This series should come with a Surgeon General warning."
"The action is nonstop in this suspenseful and very scary story. Konrath is a master at personifying evil and keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Luckily, there is also a level of humor that breaks the tension before the next shocker hits, including a heart-stopping cliffhanger. Four and 1/2 stars."
— Romantic Times
"Please buy this book so my family can eat."
— JA Konrath
Homicide Lieutenant Jack Daniels is in some serious trouble. Her boyfriend wants to get married. Her partner wants to transfer. Her dead father may not be dead after all. And a brilliant sociopath known as The Chemist is poisoning Chicago's food supply, killing hundreds of people.
"Konrath's fourth drink-inspired mystery is a particularly potent mix of equal parts mirth and mayhem with a dash of sex and a twist (or two) of plot. His latest should be taken straight, no chaser needed."
— Publishers Weekly
"Konrath ratchets up the suspense until readers don't dare stop flipping the pages. A solid success for those who like to mix comedy and grit."
"Mix witty repartee with edge-of-your-chair suspense, over-the-top killing devices, and action that never takes a breather, and you have Konrath's latest white-knuckle thriller. Not to be missed."
— Library Journal
"Spend some time with Jack and the people in her life; I can promise you won’t regret it.”
— Kay Hooper, author of Sleeping With Fear
"Dirty Martini changed my life. I don't buy food or drinks anymore, and I haven't left my house in months. A scary, fantastic book."
— Greg Swanson, Waldenbooks, Peru, IL
"Dirty Martini is straight-up goodness. One part Evanovich, one part Patterson, a splash of King: JA Konrath goes down smooth."
— Wendy Brault, Barnes & Noble, CT.
Jack's back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait–each was involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner, Herb, hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she has ever known.
"Engaging characters, true guffaws, and tightly knit subplots... offering violent thrills peppered with hilarious one-liners."
— Publishers Weekly
"JA Konrath hits the nail squarely on the head! Rusty Nail, a riveting thriller, is a heady mixture of chills and chuckles. You'll drain this libation in a single sitting!"
— Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of All Mortal Flesh
"J.A. Konrath serves up chills and thrills and a lot of laughs. Rusty Nail is twisted and violent, creepy and clever, fast, frightening, and funny. This is not your Granny's thriller."
— Anne Frasier, author of Pale Immortal
"Tougher than Kay Scarpetta, smarter than Stephanie Plum, Jacqueline Daniels rocks."
— Alex Kava, author of A Necessary Evil
"Rusty Nail goes down with the slick ease and murderous impact of the intoxicating cocktail."
— Gayle Lynds, author of The Last Spymaster
Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Stir in a psychopath with an unique mental condition that programs him to kill. 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. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.
When Jack receives a report of an excess of body parts appearing at the Cook County Morgue, she hopes it’s only a miscount. It’s not. Even worse, these extra limbs seem to be accessorized with Jack’s handcuffs.
Someone has plans for Jack. Very bad plans. Plans that involve everything and everyone that she cares about.
Jack must put her train wreck of a personal life on hold to catch an elusive, brilliant maniac–a maniac for whom getting caught is only the beginning…
"Excellent smart-mouth thrills... my advice: Take a long sip."
— Lee Child, author of One Shot
"Tough, gritty and surprisingly touching, Bloody Mary is a gripping read."
— M.J. Rose, author of The Halo Effect.
"Characters you care about and a breath-stealing plot. Reading BLOODY MARY is a ride on a rocket-propelled roller coaster. Strap in and hold on tight."
— Jack Kerley, author of The Death Collectors
"I haven't actually read this book."
— Dave Barry, author of Tricky Business
Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a VERY bad week...
Jack's live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has maxed 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 their 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 best debut of the year so far."
— Chicago Sun Times
"One potent cocktail."
— Andrew Vachss, author of Down Here
"Easily one of the best debut suspense novels in recent years--bring on the sequel!"
"Damn it, I want Jack!"
— Barry Eisler, author of Requiem For An Assassin
Engaging... full of humor... fans of Janet Evanovich will like this."
— Library Journal
A literary cocktail that'll knock you off your chair."
— Ridley Pearson, author of Cut and Run
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