02 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath

I like the Stephanie Plum series, but it’s almost a little “too fun” in some ways. She’s always doing something stupid, she’s got a really annoying grandmother (note, I’ve only managed to make it past the first few books in that particular series), etc etc. It’s super light. I get it. But it is always missing the crime. Stephanie is always busy farting around pretending to be a detective (bounty hunter, whatever). Jack – now, she’s the real thing. We also read about the crimes, about the mind of the criminal. It just felt like there was more meat and potatoes to these books.

Having said that, if you are bothered by typical crime novels, you might want to skip this one. To compare it to Stephanie Plum is really not fair. Yes, it’s really funny. I giggled a few times out loud even. But it’s also a little disturbing.

Having said THAT, I kinda like disturbing so I’ll be reading the next one for sure.

Lieutenant Jacqueline Daniels is having a bad week. Her 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 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.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2010: 46

One Response to “Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath”

  1. Lanel 2 July 2010 at 12:36 pm Permalink

    I can’t wait for the next one. I really liked Whiskey Sour.
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