THE BEST and I mean THE BEST crime book I have ever read!! It is 3rd in the Jack Daniels series. I was given this book to read over the summer and knew nothing about the series. I have since read the 1st 2 in the series. Both were good but nothing will compare to Rusty Nail I'm afraid.
I love this series! I can read one of these books in one night (and I have!) You really can't go wrong with this if you like a good thriller with a touch of humor, I hope there are many, many more in this series, book four is on its way to me now, I hope I can wait!
Good characters, somewhat gruesome story line. Great narrators, enjoyed the acting. This is an abridged CD (4 disks) and between #3 and #4 disk there's a huge gap in the tale that made me feel like I was missing at least 2 more disks. It all ties in together in the middle of #4 and you catch up but it was confusing. I haven't read the original but it was pretty apparent that book has much more action and character development. Overall good story, but a minor disappointment in what was left out.
I really liked this book--it moves at a good clip without a lot of unnecessary descriptions, well written but it a bit graphic and gory and sadistic and horrific, so if you can take all that you'll like it too, it has good characters and a quite a bit of humor in rough situations.
I loved the fact that this book had two narrators and the Chicago accents were spot on. If you are a little squeemish it could be too graphic for you - but I completely enjoyed listening to this and not once did a zone out and miss anything.
This is book 3 in the series. Once you start reading it's hard to put down. If you can get past some of the gruesome descriptions then you'll be able to enjoy reading this book. Look forward to reading book 4 Dirty Martini.
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Love this series. Read all of them and hoping for another book with Jack and the boys! Hilarious supporting characters (Harry) and great suspense, mystery, thriller plots. Suggest you read them in order because of some of the underlying plots, but can be read out of order.
Have read everything that Mr. Konrath has written and even his other pen name (Jack Kilborn).
The 3rd installment of "Jack" Daniels. Another "can't put it down" book. This one is the finishing touch on the Gingerbread man story. Very good writing, makes you feel like you are right there. Would recommend this series to everyone!
Very good book! Third book in the series. Be sure to read Whiskey Sour first, then Bloody Mary. I felt like the book was well written and entertaining! The main character is a female, and although the book is written by a man it seems to work well. Action packed and full of murder and danger, it is also full of oneliners and other comedy. Some say graphic but I don't think it is. QUICK to read. Flows smoothly and makes you want to pick up the next so you can get right back into the adventure. Best read in order so you understand the characters, the relationships and the past casts and situations referred to. Be sure to pick up Dirty Martini next.
This book combines the traits of 3 of my favorite authors: the non-stop action of a John Sandford thriller, the humor of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, and the seriously twisted serial killer of Jeffery Deaver. This book is truly a wild ride! I give it 5 stars.
There were so many things that were wrong with Rusty Nail. Once again, the plot was over the top, the villain was ridiculous and the killings excessive to the point of gratuity. I ended up skimming the last 50 pages just to see if my thoughts on who the killer was correct (and it was), but I couldn't have cared less about what happened to any of the characters. Some of the humor was funny, but some of it was forced and inappropriate in light of what was going on in the story. This is a series that I will not continue reading.
I enjoyed this book. Jack Daniels is a thoroughly believable character who comes across as a real human being not a supercop. The dialogue is very clever and often humorous and the other characters a fairly solid. Having said all of that, I would also say that this is almost the same plot and storyline as the first book, Whisky Sour with a shifting of characters. Don't let that deter you from reading and enjoying this book but at the same time, don't expect anything new.
Not my favorite Jack Daniels book, but still, it was entertaining. What I liked was the interaction of the characters (Jack, Herb, and Harry) and the twists and turns of the storyline. What I didn't like was how unrealistically dumb Jack is in taking Harry's fiance (a civilian) around with her on her police duties. The real Jack that we've all come to know and love would never do that. I've already gotten the next book, so I will have to see if Konrath keeps Jack like this or if he goes back to how she normally is.