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Whiskey Sour, a review

by Louisa Klein

If you are into indie publishing, you know that Joe Konrath’ blog is the bible of self published authors. It skips me why I picked up a book of his, only a year after I started reading his blog. Misteries of the blogosphere, I suppose.
Since, as you know, I like kick ass heroines, my choice fell on Whiskey Sour, the first of the Jack Daniel’s books. And mine was an excellent choice since, guys, this book is AWESOOOOME! I would give it 50 stars, if I could.
Here’s the blurb and cool cover:
 
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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.
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.  is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense. ”
First, how can’t you love a female MC whose real name is Jack Daniels? I mean, come on. It’s hilarious. She is an attractive woman, but far from being the stereotyped super-model you find in most thrillers written by men. She is cynical and sarcastic and has, well, I would call it a ‘sour sense of humour’. She has no love life because of her job she is, in fact, married to her job which she loves. I really appreciated that, because, usually, it’s the male MC who is in this kind of situation, while the female lead is all I- was- made- to nurtur- and- I- want- a- family- with -many- babies- and other stereotyped crap.
When I first read the synopsis that the series was about a female detective, I didn’t expect it to be any good because most books about female detectives are soft and fuzzy and full of stereotypes. Well, fortunately I was wrong. This book was such a nice surprise! Whiskey Sour was a top-notch police story that I give a high recommendation for. It is well written and is easy reading. It is virtually impossible to put this book down. Jack is a tough hardheaded detective that you cant help but like. I can’t wait to read the following installments, thank you, Joe!

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